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Here's Why Miguel’s ‘Wildheart’ Should be the Soundtrack to Your Summer

Colorlines - 1 hour 41 min ago

Like they always do, pop critics are declaring which earworm will be the biggest,  highest-selling, most-played "song of the summer." Colorlines Culture Reporter Sameer Rao thinks Miguel's new album, "Wildheart," has the songs you need to free yourself from these inexcapable "summer bangers."

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Poll: Most White Americans View Confederate Flag as a Symbol of Southern Pride, Not Racism

Colorlines - 1 hour 41 min ago

New CNN poll finds that while blacks overwhelming view the Confederate battle flag as racist, more than half of all whites think it’s just a symbol of Southern pride.

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#TBT: Civil Rights Act of 1964 Becomes Law

Colorlines - 1 hour 41 min ago

Today marks 51 years since the historic act's passing. 

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Detroit-Area Muslim Woman Sues Police for Forcing Her to Remove Hijab

Colorlines - 1 hour 41 min ago

A Muslim woman is suing the Dearborn Heights, Michigan, police department for forcing her to remove her hijab in the presence of male officers while she was being booked for an unpaid parking ticket.

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Update: How You Can Help Rebuild and Where to Speak Out About the Burned Black Churches

Colorlines - 1 hour 41 min ago

Since the June 17, 2015 racist massacre at Charleston, South Carolina's Emanual AME Church, seven predominantly-black churches have had serious fires. Here's what we know about the fires so far, what we're saying about them and how to help these houses of worship rebuild.

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Report: From Tear Gas to Snipers, Dogs to Tanks, Ferguson Police Violated Mike Brown Protestors

Colorlines - 1 hour 41 min ago

A new report from the U.S. Justice Department says Ferguson police violated protestors' free-speech rights, escalated tensions, and caused community distrust by withholding information and allowing cops to remove their nametags. 

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Facebook Releases New Data About Staff Diversity

Colorlines - 1 hour 41 min ago

The company presented new information in their latest EEO-1 form, suggesting that its hiring and management practices are growing in efficacy.

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Top 10 #AskBobby Twitter Questions

Colorlines - 1 hour 41 min ago

Rank this alongside #AskThicke and #TellingItLikeItIs as one of the worst Twitter PR stunts ever. 

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Anomolies' DJ Kuttin Kandi: Appropriation 'Is What Happens When Nobody Knows Your Name'

Colorlines - 1 hour 41 min ago

The Anomolies DJ, co-founder and activist addresses Shia LaBeouf's lyric-stealing, the persistent erasure of artists of color, and why she's not doing interviews on the matter in a searing new op-ed. 

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Zendaya to Haters: '#idgaf'

Colorlines - 1 hour 41 min ago

The Disney actress and singer, once again, has been forced to answer for an awards-show hairstyle. Her response is perfect. 

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Old and Off the Grid--Facing Cancer in the Rugged Northwest

New America Media - 19 hours 20 min ago
 Photo: Despite cancer, Bob Faller works his 12 acres in rural Washington State. See the complete photo essay on rural aging by Spokane’s Spokesman-Review photographer Tyler Tjomsland.First in a series on rural aging. REPUBLIC, Wash.--His hands match the bark on... Erica Curless http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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La Opinión: Trump and the Limits of Latino Power

New America Media - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:19
Editors of La Opinión argue that NBC's decision to end its relationship with Donald Trump is significant, but it doesn't change the fact that immigrants are still treated as a "piñata" by Republicans.While launching his campaign for the Republican presidential... Staff http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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VIDEO: Check Out the New 'Creed' Trailer

Colorlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:13

The director and star of "Fruitvale Station" join forces for the latest film in the "Rocky" anthology. 

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Half of the Recent Southern Black Church Fires Are Being Investigated as Arson

Colorlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:13

Last week's run of six black church fires across five Southern states is a grim echo in wake of the Charleston massacre. 

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Countering Trump's Racist Comments With Actual Facts

New America Media - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:35
Photo by TonyTheTiger (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons.Editor's Note: This piece was first published on June 29 at LatinoRebels.com. UPDATE: NBCUniversal has terminated its business relationship with Donald Trump.It is the June 17 Donald Trump quote that... Staff http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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NBC Fires Donald Trump For Calling Mexican Immigrants ‘Rapists’

Colorlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:09

NBCUniversal will no longer work with Donald Trump on The Apprentice franchice, and drops Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants from its lineup.

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Killer Mike Endorses Bernie Sanders for Prez

Colorlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:09

The prolific rapper and activist says he supports Senator Sanders' presidential primary run because he defended the Voting Rights Act. 

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Update: How You Can Help Rebuild and Where to Speak Out About the 8 Burned Black Churches

Colorlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 05:05

Since the June 17, 2015 racist massacre at Charleston, South Carolina's Emanual AME Church, seven predominantly-black churches have had serious fires. Here's what we know about the fires so far, what we're saying about them and how to help these houses of worship rebuild.

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The Slow March of Mass Haitian Deportation: Is Dominican Immigration Policy Being Obamafied?

New America Media - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 04:20
Editor's Note: This piece was first published on June 26 at LatinoRebels.com. All photos by the author. DAJABÓN, Dominican Republic—On a recent afternoon in this tense border town, a hub for the flow of goods and people between Haiti and... Roberto Lovato http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Big Apple’s Sunnyside Supports Latinos & Other Caregivers

New America Media - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 00:20
 Photo: Multicultural seniors and family caregivers find an array of comforting programs at New York’s Sunnyside Community Services.Second of two parts. Read Part 1 here.NEW YORK--A 15-minute ride from midtown Manhattan on the Number 7 train takes you to the... Liz Seegert http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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