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Performing Strong Black Womanhood at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Colorlines - 2 hours 24 min ago

Colorlines news editor Kenrya Rankin visited the new Smithsonian museum, which opens today. Here’s what made made her time there terrible—and what made it beautiful.

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READ: Transcript of the Keith Lamont Scott Shooting Video

Colorlines - 2 hours 24 min ago

The New York Times just released a video, recorded by Keith's widow Rakeyia, which shows what happened before and after the fatal shooting in Charlotte. For those who can't bear to see yet another Black life taken, we have the transcript.

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STUDY: Political Rhetoric Inspires Islamophobic Hate Crimes

Colorlines - 2 hours 24 min ago

California State University, San Bernardino's Center for Hate & Extremism published the report, which found a correlation between politicians' reactions to attacks perpetrated by Muslims and the ensuing number of hate crimes.

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Charlotte Uprising Update: Protester Died, Suspect Arrested

Colorlines - 2 hours 24 min ago

Also: The family of Keith Lamont Scott has called for the video of his shooting to be released to the public.

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50+ First Nations Sign Treaty to Unify Fight Against Tar Sands

Colorlines - 2 hours 24 min ago

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Lummi Nation are among the U.S. signatories.

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READ: Shaun King Advocates Nationwide Boycott to End Police Violence

Colorlines - 2 hours 24 min ago

"This country is clearly willing to continue killing unarmed men, women and children without ever making any serious efforts at reforms," King writes. "This economic boycott can change that."

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Audra McDonald, Sandra Cisneros Among National Medals of Arts and Humanities Awardees of Color

Colorlines - 2 hours 24 min ago

President Barack Obama awarded the medals to numerous arts and humanities luminaries during a ceremony at the White House. 

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Zika Transmission Limited to Two Mosquito Species, Study Confirms

Colorlines - 2 hours 24 min ago

The Culex mosquito was also believed to carry the virus, but it does not in the United States

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Tulsa Cop Who Killed Terence Crutcher Arrested, Released on Bond

Colorlines - 2 hours 24 min ago

Officer Betty Shelby was charged with first-degree manslaughter.

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Donald Trump Advocates Nationwide Stop and Frisk, People Say 'Nah'

Colorlines - 2 hours 24 min ago

Also, one of his Ohio campaign chairs resigned after insisting there was "no racism" before President Obama.

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Acclaimed Poet, Rising Graphic Novelist and Native Language Revivalist Among 2016 MacArthur Geniuses of Color

Colorlines - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 03:41

Claudia Rankine, Gene Luen Yang and Daryl Baldwin join several luminaries of color as this year's awardees for the MacArthur Foundation's prestigious grants.

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For DACA Recipient, Mexico Visit Means Connection, More Questions

New America Media - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 01:00
 Editor's Note: A trip to Mexico brought Jose Salazar closer to his family and also raised questions about his identiy. This article is an update of a July 2016 profile of the former CSULB student body president.LONG BEACH, Calif. – In 2015... Jessica Salgado http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Environmental Group Sues Dow for Pesticide Pollution

New America Media - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 18:10
An environmental health watchdog group earlier this week sued the Dow Chemical Company, accusing it of failing to warn residents in farming communities throughout California when a potentially dangerous pesticide is applied to nearby fields.“For decades, Dow and state regulators... Viji Sundaram http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=68
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SCAM ALERT: Indian Callers Pose as Federal Officials Offering $9,000 U.S. Government Grants

New America Media - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 12:30
Pictured above: Federal Trade Commission Regional Director Thomas Dahdouh was interviewed by reporters at a New America Media briefing earlier this year. Dahdouh told India-West in response to a recent "government grants" scam that the calls are being made from... Sunita Sohrabji http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Witnesses Say White Cop Killed Keith Lamont Scott, Cop Shot Charlotte Protester

Colorlines - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 11:32

A state of emergency has been declared in the North Carolina city as protesters agitate for justice.

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WATCH: This Hilarious 'Formation' Spoof Takes Aim at Anti-Abortion TRAP Laws

Colorlines - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 11:32

Jean Grae, Joyelle Nicole and Denae Famada team up for Lady Parts Justice League's "InFormation," a comedic video with a serious message.

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Qu?c T?ch Hoa K? -- Món Quà Cha M? Tôi Cho Tôi

New America Media - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 09:44
Read in EnglishB?o Nguy?n là th? tr??ng c?a Garden Grove, California và ?ang tranh c? vào Qu?c H?i Hoa K?.Tôi có th? li?t kê nh?ng ?i?u mà tôi ???c may m?n trong ??i, nh?ng t?t c? ??u xu?t phát t?... Bao Nguyen http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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UC President Napolitano Welcomes Changes to Federal Financial Aid

New America Media - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 09:34
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Students will no longer have to decide what college they are going to before hearing about what kind of financial aid they are going to get.That’s because President Obama last week took executive action to make it... Peter Schurmann http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=64
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Congressional Black Caucus Presses Attorney General on Police Shootings of Unarmed Blacks

New America Media - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 08:54
 The Congressional Black Caucus held a news conference Thursday outside Justice Department headquarters in northwest D.C. calling for Attorney General Loretta Lynch to properly investigate and prosecute law enforcement officials who intentionally kill unarmed blacks.Rep. Maxine Waters (D-California), reading a... William J. Ford http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Officer Who Shot Terence Crutcher Charged in Tulsa

New America Media - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 08:50
 Prosecutors in Tulsa, Oklahoma, have filed first-degree manslaughter charges against the white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Black man on a city street.District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler filed the charges Thursday against officer Betty Shelby, who shot and killed... Ebony http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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