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#DNCInPhilly Finale: An Anti-Uber Protest, a Rooftop Mural and Other Notable Actions from This Week

Colorlines - 4 min 55 sec ago

The Democratic National Convention provided activists from a wide range of causes with a huge, national platform. Here's a quick roundup of some of the notable actions that we couldn't cover in real time.

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This Organization Makes the Case for Prisoners in the EPA's EJ Plan

Colorlines - 4 min 55 sec ago

The Human Rights Defense Center submitted an 11-page comment yesterday for the EPA's EJ 2020 Action Agenda. The premise? Prisoners' rights.

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Scrolling Through #BlackWomenDidThat is the Perfect Way to Spend Your Friday

Colorlines - 4 min 55 sec ago

From cracking glass ceilings to inventing Thursday, this hashtag explores why Black women are so damn magical.

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ICYMI: William Barber, Khizr Khan Deliver Rousing DNC Speeches

Colorlines - 4 min 55 sec ago

The Christian theologian and the father of a killed Muslim-American solider uplifted their respective communities' concerns during well-received speeches last night in Philadelphia.

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4 Zika Virus Cases in Florida Could Mean Mosquitoes Carry Virus

Colorlines - 4 min 55 sec ago

Florida Health Department: "A high likelihood exists that four cases are the result of local transmission."

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Michigan Attorney General Charges More People for Flint Water Crimes

Colorlines - 4 min 55 sec ago

Bill Schuette has been working tirelessly to hold accountable those in charge of the disaster in Flint, Michigan.

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#NotYourNativeStereotype is Trending and It's Beautiful

Colorlines - 4 min 55 sec ago

Dismissing stereotypes and acts of appropriation one tweet at a time.

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Every Time Hillary Clinton Mentioned People of Color During Her DNC Speech

Colorlines - 4 min 55 sec ago

“So let’s put ourselves in the shoes of young Black and Latino men and women who face the effects of systemic racism and are made to feel like their lives are disposable.”

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#TruthToPower: Be Inspired by This Confrontational Art From Banksy, Shepard Fairey

Colorlines - 4 min 55 sec ago

Check out images from a pop-up exhibit mounted during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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Ruby Bridges, Melissa Harris-Perry Talk Faith and Social Justice at #DemsInPhilly Event

Colorlines - 4 min 55 sec ago

The school desegregation icon joined faith leaders for a wide-ranging discussion about racism, oppression, theology and social movements in Philadelphia today. 

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POLL: Latinx Voters Eying Clinton for President

Colorlines - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 08:42

A new survey shows a strong preference for the Democratic party’s nominee—and platform—heading into the general election.

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Michael Che to Crying Sanders Supporters: 'You Still Get to Be White!'

Colorlines - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 08:42

Che joined his "Weekend Update" co-host Colin Jost for a special report from the Democratic National Convention this week.

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Obama Library to Grace Chicago's South Side

Colorlines - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 08:42

The Obama Presidential Center will take up residence in 44’s old stomping grounds.

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In the Wake of Her Mom's Assassination, Laura Cáceres Hits the DNC With Fervor

Colorlines - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 08:42

The daughter of Berta Cáceres, the Honduran Indigenous environmental activst who was killed in March, tells Colorlines that she came to the ever-meddlesome United States to seek justice for her mom, her pueblo and her country.

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North Dakota Access Pipeline Will Cross Tribal Waters Despite Their Disapproval

Colorlines - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 08:42

The Army Corps of Engineers ignored Native people's objections to the $3.7 billion pipeline.

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9 Best One-Liners From President Obama's DNC Speech

Colorlines - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 08:42

At turns shady, funny and uplifting, Obama's speech had something for everyone.

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#DemsInPhilly: Multiracial Crowd Celebrates Sanders Campaign at 'Black Men for Bernie' Action

Colorlines - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 05:31

The group lead an event honoring the underdog Democratic presidential candidate and the progressive ideas he promoted on the campaign trail.

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Black, Old and Locked Up: The Stresses of Release and Reentry

New America Media - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 01:00
  MIAMI---The research dates back more than a decade: Americans are aging in prison. But what has been done about reducing the elderly population in prison or what to do with the elderly once released is still being debated and... Carolyn Guniss http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Ethnic Media Covering the DNC Convention

New America Media - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 19:50
 PHILADELPHIA--Outside the Wells Fargo Center here, Rong Xiaoqing, a reporter for the national Chinese-language Sing Tao Daily, took a photograph of a throng of Bernie Sanders' supporters, protesting and chanting, "A vote for Hillary is a vote for Trump!" Unintimidated... Anthony Advincula http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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WATCH: Alicia Garza, Ben Jealous Talk Freddie Gray and Police Militarization

Colorlines - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 19:07

The Truth to Power panel—held during the DNC in Philadelphia—discussed the dismissal of charges in Freddie Gray's death and the structural conditions that lead to police militarization.

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