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Cleveland Commits to Broad Changes to its Police Practices

Colorlines - 59 min 43 sec ago

By signing a U.S. Department of Justice Department consent decree, the city's police department is agreeing to address officers' excessive use of force, implicit bias, treatment of people who are mentally ill, and a range of other problems.

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Mark Asian-Pacific Heritage Month With These Drawings of AAPI Heroes

Colorlines - 59 min 43 sec ago

Ten vibrant depictions of Asian-American and Pacific Islander gamechangers

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Michael B. Jordan Hits Back at Racist Trolls

Colorlines - 59 min 43 sec ago

The up-and-coming star who received online venom for playing a character originally conceived as white in "Fantastic Four" is fine with having to "shoulder all this hate" to break down color barriers.

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Kendrick Lamar Talks Legacy and Colorism

Colorlines - 59 min 43 sec ago

"We’re brainwashed. ... Colorism is not a good thing, especially when you’re black."

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MSNBC: Rinku Sen Discusses #SayHerName and Black Lives Matter Movement

Colorlines - 59 min 43 sec ago

Sen, Colorlines' publisher and Race Forward's executive director, joins the Melissa Harris-Perry panel to discuss Blue alerts, #SayHerName and how Wall Street corruption adds to the racial wealth gap. 

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All 6 Police Officers Charged in Freddie Gray Killing Are Indicted

Colorlines - 59 min 43 sec ago

A Baltimore grand jury indicted each officer with every offense they were charged with. 

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Meet Amanda Saab, the First Hijab-Wearing TV Chef in the U.S.

Colorlines - 59 min 43 sec ago

Saab represents on primetime TV for Muslim women everywhere.

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Watch: Grace Jones' Hilarious, Safe-for-Work '80s Car Ad

Colorlines - 59 min 43 sec ago

Queen "Pull Up To The Bumper" revved up a campaign for the French Citroën CX car.

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Illinois University Survey Reveals Some Ugly Truths About On-Campus Racism

Colorlines - 59 min 43 sec ago

A new report from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign reveals the breadth of microaggressions faced by students of color on its campus.

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We're Dying Too

Colorlines - 4 hours 2 min ago

The police killings of black women such as Rekia Boyd, Yuvette Henderson and Mya Hall don't grab major headlines or spark mass marches. With a national day of action and a new report, organizers are demanding that we all pay close attention. Andrea J. Ritchie explains.

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The War Against ISIS Fails in Ramadi

New America Media - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 15:47
 A setback." That's how President Obama described the fall of Ramadi to ISIS, after nine months of bombing the terrorist group. But a quick look at the geo-military map, specifically at the vast swaths of land seized by ISIS in... Arab American News http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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WHO Calls On Philippines gov’t to Act on HIV Epidemic

New America Media - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 14:54
While the government tries to suppress the spread of disease in the country, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged Philippine authorities to double its efforts as the country now has the fastest growing HIV epidemic in the world. “We’re... Rocelle Tangi http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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70 Members of Congress Call on President Obama to ‘Ban the Box’

New America Media - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 14:49
 More than 70 members of Congress are calling on President Barack Obama to “ban the box” for federal jobs.The “box” in question is one that appears on federal hiring applications, asking job seekers if they have a criminal record. As... The Root http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Prominent Immigrant Advocate to Lead Clinton’s Latino Outreach

Colorlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 13:09

News about Lorella Praeli joining the campaign was first announced exclusively on Spanish language media

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16 Fast-Food Workers Photograph What It's Like to Live on $7.25 an Hour

Colorlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 10:05

Local labor workers in Kansas City capture the hardship of their everyday lives on minimal pay. 

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ICYMI: Jay Z Calls Out Tidal Competitors, Name Checks Trayvon Martin and Freddie Gray in Freestyle

Colorlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 10:05

The music-streaming service owner also criticizes black people who are skeptical of his new effort but support Nike, Apple and Spotify

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Group for Young People with Wealth Raises Over $1 Million to Honor Michael Brown

Colorlines - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 10:05

The campaign, led by Resource Generation, began a few weeks after his death, and ends today, on what would have been Brown’s 19th birthday.

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In Honor of Memorial Day - Memorials Honoring Our Fallen Native Warriors

New America Media - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 10:54
 Since the first arrival of Europeans onto Turtle Island and in connection to the conflicts that first arose in association, Native Americans – with the inclusion of American Indians, Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiians – have enlisted and volunteered for... Vincent Schilling http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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