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#TBT: Civil Rights Act of 1964 Becomes Law

Colorlines - 1 min 24 sec 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 min 24 sec 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 min 24 sec 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 min 24 sec 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 min 24 sec 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 min 24 sec 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 min 24 sec 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 min 24 sec 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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VIDEO: Check Out the New 'Creed' Trailer

Colorlines - 1 min 24 sec ago

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 - 1 min 24 sec ago

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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NBC Fires Donald Trump For Calling Mexican Immigrants ‘Rapists’

Colorlines - 3 hours 5 min ago

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 - 3 hours 5 min ago

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 - 6 hours 9 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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The Slow March of Mass Haitian Deportation: Is Dominican Immigration Policy Being Obamafied?

New America Media - 6 hours 54 min ago
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 - 10 hours 54 min ago
 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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Who is Burning America’s Black Churches---And Why?

New America Media - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 17:05
Pictured above: Aftemath of Birmingham Church Bombing, 1963. Photo courtesy of the Equal Justice Initiative's History of Racial Injustice, based in Montgomery, Ala. The count of black churches in the South that have been torched is not the six that... Earl Ofari Hutchinson http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Miriam Zoila Pérez: 'What Happens Next is More Important Than Marriage'

Colorlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 13:39

Colorlines gender columnist Miriam Zoila Pérez sorts through some sticky questions about what same-sex marriage really means to her—and what it could mean for the entire LGBTQ movement.

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Misty Copeland Becomes Principal Dancer at the American Ballet Theater

Colorlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 13:39

The ballet star is the first African-American woman to become a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater.

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Video: Check Out Bree Newsome's Surreal Short Film 'Wake'

Colorlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 13:39

The woman who braved arrest to take down the Confederate Flag at the South Carolina capitol building is also a filmmaker. Check out her surreal short film “Wake.”

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Top 5 Quotes From the Nina Simone Netflix Doc That Got Me Together

Colorlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 10:36

Miss Simone was African royalty and like royalty, she regularly dropped gems on us. 

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