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Milwaulkee, After the Fires

Colorlines - 2 hours 42 min ago

In mid-August Milwaukee experienced several days of unrest due to the police killing of 23-year-old Sylville Smith. Here, community leaders reflect on the before and after. 

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Two New Studies Emphasize the Health Risks of Fracking

Colorlines - 2 hours 42 min ago

Researchers claim the process can be harmful to fertility and cause a host of other medical problems. 

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READ: How NOLA's Housing Crisis Caught Up to Big Freedia

Colorlines - 2 hours 42 min ago

The New Orleans bounce music icon and reality TV star received a sentence of three years probation and a fine of $35,000 for Section 8 voucher fraud. A new Pitchfork article examines the housing problems that underwrote Big Freedia's conviction.

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Jabari Parker, Isaiah Thomas Join Chicago Activists for Town Hall on Violence and Sports

Colorlines - 2 hours 42 min ago

ESPN website "The Undefeated" hosted a town hall with frank conversations about gun violence and athlete activism in America.

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Philando Castile's Killer Placed Back on Admin Leave Following Outcry

Colorlines - 2 hours 42 min ago

Jeronimo Yanez was put on office duty last week. Protesters were not having it.

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Read Full Text of Clinton's Speech on Trump and GOP's 'Racist Ideology'

Colorlines - 2 hours 42 min ago

“Donald Trump has built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia. He is taking hate groups mainstream, and helping a radical fringe take over the Republican Party. His disregard for the values that make our country great is profoundly dangerous.”

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Department of Homeland Security Investigating Leslie Jones Hack

Colorlines - 2 hours 42 min ago

JustLeslie.com was hacked to include personal information and nude photos of the “SNL” star.

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University of Chicago Tells Incoming Students Not to Expect 'Safe Spaces' or 'Trigger Warnings'

Colorlines - 2 hours 42 min ago

Dean of Students John Ellison: "The members of our community must have the freedom to espouse and explore a wide range of ideas."

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ICYMI: Purvi Patel Could Be Released From Prison Soon

Colorlines - 2 hours 42 min ago

Indiana officials opted not to challenge the Court of Appeals’s decision to vacate her conviction for feticide.

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City in Iowa Gave Black Teen Hush Money After Police Assault

Colorlines - 2 hours 42 min ago

A new report says Waterloo officials gave Malcolm Anderson an additional $5,000, on top of his $95,000 settlement, to not speak to media or civil rights groups.

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Harry Belafonte, Penn State Alums Stand By Nate Parker

Colorlines - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 13:34

"It's interesting because it's coming out the same time the film's coming out," said Belafonte of the renewed attention to Parker and Jean Celestin's 1999 rape trial. 

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Pakistani Christians Endorse Trump

New America Media - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 12:29
With chants calling to “make America great again,” Republican candidates and members of the city’s Pakistani Christian community crowded into the basement hall of the Bellerose Jewish Center Saturday evening to celebrate their endorsement of Donald Trump for president.Michael Faulkner,... Patrick Donachie http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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ICYMI: Climate Change Is Seriously Impacting the Financial Future of Millennials

Colorlines - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 10:31

Per usual, Black and Latinx people will be hit even worse in their wallets.  

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Dallas Shooter Micah Johnson Had PTSD Symptoms

Colorlines - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 07:24

The Army vet complained of panic attacks, nightmares and hallucinations.

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Planned Parenthood Canvassers Go Door-to-Door in Miami to Prevent More Zika Outbreaks

Colorlines - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 07:24

Latinx and Haitian women are among the groups who will be targeted for outreach.

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WATCH: New Trailer for Restored Version of Julie Dash's Seminal 'Daughters of the Dust'

Colorlines - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 07:24

The 1991 film is cited as an inspiration for Beyoncé's visual album "Lemonade."

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Lawsuit Against EPA Demands Better Protection from Lead Paint

Colorlines - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 07:24

Eight groups site the agency for its lack of attention to a crisis affecting an estimated 37.1 million homes.

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Virginia Makes Progress as Push to Restore Voting Rights Grows

New America Media - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 01:00
You can read a longer version of this article at Equal Voice News, where this story originally appeared. RICHMOND, Va. – On a steamy early August afternoon outside Broomfield Christian Methodist Church, along a desolate stretch of Jefferson Davis... Gary Gately http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Report: Conflicts Reducing Life Expectancy in Arab Countries

New America Media - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 12:10
 The Arab Spring uprising and subsequent conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa have lowered life expectancy in countries such as Syria, Yemen, Tunisia and Egypt, jeopardizing two decades of health gains, experts said on Wednesday.Between 2010 and 2013,... Arab American News http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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DIAGNOSIS UNPREPARED: Geriatric ERs Reduce Stress, Medical Risks For Elders

New America Media - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 01:20
  Photo: Hattie Hill, 105, who has arthritis and a history of strokes, said she prefers the emergency room for seniors because of the extra attention. (Heidi de Marco/KHN) Part 3 of a series. Also read Part 1 and Part... Anna Gorman http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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