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Alert: Major Black Panthers Documentary Drops Tomorrow

Colorlines - 1 hour 12 min ago

"The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution" drops tomorrow in New York City and will later be screened at film fests around the U.S. Here's a clip from the highly anticipated indie documentary.

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Sanaa Lathan On Marginalization Of Black Stars: 'We Need to Come into the 21st Century'

Colorlines - 1 hour 12 min ago

The star of the upcoming thriller “The Perfect Guy” is frank in calling out Hollywood’s problems with race. 

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California Prisons Can No Longer Lock Offenders in Solitary Confinement for Decades

Colorlines - 1 hour 12 min ago

A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit that pit prison officials against 500+ offenders who had been in solitary confinement for more than a decade.

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'Straight Outta Compton' is the Highest-Grossing Music Biopic of All Time

Colorlines - 1 hour 12 min ago

When was the last time a music drama was a summer blockbuster? 

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Black Lives Matter, ACLU Call out LAPD for Trampling First Amendment Rights

Colorlines - 1 hour 12 min ago

Plus, LAPD officers started wearing body cameras yesterday.

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VIDEO: Check Out The New Trailer For Will Smith's 'Concussion'

Colorlines - 1 hour 12 min ago

The movie, starring Will Smith as trailblazing doctor Bennet Omalu, puts the NFL’s problems with severe brain trauma on center stage. 

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Black Lives Matter Refuses Democratic National Committee Endorsement

Colorlines - 1 hour 12 min ago

“We do not now, nor have we ever, endorsed or affiliated with the Democratic Party, or with any party.”

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Maryland College Student Launches 'Ready For Kanye' Political Action Committee

Colorlines - 1 hour 12 min ago

Says chair Eugene Craig III, a Republican: “A party that can openly accept Donald Trump has room for Kanye West.”

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The Comedy About 2 Trans Women of Color You Don't Want to Miss

Colorlines - 1 hour 12 min ago

"Tangerine" tells the story of two trans women of color making a life for themselves on the streets of Hollywood. It's unexpected, complex and in select theaters through September.

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Chris Rock, Tessa Thompson, Justin Simien And Others Talk Celebrity Advocacy at Blackout Festival

Colorlines - 1 hour 12 min ago

The first annual Blackout Festival featured numerous black Hollywood and music stars asking frank questions about the importance of advocacy and disruption to further black creative achievement. Check out important quotes here. 

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Autopsy Results Cast Doubt on St. Louis Officers’ Story in Mansur Ball-Bey Shooting

Colorlines - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 15:07

St. Louis circuit attorney opens independent investigation into the police-involved shooting.

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Indie Slavery Epic 'The North Star' Picked Up By RLJ Entertainment

Colorlines - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 12:04

The independent film about runaway slaves going up to Pennsylvania was picked up by RLJ Entertainment for distribution. 

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Obama Administration Restores Mountain’s Native American Name, Continues Beef

Colorlines - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 12:04

The highest point in North America is returning to its roots with a controversial name change.

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Kanye West Exposes Innate Stupidity of Award Shows with VMAs Speech

Colorlines - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 12:04

“I still don’t understand award shows!” Neither do we, Ye, neither do we. 

 
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Chris Christie Says Immigrants Should be Tracked Like FedEx Packages

Colorlines - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 12:04

The New Jersey governor and Republican presidential candidate said that if he wins the election, he'll hire FedEx founder to train immigration officials.

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N.O. Artist Brandan 'BMike' Odums: 'We Make Beauty Out of Pain"

Colorlines - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 09:01

The prolific multi-medium artist and educator talks to us about the youth media initiative 2-Cent, his mural work in post-Katrina New Orleans and the double-edged sword of the city's "recovery." 

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Mos Def Goes Back To Being Mos Def, Releases Classic-Sounding New Song

Colorlines - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 09:01

The man still known as Mos Def is, for at least this new song, going back to his old name and old sound. 

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LISTEN: 'Hell Y'All Ain't Talmbout' Stands Up For Black Trans Lives

Colorlines - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 09:01

The song by musician and activist Vita Elizabeth Cleveland reworks Janelle Monaé's protest anthem in honor of black trans people killed. 

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VIDEO: Watch Jamel, 'The Time-Traveling B-Boy,' Escape Spanish Colonialism

Colorlines - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 09:01

If you aren't watching this hilarious web series, then you better start. 

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