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U of Cincinnati Cop Who Fatally Shot Samuel Dubose Indicted for Murder

Colorlines - 2 hours 51 min ago

Ray Tensing, the white University of Cincinnati officer who fatally shot unarmed black motorist Samuel Dubose during a traffic stop, will face murder charges that could result in a life sentence. 

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Surprising New Poll Shows Public Support for Government Funding of Abortion

Colorlines - 2 hours 51 min ago

Contrary to popular belief, a new survey shows that 86 percent of voters don't think politicians should be able to deny a woman insurance coverage for an abortion because she is poor.

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Native Woman Sarah Lee Circle Bear Died in Police Custody in South Dakota

Colorlines - 2 hours 51 min ago

Witnesses say the police told the Lakota woman to "knock it off" and "quit faking" when she told them she was in pain.

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Video: L.A. Femmes of Color Collective Launch New Story Project

Colorlines - 2 hours 51 min ago

The first installment of this series features queer black fat femme Mary Senyonga.

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Staceyann Chin Strips Down to Talk Fashion, Identity and Politics

Colorlines - 2 hours 51 min ago

As part of a series called StyleLikeU, lesbian poet Staceyann Chin shares her views on motherhood, fashion, racism and the world she wants for her and her young daughter.

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Philadelphia Narcotics Officers, Acquitted of Racketeering, Go After Top City Officials

Colorlines - 2 hours 51 min ago

The five officers, whose highly-visible racketeering trials ended in acquitalls and job reinstatement, are suing Philadelphia's DA, Mayor and Commissioner of Police for defamation. 

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Required Reading: Putting America’s Legacy of Failing Black Women Into Historical Context

Colorlines - 2 hours 51 min ago

The Association of Black Women Historians recommends books to put the current war on black women into historical context.

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Chief Keef Running For Mayor of Chicago

Colorlines - 2 hours 51 min ago

State violence—that's that s**t he don't like! 

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Jar Jar Binks Actor Talks Vitriol Toward His 'Star Wars' Character

Colorlines - 2 hours 51 min ago

Ahmed Best, the man behind the infamous "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace" character Jar Jar Binks, talked with Vice about his reviled character and upcoming series "2 Black Dudes." 

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Mullah Omar Rumors, Eurochannel Crossing, Fed Statement

Colorlines - 2 hours 51 min ago

Some of Wednesday's big stories

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ICYMI: This 2-Year-Old DJ Could Crush at Your Local Club

Colorlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 16:57

Check out this video of the 2-year-old DJ you should keep your eye on. 

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Study: For Behavioral Problems, Black Students See Cops, Whites See Docs

Colorlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 10:49

A new study shows that behavioral problems at school lead to criminalization for black students, and medicalization for white students.

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Activists Restore Sandra Bland Mural in Ottawa Defaced With ‘All Lives Matter’

Colorlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 10:49

The sanctioned graffiti space on which the mural appears is now contested territory.

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Controversial Youth Culture Film 'Kids' Turns 20

Colorlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 10:49

The infamous film, which offered a compelling look into mid-90s New York City's multiracial youth culture, celebrates its 20th anniversary today. 

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Ralkina Jones: Another Black Woman Dies in Police Custody

Colorlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 10:49

Ralkina Jones died in a jail cell in a Cleveland suburb. Her family wants to know exactly what happened.

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Obama on Power, Volkswagen Becomes Biggest Carmaker, 'I Am Cait' Premiere

Colorlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 07:46

Some of Tuesday's big stories

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Bobbi Kristina Brown Passes at Age 22

Colorlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 07:46

The daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown passed in hospice care yesterday. 

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Native Activist Rexdale Henry Found Dead in Mississippi Police Custody

Colorlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 07:46

Henry, like Sandra Bland, was an activist who died in police custody after being arrested for a traffic violation. 

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Latest Ebony Issue Tackles America's Hypocritical Relationship with Black People

Colorlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 07:46

The issue's direction is the result of much internal deliberation about how to address the contemporary American racial climate. 

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