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All 6 Police Officers Charged in Freddie Gray Killing Are Indicted

Colorlines - 1 hour 8 min 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 - 1 hour 8 min 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 - 1 hour 8 min 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 - 1 hour 8 min 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 - 1 hour 8 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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Prominent Immigrant Advocate to Lead Clinton’s Latino Outreach

Colorlines - 1 hour 8 min ago

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 - 1 hour 8 min ago

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 - 1 hour 8 min ago

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 - 1 hour 8 min ago

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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CA Senate Committee Would Boost Medi-Cal, Including for Undocumented

New America Media - 6 hours 20 min ago
 SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In a move health care advocates are calling a promising sign, the Senate Budget Subcommittee May 21, added $40 million to the state’s Medi-Cal budget to allow it to provide health care for all California residents regardless... Viji Sundaram http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=320
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The Power of PEN: the Award to Charlie Hebdo Isn’t About Freedom of Expression

Hyphen Blog - 6 hours 40 min ago

The PEN controversy isn’t only about freedom of speech; it’s about power.

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Mom Places Matrimonial Ad for Gay Son

New America Media - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 15:30
MUMBAI --  It was one of scores of matrimonial advertisements in a newspaper – seeking a boy. Only this time, it was a man seeking a man.In what is perhaps India's first, Padma placed the ad in the Mumbai tabloid,... IANS/India-West http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Five Racist Ways The New Yorker is Embarrassing Itself

Colorlines - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 15:02

Take a thousand seats, Jesse Eisenberg. 

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IS in Ramadi, Clinton E-mails, Housing Starts Surge

Colorlines - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:59

Some of Tuesday's big stories

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Celebrate Malcolm X's Birthday With These 5 Quotes

Colorlines - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:59

The black revolutionary was born on May 19, 1925.

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10-Year-Old Gets Mission Song Stricken from California School District Curriculum

New America Media - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 10:46
 A 10-year-old Wukchumni boy is changing the way one California school district teaches Native history.Alex Fierro, a fourth-grader in the Visalia Unified School District, was uncomfortable with a song he was learning in the music program. The song, called “Twenty-One... Alysa Landry http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Ladies of Bessie Smith Biopic on the Blues Pioneer's Wild Life

Colorlines - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 08:57

"I was definitely not interested in a white man's perspective" on Bessie Smith, says biopic director Dee Rees. 

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Killer Mike Educates Bill Maher On The Peaceful History Of Hip-Hop

Colorlines - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 08:57

Killer Mike has something to say to those who blame the world's violence on hip-hop.

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Calming Dementia Patients — Without Powerful Drugs

New America Media - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 00:35
  Photo: Diane Shoenfeld, left, and her aunt, Lillie Manger, 97, look at old family photos at Berkeley's Chaparral House nursing home where Manger lives. (Rachel Dornhelm/KQED) Listen also to this radio report. BERKELEY, Calif.--Diane Schoenfeld is a weekly visitor... Rachel Dornhelm http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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