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

Colorlines - 6 min 17 sec 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 - 6 min 17 sec ago

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 - 6 min 17 sec ago

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 - 6 min 17 sec ago

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 - 6 min 17 sec ago

“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 - 6 min 17 sec ago

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 - 6 min 17 sec ago

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 - 6 min 17 sec ago

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 - 6 min 17 sec ago

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 - 6 min 17 sec ago

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

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Federally Funded Health Clinic Guides Uninsured to Life-Saving Care

New America Media - 9 hours 2 min ago
Editor’s Note: Community health clinics are the safety nets for those left out of the Affordable Care Act for being undocumented. One such clinic, Lifelong Medical Care, located 25 miles north-east of San Francisco, is helping those left behind with... Viji Sundaram http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=68
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Los californianos quieren extender la cobertura de seguro médico a todos los residentes

New America Media - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 14:44
English TranslationSACRAMENTO -- Los votantes de California están aceptando la Ley del Cuidado de Salud Asequible [Affordable Care Act, ACA, en inglés] en números récord, y ahora una mayoría cada vez más grande apoya ampliar la cobertura de sanidad a... Viji Sundaram http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=68
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10 NOLA Groups Truly Doing the Work When the Cameras Aren't On

Colorlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 14:22

For many of us living in the Gulf Coast, the pomp and circumstance around Katrina at 10 has been difficult to stomach. Here are 10 local groups that define what it truly is to fight for the city.

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Meet The Yoga Teacher Who’s Helping Make the Heart of Bayview Stronger

New America Media - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 12:50
SAN FRANCISCO -- As if it were a hidden treasure, the well-known 3rd Street at Bayview houses the TriFusion Yoga Studio at the corner of Newcomb Avenue. Mistaken for a gym during its opening, it has become an object... Jenny Manrique http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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WATCH: President Obama on Hurricane Katrina: 'Natural Disaster Became A Man-Made Disaster'

Colorlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:18

As the nation turns its eyes to New Orleans, the president visits the city and talks about the road to recovery.

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Ricky Martin Op-Ed: Latinos Must Unite Against Donald Trump

Colorlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:18

Ricky Martin took to the Internet to rally Latinos against Donald Trump's presidential bid.

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New 'Stonewall' Poster More Diverse Than Trailer

Colorlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:18

The new poster appears to be the film studio's response to accusations of whitewashing. 

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Attorney Barred From Visiting Clients in Immigration Detention Centers

Colorlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:18

Nonprofit Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement says its visitation rights were revoked because of advocacy efforts.

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Migrant Deaths, Tropical Storm Erica Turns Deadly, Consumer Spending Rises

Colorlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 08:17

Some of Friday's big stories

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STUDY: Black Students Disproportionately Suspended, Expelled in Southern Schools

Colorlines - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 14:53

A new study from two researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Education has confirmed what many black parents already know all too well: The people in charge at American schools are much more likely to suspend and even expel African-American children than their white peers. They also discovered that the problem is especially pronounced in the South.

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