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Inside 'Environmental Gentrification'

Colorlines - 3 hours 5 min ago

It’s grimy, it’s expensive—and it’s pushing poor people of color closer to polluters.

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Remaining Freddie Gray Cops File Motions to Dismiss Their Cases

Colorlines - 3 hours 5 min ago

The officers allege that the prosecution encouraged false testimony and violated their right to due process.

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Academy Responds to #OscarsSoWhite Criticism With 683 New Members

Colorlines - 3 hours 5 min ago

The 2016 class, which includes America Ferrera and Michael B. Jordan, is 46 percent female and 41 percent people of color.

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Marc Lamont Hill to Host New VH1 Late-Night Talk Show

Colorlines - 3 hours 5 min ago

"VH1 Live!" premieres Sunday, July 17.

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WATCH: Ta-Nehisi Coates Breaks Down Black Panther's Political and Personal Turmoils in New Video

Colorlines - 3 hours 5 min ago

The new "Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet" episode coincides with the third issue of Coates' "Black Panther" comic series.

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Congress Passes Puerto Rico Debt Relief Legislation

Colorlines - 3 hours 5 min ago

Senator Nydia Velázquez: “Until the U.S. government ends these colonial conditions, there will be no long-term recovery.”

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Jessica Williams Leaves 'The Daily Show' for Her Own Program

Colorlines - 3 hours 5 min ago

Williams was the show's youngest—and only Black and female—correspondent.

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Michigan Budget Focuses on Flint's Children, Gives City $165M More

Colorlines - 3 hours 5 min ago

The funding increase comes on the heels of a CDC study confirming that kids 6 or younger were exposed to high levels of lead after Flint began selling cheaper, improperly treated water to its residents.

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Gulf Coast Activists Tell 'Big Green' to Quit Exploiting Their Disasters for Financial Gain

Colorlines - 3 hours 5 min ago

“You can either be with us, or against us, or you can get out of the way.”

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DeRay Mckesson Appointed to Interm Position With Baltimore's Public Schools

Colorlines - 3 hours 5 min ago

The activist and Campaign Zero co-founder recently lost a bid to serve as mayor of his hometown.

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More Afraid of a Drive-By Than ISIS

New America Media - 5 hours 15 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO – A friend recently sent a text from Vietnam full of trepidation. In the wake of the Orlando massacre, and with ISIS now threatening San Francisco, he was having second thoughts about visiting the city. “With all the violence,”... Andrew Lam http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=8
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ACLU, Researchers and Journalists Sue to Legally Investigate Algorithm-Based Discrimination

Colorlines - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 13:38

The organization says the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act "prohibits and chills academics, researchers and journalists from testing for discrimination on the internet."

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South Carolina Prosecutor Petitions to Try Charleston Shooter Case Before DOJ

Colorlines - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 10:33

Solicitor Scarlett Wilson: “The State can have no confidence that the United States will ever seek to carry out a death sentence regardless of the state sentence.”

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The Senate Fails to Pass a Bill That Would Fund the Fight Against Zika in the United States

Colorlines - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 10:33

Senate Democrats blocked a Zika funding bill after Republicans tacked on provisions unrelated to the virus. What does this mean for states that are susceptible, such as Florida and Arizona?

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Mayors Urge State Leaders to Put Fracking in Local Control

Colorlines - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 07:24

State legislatures have prevented cities from banning fracking in the past. More than 30 mayors from 14 states have come together to insist that they the should have the power to decide whether fracking happens in their cities.

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FBI, DEA, U.S. Attorneys to Receive Mandatory Implicit Bias Training

Colorlines - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 07:24

Attorney General Loretta Lynch: “Today’s announcement is an important step in our ongoing efforts to promote fairness, eliminate bias and build the stronger, safer, more just society that all Americans deserve.”

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Group Files Ethics Complaint Against House Dems for Gun Control Sit-In

Colorlines - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 07:24

From the complaint: “Representatives sent fundraising emails while on the House Floor that discussed the sit-in they were staging and asked for campaign contributions.”

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W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu Launch Election-Focused Podcast

Colorlines - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 07:24

"Politically Re-Active with W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu" debuts today.

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Seminal Chicano Punk Band's Bassist Slams Non-Confrontational Artists and Activists

Colorlines - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 07:24

Jesus Velo: "Our continual goal is to destroy every succeeding generation of patronizing Latino American groups."

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Activists in 3 Cities Block ICE Office Entrances, Roads to Protest Deportations

Colorlines - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 07:24

Representing a coalition of immigration reform and anti-deportation groups across the country, the activists took to the streets in the aftermath of the Supreme Court's split United States v. Texas decision.

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