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It's Official: AP Says Trump Has Clinched the Republican Nomination

Colorlines - 2 hours 28 min ago

Yeah, everyone else already dropped out, but The Associated Press says he just reached the required number of delegates to lead his party. 

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Filmmakers Crowdfund to Support Documentary About Native Hawaiian Street Artists

Colorlines - 2 hours 28 min ago

"Mele Murals" investigates how young Native Hawaiian artists use graffiti and murals to assert their identity.

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White High School Football Players Charged With Raping Black Teammate

Colorlines - 2 hours 28 min ago

A civil suit filed earlier this spring states that Dietrich, Idaho, school officials supported a racist environment in which the White athletes brutally attacked their teammate. 

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Bill Cosby Will Stand Trial For Sexual Assault

Colorlines - 2 hours 28 min ago

The ruling came two days after the Associated Press published new excerpts from a 2005-2006 deposition. 

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DOJ Seeks Death Penalty for Dylann Roof

Colorlines - 2 hours 28 min ago

Roof killed nine Black worshippers at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church last year. 

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Check Out This Coloring Book Based on Chance The Rapper's 'Coloring Book'

Colorlines - 2 hours 28 min ago

This is for the child in you who jumped for joy when you listened to Chance's latest mixtape.

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REPORT: Young Black and Latino Men Want to be 'Heard, Not Judged'

Colorlines - 2 hours 28 min ago

The report—created by a market research firm—also found that they need "trusted resources" for mental health and skills development.

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See LeVar Burton, Malachi Kirby Learn About Their 'Roots'

Colorlines - 2 hours 28 min ago

The old and new "Kunta Kinte" investigate their ancestry in a new promo for the History Channel's "Roots" reboot.

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'Hip Hop Honors' Returns, Will Exclusively Big Up Women

Colorlines - 2 hours 28 min ago

The show will air July 11 at 9 p.m. ET.

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Minnesota Declares May 23 'Beyoncé Day'

Colorlines - 2 hours 28 min ago

Apparently states can do that. Dope. 

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WATCH: 100 Years of Hijab Fashion in 1 Minute

Colorlines - 5 hours 35 min ago

A new video aims to show the religious and political power behind the garment worn by some Muslim women.

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SCOTUS Says Race Was Factor in Death Row Sentence

Colorlines - 5 hours 35 min ago

Nearly 30 years after a carefully constructed all-White jury convicted him of murder, a Black man living on death row will now get a new trial. Justice Clarence Thomas would rather that he didn’t.

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STUDY: Criminal Profiling Software Used in Sentencing is Biased Against Black People

Colorlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 13:59

ProPublica conducted uncovered the bias in algorithms used to "objectively" assess someone's possibility of committing future crimes.

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Why Many Say Thank You to a Cosby Prosecution

New America Media - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 12:54
Disgraced actor-comedian Bill Cosby had two words to say to Pennsylvania District Judge Elizabeth McHugh when she ruled that he must stand trial for sexual assault. The words were “thank you.” The two words were more than simply a case... Earl Ofari Hutchinson http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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REPORT: Black People Are Primary Victims of Mass Shootings

Colorlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 07:41

A new piece from The New York Times analyzed statistics on shootings with four or more casualties and found that—contrary to many popular depictions of mass shootings—Black people suffer disproportionately from mass gun violence.

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Madonna's Prince Tribute Draws (Hilarious) Criticism

Colorlines - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 07:41

BET even took aim at Madonna's tribute to the Purple One at the Billboard Music Awards. 

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New Voting Laws Block Little Fraud--But Many Elders, Women, Minorities

New America Media - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 00:10
  Photo: President Lyndon Baines Johnson, left, and Martin Luther King Jr., at the Voting Rights Act's signing in Washington, August 6, 1965. (Creative Commons) Much of the reporting about the voter-ID laws many states have passed in recent years... Paul Kleyman http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=104
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Where To Throw Your Dog Poop, And Other Cost Saving Energy Tips

New America Media - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 00:05
Above: PG&E Manager of Low-Income Programs and Strategies Allen Fernandez Smith (foreground) and Cody Naylor, Stakeholder Liaison with the California Public Utilities Commission speak at a briefing for ethnic media in San Francisco. (Credit Peter Schurmann)SAN FRANCISCO – “Choice” and... Peter Schurmann http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=64
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35 Calif. Counties Expand Health Care to Undocumented Residents

New America Media - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 18:05
 Starting this week, thousands of low-income residents in California’s rural areas, including undocumented children and adults, will be able to access health care.This is the result of a move by 35 counties in the County Medical Services Program (CMSP) to... Viji Sundaram http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=68
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Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Begins Despite Standing Rock Sioux Objections

New America Media - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 14:00
 In the midst of an ongoing effort by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other entities to prevent construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the company Dakota Access LLC has begun construction of the 1,150-mile project, which will carry crude... Indian Country Today http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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