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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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Facebook Apologizes For Not Taking Death Threat Against Hari Kondabolu Seriously

Colorlines - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 04:42

The comedian received a comment that threatened "a bullet" against him, only for the company to initially say that it didn't constitute a threat. 

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Watch: M4BL Participants Confront Cleveland Police For Detaining a 14-Year-Old Boy

Colorlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 13:04

Protestors surrounded Cleveland transit police for detaining a 14-year-old year-old right after the Movement for Black Lives convening. They refused to move until the boy was released. 

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Will Smith and Jay Z to Co-Produce Emmett Till Miniseries for HBO

Colorlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 13:04

This will be Smith's and Jay's first collaboration since 2014's "Annie" remake. 

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Photos: Go Inside The Movement for Black Lives National Convening

Colorlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:00

This past weekend hundreds converged on Cleveland State University for the mammoth Movement for Black Lives National Convening. A look inside the joy, pain and work.

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Jose Antonio Vargas Addresses 'White People' Criticism in New 'Medium' Editorial

Colorlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:00

The director and journalist talked about his new MTV documentary "White People" and addressed four strands of criticism that have been leveled at the film. 

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Wyatt Cenac Told to 'F*** Off' by Jon Stewart Over 'Daily Show' Racial Caricature Bit

Colorlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 06:58

The comedian and former "Daily Show" correspondent opened up on "WTF with Marc Maron" about a moment when Jon Stewart reacted beligerently to Cenac's suggestion that a bit was racist. 

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Lupe Fiasco on Meek Mill - Drake Feud: Ghostwriting 'Will Always Be in Rap'

Colorlines - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 06:58

The rapper and entrepreneur weighed in on Meek Mill's accusations that Drake doesn't write his own rhymes with a two-part open letter about ghostwriting and the state of rap on his Instagram.  

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Hulk Hogan Admits to Using 'Offensive Language' In Just-Released Racist Rant

Colorlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:21

The wrestling legend apologizes for a racist rant that has made waves online and forced the WWE to terminate its relationship with him. 

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Seattle Mayor Aims to Help More Muslims Buy Homes With Sharia-Compliant Loans

Colorlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:21

Other provisions include removing barriers that block ex-offenders from housing and mandating that affordable units be included in new developments.

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India Clarke, K.C. Haggard Are The 10th and 11th Trans Women Killed in 2015

Colorlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:21

In all of 2014, 13 transgender women were murdered. This year, that number is already 11—and it's only July.

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Meet the Burlesque Dancers ‘Bringing the Chocolate Back to Chocolate City’

Colorlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:21

Chè Monique and Dainty Dandridge founded Chocolate City Burlesque and Cabaret in November, and their second showcase is debuting tonight to a nearly sold-out 300 person theatre in Washington, D.C.

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Nicki Minaj on Taylor Swift Exchange: 'Everyone Makes Mistakes'

Colorlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:21

Nicki Minaj's and Taylor Swift's post-VMA nom Twitter beef, which unnecessarily drew commentary from Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran, was squashed with an apology from Swift and acceptance from Minaj. 

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Pennsylvania Legislators Seek to Rename ‘Negro Mountain’

Colorlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 09:18

The story goes that the mountain was named after "Nemesis," a black man who gave his life fighting Native Americans on the ridge.

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