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Old and Off the Grid--Facing Cancer in the Rugged Northwest

New America Media - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 00:40
 Photo: Despite cancer, Bob Faller works his 12 acres in rural Washington State. See the complete photo essay on rural aging by Spokane’s Spokesman-Review photographer Tyler Tjomsland.First in a series on rural aging. REPUBLIC, Wash.--His hands match the bark on... Erica Curless http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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La Opinión: Trump and the Limits of Latino Power

New America Media - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:19
Editors of La Opinión argue that NBC's decision to end its relationship with Donald Trump is significant, but it doesn't change the fact that immigrants are still treated as a "piñata" by Republicans.While launching his campaign for the Republican presidential... Staff http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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VIDEO: Check Out the New 'Creed' Trailer

Colorlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:13

The director and star of "Fruitvale Station" join forces for the latest film in the "Rocky" anthology. 

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Half of the Recent Southern Black Church Fires Are Being Investigated as Arson

Colorlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:13

Last week's run of six black church fires across five Southern states is a grim echo in wake of the Charleston massacre. 

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Countering Trump's Racist Comments With Actual Facts

New America Media - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:35
Photo by TonyTheTiger (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons.Editor's Note: This piece was first published on June 29 at LatinoRebels.com. UPDATE: NBCUniversal has terminated its business relationship with Donald Trump.It is the June 17 Donald Trump quote that... Staff http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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NBC Fires Donald Trump For Calling Mexican Immigrants ‘Rapists’

Colorlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:09

NBCUniversal will no longer work with Donald Trump on The Apprentice franchice, and drops Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants from its lineup.

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Killer Mike Endorses Bernie Sanders for Prez

Colorlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:09

The prolific rapper and activist says he supports Senator Sanders' presidential primary run because he defended the Voting Rights Act. 

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Update: How You Can Help Rebuild and Where to Speak Out About the 8 Burned Black Churches

Colorlines - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 05:05

Since the June 17, 2015 racist massacre at Charleston, South Carolina's Emanual AME Church, seven predominantly-black churches have had serious fires. Here's what we know about the fires so far, what we're saying about them and how to help these houses of worship rebuild.

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The Slow March of Mass Haitian Deportation: Is Dominican Immigration Policy Being Obamafied?

New America Media - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 04:20
Editor's Note: This piece was first published on June 26 at LatinoRebels.com. All photos by the author. DAJABÓN, Dominican Republic—On a recent afternoon in this tense border town, a hub for the flow of goods and people between Haiti and... Roberto Lovato http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Big Apple’s Sunnyside Supports Latinos & Other Caregivers

New America Media - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 00:20
 Photo: Multicultural seniors and family caregivers find an array of comforting programs at New York’s Sunnyside Community Services.Second of two parts. Read Part 1 here.NEW YORK--A 15-minute ride from midtown Manhattan on the Number 7 train takes you to the... Liz Seegert http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Who is Burning America’s Black Churches---And Why?

New America Media - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 17:05
Pictured above: Aftemath of Birmingham Church Bombing, 1963. Photo courtesy of the Equal Justice Initiative's History of Racial Injustice, based in Montgomery, Ala. The count of black churches in the South that have been torched is not the six that... Earl Ofari Hutchinson http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Miriam Zoila Pérez: 'What Happens Next is More Important Than Marriage'

Colorlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 13:39

Colorlines gender columnist Miriam Zoila Pérez sorts through some sticky questions about what same-sex marriage really means to her—and what it could mean for the entire LGBTQ movement.

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Misty Copeland Becomes Principal Dancer at the American Ballet Theater

Colorlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 13:39

The ballet star is the first African-American woman to become a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater.

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Video: Check Out Bree Newsome's Surreal Short Film 'Wake'

Colorlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 13:39

The woman who braved arrest to take down the Confederate Flag at the South Carolina capitol building is also a filmmaker. Check out her surreal short film “Wake.”

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Top 5 Quotes From the Nina Simone Netflix Doc That Got Me Together

Colorlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 10:36

Miss Simone was African royalty and like royalty, she regularly dropped gems on us. 

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Plantation Tour Guide: “You Won’t Believe the Questions I Got About Slavery.”

Colorlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 10:36

A plantation tour guide realized that the slavery apologists who took her tour were seeking to absolve themselves for past crimes and current bias.

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Shia LaBeouf Stole Freestyle from Anomolies Rap Crew

Colorlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 10:36

The actor was called out by the crew's Pri the Honey Dark for jacking lyrics during a much-talked-about "freestyle" that blew up on the Internet. 

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New Essay Series Examines What It Means To Be Black In America

Colorlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 10:36

Series features essays from Talib Kweli, Jamilah Lemieux, Haki Madhubuti and more on what it means to be black in America today.

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Fox News vs. Fox News Latino: NBC Dumps Trump Edition

New America Media - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 09:54
Fox News Latino's coverage of NBC's decision to sever ties with Donald Trump differed dramatically from Fox News' rush to defend the presidential candidate's incendiary remarks about Mexican immigrants. While Fox hosts praised Trump's stance and reticence to apologize, Fox... Rachel Calvert http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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SCOTUS Upholds Citizens' Right to Define Own Voting Districts, Prevent Gerrymandering

Colorlines - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 07:29

The Supreme Court ruled that citizens have power to define their own voting districts, independent of partisan politicians.

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