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July Lit: Two Shorts by Jennifer J. Chow

Hyphen Blog - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 15:04

Two pieces of flash by Jennifer J. Chow for July lit.

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Report: White Men Make Up 79% of the Elected Prosecutors Who Decide on Criminal Charges

Colorlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 12:18

Elected prosecutors decide when and how to bring criminal charges—and they are overwhelmingly white and male.

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Race Trips: Confederate Lies and Apple Pie

Colorlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 12:18

In a new Colorlines series, journalists Brian and Erin Hollaway Palmer, an interracial couple, are traveling the Deep South to confront the big lie of Confederate history, the truth about their ancestors, and the profound weirdness of a polite society plagued by racism. 

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Washington NFL Team's Trademarks Cancelled by Federal Ruling

Colorlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 12:18

Yet another blow in the battle for its racist name. 

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SC Legislature Passes Bill to Take Confederate Flag Off Statehouse Grounds

New America Media - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 09:34
 The Confederate flag that flies on South Carolina Statehouse grounds is one signature away from being removed after the state House of Representatives passed its final vote on the measure early Thursday morning, Reuters reports.According to the report, state representatives,... The Root http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Baltimore Mayor Fires Police Commissioner Anthony Batts in Wake of Riots, Violence

New America Media - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 09:33
 Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts has been fired, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Wednesday.Rawlings-Blake announced the firing in a news release, said Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Davis will assume the role in an interim capacity.Batts was roundly blasted for the city's... Washington Informer http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Coalition’s Race-Based Complaint Against Harvard Dismissed

New America Media - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 09:28
 The U.S. Department of Education has dismissed the complaint brought by a group of 64 Asian American groups claiming that Harvard discriminated against Asian Americans and other ethnicities during its admissions process.Last month, the DOE’s Office for Civil Rights decided... Koream Journal http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Talib Kweli Drops Surprise Album Filled with B-Sides and Rare Tracks

Colorlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 09:12

"Train of Thought: Lost Lyrics, Rare Releases & Beautiful B-Sides Vol. 1" features guest spots from Killer Mike, Kanye West and others. 

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Charleston Shooter Dylann Roof Indicted on 9 Counts of Murder

Colorlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 09:12

A grand jury indicted the shooter on nine counts of murder, one for each of the people he confessed to killing—plus three counts of attempted murder for the three survivors.

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Paula Deen Fires Social Media Manager Over Twitter Photo of Her Son in Brownface

Colorlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 09:12

Are we really surprised by what this woman does anymore? 

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Facebook Post From Former Supporter Renouncing Confederate Flag Shared Nearly 75,000 Times

Colorlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 09:12

"The more I researched about the history of the flag, the worse I felt. What I had been told about its history was wrong," he said.

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ICYMI: Google Photos Bug Tagged Black People as 'Gorillas'

Colorlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 06:10

The company scrambled to fix bugs in its Google Photos app that tagged a black man and woman as "gorillas." 

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Subway Cuts Fogle, Greece Outlines Bailout, Rosie Perez Leaving The View

Colorlines - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 06:10

Some of Wednesday's big stories

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Silencing the Conscious: The Representation of the API Body in Ex Machina

Hyphen Blog - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 14:10

White man creates a female replicant or robot. Sound familiar?

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Desi Star of Rihanna's New Video: 'You Don't See a Whole Lot of Desi Girls Doing Stuff Like This.'

Colorlines - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 11:34

Sanam, the Desi woman who Rihanna found on Instagram before casting her in the infamous "Bitch Better Have My Money" music video, opened up to Vice about the video and her newfound Internet fame. 

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Amy Schumer Is ‘Taking Responsibility’ for Racist Joke

Colorlines - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 11:34

Amy Schumer apologies if she “hurt anyone” with a joke that calls Hispanic men rapists.

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Kendrick's 'Alright' Video Director Decodes the Startling Clip

Colorlines - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 11:34

Colin Tilley, co-director of the surreal, evocative "Alright" video, explains why he and Lamar paired dance scenes with squalid conditions and police violence. 

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Misty Copeland to Make Broadway Debut in 'On the Town'

Colorlines - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 11:34

The rising star will be the latest to play the ballet-dancing female lead Ivy in the Broadway production of "On the Town." 

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Disney Removing Bill Cosby Statue From Hollywood Studios Theme Park

New America Media - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 10:57
 Disney is the most recent major company to distance itself from Bill Cosby following the unsealing of court documents in which the once-beloved TV dad reportedly admitted to buying drugs to give to women for the purpose of sex.According to... The Root http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Computer Glitches Cripple Wall Street, United Airlines

New America Media - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 10:48
 The New York Stock Exchange stopped trading on Wednesday morning, saying it was experiencing computer glitches.A previous glitch earlier in the day also stopped trading for a time, CNN reported.The NYSE said it's attempting to fix the problem "as quickly... Washington Informer http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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