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Supreme Court Case Asks if Prosecutors Engineered an All-White Jury

Colorlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 14:17

In 1987 an all-white jury convicted Timothy Foster, a black Georgia man, of murdering an elderly white woman, Queen White. Nearly 30 years later, Foster's attorneys say prosecutors rejected every single black potential juror based on their race—and they have a smoking gun to prove it. 

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Video: Teen Arrested at McKinney Pool Party Tells His Side of the Story

Colorlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 14:17

Check out an interview with Adrian Martin, the one person police arrested at the McKinney pool party. 

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Criminal Charges Against Black Family That Cheered at Graduation are Dropped

Colorlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 14:17

The Mississippi school superintendent withdrew the disorderly conduct complaint he'd filed against four black audience members who cheered for thier loved one at a high school graduation on May 21.

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Muslim Girls on Minneapolis B-Ball Team Design Culturally Appropriate Uniforms

Colorlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 11:14

The girls, who play for a Cedar-Riverside community team, built their new uniforms for speed.

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Casebolt Resigns, Texas Anti-Abortion Law Upheld, Latino Poet Laureate

Colorlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 11:14

Some of Wednesday's big headlines

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Cleveland Leaders Bypass Prosecutors to Seek Arrest in Tamir Rice Case

Colorlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 11:14

Cleveland group invokes little-used law and files a motion asking judge to arrest cops who killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

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Watch This Video Dispatch From the Center of a McKinney Protest

Colorlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 08:09

Dallas-based filmmaker Ciara Boniface posted this video today of Monday's community mobilization in the small Texas town.

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Ice Cube: N.W.A.'s 'F**k tha Police' is 'Just as Relevant as it Was Before it Was Made'

Colorlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 08:09

The rapper and actor discussed the inspiration behind N.W.A.'s controversial song while promoting the upcoming biopic about the group and an upcoming reunion performance. 

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The Talks: Interview with Emily Ting, Director & Writer of "It's Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong"

Hyphen Blog - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 07:39

In this session of The Talks, Timothy Tau sits down with the film's writer and director Emily Ting to discuss how the writing of the film was semi-autobiographical and how during filming, they had to pay off local Triad gangsters to continue shooting in certain locations.

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Study Finds Sexism in STEM Hits Women of Color the Hardest

Colorlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:05

Harvard Business Review survey shows that Asian, Latino and Black women are at a much higher risk than white women for being pushed out of the STEM field by their colleagues' biases. 

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Georgia Woman Charged With Murder After Taking Abortion Pill

Colorlines - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 05:05

A woman has been charged with murder and drug possession after aborting fetus with Cytotec.

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Philippines To Submit 300-Year-Old Map in Sea Dispute With China

New America Media - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 02:35
 THE Philippines is scheduled this week to submit a 300-year-old map to the international tribunal, which will bolster its case against China’s territorial claim of the South China Sea, the Malacanang said Monday, June 8.“China’s claim is about historical title,”... Asian Journal http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Watch Jessica Williams 'Report' on McKinney While Wearing a Bikini Over Body Armor

Colorlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 13:20

Check out the hilarious video from "The Daily Show." 

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Albert Woodfox Released, Michael Slager Indicted for Murder, McKinney Protest

Colorlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 10:17

Some of Tuesday's big stories

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Watch Ruthie Ann Miles's Incredibly Witty Tony Awards Acceptance Speech

Colorlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 10:17

The actress won an award for her portrayal of Lady Thiang in The King and I during last night's ceremonies. 

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McKinney Residents Urging Voters to Pressure District Leadership to Discipline Cop

Colorlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 07:12

McKinney, Texas voters could use their power to impact how local police violence case is handled.

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Claudia Rankine's Anti-Racist "Citizen" Shortlisted for Forward Poetry Award

Colorlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 07:12

The author's innovative work of lyric essays is in the running for the prestigious UK poetry award. 

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LAPD Clears Officers Who Killed Ezell Ford

Colorlines - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 07:12

LAPD investigation says officers used justifiable force against Ezell Ford. Civillian Police Commision will make final decision.

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Federal and Local Agencies Crack Down on Auto Sales Fraud

New America Media - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 03:20
  Federal, state and local agencies are continuing to crack down on auto sales scam artists who have been taking consumers for a ride. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on May 29 approved final court settlement orders involving two auto... George White http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Jesse Jackson: Hillary Clinton a Champion of Voting Rights

New America Media - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 01:10
 Last week, Hillary Clinton stated the simple truths about voting in America, in a stirring address before students at Texas Southern University. The right to vote, not explicitly guaranteed in the Constitution, is fundamental to a democracy. Yet across this... Jesse Jackson http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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