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Post-Katrina Reforms Make Levee, Floodwall Inspections a Daily Job

New America Media - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 09:32
 The heat reflecting off the concrete floodwall along Orleans Canal one July morning made the heat index of 109 seem like a joke, but a three-man team inspecting the walls kept walking, probing and taking notes.There was no time to... Louisiana Weekly http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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A Colorlines Recap of Afropunk 2015

Colorlines - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 09:31

Colorlines community editor Riley Wilson and culture reporter Sameer Rao joined the thousands of photographers, style mavens, music fanatics, artists, activists, muses, students and other assorted folks at Brooklyn's Afropunk Festival this past weekend. A (slightly snarky) recap of the music extravaganza that dominated your timelines. 

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DeRay Mckesson, Johnetta Elzie and Co. Launch Campaign Zero To End Police Brutality

Colorlines - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 09:31

The "data-informed" platform was launched at the end of last week by prominent black activists, presenting a 10-point platform for eliminating police brutality. 

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Markets Plummet, North and South Korea Standoff, Autism-Creativity Link

Colorlines - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 06:30

Some of Monday's big stories

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READ: Perspectives From Afropunk On Evolution Of the Movement

Colorlines - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 06:30

Check out this piece from Racked on the evolution of the now-heralded Afropunk Festival which begins in Brooklyn tomorrow. 

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Gripping Drama 'Pariah' Now Available on Netflix

Colorlines - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 06:30

The acclaimed 2011 film about a black teenager engaging with and embracing her identity as a lesbian is now available on Netflix. 

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Asylum Seeker Detained In Dilley, Texas

New America Media - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 03:05
  Celina Gutiérrez Cruz sits alone at a small table in a trailer at the Dilley, Texas detention center. The trailer is empty except for several rows of dark brown benches that resemble church pews. Gutiérrez Cruz, a 22-year-old woman... Joseph Sorrentino http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Fires, Drought, Melting Glaciers: Tribal Climate Experts Hope We Haven’t Passed the Tipping Point

New America Media - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 02:10
photo courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey  Mother Earth is teaching a lesson. Or giving us a scolding. The message, according to those working for climate change solutions: We have to change the way we live, the way we use... Richard Walker http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Dream Summer Program Seeks to Cultivate Future Immigrant Rights Leaders

New America Media - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 15:20
(Photo credit: Lena Nozizwe)Students across the country are headed back to their classrooms. Many will bring with them stories of how they spent their summer vacation. Dozens, most of them children of undocumented immigrants, will have had the experience of... Lena Nozizwe http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Keith Beauchamp and Co. Raising Money On Kickstarter For New Emmett Till Movie

Colorlines - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 14:39

The director of "The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till" is joining forces with Whoopi Goldberg and others to create a new feature film, "Till." 

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Growing Opposition to Costly Ho Chi Minh Statues in Vietnam

New America Media - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 12:54
 Opposition is growing to the government’s recently announced plan to erect lavish statues across Vietnam to the former president, Ho Chi Minh.In the forefront of the criticism are some 140 intellectuals, religious figures and activists from civil society groups.They signed... Vietnam Right Now http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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VIDEO: Hannibal Buress Tries Convincing People That Obama's Got A Third Term, Fails Hilariously

Colorlines - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 11:37

The comedian took to the streets of LA to talk about the current presidential election. The results were...well, you have to watch. 

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This Student Convinced Merriam-Webster to Use an Inclusive Definition for ‘Nude’

Colorlines - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 11:37

The dictionary company was pushed to redefine the word "nude."

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Report: Women of Color are Starting More Businesses Than Ever Before

Colorlines - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 11:37

There are 9.9 million women-owned businesses in the United States, and increasingly, they are run by women of color.

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Navajo Nation President to Decide On Opening San Juan Canals

New America Media - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 11:23
 President Russell Begaye Friday morning was tracing the route of the Aug. 5 Gold King Mine waste spill with members of the Navajo Nation Council and a medicine man, blessing the rivers and trying to decide whether to open the... Cindy Yurth http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina, Another Reminder #BlackLivesMatter

New America Media - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 11:09
 Although it has been a decade since the flooding of New Orleans, black folks are still living through the aftermath. And what happened on August 29, 2005 and the weeks, months and even years that followed have resonated with black... David A. Love/theGrio http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Quigley’s Katrina Pain Index Shows New Orleans Not Affordable for Blacks

New America Media - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 11:02
 In his latest Katrina Pain Index report, civil rights attorney Bill Quigley shared statistics that paint a grim reality facing the city’s poor and working-class residents.Quigley points out, for example, it costs 33 percent more to rent a one-bedroom apartment... Louisiana Weekley http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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S. Korean Woman Uses Plastic Surgery to Evade Arrest

New America Media - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 10:25
 A woman who eluded investigators for more than six years after she underwent plastic surgery was arrested earlier this month.According to the Seoul Southern District Prosecutor’s Office, Thursday, the woman, surnamed Yun, 57, who ran a small company, became the... Korea Times http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Dump Trump, Draft Oprah and Other Outsider Political Fantasies

New America Media - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 10:19
 When Donald Trump announced his plan to run for president in June, few Republican strategists and cable-news media personalities gave him a serious chance to secure the party’s nomination. Many people believed that early missteps, especially controversial statements he made... The Root http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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