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Project Aims to Put a Face on People of Color Dealing With Mental Illness

Colorlines - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 08:05

Dior Vargas wants to counter the narrative that mental illness is a white thing. 

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Pakistan Heatwave, Japanese Nikkei Rising, Instagram Expands Search Function

Colorlines - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 08:05

Some of Wednesday's big stories

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Check Out More Covers From the New Nina Simone Tribute Album

Colorlines - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 04:56

Listen to evocative, lush versions of "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair," "My Baby Just Cares for Me," and "Baltimore."   

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The Forgotten Refugees: Internally Displaced Population is Growing

New America Media - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 02:10
 It’s a tale of hidden suffering of monumental proportions.The estimated number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the world has reached a record 38 million, but that number is still by far an underestimation.The figure comes from a recent report... Andrew Lam http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=8
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Prejudice, or Overly Sensitive?

New America Media - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 16:05
 Even though it’s a given that working under the Federal Reserve Bank will expose one to a lot of confidential and sensitive information, it is still astonishing for Dongpei Huang to learn that he was fired for simply sending his... Singtao http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Between the Two Pacific Coasts, Things Are Not Settled

New America Media - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 16:00
  A highly anticipated bilateral annual dialogue meeting between Chinese and the United States Officials took place in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, June 23rd. While friendly physical gestures and jokes dominated the conference room, solutions to improve their relations have... Singtao http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Langston Hughes Warned Us About Trolls Like Don Lemon

Colorlines - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 13:06

In "The Fun of Being Black," Hughes lampoons the absurd accusation that black people are race-baiters who enjoy "contemporary white-Negro batttles." But based on his latest antics, Lemons actually embodies the kind of person Hughes was writing about. 

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VIDEO: Maya Rudolph Premieres Hilarious Rachel Dolezal Impression

Colorlines - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 13:06

The SNL alumna debuted her impression while visiting "Late Night with Seth Meyers." 

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The Real Tragedy of Kolkata's Horror House: India Can't Deal with Mental Illness

New America Media - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:50
 Debjani Kankal Rahasya aka Debjani Skeleton Mystery.Now, that has a must-watch ring to it, does it not? Kolkata-based Manjori Opera, a jatra folk theatre group certainly hopes so. It’s getting ready to cash in on the ongoing Robinson Street mystery... Sandip Roy http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=54
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The Four Retailers Banning the Confederate Flag

Colorlines - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 10:04

Finally. 

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Columbia University to Cut Ties With Private Prison Industry

Colorlines - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 10:04

Student organizers who successfully fought for the divestment say Columbia is the first American university to pull its investments from the private prison industry.

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Report: Future Generations of Black People Will Feel Great Recession Pain

Colorlines - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 07:00

An ACLU study finds that the Great Recession not only negatively impacted black homeowners' current wealth—but threatens to hurt future generations,' too.

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Obama Proclaims 'We’re Not Cured' of Racism on Podcast

Colorlines - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 07:00

Listen to the POTUS' appearance on comedian Marc Maron's acclaimed podcast, WTF, featuring the former's first public use of the n-word. 

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Listen to Janet Jackson's Smoldering New Single 'No Sleeep'

Colorlines - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 07:00

Miss Jackson's first new single in seven years is a beautiful slow-burner. 

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Nikki Haley: 'It is Time to Remove Flag'

Colorlines - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 03:56

The South Carolina governor announced today that she officially supported the removal of the Confederate flag from atop the South Carolina State House. 

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SCOTUS: Random Search by L.A. Police of Guest Registries is Unconstitutional

New America Media - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 17:30
In a landmark decision, in which the concerns of Indian American motel owners were addressed for the first time at the highest level of the U.S. justice system, the Supreme Court determined June 22 that the Los Angeles Police Department’s... Sunita Sohrabji http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Gung Hei Fat Choi, New York Public Schools

New America Media - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 12:24
 Apparently there is yet another accomplishment New York City mayor Bill De Blasio can place under his belt: Public schools in New York City will be taking a break during the course of Chinese New Year from 2016 onwards. The... World Journal http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Tribes Incensed at Being Closed Out of Upcoming Keystone XL Hearings in South Dakota

New America Media - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 12:21
 The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has ruled against allowing tribal input at a hearing at the end of July that will determine whether TransCanada needs to resubmit its application to run the Keystone XL pipeline through that state.“Tribal... Indian Country http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Ava DuVernay Rumored to Direct Marvel's 'Black Panther'

Colorlines - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 12:19

The "Selma" director's involvement in the upcoming film has been confirmed after months of speculation. 

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