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Hulk Hogan Admits to Using 'Offensive Language' In Just-Released Racist Rant

Colorlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:21

The wrestling legend apologizes for a racist rant that has made waves online and forced the WWE to terminate its relationship with him. 

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Seattle Mayor Aims to Help More Muslims Buy Homes With Sharia-Compliant Loans

Colorlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:21

Other provisions include removing barriers that block ex-offenders from housing and mandating that affordable units be included in new developments.

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India Clarke, K.C. Haggard Are The 10th and 11th Trans Women Killed in 2015

Colorlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:21

In all of 2014, 13 transgender women were murdered. This year, that number is already 11—and it's only July.

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Meet the Burlesque Dancers ‘Bringing the Chocolate Back to Chocolate City’

Colorlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:21

Chè Monique and Dainty Dandridge founded Chocolate City Burlesque and Cabaret in November, and their second showcase is debuting tonight to a nearly sold-out 300 person theatre in Washington, D.C.

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Nicki Minaj on Taylor Swift Exchange: 'Everyone Makes Mistakes'

Colorlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:21

Nicki Minaj's and Taylor Swift's post-VMA nom Twitter beef, which unnecessarily drew commentary from Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran, was squashed with an apology from Swift and acceptance from Minaj. 

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Pennsylvania Legislators Seek to Rename ‘Negro Mountain’

Colorlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 09:18

The story goes that the mountain was named after "Nemesis," a black man who gave his life fighting Native Americans on the ridge.

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Bill Cosby Mural In Philadelphia Tagged, Then Painted Over

Colorlines - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 09:18

The "Father's Day" mural, which was already slated for removal, has finally been painted over after repeat taggings (including one that prominently read "rapist"). 

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After Charleston Shooting, Churches Stay Vigilant

New America Media - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 01:05
RICHMOND, Calif. -- The killing of a beloved pastor and eight churchgoers in Charleston, S.C. last month and the recent arson investigations at black churches throughout the South have raised safety concerns among pastors as far away as California.Churches in... Nancy DeVille http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Richmond Is First Calif City in Decades to Pass Rent Control

New America Media - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 14:20
Beginning Dec. 1, Richmond will become the first California city in decades -- and the first in Contra Costa County ever -- to enact a rent control ordinance, after a 4-1 approval by the Richmond City Council. The new law... Malcolm Marshall http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=56
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AL DÍA News: We Will Not Stand Down

New America Media - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 14:19
An editorial in Philadelphia's AL DÍA News responds to a recent column in the Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com that took aim at the media outlet. A funny thing happened when we relaunched our new dual language website just over... Staff http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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How Tharoor's Suave Oxford Speech United a Polarized India

New America Media - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 12:54
  The British Empire can do something even Narendra Modi cannot. It can unite the country. The Prime Minister did namaste to his predecessor Manmohan Singh and shook hands with others in the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha as he... Sandip Roy http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=54
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Bernie Sanders Says Video of Sandra Bland’s Arrest was 'Dreadful and Painful'

Colorlines - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 12:21

The presidential candidate also vows to create an agenda that will be “very meaningful” to black and Latino voters.

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Actor Jesse Williams Breaks Down Sandra Bland and Racist Hypocrisy in 24 Tweets

Colorlines - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 09:20

The actor and activist is no stranger to weighing in on racism, but these 24 tweets might be some of his best statements yet. 

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Don Cheadle's Miles Davis Biopic to Close Out New York Film Festival

Colorlines - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 09:20

Cheadle directed, co-wrote, and stars in the film as the iconic and troubled trumpeter and composer. 

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Report: Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Could Stand to Diversify Their Staffs

Colorlines - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 09:20

Hillary Clinton’s staff is the most diverse of the bunch—people of color represent 32 percent of the people on board.

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Read: Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and 'Straight Outta Compton' Cast On The Hollywood Reporter's Cover

Colorlines - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 09:20

The legendary NWA producer and emcee join cast members of the new biopic "Straight Outta Compton" on the cover The Hollywood Reporter's latest issue and speak about the movie, Suge Knight, and a reunion tour. 

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Inmate Released by Presidential Decree: 'I Am Completely Confused.'

Colorlines - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 06:15

A black federal inmate, one of the 46 nonviolent offenders whose sentence was commuted by Barack Obama nearly two weeks ago, spoke to VICE about his sentencing, commutation, and future. 

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Five MTV VMA Nominees That Shouldn't Be Surprising, Yet Are

Colorlines - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 06:15

Flying Lotus, FKA Twigs, and a whole new category for socially-conscious videos?! 

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Texas Officials Claim 'Technical Issues,' not Editing, in Sandra Bland Video

Colorlines - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 06:15

And Waller County now wants to conduct another autopsy, because the first one was "defective."

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