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Doc About Black Lesbians Jailed for Self-Defense Hits TV Screens

Colorlines - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 06:15

'Out in the Night' tells the story of "The New Jersey Four," a group of young black lesbians who received severe prison sentences after defending themselves from a man's homophobic attack.

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Community Editor Riley Wilson Discusses Racism Within the Charleston Church Shooting

Colorlines - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 06:15

Colorlines Community Editor Riley Wilson joins the "FreshOutlook" show to discuss how cultural and systemic racism led Dylann Roof  to fatally shoot nine black churchgoers. 

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Read Daniel José Older’s Essay On Why U.S. Latinos Should Care About Forced Deportation in The Dominican Republic

Colorlines - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 06:15

Writer says U.S. Latinos need to move beyond culture of anti-blackness and use their voices to advocate for residents facing forced deportation from the Dominican Republic.

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Ava DuVernay Confirmed to Direct Marvel's 'Black Panther'

Colorlines - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 14:50

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

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VIDEO: Big Sean Takes on Police Brutality and Violence in New Video

Colorlines - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:46

The rapper's moving video for "One Man Can Change The World" is right on time. 

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ICYMI: Laverne Cox Wants Men Who Date Trans Women To Have Freedom To 'Live More Authentically'

Colorlines - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:46

Laverne Cox says men who date transgender women face major stigma—maybe even more than their love interests.

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VIDEO: Jon Stewart Condemns Racist 'Terrorist Attack' in Charleston

Colorlines - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:46

The Daily Show host took on a somber tone in his opening monologue, saying he had "no jokes" and "just sadness" over the massacre in Charleston. 

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VIDEO: Check out a Short Doc on the Haitian Birthright Crisis

Colorlines - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:46

"Birthright Crisis 2013" takes a critical and painful look at anti-Haitian sentiment and the history of violence (and community resilience) that led to the current crisis in the Dominican Republic

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Read Derrick Weston Brown's Devastating Poetic Response to Charleston

Colorlines - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:46

Also check out a statement from the prolific poet, whose latest work was posted to Facebook and is making rounds on social media. 

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I’m Not A South Carolinian; I’m the Rebirth of the Black Radical

Colorlines - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:46

My generation is finding community in our shared disenfranchisement

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Why The Confederate Flag Will Continue to Fly -- For Now

New America Media - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:30
Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney says take it down. Present GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush says take it down. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will say a qualified take it down. The “it” is the Confederate Flag. They now... Earl Ofari Hutchinson http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Madonna Shows Up Late to the Appropriation Game with 'B—h I'm Madonna' Video

Colorlines - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 08:42

The video features booty popping, a crazy party, and a whole host of celebrity cameos. 

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Roof Confesses to Racist Charleston Massacre, Juneteenth, International Displacement

Colorlines - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 08:42

It's finally Friday... here are some of today's big headlines

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Here's a New Home for Creators of Color on the Rise

Colorlines - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 05:39

The hip-hop/reggae artist Kuf Notz opens up Breaking, our new series on under-the-radar musicians, filmmakers, designers, writers, dancers, developers, illustrators and other artists you should be checking out. Right now.

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The Talks: Stephen Dypiangco & Patrick Epino on "Awesome Asian Bad Guys"

Hyphen Blog - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 03:14

Hyphen sits down wth the filmmaker duo Stephen Dypiangco and Patrick Mendoza Epino to talk about Awesome Asian Bad Guys, which recently received distribution through FilmBuff.

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Happy Father’s Day: Asian American Dads Write Letters to Their Children

Hyphen Blog - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 17:55

Papa. Tatay. Ba. Bo. Father. Baba. Papi. Appa. Dad. Daddy. Abu. These are just some of the titles and names we call our fathers.

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Expanding Health Coverage Makes Fiscal Sense

New America Media - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 00:30
Five years ago, Congress unfairly, discriminatorily and purposefully excluded undocumented immigrants from health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. This exclusion has compounded Congress’ failure to create a workable immigration process. It is totally out of touch with the core... Ronald Coleman http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Fashawn on Charleston #AMEShooting: "Violence doesn’t solve anything. Period."

Colorlines - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 12:44

The Fresno, CA rapper addressed the massacre in Charleston on BET, expressing agreement with President Obama's statements. 

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Mark Zuckerberg to Pay For Undocumented Students' Tuition

Colorlines - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 12:44

The Facebook CEO and his wife pledged $5 million in scholarships to The Dream.US. 

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Leaders From Other Attacked Houses of Worship Address Charleston Massacre

Colorlines - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 12:44

Leaders from Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church and Oak Creek's Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, among other houses of worship, spoke on the #AMEShooting. 

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