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Watch: HuffPost Live Interview With #BlackLivesMatter Activists Who Took Over Netroots Nation

Colorlines - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 10:47

#BlackLivesMatter activists on the presidential hopefuls' commitment to issues that impact black community: "We need bold and courageous leadership right now. We don’t need people who are gonna be cowardly and people who are going to be defensive."

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Dave Chappelle: Political Artists 'Are Very Relevant and Necessary' During 'Emotionally-Charged Time'

Colorlines - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 10:47

The legendarily transgressive comic and writer spoke about creative responsibility and slammed "Key and Peele" during his remarks at the Art For Life benefit in Long Island this weekend. 

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Alexander O'Neal Lambasts Music Business For Drug Abuse Hypocrisy

Colorlines - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 10:47

The longtime-R&B star and recent "Celebrity Big Brother" cast member opened up to a British paper about his 30-year struggle with cocaine dependency and the industry's hypocrisy surrounding substance abuse. 

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Vietnamese Dissidents Optimistic on Amnesty

New America Media - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 10:42
 Dissidents are hopeful that political detainees will be included in a mass amnesty for prisoners announced by the government for later this year.The Public Security Ministry said up to 17,000 prisoners would be released to mark National Day on September... Vietnam Right Now http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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ICYMI: Ava DuVernay Has Some Clutch Advice For Making It in Hollywood

Colorlines - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 07:44

Hint: It's exactly what you think it is. 

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Haudenosaunee Passport Rejected for Women’s Lacrosse Team

Colorlines - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 07:44

The Haudenosaunee, or Iroquois, first introduced lacrosse to white settlers on Turtle Island hundreds of years ago. 

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How I Traveled The World Without Leaving Long Beach

New America Media - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 01:20
Earlier this year, Long Beach was again named one of the most diverse cities in the nation, so I wanted to find out, “Can I see the world without stepping a foot outside of the city?” My curiosity led... Cindy Maldonado http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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California: Over Half of Latinos Living in Poverty

New America Media - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 17:25
An editorial in La Opinión says the recently released report by United Way of California "paints a disturbing picture of the state's Latino community, with over 50 percent of its members struggling to meet basic needs."Nearly 90 percent of households... La Opinión http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Immigration Detainers Require Probable Cause

New America Media - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 14:09
An appeals court ruled Friday that immigration authorities need probable cause in order to issue an immigration detainer. The First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a decision by a federal judge in Rhode Island. According to the court, U.S.... La Opinión http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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VIDEO: Idris Elba Sorta Breakdances in New 'Star Trek' Philanthropic Promo

Colorlines - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 13:06

The actor, the latest to be added to the line-up of the new 'Star Trek' film, is charming as always while dancing for a new philanthropic venture and contest attached to the film. 

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'I Love My Hair' Adult Coloring Book Will Affirm Your Love

Colorlines - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 13:06

This book, which promotes self-love, will come out in November. 

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11 Heartbreaking, Revolutionary #IfIDieInPoliceCustody Tweets

Colorlines - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:01

The hastag exposes the truth and fear surrounding the interactions of black people and the police in America.

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Erykah Badu Accuses Black Eyed Peas of Copping Her Video Concept

Colorlines - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:01

There are a lot of similarities between the videos for 'Yesterday' and 'Honey,' don't you think? 

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New Deposition Details Reveal Bill Cosby as a Calculating, Cynical Philanderer

Colorlines - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:01

New details from the 2005 deposition add disturbing shades to Cosby's profile. 

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Study Says New Orleans is 90% Back to pre-Katrina Status

New America Media - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 09:43
 Orleans Parish may not yet enjoy the 465,000 population it had prior to the evacuations of August 26, 2005, but a new study by the New Orleans Data Center may be on track to return to that number.As researchers Allison... Louisiana Weekly http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Closing Education Gap Would Boost U.S. Economy: White House

New America Media - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 09:40
 WASHINGTON — Men of color would earn $170 billion more a year, if they reached the same education level as White men, according to a new White House report.The report examined “opportunity gaps facing youth of color” and found stunning... NNPA http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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FBI Joins Investigation Into Sandra Bland’s Death

Colorlines - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 06:59

The FBI joins Texas Rangers in investigation into Sandra Bland's death in a Texas jail cell.

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‘Breaking’ Presents Ariell Johnson, Comic Shop Builder

Colorlines - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 06:59

Johnson’s upcoming comic store and coffeehouse will create community and highlight artists of color.

 
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