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DHS Releases Detained Asylum Seekers

New America Media - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 10:06
On July 13, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the release of families who have been detained while seeking asylum in the United States. DHS announced that it would immediately begin the release of asylum seekers who have passed... Women's Refugee Commission http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Obama Commutes Sentences for 46 Nonviolent Drug Offenders

New America Media - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 09:37
 President Obama commuted Monday the prison sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders, saying they were not "hardened criminals" and their punishments were too harsh for the crimes they were convicted of.Many of the pardoned inmates were given far more prison... Washington Informer http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Reddit's Acting CEO Ellen Pao, Who Drew Fire for Banning Racist Subreddits, Resigns

Colorlines - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 07:35

The lawyer and interim CEO of Reddit resigned from the company on Friday amidst significant controversy.  

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Why People of Color Don’t Frequent National Parks

Colorlines - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 07:35

These national treasures haven’t exactly felt like a safe space for non-white people, writes Glenn Nelson, an advocate for people of color participating in outdoors activities.

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John Singleton: 'A Lot of Black Filmmakers Half-Ass the S--t'

Colorlines - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 07:35

On the eve 'Boyz n The Hood's' 24th anniversary, John Singleton spoke with The Root about his legendary film and the state of contemporary black filmmaking. 

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BOSTON: Rents Put Squeeze on Black, Chinese Elders

New America Media - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 14:23
 Photo: Longtime Boston South Enders socialize at a neighborhood senior lunch program: (l-r) “Spider” Edwards, James Banks and Luther Flynt. (Photo by Sandra Larson)This story is part of our ongoing “BOSTON” series in NAM’s “Growing Older, Getting Poorer” section.BOSTON--At United... Sandra Larson http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Humanitarian Truce in Yemen Fails

New America Media - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 14:16
 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is "very much disappointed" that a humanitarian pause in fighting in Yemen didn't take hold, his spokesman said on Monday, after Saudi Arabia did not recognize the truce and continued air strikes.A Saudi-led coalition of... Arab American News http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Part 2—Race Trips: Confederate Lies and Apple Pie

Colorlines - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 12:55

In Part 2 of a new Colorlines series, journalists Brian and Erin Hollaway Palmer, an interracial couple, continue their trip through the Deep South where they're confronting the big lie of Confederate history, the truth about their ancestors, and the profound weirdness of a polite society plagued by racism.  

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Report: Girls of Color Who Survive Abuse Frequently End Up in Prison

Colorlines - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 12:55

Study shows that sexual abuse makes girls more likely to end up in the juvenile justice system.

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Ava DuVernay Tweet-Shames People Who Haven't Supported Haille Gerima's Indiegogo Campaign Yet

Colorlines - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 12:55

The Indiegogo campaign for the L.A. Rebellion leader's latest film got an important boost thanks to a Twitter conversation sparked by "Selma" director Ava DuVernay. 

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Nubian Skin Lingerie Finally Available Stateside at Nordstrom

Colorlines - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 12:55

The British retailer, which shook the fashion world by offering lingerie aimed at women of color, is now being stocked stateside at Nordstrom online. 

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Congress Overreaching: Navajo Housing Takes Second Big Hit

New America Media - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 11:32
 The Navajo Nation is fighting a second multi-million dollar hit to its housing budget this year, and the latest one is raising an alarm about overreach, by Congress, into Indian affairs.On June 25, the Senate Appropriations Committee released the fiscal... Indian Country http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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New Orleans Murder Toll Continues to Rise in 2015

New America Media - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 10:28
 The July 3 shooting death of an NOPD officer’s daughter, two weeks days after the murder of NOPD Officer Daryle Holloway, underscores the city’s ongoing struggles to get a handle on rising violent crime and to boost the police department’s... Louisiana Weekly http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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‘Minions’ Maker Illumination Ent. Partners with South Korean Animation Studio

New America Media - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 10:26
 Illumination Entertainment, the production company behind Minions and Despicable Me, has signed a first-look deal with South Korean animation studio Mofac Alfred, reports Deadline.Helmed by Korean writer, director and animator Woo Kyung-min, Mofac Alfred is one of South Korea’s leading... Koream http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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The Ghosts of Bosnia: Genocide Deniers Rob Mourners of Peace

New America Media - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 09:49
 July 11 was a sad day for Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sad not just because it marked the twentieth anniversary of the genocide, the worst atrocity to occur in Europe since World War II that left over 8,000 Bosnian Muslim... Sarah Wagner http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Part 2—Race Trips: Confederate Lies and Apple Pies

Colorlines - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 09:47

In Part 2 of a new Colorlines series, journalists Brian and Erin Hollaway Palmer, an interracial couple, continue their trip through the Deep South where they're confronting the big lie of Confederate history, the truth about their ancestors, and the profound weirdness of a polite society plagued by racism.  

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Three Not-Famous Black Models Cover ‘Teen Vogue’

Colorlines - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 09:47

Young black models Imaan Hammam, Lineisy Montero and Aya Jones rock Teen Vogue's August 2015 cover.

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Filmmaker Sacha Jenkins to Critics: ‘Do I Have to Hold Everyone’s F***ing Hand?’

Colorlines - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 09:47

The “Fresh Dressed” director and ego trip magazine co-founder addresses the deeper implicatons of his new hip-hop fashion documentary’s, hipsterdom and criticism that that the film doesn't go far enough.

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VIDEO: 'Bailout' Might Be Your New Favorite Web Show

Colorlines - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 09:47

The new serio-comic web series looks at race, ethnicity and generational conflict against the backdrop of the late-aughts financial crisis. 

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