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ICYMI: Killer Mike on Ferguson: 'Riots Work'

Colorlines - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 09:40

Killer Mike and his Run the Jewels Bandmate El-P spoke to the BBC about the anniversary of Michael Brown's killing, performing in St. Louis when the verdict to not convict Officer Wilson came down, and the history of riots as political strategy in America

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READ: Black Lives Matter Activists Say They Aren't Endorsing Political Candidates

Colorlines - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 09:40

The statement comes in the wake of further action in Ferguson, a year after Mike Brown's murder, and activists' interruption of a Bernie Sanders rally in Seattle yesterday. 

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FBI Investigating Police Shooting of 19-Year-Old Christian Taylor

Colorlines - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 09:40

Unarmed teen #ChristianTaylor trended on Twitter over the weekend, as people asked why he was shot and killed by a Texas police officer.

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President Obama 'Feels Great Urgency’ to Tackle Race Issues While In Office

Colorlines - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 09:40

President Obama on racial issues in America: "I feel a great urgency to get as much done as possible."

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Oakland Man Facing Deportation for Nonviolent Drug Crime

Hyphen Blog - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 08:33

Today, Bou sits in a Haskell, Texas jail awaiting deportation to a country from which he fled more than three decades ago. 

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Virginia to Recall License Plates Featuring the Confederate Flag

Colorlines - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 06:36

A VIrginia judge ruled that the state does not have to allow an image of the Confederate flag on its specialty license plates.

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VIDEO: #BlackTwitter Activists Reflect on the Year Since Ferguson

Colorlines - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 06:36

Three anti-police violence activists who specialize in social media speak in this New York Times video about the year since #Ferguson. 

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American Muslims Form Organization in Washington, D.C.

New America Media - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 02:30
 WASHINGTON, D.C. — American Muslims in the Washington, D.C. area announced Aug. 5 the formation of the American Muslim Institution, a nonprofit organization to provide reliable information and advice to public and policy makers on Islam and Muslims.“We need constructive... India West http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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The Unarmed Latinos Killed by Police in 2015

New America Media - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 16:15
In 2015 to date, there have been at least 714 people killed by police in the United States. At least 105 of the victims were identified as Latino. At least 16 of those Latinos were unarmed. Most of these shootings... Max Marin http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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US to Put More Focus On Human Rights in Vietnam

New America Media - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 14:48
 Senior United States officials have told activists in Hanoi that they will put increasing emphasis on human rights as relations between Washington and Hanoi develop.In a meeting with independent bloggers and other government critics, the Assistant Secretary of State for... Vietnam Right Now http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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‘America’s Next Top Model’ Casts First Korean Male Model

New America Media - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 13:09
 After 21 cycles, America’s Next Top Model has finally cast its first-ever male model of Korean descent, and he’s got a “smize” that will make Tyra proud.Hailing from Springfield, Virg., Justin Kim, 23, stands over six feet tall and already... Koream Magazine http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Vice Writers Vote To Unionize

Colorlines - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:02

Vice—largely known as a politically "edgy" conglomerate—is the largest media company whose editorial employees are unionizing. 

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Citizens Outraged as the Deaths of Black Women Soar

New America Media - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 11:57
 Amid the bustling streets of Washington, D.C., in the midst of Monday morning traffic, a growing body of protesters could be heard for blocks.“Change the game, time is coming! Change the game, we’re getting ready!” they sang.The Reverend Jamal Bryant,... Kia Croom http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Here’s Why the #AllLivesMatter Crowd Doesn’t Care About the Killing of an Unarmed White Teen by Police

New America Media - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 11:39
 Have you heard about what happened to Zachary Hammond? If you believe his attorney, the nation has been asleep about the fact that the 19-year-old was shot and killed by the police while on a date. If you believe his... The Root http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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How a Dreamer Fell Through The Cracks

New America Media - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 11:23
 Photo by Andres ReyesIf someone asked me what the proudest moment of my life has been, without a doubt I’d say the moment I received an acceptance letter from UC Davis. I vividly recall sprinting to the garage to tell... Miguel Garcia http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Navajo Nation to Sue Gold King Mine & EPA For Toxic Spill in Colorado

New America Media - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 11:16
 Shiprock, Co. - As Navajo Nation police and tribal officials went up and down the San Juan River shore Saturday warning community members of contaminated water from the Gold King Mine, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye was making plans for a... Navajo Nation http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Animas River Spill Tough Break for Shiprock Farmers In Colorado

New America Media - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 11:04
 Despite the early morning prayer offerings given by Shiprock farmer Earl Yazzie to save his fields of corn, squash, melon and cantaloupe, it seems it won’t be so.According to Shiprock Chapter president Duane “Chili” Yazzie, who is a farmer himself,... Navajo Times http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Navajo Council Reacts to Report on Gold King Spill in Colorado

New America Media - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 10:52
 The toxic mine waste of heavy metals in the San Juan River, from an accident caused by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at the Gold King Mine in Colorado, is an assault on Navajo culture and life.This is what Council... Alastair Lee Bitsoi http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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Sony Pictures Thinks Miles Davis Biopic Is About an 'Iconic Singer'

Colorlines - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 08:58

The Don Cheadle-helmed biopic was picked up by Sony Pictures Classic, which labeled the trailblazing trumpeter, songwriter and genre-bender as an "iconic singer." 

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