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READ: Killer Mike, Scholars Allege Racist Prosecutorial Misconduct in Louisiana Rapper's Case

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 08:21

The "Run The Jewels" rapper co-wrote a new piece for The Huffington Post that says McKinley "Mac" Phipps' trial for manslaughter reflects larger criminal justice issues.

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Muslim Communities Fight Cemetery Backlash With Mixed Results

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 08:21

A new article from The Associated Press documents resistance to Muslim cemetery construction in four municipalities across the country. 

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Judge Upholds North Carolina Voter ID Laws

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 08:21

Critics say the provisions will keep people of color away from the polls.

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Watch the Hamiltones Put Some 'Respeck' on It, Laugh Your A** Off

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 05:15

The trio repurposed lines from Birdman's infamous "The Breakfast Club" interview for this soulful sing-a-long. 

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REPORT: How Parental Incarceration Impacts Our Kids

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:49

A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation explores how having incarcerated parents impacts kids—and what we can do to improve their lives now and later.

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Ramarley Graham's Family, Activists Demand Accountability With #23Days4Ramarley Campaign

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:49

The actions, which started with a protest at New York’s City Hall on April 12, are one part of an ongoing campaign to seek justice for Graham's death at the hands of an NYPD officer. 

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READ: Yaba Blay on Lil' Kim, Racism and Self Love

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:49

The author of “(1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race” writes about why it hurts to see Lil’ Kim’s “lighter, Whiter” skin and why it is a living, breathing indictment of racism.

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'Underground' Renewed For Second Season

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:47

The series' season finale will air on WGN on May 11.

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Beyoncé Spills Some 'Lemonade,' Stops The World

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:47

Fans can now access both the visual and audio album via iTunes and Tidal. 

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WATCH: Pakistani Student Asks President Obama How He's Supporting Non-Binary People

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:47

Non-binary Muslim student Maria Munir spoke to President Obama at an event in London over the weekend.

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ICYMI: Van Jones Emotionally Recounts Prince's Behind-the-Scenes Humanitarian Support

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 14:11

The political activist and commentator fought back tears while describing Prince's activist and humanitarian support to CNN's Don Lemon. 

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City of Cleveland to Pay Tamir Rice's Estate $6 Million

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:03

The city reached a settlement with the family of the 12-year-old who was killed by Cleveland police officers.

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This Video Brilliantly Explains Why #PuertoRicoCrisis is Trending

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:03

“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” and Lin-Manuel Miranda join forces to explain exactly what is happening in the U.S. territory.

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Florida Sheriff Rejects Claims That Officers Didn't Help Drowning Girls

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 07:50

Video surfaced earlier this week that appeared to show Pinellas County, Florida, police officers ignoring three Black girls as they drowned in a pond. The sheriff says it is misleading.

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Virginia Gov Restores Voting Rights to 200,000+ Formerly Incarcerated

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 07:50

Governor Terry McAuliffe: “If we are going to build a stronger and more equal Virginia, we must break down barriers to participation in civic life for people who return to society seeking a second chance.”

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Black Artists Pay Tribute To Prince

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 07:50

From Spike Lee's block party to Erykah Badu's lengthy Facebook tribute, see how some of your favorite musicians and artists honored The Purple One's passing. 

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M.I.A. Responds to Criticism of Her #BlackLivesMatter Comments

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 07:50

The provocative artist created controversy when she criticized Beyoncé's apparent silence on Islamophobia.

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Man Who Vandalized Sikh Place of Worship Ordered to Serve Members

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 12:21

Buena Park Gurdwara Singh Sabha: “We [are] deeply invested in educating him and the surrounding community. This, we firmly believe, is the key to combating hate in America.”

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'The Color Purple' Cast Salutes Prince With Performance of 'Purple Rain'

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 12:21

All of the goosebumps and the tears.

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ICYMI: Prairie View's University Drive is Now Sandra Bland Parkway

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 12:21

Street signs just went up in honor of the 28-year-old who died in police custody last July.

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