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Fire Consumes Black Church in North Carolina, Ruled Arson

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 12:02

Investigators say the blaze that engulfed a black church in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Wednesday morning was intentionally set.

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First Photo of Taye Diggs as 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' Lead

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 08:59

The new image of the actor's Broadway return will dazzle you. 

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Why Jennicet Gutiérrez Interrupted President Obama at White House Pride

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 08:59

 "I spoke out because our issues and struggles can no longer be ignored," says the trans activist. 

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Let's Not Forget Northern Racism—the Kind That Almost Gutted Fair Housing

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 05:54

All eyes are on Dylann Roof, Charleston and other Southern cities where the Confederate battle flag flies. But, as a landmark Supreme Court case proved this morning, the threat of bureaucratic, Northern-style racism is just as critical.

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#TBT: Chris Rock Proposes New South Carolina State Flag

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 05:54

This clip from "The Chris Rock Show" is more relevant than ever. 

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Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare’s Federal Subsidies

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 05:54

The decision means more than six million people will continue to benefit from the health care law

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33 Years Later, Vincent Chin's Estate Still Seeks Justice

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 14:11

The family of Vincent Chin, who was murdered 33 years ago in a hate crime that galvanized Asian-American advocacy, has yet to see a dime of settlement money owed them. 

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'Breaking' Presents The Kominas, a Conscious Punk Band

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:07

Ahead of their latest album, "Stereotype," the mostly Muslim, South Asian-American punk group explains what it means to be political in an unconscious, noninclusive indie market. 

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Baltimore Medical Examiner Rules Freddie Gray’s Death a Homicide

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:07

Medical examiner says Baltimore police officers caused Freddie Gray's death "through acts of omission."

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Virginia Governor Says Ex-Offenders No Longer Have To Pay To Restore Voting Rights, Likens Old Policy to Poll Taxes

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:07

Ex-offenders in Virginia no longer have to pay court costs and fees before regaining right to vote, hold office or serve on a jury.

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VIDEO: 'Outlaw Instagrammer' Humza Deas Shows NYC Like You Haven't Seen It Before

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:07

Check out this mini-doc featuring NYC's most exciting daredevil street photographer.

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South Carolina State Rep Says AME Victims 'Waited Their Turn to be Shot,' Defends Confederate Flag

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 08:05

South Carolina state representative Bill Chumley says Charleston massacre victims should have been able to take on "one skinny person shooting a gun" and that the Confederate flag should remain on the statehouse. Meanwhile, Alabama quietly removed the flag from their capitol this morning.

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VIDEO: Jessica Williams Hires 'Helper Whitey' During 'Daily Show' Flag Bit

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 08:05

Because hey, white people listen to white people more.  

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Project Aims to Put a Face on People of Color Dealing With Mental Illness

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 08:05

Dior Vargas wants to counter the narrative that mental illness is a white thing. 

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Pakistan Heatwave, Japanese Nikkei Rising, Instagram Expands Search Function

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 08:05

Some of Wednesday's big stories

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Check Out More Covers From the New Nina Simone Tribute Album

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 04:56

Listen to evocative, lush versions of "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair," "My Baby Just Cares for Me," and "Baltimore."   

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Langston Hughes Warned Us About Trolls Like Don Lemon

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 13:06

In "The Fun of Being Black," Hughes lampoons the absurd accusation that black people are race-baiters who enjoy "contemporary white-Negro batttles." But based on his latest antics, Lemons actually embodies the kind of person Hughes was writing about. 

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VIDEO: Maya Rudolph Premieres Hilarious Rachel Dolezal Impression

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 13:06

The SNL alumna debuted her impression while visiting "Late Night with Seth Meyers." 

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The Four Retailers Banning the Confederate Flag

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 10:04

Finally. 

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