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N.O. Artist Brandan 'BMike' Odums: 'We Make Beauty Out of Pain"

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 09:01

The prolific multi-medium artist and educator talks to us about the youth media initiative 2-Cent, his mural work in post-Katrina New Orleans and the double-edged sword of the city's "recovery." 

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Mos Def Goes Back To Being Mos Def, Releases Classic-Sounding New Song

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 09:01

The man still known as Mos Def is, for at least this new song, going back to his old name and old sound. 

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LISTEN: 'Hell Y'All Ain't Talmbout' Stands Up For Black Trans Lives

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 09:01

The song by musician and activist Vita Elizabeth Cleveland reworks Janelle Monaé's protest anthem in honor of black trans people killed. 

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VIDEO: Watch Jamel, 'The Time-Traveling B-Boy,' Escape Spanish Colonialism

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 09:01

If you aren't watching this hilarious web series, then you better start. 

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10 NOLA Groups Truly Doing the Work When the Cameras Aren't On

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 14:22

For many of us living in the Gulf Coast, the pomp and circumstance around Katrina at 10 has been difficult to stomach. Here are 10 local groups that define what it truly is to fight for the city.

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WATCH: President Obama on Hurricane Katrina: 'Natural Disaster Became A Man-Made Disaster'

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:18

As the nation turns its eyes to New Orleans, the president visits the city and talks about the road to recovery.

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Ricky Martin Op-Ed: Latinos Must Unite Against Donald Trump

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:18

Ricky Martin took to the Internet to rally Latinos against Donald Trump's presidential bid.

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New 'Stonewall' Poster More Diverse Than Trailer

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:18

The new poster appears to be the film studio's response to accusations of whitewashing. 

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Attorney Barred From Visiting Clients in Immigration Detention Centers

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:18

Nonprofit Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement says its visitation rights were revoked because of advocacy efforts.

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Migrant Deaths, Tropical Storm Erica Turns Deadly, Consumer Spending Rises

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 08:17

Some of Friday's big stories

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STUDY: Black Students Disproportionately Suspended, Expelled in Southern Schools

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 14:53

A new study from two researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Education has confirmed what many black parents already know all too well: The people in charge at American schools are much more likely to suspend and even expel African-American children than their white peers. They also discovered that the problem is especially pronounced in the South.

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#TBT: Listen To Jimi Hendrix's Final Studio Recording, 'Slow Blues'

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 14:53

The slow burner, recorded on this date in 1970 (if you believe that version of history), was the guitar legend's last documented studio recording. 

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INFOGRAPHIC: Race and Recovery 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:44

A stark, by-the-numbers look at race and recovery in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina.

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Ex-Das Racist Member Heems Inks Deal For Life Story-Informed Sitcom

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:44

Heems announced the deal with 20th Century Fox yesterday via his Twitter.  

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Texas Street Where Sandra Bland Was Arrested to Carry Her Name

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:44

Soon, a whole lot more people will be forced to #SayHerName.

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9 #MyAsianAmericanStory Tweets That Hit Real Close To Home

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:44

The hashtag, started by an Asian-American teen in response to Jeb Bush’s racist “anchor babies” comments, is full of poignance and levity in equal measure. 

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Roanoke Shooting, Tropical Storm Erica, Migrants Found Dead in Austria

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 08:39

Some of Thursday's big stories

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'Bloody Sunday' Survivor Amelia Boynton Robinson Dies at Age 104

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 08:39

Boynton Robinson lived long enough to demonstrate on Selma's infamous Edmund Pettus Bridge twice—once in 1965 and once in 2015 with President Obama

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Judge Rules Federal Government Must Release Children From Detention Centers

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 08:39

Judge says government can only hold minor children in family detention centers for 72 hours.

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Maryland is First State to Ban Broad Class of Discriminatory Profiling in Law Enforcement

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 05:37

Maryland’s new policy aims to “help repair the frayed relationships between police and many in the community by making mutual respect the norm in everyday police encounters.”

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