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'Good Morning America' Host Apologizes for Saying 'Colored People' on Air

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:38

Amy Robach issued an apology saying she meant to say "people of color."

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READ: Why Some Parts of U.S. Are Seeing an Explosion of Death Sentences

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:38

The New York Times Magazine explores how racism and bias impact crime and punishment.

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President Barack Obama in Baton Rouge Today

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:38

The president holds a press conference in Louisiana to further bring the flood crisis to national attention. 

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New Short Documentary Explores Life of Philando Castile

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:38

“Happy Birthday Philando Castile” follows the friends and community of the man who was killed by a Minnesota police officer last month.

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STUDY: Ozone Season Worsens in the Southeast Due to Climate Change

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:38

Weather conditions are exacerbating the problem in Black communities throughout the U.S. 

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Justice Department to Phase Out Federal Private Prisons

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 20:05

But the policy change will not impact immigration detention centers.

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#POCMedalWatch: Black Track Stars Net Team USA Three New Gold Medals

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 20:05

Can Team USA clear 100 medals by the end of the week?

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Khalid Was the 'Fun' Uncle

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 20:05

People around the nation are mourning Khalid Jabara, the Arab-American man slain this month by a racist next-door neighbor with a violent past. Here, his sister in law, Jenna, tells Colorlines about his role in the family and why his parents are not leaving their home. 

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The Obamas Prep for First Date, Explore Museum in New 'Southside With You' Previews

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 20:05

The romantic comedy-drama depicting the first couple's relationship origin story arrives in theaters nationwide on August 26.

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7 Chicago Cops Implicated in Alleged Cover-Up of Laquan McDonald Shooting

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 20:05

Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson recommended that they be fired for filing false reports that contradict the infamous video of former officer Jason Van Dyke killing McDonald.

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Thousands Evacuated As Uncontained Wildfire Rages through San Bernardino County

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 20:05

The predominantly Latinx area faces home loss and an increase in pollution.

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UPDATE: Baltimore Ends Contract With Attorney After Revelation of White Supremacist Ties

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 20:05

Glen Keith Allen said that he distanced himself from White supremacist organization National Alliance. The Southern Poverty Law Center just published records that show he donated to the group in 2003.

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Alaskan Native Village Votes to Leave Sinking Island

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 20:05

The decision is in: It's time to go.

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Ava and Oprah Are Tired of Hollywood's 'Diversity' Talk

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 20:05

In their The Hollywood Reporter cover story, the duo opens up about inclusion and why it’s important to show Black people’s humanity on screen.

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North Dakota Tribe Ordered to Quit Blocking Work on Pipeline Construction

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 20:05

After months of protests, the Sioux were dealt a legal blow. 

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Watch Franchesca Ramsey Dismantle Top 5 Slavery Apologist Arguments

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 13:45

From “they were well-fed” to “they were happy to have jobs,” she breaks down why defending slavery is reprehensible.

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REPORT: Women Are Landing in Local Jails At An Alarming Rate

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 13:45

And those inmates are disproportionately Black and Latinx. A new study explores how incarceration impacts their lives—and their families.

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Lawyer Defending Baltimore PD Tied to White Supremacist Groups

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 10:33

Glen Keith Allen said that he distanced himself from White supremacist organization National Alliance. The Southern Poverty Law Center just published records that show he donated to the group in 2003.

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Larry Wilmore Says Comedy Central Didn't Promote 'The Nightly Show' Enough

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 10:33

Wilmore spoke with a number of outlets on "The Nightly Show's" cancellation, commenting on its legacy and the ways its network could have done more to sustain the program. 

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From Support to Horror, The World Reacts to Nate Parker's Resurrected Sexual Assault Case

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 10:33

Revived focus on a 17-year-old sexual assault case involving Parker and his "The Birth of a Nation" co-writer Jean Celestin—and the revelation that their accuser took her own life in 2012—has initiated a public conversation about rape and race.

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