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WATCH: 100 Years of Hijab Fashion in 1 Minute

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 05:45

A new video aims to show the religious and political power behind the garment worn by some Muslim women.

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SCOTUS Says Race Was Factor in Death Row Sentence

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 05:45

Nearly 30 years after a carefully constructed all-White jury convicted him of murder, a Black man living on death row will now get a new trial. Justice Clarence Thomas would rather that he didn’t.

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STUDY: Criminal Profiling Software Used in Sentencing is Biased Against Black People

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 13:59

ProPublica conducted uncovered the bias in algorithms used to "objectively" assess someone's possibility of committing future crimes.

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REPORT: Black People Are Primary Victims of Mass Shootings

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 07:41

A new piece from The New York Times analyzed statistics on shootings with four or more casualties and found that—contrary to many popular depictions of mass shootings—Black people suffer disproportionately from mass gun violence.

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Madonna's Prince Tribute Draws (Hilarious) Criticism

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 07:41

BET even took aim at Madonna's tribute to the Purple One at the Billboard Music Awards. 

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Here's Why Indiana Should #FreePurvi Patel on Appeal

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 11:38

The Indiana Court of Appeals will hear arguments today in the case of Purvi Patel, the Indian-American woman sentenced to 20 years for feticide and neglect of a dependent in 2015. Advocates say her treatment was racially biased and will deter other pregnant women from seeking medical care.

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Judge Finds Officer Edward Nero Not Guilty in Second Freddie Gray Trial

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 11:38

He was acquitted on charges on reckless endangerment, second-degree assault and misconduct in office.

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Small Poll of Native Americans Says Washington NFL Team's Name Isn't Offensive, Activists Disagree

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 08:25

Change The Mascot campaign: “Here’s what’s objective fact: Every major tribal organization in America, over 100, have come out and supported changing the name.”

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John Cho Thinks #StarringJohnCho 'Was Fantastic'

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 08:25

In a new interview, the "Star Trek" and "Selfie" star discusses racism against Asian-Americans and the anti-Whitewashing hashtag campaign that featured his name.

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Louisiana Governor Expected to Sign 'Blue Lives Matter' Bill

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 08:25

If signed, it would make killing police officers and other first responders a hate crime.

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Drake Leads BET Awards Pack With Nine Nominations

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 08:25

The ceremony will air on June 26, complete with a tribute to Prince.

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New America Ferrera-Produced Series Will Highlight LA's Gentrification Woes

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:15

Peep the trailer for "Gente-Fied," set in Los Angeles' predominantly Latino Boyle Heights neighborhood. 

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Puff Daddy Reunites With Bad Boy Family on 'The Today Show'

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 13:20

The Lox, Lil' Kim, 112 and more joined the label's founder to launch the show's summer concert series. Yup, they performed "It's All About The Benjamins" and "I'll Be Missing You." 

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Congressional Staffer Says People Who Don't Support Confederate Flag Are Basically Terrorists

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 10:16

Somehow, his admonition did not stop House reps from voting to ban the controversial flag from federal cemeteries.

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Activists Gather Around The Country To #SayHerName

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 10:16

The national day of action reinforced calls for accountability in cases of police and White supremacist violence against Black women.

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San Francisco Police Chief Forced to Step Down After Cop Kills Unarmed Black Woman

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 10:16

Activists and local politicians have been calling for Greg Suhr’s resignation for months.

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We Remember: #MikeBrownForever

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 07:03

Michael Brown should have turned 20 years old today.

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WATCH: This Video Breaks Down the Real Problem With White Beauty Standards

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 07:03

“It really starts to make you feel like you don’t belong. Like who you are is different and not acceptable.”

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#TBT To Lorraine Hansberry Discussing 'The Black Revolution and the White Backlash' in 1964

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 07:03

The "A Raisin In The Sun" playwright would have turned 86 today. Celebrate her legacy by listening this still-relevant speech on White support for Black activist movements

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House Introduces New Bill to Address Puerto Rican Debt Crisis

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 07:03

But it locks citizens into a $7.25 minimum wage.

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