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50+ First Nations Sign Treaty to Unify Fight Against Tar Sands

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 11:05

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Lummi Nation are among the U.S. signatories.

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READ: Shaun King Advocates Nationwide Boycott to End Police Violence

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 11:05

"This country is clearly willing to continue killing unarmed men, women and children without ever making any serious efforts at reforms," King writes. "This economic boycott can change that."

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Audra McDonald, Sandra Cisneros Among National Medals of Arts and Humanities Awardees of Color

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 11:05

President Barack Obama awarded the medals to numerous arts and humanities luminaries during a ceremony at the White House. 

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Zika Transmission Limited to Two Mosquito Species, Study Confirms

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 11:05

The Culex mosquito was also believed to carry the virus, but it does not in the United States

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Tulsa Cop Who Killed Terence Crutcher Arrested, Released on Bond

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 07:55

Officer Betty Shelby was charged with first-degree manslaughter.

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Donald Trump Advocates Nationwide Stop and Frisk, People Say 'Nah'

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 07:55

Also, one of his Ohio campaign chairs resigned after insisting there was "no racism" before President Obama.

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Acclaimed Poet, Rising Graphic Novelist and Native Language Revivalist Among 2016 MacArthur Geniuses of Color

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 03:41

Claudia Rankine, Gene Luen Yang and Daryl Baldwin join several luminaries of color as this year's awardees for the MacArthur Foundation's prestigious grants.

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Witnesses Say White Cop Killed Keith Lamont Scott, Cop Shot Charlotte Protester

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 11:32

A state of emergency has been declared in the North Carolina city as protesters agitate for justice.

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WATCH: This Hilarious 'Formation' Spoof Takes Aim at Anti-Abortion TRAP Laws

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 11:32

Jean Grae, Joyelle Nicole and Denae Famada team up for Lady Parts Justice League's "InFormation," a comedic video with a serious message.

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'Luke Cage' Composer and Super-Producer Adrian Younge Has a New Album and Message for Composers of Color

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 08:19

With a new electronic album dropping today and the upcoming debut of  "Luke Cage," Younge discusses both projects and the importance of this moment for Black composers.

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Richard Sherman, Cam Newton Offer Responses on Police Shooting, Unrest in Charlotte

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 08:19

Two of the NFL's most famous players—one of whom plays in Charlotte—spoke out on the state of affairs in the city following the death of Keith Lamont Scott.

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#RentersDayOfAction Kicks Off Today in 48 U.S. Cities

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 08:19

Demonstrations have started in New York City and San Francisco, with others scheduled for Boston and Chicago.

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Archaeologists and Historians Show Public Support to #NoDAPL While House Democrats Host Forum on Sacred Resources

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 08:19

The Standing Rock Sioux continue to gain advocates in the fight to protect their land and burial grounds.

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Self Care in the Multiracial Movement for Black Lives

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 08:19

There are many ways that leaders keep going in the face of work that can be traumatic.

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Black Female Tech Entrepreneur Raises $7 Million for Renewable Energy Startup

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 08:19

Jessica O. Matthews, CEO of Uncharted Play, is killing it in the tech world.

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New Video Suggests Cop Intentionally Killed Black Man, Planted Gun

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 04:35

Former officer Jason Stockley faces first-degree murder charges for his role in the shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith.

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Why These 11 Cities Are Pushing Back Against Secret Police Surveillance

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 04:35

The Community Control Over Police Surveillance initiative wants the people—not law enforcement agencies—to decide how surveillance is used in communities of color.

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STUDY: Climate Change Perceptions Vary Among Generations of Alaska's Yup'ik and Cup'ik People

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:14

By normalizing weather instability, 18- to 29-year-olds are becoming less aware of its risks.

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Keith Lamont Scott Killed by Cop, Sparks Protest and Unrest in Charlotte

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:14

Officer Brentley Vinson fatally shot Scott while executing a warrant for another man. Police say Scott was armed—his family says otherwise.

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No Charges for Cop Who Killed Korryn Gaines

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:14

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund has requested an independent review of the Baltimore County Police Department.

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