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UPDATE: 10 Arrested as Movement For Black Lives Takes on Police Unions

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 06:51

Black Youth Project 100, Black Lives Matter and Million Hoodies launch protest actions to demand accountability for police officers who commit violent acts against citizens.

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Infographic: Zika is Thriving in Some of America's Forgotten Territories

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 06:51

When we're discussing the virus transmitted by mosquitos and unprotected sex, we can't erase American-held territories such as Puerto Rico, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Ben Carson Says Being Transgender 'Doesn't Make Any Sense'

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 06:51

The former presidential candidate is set to speak at the Republican National Convention tonight.

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Leslie Jones Outs Racist Twitter Trolls, Gets Support Via #LoveForLeslieJ Hashtag

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 06:51

The "SNL" and "Ghostbusters" star faced racist abuse—including comparisons to a gorilla—that sheds a light on how Twitter handles hateful posts.

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CAIR Distributes 'Islamophobin,' A Fake Cure for Islamophobia, at RNC

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 06:51

The Muslim-American advocacy group advertises the satirical drug as a cure for the Islamophobic thought and rhetoric pervading this election cycle. 

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SCOTUS Nominee Breaks Record for Longest Confirmation Wait

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 13:47

President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland 125 days ago.

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RIGHT NOW: Movement For Blacks Lives Takes on Police Unions

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 10:35

Black Youth Project 100, Black Lives Matter and Million Hoodies launch protest actions to demand accountability for police officers who commit violent acts against citizens.

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Ava DuVernay Doc on Mass Incarceration to Open New York Film Festival, Debut on Netflix

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 10:35

"The 13th" takes its name from the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

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Rep. Steve King Says No Other 'Subgroup' Did More for Civilization Than Whites

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 10:35

This is the same guy who tried to keep Harriet Tubman off the $20 bill.

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10 Best Reactions to Melania Trump's RNC Speech

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 07:19

Viewers went off when they realized an entire section was lifted wholesale from a 2008 FLOTUS speech. From #BeckyWithTheBorrowedSpeech to #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes, hilarity ensued.

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White House Responds to Petition to Declare Black Lives Matter a Hate Group: Nah

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 07:19

“We shouldn’t get too caught up in this notion that somehow people who are asking for fair treatment are somehow, automatically, anti-police, are trying to only look out for Black lives as opposed to others.”

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Third Officer Acquitted in Death of Freddie Gray

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 07:19

Lt. Brian Rice was cleared of all charges.

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14 Must-Read Reactions to Baton Rouge Police Shooting

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:44

Shaun King: “Blaming the #BlackLivesMatter Movement for violence would be like blaming libraries for illiteracy rates or fire departments for fires.”

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Indigenous Leaders Caravan Across the Country to Call for an End to Fracking

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:44

The group is leaving from Flagstaff, Arizona, today and will end up in Philadelphia on July 24 for the March for a Clean Energy Revolution, which dovetails with the Democratic National Convention. 

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3 Ways to Gauge VP Candidate Mike Pence's Stance on Reproductive Health & LGBT Issues

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:44

While presidential candidate Donald Trump doesn't have a legislative record, his just-announced running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, does. On reproductive rights and LGBT issues it's quite clear where he stands.

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HEAL Project Tackles Child Sexual Abuse Using Survivors' Videos, Theater and Social Media

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:44

Survivor Ignacio Rivera's HEAL Project aims to end child sexual abuse 'by making visible the hidden tools used to guilt, shame, coerce and inflict violence onto children.'

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Michelle Alexander, Jesse Williams to Feature at Inaugural 'Many Rivers To Cross' Festival

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 08:35

Sankofa.org, the human rights organization founded by musician and longtime activist Harry Belafonte, just announced the new arts and social justice festival.

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Olympian John Carlos: 'If You're Famous and You're Black, You Have to Be An Activist'

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 08:35

Carlos, who famously raised the Black Power fist on the winner's stand at the 1968 Olympics, addressed the importance of Black athletes' activism in a new Vox piece.

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How Erica Garner Inspired the #LoudBlackGirls Hashtag

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 05:29

Feminista Jones: “Few voices are as systematically silenced as Black women’s.”

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Crank Lucas Spits Serious Bars on America's Hypocritical Racism

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 05:29

The MC and producer, best known for his videos satirizing rap music tropes, went off on police violence and America's vilification of Black people.

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