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Questions Remain About Sandra Bland, Caitlyn Jenner at the ESPYs, Meet the Pentaquark

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:44

Some of Thursday's big headlines

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Report: Child Poverty Rate Holds Steady for Blacks, Down for Everyone Else

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:44

The poverty rate for black children is holding steady at 38 percent, while the rate of Asian, Latino and white American children living in an impoverished household dropped to 20 percent.

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ICYMI: PSAs Counter Popular Narrative About Asian-American LGBTQ Youth And Parents

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:44

These PSAs feature API parents talking about their LGBTQ children in ways that counter popular narratives about the AAPI community. 

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#WCW: Today's Marks 18 Years Since Missy Elliott Dropped 'Supa Dupa Fly'

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 15:10

A little early for a #TBT, but an extremely relevant #WCW. 

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ACLU Sues Fresno County and California for Subpar Public Defense System

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:07

ACLU says "Fresno County deputy public defenders are shouldering caseloads that make it impossible for even the most skilled attorneys to provide meaningful and effective representation to their indigent clients."

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Obama Talks Criminal Justice Reform at NAACP Convention

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:07

President Obama at the NAACP's annual convention: "Any system that allows us to turn a blind eye to hopelessness and despair, that is not a justice system. That is an injustice system."

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Five Cats That #Trump for Racial Justice

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:07

# TrumpYourCat may be the best thing that’s ever happened to the Instagram.

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Greek Lawmakers Weight Austerity, El Chapo Escape Video, Chris Brown's Home Invasion

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:07

Some of Wednesday's big stories

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Denver Broncos Star's Mom Among Those Released By Presidential Decree

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 09:03

Demaryius Thomas' mother's sentence was commuted by President Obama after she spent more than 15 years behind bars in federal prison. 

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Kendrick Lamar Sued Over Uncredited Photo Use

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 09:03

The rapper, along with Interscope and Aftermath, are named in a suit by a photographer who says they used his photo on the cover of one of Kendrick's singles without his approval. 

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Alabama Mom Files Lawsuit Against Police for Tasering Sick Daughter

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 05:58

Suit says police tasered a teenage girl three times during a medical emergency.

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ICYMI: Listen to All of August Wilson's 'American Century Cycle' for Free

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 11:22

The acclaimed playwright's century-spanning "American Century Cycle" was recorded by New York pubic radio station WNYC in 2013. Actors include Taraji P. Henson and Phylicia Rashad.

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#BoycottBravo Trends Over Andy Cohen Calling Amandla Stenberg 'Jackhole of the Day'

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 11:22

Also, André Leon Talley had interesting things to say about Caitlyn Jenner in the same episode of "Watch What Happens: Live."

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John Lewis Recreated Selma March at Comic-Con in Full Costume

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 11:22

Rep. John Lewis returns to Comic-Con in "official outfit" from Selma march and shows the world what a real superhero looks like.

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Abortion Support Without Politics

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 11:22

Aspen Baker, co-founder of the controversial post-abortion support service Exhale, talks about her "pro-voice" philosophy, why her group refuses to label itself pro-choice or pro-life, and how it deals with race in the reproductive health movement.

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Iran Deal, Eric Garner Settlement, Starbucks Expands to Africa

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 11:22

Some of Tuesday's big headlines

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Read: New York Magazine’s Cover Story on Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 08:16

Ta-Nehisi Coates talks about his new book, why he's suspicious of the forgiveness narrative surrounding the Charleston massacre and more.

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Top 5 #WhiteGirlsDoItBetter Rebuttals

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 08:16

Thankfully, the Internet nipped this racist hashtag in the bud before it was too late. The result is hilarious. 

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BuzzFeed Asks: Can You Name the White Guy Running For President?

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 05:14

Video of folks on the street trying to name some of the white guys who are running for president. Spoiler alert: Most of them can't.

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ICYMI: Latino Immigrant Laborer Claps Back at Xenophobic Rhetoric, Donald Trump

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 13:43

In a viral video, a Latino laborer offers his thoughts on Donald Trump and his (and this country's) xenophobic hypocrisy. 

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