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Cab Driver Ordered to Pay $25,000 for Refusing to Serve Black Family

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 05:55

A judge found that a NYC driver discriminated against a black family when he refused to pick them up—then stopped for two white women just feet away.

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Cheyenne River Sioux Say No to Washington NFL Team Donations

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 05:55

Washington NFL Team tries to buy absolution, Cheyenne River Souix Tribal Council says no.

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Read: Huffington Post Explores The Brilliant Aftermath of the Ferguson Protests

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 14:33

As the first anniversary of Michael Brown’s murder approaches, a look at how the Ferguson protests have impacted the nation.

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Michael Brown, One Year Later

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 11:30

The current movement to end racialized police and extrajudicial violence is made up of thousands of people and actions that don't make the front page or the evening broadcast. One year after officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown, two key organizers from the St. Louis area share what they think about this political moment. 

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Over 15k Sign Petition to Boycott 'Stonewall' And Its White/Cis-washing of History

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 11:30

The petition to boycott the upcoming film, set during the Stonewall riots, centers on the film's glossing-over of the contributions of women, trans* folks and people of color to the landmark event. 

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Violent Misogyny on 'Compton: A Soundtrack' Echoes Dr. Dre's Past

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 08:26

On "Compton: A Soundtrack," a skit about murdering a woman and an Eminem punchline about rape bring to mind Dr. Dre's history of misogynistic violence. 

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The Unbelievable GOP Debate, Jon Stewart's Last Show, Legionnaires' Disease in NYC

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 08:26

It's Friday! Here are some of today's big stories

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Federal Appeals Court Weakens Texas' Discriminatory Voter ID Law

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 08:26

Court says the law discriminates against people of color and the poor but stops short of saying the state did it on purpose.

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Check Out a Syllabus for an Urban Design Course That Somehow Doesn't Exist Yet

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 05:23

Did they include everything they should have? 

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'Stonewall' Trailer Accused of Whitewashing, Omitting Contributions of Trans* People of Color

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 15:24

The trailer for Roland Emmerich's upcoming film about the Stonewall riots has provoked controversy for omitting the contributions of integral activists of color including Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. 

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VIDEO: StoryCorps Animates a Story of Police Violence From a Black Man Raised by White Parents

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:18

This new animated video from StoryCorps tells the story of a young black man who learns about the full extent of American racism when he almost loses his life in a traffic stop. 

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#TBT: Check Out the First Episode of 'Yo! MTV Raps' In Full!

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:18

The landmark MTV show, which helped bring hip-hop to a mainstream platform, celebrates its 27th birthday today. 

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Report: From Unemployment to Food Insecurity, Black Women in the Rural South are Suffering

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 09:17

A staggering nine in 10 are living at or below the poverty line.

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'The I'm Tired Project' Tackles Stereotypes and Privilege Via Photos

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 09:17

Art has the power to illuminate dark corners and show people the uncomfortable truths hidden in them. A new project from Paula Akpan and Harriet Evans aims to do just that. Described on the project’s Tumblr as “A project aiming to highlight the significance and lasting impact of everyday micro-aggressions and stereotypes,” “The ‘I’m Tired’ Project” features images of women and men with the stereotypes they are tired of carrying literally written on their weary backs.

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GOP Debate, Four Gazans Killed by Unexploded Israeli Bomb, Hollywood Stays White

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 09:17

Some of Thursday's big stories

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5 Reasons Why the Latest Attacks on Planned Parenthood Matter to People of Color

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 09:17

You're probably feeling serious deja vu from the latest spate of videos that anti-abortion activists and lawmakers are using to impact Planned Parenthood's federal funding. Here are five reasons why this familiar tactic and the political machinations it's fueling matter to communities of color.

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ICYMI: Echo Kellum to Star as Mr. Terrific, TV's First Gay Black Superhero

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:11

Kellum will play DC hero Mister Terrific on the CW's "Arrow" this fall.  

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#QueridaKellyOsbourne: 10 Tweets That We Hope She Saw

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 14:15

Did we include yours? 

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VIDEO: Apparently, You Can Don a KKK Tattoo and FUBU Sneakers at the Same Time

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 14:15

Seriously though, this Confederate Flag-waver sees nothing wrong with it. 

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3 Years After the Sikh Temple Massacre, Hate-Violence Prevention Is Key

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:13

Three years ago today, a white supremacist barged into the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin and fatally shot six people. Deepa Iyer argues that we must focus on preventing rather than fighting hate violence.

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