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Vice Writers Vote To Unionize

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:02

Vice—largely known as a politically "edgy" conglomerate—is the largest media company whose editorial employees are unionizing. 

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Sony Pictures Thinks Miles Davis Biopic Is About an 'Iconic Singer'

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 08:58

The Don Cheadle-helmed biopic was picked up by Sony Pictures Classic, which labeled the trailblazing trumpeter, songwriter and genre-bender as an "iconic singer." 

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VIDEO: Wyatt Cenac And Jon Stewart Seemingly Bury Conflict During 'Daily Show' Finale

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 05:55

The former "Daily Show" correspondent, who previously described an incident in which Jon Stewart cursed him out over criticism of a potentially-racist bit, appeared on the show's finale and seemingly confirmed that there were no hard feelings. 

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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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