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ICYMI: Google Working To Fix Bug That Tagged Black People as 'Gorillas'

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 08:28

The company is scrambiling to fix bugs in its Google Photo app that tagged a black man and black woman as "gorillas." 

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Jill Scott Admits She was Wrong for Defending Cosby After Court Documents Emerge

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 08:28

A 2005 deposition reveals that the comedian did confess to buying Quaaludes to drug women. 

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Native Feminism, White Women Passing and the Sad Tale of Andrea Smith

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 08:28

The Rachel Dolezal fraud has led to mainstream scrutinizing about Andrea Smith, an icon of Native American feminism long accused of being a white woman passing as Cherokee. A look at the not-new, not-easy issues right beneath the surface.

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Cleveland Cop Under Investigation For Racist, Anti-Muslim Tweets

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 08:28

Officer is being investigated for racist and anti-Muslim posts, which violate the department’s social media policy.

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‘Muslim Funny Fest’ to Hit NYC

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 08:28

Muslim-centric comedy is designed to break down sterotypes, one laugh at a time.

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ICYMI: Mexican-American Soccer Star was Turned Away From Mostly White U.S. Team

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 05:21

An ESPNW article on the American dual-citizens playing for other women's national soccer teams sheds light on the bizarre practices surrounding the predominantly-white U.S. team. 

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Cosby Admits to Drugging Women, the Pope's Tour, Twitter Wants to Know Your Birthday

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 05:21

Some of Tuesday's big stories

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BREAKING: South Carolina State Senate Votes To Take Down Confederate Flag

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 13:45

Amidst national debate on the subject, the South Carolina State Senate voted today to remove the Confederate Flag from capitol grounds. 

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What the Work Looks Like

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 13:45

Alpha Amadou Diallo, a 30-something Bronx-based Guinea native, is trying to set up a credit union for folks who big banks ignore—poor, migrant and often-criminalized people of color. A by-the-numbers look into what that takes. 

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Philadelphia Police Union Says Releasing Names of Officers Involved in Shootings Violates Privacy

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 13:45

Philadelphia police union opposes new policy that will disclose the names of cops in officer-involved shootings within 72 hours.

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UNC Statue Latest To Be Hit With 'Black Lives Matter' Imagery

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 10:42

The 'Silent Sam' statue at the UNC is the latest of Confederate or otherwise-racist historical figures to be attacked with 'Black Lives Matter' and other anti-racist protest imagery. 

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President Obama To Commute Sentences for Dozens of Nonviolent Drug Offenders

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 10:42

President Barack Obama is set to release at least 80 nonviolent drug offenders from prison early as part of his administration’s push for sentencing reform.

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Senators Push for Hearings to Examine Domestic Terrorism Following Charleston Massacre

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 10:42

Senators say Charleston massacre wasn’t just a hate crime—it’s domestic terrorism, too—and requests Judiciary Committee hearing to examine the topic.

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VIDEO: 'Bitch Better Have My Money' Puts Rihanna Back In Controversy

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 07:39

The video for the superstar's trap-heavy new single, which features sensational and lurid depictions of kidnapping and murder, has garnered significant controversy. 

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Here's Why Miguel’s ‘Wildheart’ Should be the Soundtrack to Your Summer

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 07:39

Like they always do, pop critics are declaring which earworm will be the biggest,  highest-selling, most-played "song of the summer." Colorlines Culture Reporter Sameer Rao thinks Miguel's new album, "Wildheart," has the songs you need to free yourself from these inexcapable "summer bangers."

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Poll: Most White Americans View Confederate Flag as a Symbol of Southern Pride, Not Racism

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 04:35

New CNN poll finds that while blacks overwhelming view the Confederate battle flag as racist, more than half of all whites think it’s just a symbol of Southern pride.

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#TBT: Civil Rights Act of 1964 Becomes Law

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 13:03

Today marks 51 years since the historic act's passing. 

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Detroit-Area Muslim Woman Sues Police for Forcing Her to Remove Hijab

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 13:03

A Muslim woman is suing the Dearborn Heights, Michigan, police department for forcing her to remove her hijab in the presence of male officers while she was being booked for an unpaid parking ticket.

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Report: From Tear Gas to Snipers, Dogs to Tanks, Ferguson Police Violated Mike Brown Protestors

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 13:03

A new report from the U.S. Justice Department says Ferguson police violated protestors' free-speech rights, escalated tensions, and caused community distrust by withholding information and allowing cops to remove their nametags. 

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