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Nate Parker Apologizes For Hurt Caused By Comments, Attitude On 1999 Rape Trial

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 08:32

"I got a lot of work to do within myself," said Parker in an exclusive interview with Ebony.

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Beyoncé Honors Mothers of the Movement, Crushes 'Lemonade' Hits at MTV Video Music Awards

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 08:32

Plus, Rihanna took home the Video Vanguard Award, Kanye West spoke (a lot) and more from the VMAs. 

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READ: How NOLA's Housing Crisis Caught Up to Big Freedia

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 05:24

The New Orleans bounce music icon and reality TV star received a sentence of three years probation and a fine of $35,000 for Section 8 voucher fraud. A new Pitchfork article examines the housing problems that underwrote Big Freedia's conviction.

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Milwaukee, After the Fires

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 12:32

In mid-August Milwaukee experienced several days of unrest due to the police killing of 23-year-old Sylville Smith. Here, community leaders reflect on the before and after. 

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Two New Studies Emphasize the Health Risks of Fracking

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 12:32

Researchers claim the process can be harmful to fertility and cause a host of other medical problems. 

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Jabari Parker, Isaiah Thomas Join Chicago Activists for Town Hall on Violence and Sports

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 12:32

ESPN website "The Undefeated" hosted a town hall with frank conversations about gun violence and athlete activism in America.

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Philando Castile's Killer Placed Back on Admin Leave Following Outcry

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 12:32

Jeronimo Yanez was put on office duty last week. Protesters were not having it.

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Read Full Text of Clinton's Speech on Trump and GOP's 'Racist Ideology'

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 06:12

“Donald Trump has built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia. He is taking hate groups mainstream, and helping a radical fringe take over the Republican Party. His disregard for the values that make our country great is profoundly dangerous.”

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Department of Homeland Security Investigating Leslie Jones Hack

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 06:12

JustLeslie.com was hacked to include personal information and nude photos of the “SNL” star.

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University of Chicago Tells Incoming Students Not to Expect 'Safe Spaces' or 'Trigger Warnings'

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 20:07

Dean of Students John Ellison: "The members of our community must have the freedom to espouse and explore a wide range of ideas."

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ICYMI: Purvi Patel Could Be Released From Prison Soon

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 07:50

Indiana officials opted not to challenge the Court of Appeals’s decision to vacate her conviction for feticide.

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City in Iowa Gave Black Teen Hush Money After Police Assault

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 07:50

A new report says Waterloo officials gave Malcolm Anderson an additional $5,000, on top of his $95,000 settlement, to not speak to media or civil rights groups.

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Milwaulkee, After the Fires

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 15:22

In mid-August Milwaukee experienced several days of unrest due to the police killing of 23-year-old Sylville Smith. Here, community leaders reflect on the before and after. 

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