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READ: DREAMer Calls Out President's Divisive DACA Demands

racewireblog - 17 October, 2017 - 03:26

“We are not more human than other immigrants because we are called ‘dreamers.’”

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Prep for Kumail Nanjiani's 'SNL' Hosting Gig With These 7 Funny Clips

racewireblog - 17 October, 2017 - 03:26

The Pakistani-American comedian is the first native of South Asia to host the weekly sketch comedy show.

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Robin Thede's Comic Genius In 5 Clips

racewireblog - 17 October, 2017 - 03:26

Relive some of the comedian’s best bits before her new show, “The Rundown with Robin Thede,” premieres on BET.

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Study Shows Black Students, Kids With Disabilities in Missouri Punished More Than Peers

racewireblog - 16 October, 2017 - 17:03

“We must take actions at every level to end Missouri’s school-to-prison pipeline.”

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READ: Marsha P. Johnson Film Archivist Issues Statement Supporting Accusations of Theft

racewireblog - 16 October, 2017 - 17:03

Kamran Shahrary: “Based on what I have seen, undoubtedly someone at some point made heavy usage of [Reina Gossett’s] work and research, and to say this didn’t happen is a bold-faced lie, which flies in the face of all available evidence.”

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White Man Indicted for Enslaving Black Man With Cognitive Deficits

racewireblog - 16 October, 2017 - 17:03

Bobby Paul Edwards allegedly abused John Christopher Smith at the restaurant where he worked for five years.

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ICYMI: Lionel Richie Partners with Curtis Mayfield's Estate for New Biopic Film

racewireblog - 16 October, 2017 - 17:03

“It’s time to celebrate and re-evaluate Curtis’ legacy.”

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Roger Goodell Asks NFL Players to Stand for National Anthem, Encounters Immediate Backlash

racewireblog - 16 October, 2017 - 10:51

Critics took the NFL commissioners to task for asking athletes to “move past this controversy” while Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned.

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Njideka Crosby, Cristina Jiménez Moreta and More Changemakers of Color Win MacArthur Fellowships

racewireblog - 13 October, 2017 - 15:22

Eleven artists, scholars, organizers and writers of color won MacArthur fellowships—also known as “Genius grants”—to support their work.

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WATCH: Miami Superstar Tributes, Fire Cyphers and More BET Hip Hop Awards Dopeness

racewireblog - 13 October, 2017 - 15:22

Here are seven must-see clips from the annual celebration of hip-hop.

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House Committee Approves $36.5 Billion in Hurricane and Wildfire Recovery Aid

racewireblog - 13 October, 2017 - 15:22

“These funds are vital right now, in the near term, to get the aid where it is needed most.”

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South Carolina State Reps Propose Memorial for Black Confederate Soldiers

racewireblog - 13 October, 2017 - 15:22

Confederate sympathizers have promoted stories about Black Civil War veterans—the vast majority of whom were enslaved peoples, conscripted into Confederate service—since the 1970s.

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Watch EPA Head Scott Pruitt Damn Us All to Fiery Hell on Earth

racewireblog - 12 October, 2017 - 22:27

He just officially rescinded the Clean Power Plan.

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Critics Slam ESPN for Suspending Jemele Hill

racewireblog - 12 October, 2017 - 22:27

The ESPN host was suspended for critiquing Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ vow to bench players who protest during the pre-game national anthem.

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After Being Beaten By White Supremacists in Charlottesville, DeAndre Harris Charged With Felony

racewireblog - 12 October, 2017 - 12:31

It’s virtually the same charge that was handed out to the men who beat him in an instantly-viral video.

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ICYMI: Filmmaker Reina Gossett Says 'Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson' Director Stole Her Work

racewireblog - 12 October, 2017 - 12:31

“This kind of extraction/excavation of Black life, disabled life, poor life, trans life is so old and so deeply connected to the violence Marsha had to deal with throughout her life.” 

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'The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson' Celebrates the Black Trans Revolutionary's Activism and Tries to Solve the Mystery of Her Death

racewireblog - 12 October, 2017 - 12:31

In the new Netflix documentary “The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson” the trans trailblazer’s friends and allies secure her place in history and re-investigate her mysterious death, which police ruled as a suicide. 

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100,000 U.S. Prisoners Are Trapped in Isolation Units. 'Solitary' Author and Forensic Psychiatrist Terry Kupers Explains Why

racewireblog - 11 October, 2017 - 17:35

In his stark new book, “Solitary: The Inside Story of Supermax Isolation and How We Can Abolish It,” veteran forensic psychiatrist Terry Allen Kupers explores the rise of supermax prisons, the normalization of long-term solitary confinement, and how isolation damages people’s psyches. He talks to Colorlines about  what race has to do with it and more. 

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Michael B. Jordan to Co-Star in Netflix Series Adaptation of 'Raising Dion' Comic

racewireblog - 11 October, 2017 - 14:21

Jordan will also executive produce Dennis Liu’s superhero series, which depicts a Black mother and son who seek clarity and protection after the child demonstrates magical abilities.

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Jeff Sessions Says Civil Rights Act Doesn't Protect Trans Workers From Discrimination

racewireblog - 11 October, 2017 - 10:54

National Center for Transgender Equality: “We’ll see him in court.”

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