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Is ICE Punishing Immigrant Rights Activists for Their Political Activity?

racewireblog - 9 February, 2018 - 14:14

NYC immigration rights organizer Ravi Ragbir is facing deportation on Saturday. He is just one of several activists around the country who have been detained or deported after publicly fighting to change the system.

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Congress Investigates FEMA's Failure to Deliver 18.5 Million Meals to Puerto Rico

racewireblog - 9 February, 2018 - 14:14

The agency awarded a $156 million contract to a company with no experience in the food industry.

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Jesmyn Ward Plans Two New Novels, Including First for Young Adults

racewireblog - 9 February, 2018 - 07:53

The National Book Award winner’s latest works will feature Black women as protagonists.

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#WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe Trends as Fans Celebrate Cultural Importance of the New Film

racewireblog - 9 February, 2018 - 07:53

Hashtag creator Kayla Sutton: ”To have a film filled with people that look like me and my family is the most amazing gift.”

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READ: Now That The Cleveland Indians Dropped Its Racist Logo, What's Next?

racewireblog - 8 February, 2018 - 11:06

The Atlantic argues that the choice should make it easier for other teams to follow suit.

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'Blindspotting' Director Carlos López Estrada: 'Being Mexican-American Gives Me a Certain Responsibility'

racewireblog - 8 February, 2018 - 11:06

The filmmaker discusses his new narrative film about gentrification and racism in Oakland in a new interview.

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New Billboard Campaign Counters 'Abortion Reversal' Misinformation

racewireblog - 8 February, 2018 - 11:06

The Abortion Care Network put up billboards in the San Francisco Bay Area in response to the state nursing board’s recent approval of a course on medication abortion “reversal.”

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STUDY: Outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease Linked to Flint Water Crisis

racewireblog - 8 February, 2018 - 07:08

Researchers trace a rise in the illness to the water source that triggered the crisis.

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Jermaine Dupri, Kool & The Gang Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame

racewireblog - 8 February, 2018 - 07:08

Dupri is the second hip hop musician to be inducted.

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ICYMI: 9 Women of Color Accuse Hollywood 'Gatekeeper' of Sexual Harrassment

racewireblog - 8 February, 2018 - 07:08

Manager Vincent Cirrincione, whose clients included Halle Berry and Taraji P. Henson, allegedly used his reputation for breaking famous Black actresses into a competitive industry to proposition and sexually harass them.

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Dodge Faces Backlash for Using Anti-Capitalist Martin Luther King Jr. Sermon in Super Bowl Ad

racewireblog - 8 February, 2018 - 07:08

The truck commercial uses part of King’s “The Drum Major Instinct” sermon—conveniently omitting the part where he denounces advertising as part of an oppressive economic system.

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Black Lives Matter Activist Calls Out 'White Privilege' of Post-Super Bowl Property Damage

racewireblog - 8 February, 2018 - 07:08

Hawk Newsome: ”You can riot if you’re White and your team wins, but if you’re Black and being killed, you can’t speak out.”

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Proposed Immigration Measure Would Bypass Border Wall Funding

racewireblog - 8 February, 2018 - 07:08

Meanwhile, some lawmakers consider postponing a permanent solution for DACA recipients.

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Federal Judge: Florida's Voting Ban for Formerly Incarcerated People is Unconstitutional

racewireblog - 7 February, 2018 - 08:01

The judge said that civil rights cannot be withheld based on “partisan, religious or racial bias.”

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White Supremacist Group's Plan to Tank 'Black Panther' Rotten Tomatoes Score Fails

racewireblog - 7 February, 2018 - 08:01

The ”Down With Disney’s Treatment of Franchises and its Fanboys” Facebook page no longer exists.

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AARP Finds that a Majority of Asian American and Pacific Islander Elders Are at Risk for Financial Fraud

racewireblog - 7 February, 2018 - 08:01

An overwhelming number of Asian American and Pacific Islanders over 50 years old are targeted by financial fraud, according to a new AARP survey. 

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#MeToo Founder Tarana Burke Writes Memoir, 'Where the Light Enters'

racewireblog - 7 February, 2018 - 08:01

“The book will also help readers understand the often overlooked historical connections of the role sexual violence plays in communities of color, specifically Black communities.”

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Libros 787 Fights to Conserve Puerto Rico's Literary Legacy

racewireblog - 7 February, 2018 - 08:01

The online bookstore, named for the island’s primary area code, is developing a singular location for Puerto Rican literature.

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Philadelphia's City Council Calls on Officials to End Cash Bail System

racewireblog - 7 February, 2018 - 08:01

Will the courts and the district attorney’s office take up the challenge?

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New Book Breaks Down the History of African American and Latinx People Joining Forces to Fight Racism

racewireblog - 6 February, 2018 - 03:34

In “An African American and Latinx History of the United States,” historian Paul Ortiz illuminates how Black and Brown people built cross-border, multi-ethnic solidarity movements to resist imperialism, achieve civil rights and ultimately shape the course of history. 

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