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New Report Says Senate Tax Reform Bill Will Hurt Poorest Americans

racewireblog - 30 November, 2017 - 18:36

Meanwhile, corporations and high-earners will see a tax break.

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4 Ways the Soul Train Awards Proved That Real Singing Still Matters

racewireblog - 29 November, 2017 - 18:54

The Soul Train Awards always deliver exceptional performances. Here’s a recap, starring Bilal, Fantasia, Luke James, SWV and Method Man.

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#BlackoutBlackFriday Campaign Returns for Another Year of Retail Boycotts, Free Events

racewireblog - 29 November, 2017 - 18:54

The fourth annual action combines economic boycotts with free screenings of “Whose Streets?” in New York City and Oakland.

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Motherhood, Poverty and Privacy in Trump's America

racewireblog - 29 November, 2017 - 15:14

A legal scholar argues that poor mothers are stripped of their right to privacy under the conditions of the state benefits system—and that the situation could get much worse.

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Ethics Committee Launches Investigation Into John Conyers Sexual Harassment Allegations

racewireblog - 29 November, 2017 - 15:14

The Detroit Free Press on the Michigan Representative: “He should resign his position and allow the investigation into his behavior to unfold without the threat that it would render him, and the people he now represents, effectively voiceless.”

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Four Centuries After the First Thanksgiving, the Mashpee Wampanoag Fight to Reclaim Their Language

racewireblog - 29 November, 2017 - 15:14

The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, whose ancestors dined with Pilgrims at the first Thanksgiving, created a language immersion school to preserve its heritage.

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Jordan Peele and 'Get Out' Score 5 Spirit Award Nominations

racewireblog - 28 November, 2017 - 17:33

Dee Rees, Amman Abbasi and other filmmakers of color also received nods from indie cinema organization Film Independent.

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Judge Says Trump Administration Can't Stop Funding Surgeries for Transgender Service Members

racewireblog - 28 November, 2017 - 17:33

A second federal judge blocked Trump’s transgender military ban.

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Watch This Harrowing New Trailer for 'The Rape of Recy Taylor'

racewireblog - 28 November, 2017 - 13:59

The documentary explores how Taylor, who was kidnapped and raped by White men in Jim Crow Alabama, worked to fight sexual violence.

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FCC Unleashes Plan to Kill Net Neutrality

racewireblog - 27 November, 2017 - 17:54

Digital justice advocates say it could turn the open internet—a valuable tool for communities of color—into a pay-for-play club for telecom corporations.

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Smithsonian Wants to Help Black Families Digitize Home Movies for Posterity

racewireblog - 27 November, 2017 - 17:54

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is looking to partner with Black families who want to preserve their family histories.

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The Keystone XL Pipeline Is a Go. Now What?

racewireblog - 27 November, 2017 - 11:31

Environmentalists are declaring partial victory, while Indigenous leaders vow to continue fighting.

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Trump Administration Terminates Temporary Protected Status for Nearly 60,000 Haitian Immigrants

racewireblog - 22 November, 2017 - 17:33

The Temporary Protected Status program shielded thousands of Haitians from deportation proceedings after an earthquake devastated their country.

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Judge Blocks Trump's Order to Withhold Federal Funds From Sanctuary Cities

racewireblog - 22 November, 2017 - 17:33

“This case is a check on the president’s abuse of power, which is exactly what the framers of the Constitution had in mind.”

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DOJ Issues $98 Million in Grants to Hire More Police Officers

racewireblog - 22 November, 2017 - 17:33

Municipalities that agreed to help the federal government detain immigrants received special consideration for funding.

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Chance the Rapper Confronts Batman's Racist Policing, Dedicates Slow Jam to Barack Obama on 'SNL'

racewireblog - 22 November, 2017 - 17:33

The Chicago artist and philanthropist hosted the late-night sketch program for the first time.

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WATCH: Get Into the Epic New Trailer for Ava DuVernay's 'A Wrinkle in Time'

racewireblog - 22 November, 2017 - 17:33

DuVernay’s fantastical take on the 1963 novel opens in theaters on March 9.

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READ: Jay-Z Demands Justice for Meek Mill in New Editorial

racewireblog - 22 November, 2017 - 10:44

“What’s happening to Meek Mill is just one example of how our criminal justice system entraps and harasses hundreds of thousands of Black people every day.”

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ICYMI: How One Artist Turned a Microaggression Into Your New Favorite Game

racewireblog - 21 November, 2017 - 21:46

Momo Pixel created “Hair Nah” to let users swipe overeager White people’s hands away from their hair.

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A Black Queer Couple Candidly Explores Polyamory in '195 Lewis'

racewireblog - 21 November, 2017 - 21:46

Director Chanelle Aponte Pearson shares how her all-Black LGBTQ creative team brought their truth to the five-part web series.

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