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The Department of Justice is Reportedly Investigating Harvard's Affirmative Action Policy

racewireblog - 11 October, 2017 - 10:54

“It speaks volumes that Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department is prioritizing attacking affirmative action at a time when White nationalists are marching openly in the streets.”

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Screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher to Dramatize the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike in 'I Am a Man'

racewireblog - 10 October, 2017 - 18:43

The Oscar-winning writer will adapt a 2007 book by labor historian Michael K. Honey that chronicles how striking Black sanitation workers demanded racial equity. 

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Senators Introduce Bipartisan Sentencing Reform Bill

racewireblog - 10 October, 2017 - 15:37

Senator Cory Booker: “The mass incarceration explosion of the last 40 years has … disproportionately affected communities of color and the poor and devalued the very idea of justice in America.”

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Three Lessons From Adrienne Maree Brown's 'Emergent Strategy'

racewireblog - 10 October, 2017 - 15:37

There have been many opportunities to put into practice the messages, drawn from the natural world, of brown’s latest book.

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Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

racewireblog - 10 October, 2017 - 15:37

The influential Black singer-songwriters are part of a list of nominees that spans generations.

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Gun Control Advocates Cannot Win Without Fighting Their Own Racism [OPINION]

racewireblog - 6 October, 2017 - 14:37

The National Rifle Association uses racism to make people of color the enemy. But the logic that gun control advocates lean on after mass killings—like Sunday’s massacre in Las Vegas—relies on racist assumptions of a different kind. Here’s what they need to challenge to secure meaningful, equitable gun control legislation.

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WATCH: A Black Woman Seeks Joy Through Victorian Cosplay in 'Black Girl in a Big Dress'

racewireblog - 6 October, 2017 - 14:37

Creator and star Aydrea Walden: ”Sometimes, Black people stay up all night at swing dance competitions, or get up early to watch British sitcoms before work.”

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Jesmyn Ward, Erika L. Sánchez Shortlisted for National Book Award

racewireblog - 6 October, 2017 - 07:52

Poets, novelists and historians of color dominate the National Book Awards shortlist, holding more than half the finalist spots across four categories.

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Dee Rees Helms 'An Uncivil War,' A Historical Drama on the Fight for the Equal Rights Amendment

racewireblog - 6 October, 2017 - 07:52

The “Bessie” and “Mudbound” director’s upcoming film will follow the conflict between the feminist advocates who almost made the Equal Rights Amendment the law of the land and the conservatives who rallied against them.

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House Passes Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks

racewireblog - 5 October, 2017 - 19:14

It’s unlikely to pass in the Senate.

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Netflix's New 'Shaft' Reboot Deal Could Set a New Precedent for Distribution of Black-Led Films

racewireblog - 5 October, 2017 - 19:14

The deal would make Tim Story and Kenya Barris’ new take on the Blaxploitation hero available to Netflix’s international subscribers sooner than usual, and help finance the movie on the front end.

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WATCH: Senate Hearing on Trump Administration's Decision to End DACA

racewireblog - 5 October, 2017 - 16:01

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary is hearing arguments for and against ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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Quvenzhané Wallis Releases Two New Children's Books

racewireblog - 5 October, 2017 - 12:40

The “Annie” actress draws on her Oscar and school experiences for “A Night Out with Mama” and “Shai & Emmie Star in Break an Egg!”

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B-Boy Richard 'Crazy Legs' Colón Delivers Clean Drinking Water to Puerto Ricans in Need

racewireblog - 5 October, 2017 - 12:40

The veteran breakdancer and Rock Steady Crew member launched a new campaign to provide relief for the commonwealth.

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Committee on Natural Resources Dems Demand Hearing on Trump's Hurricane Response in PR, USVI

racewireblog - 5 October, 2017 - 12:40

“It is appropriate that we exercise our authority in this regard to hear from officials of the Trump administration in a hearing on the sufficiency of their efforts to respond to the crises in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.”

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'SNL' Viewers Praise, Critique Michael Che's Call for 'Cheap Cracker' Trump to Help Puerto Rico

racewireblog - 4 October, 2017 - 17:22

The “Saturday Night Live” season premiere also featured musical guest Jay-Z, who performed while wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey.

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Weeks After Guards Attacked Him, Political Prisoner Herman Bell Is Being Denied Family Visits

racewireblog - 4 October, 2017 - 17:22

On September 5, former Black Panther Herman Bell was assaulted by guards at Great Meadows Correctional Facility. He is currently in isolation, receiving inadequate medical care and is being denied a scheduled family visit. Here, his daughter-in-law reflects on how vital these all-too-rare chances to connect truly are.

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POLL: Most White People Don't Think They Enjoy Privilege Over Blacks

racewireblog - 4 October, 2017 - 17:22

Also, water is wet.

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Harvard Students Protest Betsy DeVos With 'White Supremacist' Sign, Raised Fists

racewireblog - 4 October, 2017 - 10:31

Activists demonstrated at the venue where the secretary of education was speaking in response to her policies surrounding school choice, campus sexual assault and transgender students.

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