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5 #TransWeek Tweets That Highlight the Experiences of Trans People of Color

racewireblog - 21 November, 2017 - 15:37

Transgender Awareness Week seeks to “raise the visibility of transgender and gender nonconforming people, and address the issues the community faces.”

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Keystone Pipeline Leaks 210,000 Gallons of Oil

racewireblog - 21 November, 2017 - 15:37

The spill potentially threatened a bordering Indigenous reservation.

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REPORT: Black Men Sentenced to Substantially Longer Time in Prison Than Whites

racewireblog - 21 November, 2017 - 15:37

The data suggests that judges’ racial bias is to blame.

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REPORT: Oil Refineries Increase Health Risks for Millions of African Americans

racewireblog - 21 November, 2017 - 08:38

A new report examines the dangers of gas and oil pollution in Black communities.

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FCC Votes to Restrict Lifeline Program in Underserved Communities

racewireblog - 20 November, 2017 - 21:50

The Ajit Pai-led commission also voted to remove measures that prevent the consolidation of media in the hands of a few conglomerates.

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Jordan Peele is Not Pleased With Golden Globes Calling 'Get Out' a Comedy

racewireblog - 20 November, 2017 - 13:48

Peele: “What the movie is about is not funny.”

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'Sing, Unburied, Sing' Author Jesmyn Ward Earns 2017 National Book Award

racewireblog - 20 November, 2017 - 13:48

The MacArthur Genius grantee previously won the same award for her 2011 novel, “Salvage the Bones.”

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House Dems Introduce Resolution to Impeach Donald Trump

racewireblog - 17 November, 2017 - 22:02

The measure is unlikely to gain traction with a Republican-run Congress.

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3 Times 'The Mindy Project' Tackled Race and Desi Identity

racewireblog - 17 November, 2017 - 22:02

The first television show created by and starring a South Asian-American woman recently wrapped its sixth and final season. 

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REPORT: There Are More TV Directors of Color Than Ever

racewireblog - 17 November, 2017 - 14:59

But the Directors Guild of America says the television industry still has a long way to go.

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National Trust Launches Initiative to Preserve Black History Sites

racewireblog - 17 November, 2017 - 14:59

The African-American Cultural Heritage Action Fund plans to raise $25 million toward restoration and community outreach efforts for overlooked historical sites with connections to Black history.

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READ: Can Progressive Prosecutors Lead Criminal Justice Reform?

racewireblog - 17 November, 2017 - 14:59

A new article asks if attorneys who are paid to put people in jail can help fix a system that disproportionately locks away Black and Latinx people.

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Report: Police Need More Transparent Body-Worn Camera Footage Policies

racewireblog - 17 November, 2017 - 14:59

A new analysis from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and Upturn argues that body-worn cameras can hurt people of color when they are not employed to increase accountability.

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Gwen Ifill's Alma Mater Honors Her With New Media School

racewireblog - 16 November, 2017 - 20:23

Simmons College will launch the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts and Humanities next fall. 

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First Hijab-Wearing Barbie Honors Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad

racewireblog - 16 November, 2017 - 20:23

“I hope that little girls of color across the heartland will be inspired to embrace what makes them unique.” 

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FBI: Hate Crimes Are Up

racewireblog - 16 November, 2017 - 13:54

The bureau’s latest report assesses violence in 2016, a year marked by the election of President Donald Trump.

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REPORT: How Pollution Trading Harms Black and Latinx Communities

racewireblog - 16 November, 2017 - 13:54

A new analysis examines how corporations buy their way out of reducing emissions.

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New Calendar Recreates 'Alice in Wonderland' With All-Black Cast

racewireblog - 16 November, 2017 - 13:54

Lupita Nyong’o, Djimon Hounsou, RuPaul and other Black stars feature in Pirelli’s annual calendar.

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11 Cities to Provide Free Legal Defense for Immigrants During Deportation Hearings

racewireblog - 15 November, 2017 - 18:33

A recent study shows that having representation can improve an immigrant’s chances of staying Stateside more than tenfold. A new program from The Vera Institute of Justice aims to give everyone a fair shot.

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Colin Kaepernick's Supporters Sing His Praises for GQ 'Citizen of the Year' Profile

racewireblog - 15 November, 2017 - 15:30

The activist maintained his silence for his new GQ cover story, so Ava DuVernay, Tamika Mallory and other high-profile allies attested to his defiance and resolve.

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