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'Get Out,' 'Strong Island' Earn 2018 Oscar Nominations

racewireblog - 24 January, 2018 - 23:33

Here are the artists of color and race-focused films to follow at this year’s Academy Awards. 

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ICYMI: Trump Administration Creates New Division to Protect 'Conscience Rights' of Providers

racewireblog - 24 January, 2018 - 23:33

Advocates argue that the new ‘Conscience and Religious Freedom’ division of the Office of Civil Rights will allow broad discrimination against women and LGBT people.

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For a Conscious Black Child of the '80s, Hugh Masekela Brought Lightness to the Heavy Anti-Apartheid Movement

racewireblog - 24 January, 2018 - 23:33

Being a kid during the anti-apartheid movement meant learning, in real time, that the oppression of Black people was global. Akiba Solomon gives thanks for the joy and lightness that the father of South African jazz brought to an intense international struggle. 

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UPDATE: Government Shutdown Officially Ends, Fate of 'Dreamers' Remains Uncertain

racewireblog - 24 January, 2018 - 23:33

Democrats reached an agreement with Republicans in exchange for a promise to take up legislation on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which shields some young immigrants from deportation.

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'Baldo' Cartoonist On Why He Introduced a DACA Storyline

racewireblog - 24 January, 2018 - 23:33

Hector Cantú believes it is his responsibility not to have his comic strip’s Latinx family living in a “fantasy land.”  

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Viola Davis Centers Women of Color In An Unforgettable Women's March Speech

racewireblog - 24 January, 2018 - 23:33

“But I’m here today, saying that no one and nothing can be great unless it costs you something!” 

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BREAKING: After 3-Day Shutdown, Senate Votes to Reopen the Federal Government

racewireblog - 23 January, 2018 - 23:53

Democrats reached an agreement with Republicans in exchange for a promise to take up legislation on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which shields some young immigrants from deportation.

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WATCH: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Nas, Aloe Blacc and Dave East Rock 'I Wrote My Way Out'

racewireblog - 23 January, 2018 - 23:53

The compelling clip for the “Hamilton Mixtape” track also features classic New York City street scenes and some really adorable kids.

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Sterling K. Brown Earns Third Lead Actor Statue at SAG Awards

racewireblog - 23 January, 2018 - 23:53

The “This is Us” star adds to his growing list of history-making wins.

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Why Immigration Status Has a Bigger Impact on Reproductive Rights Than You Think

racewireblog - 23 January, 2018 - 23:53

On the 45th anniversary of the passage of Roe v. Wade, non-citizen immigrant women find themselves facing increasingly difficult options.

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Minnesota Changes Lake Calhoun to Original Dakota Name, Bde Maka Ska

racewireblog - 23 January, 2018 - 23:53

The largest lake in Minneapolis was named for John Calhoun, an early U.S. politician and supporter of slavery. 

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WATCH: New Film 'Monsters and Men' Tackles the Devastation of Police Violence

racewireblog - 23 January, 2018 - 23:53

The movie about how a killing affects three New Yorkers of color will debut at Sundance. 

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Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey and Storm Reid Rule New Essence Magazine Cover

racewireblog - 23 January, 2018 - 23:53

“A Wrinkle in Time” director DuVernay: “This is me trying to make us in a way we haven’t been rendered in film before…” 

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Federal Government Hurtles Toward Shutdown as Lawmakers Refuse to Budge on Immigration

racewireblog - 23 January, 2018 - 23:53

Democrats appear determined to block a spending measure that would keep the federal government running unless it contains protections for young immigrants enrolled in DACA

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3 Must-Read Takes on Aziz Ansari and Sexual Violence

racewireblog - 23 January, 2018 - 23:53

Allegations against the “Master of None” auteur launched heated public conversations about where “Grace’s” experience fits within the #MeToo movement.

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Lupita Nyong'o to Tackle Colorism in Upcoming Children's Book, 'Sulwe'

racewireblog - 22 January, 2018 - 20:07

The picture book will follow a five-year-old Kenyan girl who takes a fantastical voyage to understand the full depth of her beauty.

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WATCH: Congressional Black Caucus Censures President Trump for 'Sh*thole' Comments

racewireblog - 22 January, 2018 - 20:07

The Caucus livestreamed the proceeedings.

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ACLU to Premiere Animated Shorts on Criminal Justice at Sundance Film Festival

racewireblog - 22 January, 2018 - 20:07

The three short films will examine mass incarceration and cash bail through the eyes of the formerly incarcerated.

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Issa Rae's Color Creative, Reza Aslan's BoomGen Studios Receive Pop Culture Collaborative Grants

racewireblog - 22 January, 2018 - 20:07

The grants support organizations, artists and activists advancing multi-dimensional narratives about people of color in entertainment.

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Prince to 'Perform' at Minneapolis Concert in April

racewireblog - 22 January, 2018 - 20:07

A digitized version of late musician will appear with a live band at “Prince: Live on the Big Screen.”

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