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As Trump Tweets, Puerto Rico Governor Says, 'We Need More Help'

racewireblog - 28 September, 2017 - 15:00

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says there are currently 700 FEMA staffers on the ground in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Google Recognizes Queer Chicanx Scholar Gloria Anzaldúa with New Doodle

racewireblog - 28 September, 2017 - 11:49

Anzaldúa’s 1987 book, ”Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza,” mixed language and narrative styles to explain an intersectional Chicanx identity that exists beyond literal and figurative borders.

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Survey Reveals How Racism Impacts the Lives of Black Americans

racewireblog - 28 September, 2017 - 11:49

From the food they eat to whether they have children, African Americans are forced to consider the effects of racism at every turn.

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Trump Administration Expands Travel Ban

racewireblog - 27 September, 2017 - 15:32

Now nationals of eight countries are barred from entering the United States.

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Segregation Documentary 'Teach Us All' Lands on Netflix on 60th Anniversary of Little Rock Nine Action

racewireblog - 27 September, 2017 - 15:32

Director Sonia Lowman: “Sixty years later in Little Rock, history eerily repeats itself.”

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New Biopic Will Explore Life of Former Black Panther Party Chair, Elaine Brown

racewireblog - 27 September, 2017 - 15:32

Brown—the only woman to ever chair the Black Panther Party—will executive produce the film based on her 1992 memoir, “A Taste of Power: A Black Woman’s Story.”

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Professional Athletes Push Back Against Trump's Anti-Protest Comments

racewireblog - 27 September, 2017 - 15:32

The president thinks athletes who protest police violence are “disrespectful.” Teams across the country responded to his rhetoric over the weekend, but some wonder if they went far enough.

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Jessica Williams to Write, Produce and Star as Rising Black Sci-Fi Writer in New Showtime Comedy

racewireblog - 26 September, 2017 - 17:19

The series reunites Williams with her “The Incredible Jessica James” collaborator, Jim Strouse.

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ICYMI: NFL Players Malcolm Jenkins, Michael Bennett Call on Roger Goodell to Support Racial Justice Campaigns

racewireblog - 26 September, 2017 - 17:19

Yahoo! Sports published a 10-page memo in which players asked the league to directly support their organized efforts to fight racist criminal justice policies.

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STUDY: Flint's Water Crisis Led to a Decrease in Fertility and Increase in Fetal Deaths

racewireblog - 26 September, 2017 - 13:36

Researchers believe there was a “substantial” drop in the number of babies born.

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REPORT: Black Women Are Fastest Growing Group of Female Entrepreneurs

racewireblog - 26 September, 2017 - 13:36

A new report from Nielsen puts numbers to Black women’s consumer, entrepreneurial and advocacy power in the 21st century.

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Black Restaurant Workers Sue Trump Organization for Racial Discrimination

racewireblog - 26 September, 2017 - 13:36

One employee at BLT Prime in Trump International Hotel says a White coworker told him, “This is White America time, you need to get used to it.”

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How to Help Residents of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Recover After Hurricane Maria

racewireblog - 26 September, 2017 - 13:36

These organizations are helping with immediate needs—like food—and long-term efforts, including rebuilding.

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A Black Football Fanatic Explains Why Now Is the Time For Him to Kick His NFL Habit

racewireblog - 10 September, 2017 - 13:59

Filmmaker, activist and former quarterback Byron Hurt has been obsessed with the game of football since he was a 7-year-old pee wee player. But recent events have him convinced him to boycott an NFL he calls ”as toxic and racist as this nation’s current president.”

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Queer, Muslim and APIA Advocacy Orgs Protest Post-9/11 Hate Violence With Weekend of #QueerAzaadi Actions

racewireblog - 10 September, 2017 - 13:59

Checkpoint protests, community funerals and other actions in cities across the country will honor people impacted by state and White supremacist violence.

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NFL Rejects Police Union's Demand to Investigate Michael Bennett's Accusation of Police Violence

racewireblog - 10 September, 2017 - 13:59

The Las Vegas Police Protective Association called Bennett’s allegation that two officers treated him violently “false and defamatory,” and pushed the league to investigate him. 

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'Atlanta' Star Lakeith Stanfield Takes a Serious Turn With Wrongful Imprisonment Drama 'Crown Heights'

racewireblog - 10 September, 2017 - 13:59

The rising star breaks from the absurdity of ‘Atlanta’ to portray Colin Warner, a Black man who served over two decades in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. As ‘Crown Heights’ hits a growing number of screens, we spoke to the actor and his subject about their first meeting, what drives them, and the importance of telling real stories of injustice.

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READ: Why Puerto Rico's Fiscal Crisis and Hurricane Irma Are a Catastrophic Combination

racewireblog - 10 September, 2017 - 13:59

The author believes Irma was the final factor in the “perfect storm” that has been brewing on the bankrupt island.

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VH1 to Honor Martin Lawrence at 'Hip-Hop Honors'

racewireblog - 10 September, 2017 - 13:59

“VH1’s Hip-Hop Honors: The 90s Game Changers” will revisit the music, film and television that defined Black creative achievement in the last decade of the 20th century. 

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Appeals Court Says 'No' to 'Muslim Ban' Family Limits

racewireblog - 10 September, 2017 - 13:59

“The government does not offer a persuasive explanation for why a mother-in-law is clearly a bona fide relationship, but a grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew or cousin is not.”

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