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Beyoncé Drops Lion King Cast List, Internet Loses It

racewireblog - 7 November, 2017 - 15:54

She will voice Nala in the 2019 remake of the classic Disney film.

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5 Questions with Garland McLaurin About His New Docuseries on Black 'Pops'

racewireblog - 7 November, 2017 - 12:34

We spoke with the Peabody Award-winning filmmaker about the web series, which explores the ups and downs faced by four very different fathers.

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ICYMI: Russian Intelligence Has Targeted Black Activists for Decades

racewireblog - 7 November, 2017 - 09:31

This isn’t the first time they weaponized America’s racism.

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REPORT: 5 Ways Hollywood Sidelines Black Screenwriters

racewireblog - 6 November, 2017 - 22:02

A new report from UCLA scholar Darnell Hunt and racial justice organization Color of Change breaks down how rarely TV executives actually hire Black writers—and what’s at stake.

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READ: How Rule 609 Steals Justice from Police Brutality Survivors

racewireblog - 6 November, 2017 - 18:54

Vice News interviewed 75 lawyers and judges to show how this federal rule tilts the scales against police violence victims.

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The Prison Reform Movement Must Center The Voices of Incarcerated People [OPINION]

racewireblog - 6 November, 2017 - 15:44

Emile DeWeaver is the co-founder of Prison Renaissance and has been incarcerated for 20 years. He discusses the influence of activist and author James Forman Jr. on his work, and the importance of centering the voices of incarcerated people in the prison reform movement.

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Don't Miss Obamacare Open Enrollment

racewireblog - 3 November, 2017 - 17:05

Despite attempts by the federal government to repeal the ACA, you can still sign up for a health care plan.

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Solange, Maxine Waters and Women's March Organizers Honored as Glamour's 'Women of the Year'

racewireblog - 3 November, 2017 - 13:55

Here are five must-read passages from Glamour’s annual celebration of women’s accomplishments.

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Not Your Grandmother's Women's Convention

racewireblog - 2 November, 2017 - 16:50

Nine months after the Women’s March, a surprisingly diverse crowd of 5,000 met in Detroit for the inaugural Women’s Convention. Their mission? To transform the energy of the march into strategy, bridge gaps and build power. 

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Native Activist and AIM Leader Dennis Banks Dies at Age 80

racewireblog - 2 November, 2017 - 13:44

The American Indian Movement co-founder resisted the U.S. government’s oppression of Native people for decades.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Demolishes John Kelly's Claim That 'Lack of Compromise' Caused Civil War

racewireblog - 2 November, 2017 - 13:44

President Donald Trump’s chief of staff also said, “Robert E. Lee was an honorable man.”

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WATCH: The Roots and Bilal Tear Up 'It Ain't Fair' for NPR Tiny Desk Performance

racewireblog - 2 November, 2017 - 10:26

Questlove, Bilal, Black Thought and more crammed behind the series’ eponymous tiny desk in Washington D.C. to perform their song from the “Detroit” soundtrack.

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Counter-Protest Overshadows 'White Lives Matter' Rally, Forces Cancellation

racewireblog - 1 November, 2017 - 18:17

White hate group members and supporters met significant opposition from anti-racist demonstrators at “White Lives Matter” gathering in Tennessee.

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Puerto Rico Cancels Energy Restoration Contract With Montana Firm

racewireblog - 1 November, 2017 - 15:14

“FEMA has significant concerns with how PREPA procured this contract and has not confirmed whether the contract prices were reasonable.”

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Players Kneel After Texans Team Owner Calls Them 'Inmates,' Kaepernick's Lawyers Press for Seat at the Table

racewireblog - 1 November, 2017 - 11:57

Robert McNair criticized player protests against social injustice by saying, “We can’t have the inmates running the prison.”

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California Man Charged With Assault After Driving Car Into Immigrant Justice Protest

racewireblog - 31 October, 2017 - 17:56

Police say Daniel Weznek wasn’t trying to hurt anyone when he drove through a protest. Activists disagree.

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READ: How the Civil War Enabled Native Genocide in the Old West

racewireblog - 31 October, 2017 - 17:56

A new article from The Nation explores the connection between the war and mid-1800s U.S. government campaigns against Indigenous peoples.

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Hulu to Turn Ralph Ellison's 'Invisible Man' Into a Miniseries

racewireblog - 31 October, 2017 - 17:56

Ellison’s debut novel critiqued institutional racism and mid-century activism via a nameless Black narrator.

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NAACP Issues American Airlines Travel Advisory for Black Travelers

racewireblog - 31 October, 2017 - 11:42

“The growing list of incidents suggesting racial bias reflects an unacceptable corporate culture and involves behavior that cannot be dismissed as normal or random.”

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Kellogg's Pledges New Design for Corn Pops Box with Lone Brown Janitor

racewireblog - 31 October, 2017 - 11:42

So racism is a thing in Corn Pops land, too?

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