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Undocumented Teen Has Abortion After Weeks of Battling Trump Administration

racewireblog - 31 October, 2017 - 11:42

“I made my decision, and that is between me and God. Through all of this, I have never changed my mind.”

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#TBT: Muhammad Ali's Triumphant Return From Boxing Exile

racewireblog - 30 October, 2017 - 21:56

On this day in Atlanta, Ali beat Jerry Quarry in his first fight after the government and boxing world blacklisted him for defying the Vietnam War draft.

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Native Activist to Plea 'Necessity Defense' on #NoDAPL Felony Riot Charge

racewireblog - 30 October, 2017 - 21:56

Standing Rock Sioux tribe member Chase Iron Eyes will argue that the Dakota Access Pipeline’s negative impact on Native communities justified his actions during the protests.

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Trump Orders Review of Refugee Admissions Program for 11 Unspecified Countries

racewireblog - 30 October, 2017 - 15:20

Refugees International president Eric Schwartz: “I hope they at least have the decency to be transparent about what they are doing, and name the nationalities affected.”

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Rock and Roll Pioneer Fats Domino Dies at Age 89

racewireblog - 30 October, 2017 - 15:20

The New Orleans singer-songwriter and pianist paved the way for rock music with songs like “The Fat Man” and “Ain’t That a Shame.” 

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What Does the FBI's New 'Black Identity Extremist' Label Really Mean to Black Organizing?

racewireblog - 27 October, 2017 - 15:38

“Acting with great principle in this time is not just a matter of moral high ground but also a matter of personal safety,” says surveillance reform expert Malkia Cyril. “What we need to not do is be paranoid. …What overcomes paranoia is principles.”

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Black Hollywood Honors Actor Robert Guillaume

racewireblog - 27 October, 2017 - 12:08

Guillaume, whose work on “Benson” made him the first Black man to earn a lead comedy actor Emmy, died at age 89 after battling prostate cancer.

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Troops Say White Nationalism is Greater Threat to Nation Than ISIS Conflicts

racewireblog - 26 October, 2017 - 15:55

And nearly half of troops of color surveyed said White nationalism is thriving in the nation’s military.

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California's Top Judge Stands Against Cash Bail Practices

racewireblog - 26 October, 2017 - 15:55

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye: “I support the conclusion that California’s current pre-trial system unnecessarily compromises victim and public safety.”

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Civil Rights Groups Sue Ben Carson, HUD For Allegedly Aiding Affordable Housing Segregation

racewireblog - 26 October, 2017 - 15:55

“The delay of this rule will have a segregative effect, denying these primarily African-American families who would want to move out of their neighborhoods the chance to do so.”

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Daniel Dae Kim Discusses Hollywood Pay Disparity and Racial Equity in New Q&A

racewireblog - 26 October, 2017 - 15:55

The Korean-American actor will star in the “Hellboy” role that White actor Ed Skrein vacated.

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READ: Tracee Ellis Ross Honors Michelle Obama in New Essay

racewireblog - 26 October, 2017 - 15:55

“Eight years of watching Michelle Obama as a person, not just relegated to doing ‘woman things,’ provided an antidote to all the false representations of Black women that have inundated us for centuries.”

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Issa Rae and Angela Flournoy Join Forces for HBO Family Drama

racewireblog - 25 October, 2017 - 16:02

The series follows a Black family living in Los Angeles during the turbulent ’90s.

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3 Stats from the Department of Justice Disprove Racist Talking Points on Crime

racewireblog - 25 October, 2017 - 16:02

Myths about Black and Latinx offenders disproportionately attacking White people may be titilating for White supremacists, but they are unsupported by the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ new report. 

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Fans Demand #JusticeForJanet After Justin Timberlake's New Super Bowl Halftime Gig

racewireblog - 25 October, 2017 - 16:02

“White privilege is at an all time high,” tweeted one Twitter user. Many others agreed.

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White Supremacists Charged With Attempted Homicide for Shooting at Richard Spencer Protesters

racewireblog - 25 October, 2017 - 16:02

Gainesville, Florida police say the three men first harrassed people at the University of Florida speech before firing a shot at them. 

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Michigan State Police Head Loses 5 Days' Pay for Calling Protesting Football Players 'Degenerates'

racewireblog - 25 October, 2017 - 16:02

Activists are pressing Governor Rick Snyder to fire Colonel Kriste Kibbey Etue for her Facebook comments.

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STUDY: Body Cameras Make No Detectable Difference in Police Use of Force

racewireblog - 25 October, 2017 - 09:54

More than 1,000 law enforcement officers were randomly assigned body cameras to see if the technology has any effect on how they use force.

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Solange Critiques Photoshopped Evening Standard Cover: Don't (Re)touch My Hair

racewireblog - 24 October, 2017 - 18:01

It’s literally in the song, people.

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Lupita Nyong'o Writes About Her Sexual Harassment at the Hands of Harvey Weinstein

racewireblog - 24 October, 2017 - 18:01

“I wish I had known that there were ears to hear me. That justice could be served.”

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