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Nnedi Okorafor's 'Who Fears Death' Series Finds Home at HBO

racewireblog - 13 July, 2017 - 13:54

"Game of Thrones" creator George R.R. Martin will produce the adaptation of Okorafor's 2010 post-apocalyptic novel about a Sudanese girl on a spiritual journey to understand her magical powers and avenge her mother's rape.

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STUDY: Women of Color Astronomers Face Most Racism, Sexism at Work in Field

racewireblog - 13 July, 2017 - 09:20

Nearly 30 percent feel unsafe in the profession because of racism.  

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Ex-Cop Jeronimo Yanez Collects $48K From City After Philando Castile Acquittal

racewireblog - 13 July, 2017 - 09:20

“The city concluded this was the most thoughtful way to move forward and help the community-wide healing process proceed.”

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New Harvard Analysis Highlights How Media Failed the People of Flint

racewireblog - 12 July, 2017 - 16:28

“There is not much hope for the environmental security of all Americans if the media does not respond to emergencies in a nondiscriminatory way.”

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Barry Jenkins Adapting James Baldwin Novel for Next Movie

racewireblog - 12 July, 2017 - 16:28

The "Moonlight" director and co-writer will bring "If Beale Street Could Talk"—Baldwin's 1974 novel about an engaged couple racing against time and the legal system—to the big screen.

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Black Enrollment Falls at Mizzou Following Anti-Racism Protests

racewireblog - 12 July, 2017 - 13:05

The impact of the 2015 campus racism and subsequent inaction of the administration is still being felt at University of Missouri.

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READ: How Nelsan Ellis' 'True Blood' Character Opened More Space for Black Queer TV Representation

racewireblog - 12 July, 2017 - 13:05

In a new essay, The Undefeated’s Soraya Nadia McDonald eulogizes Ellis, who recently died of heart failure, and his portrayal of Lafayette Reynolds.

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#NRA2DOJ March Targets Gun Rights Group For 'Incendiary and Racist Actions'

racewireblog - 12 July, 2017 - 13:05

Women’s March organizers to the National Rifle Association of America: “It is clear that your organization does not value the legal rights nor the human rights of any of us.”

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U.S. Further Isolated As Result of G-20 Anti-Climate Change Decisions

racewireblog - 12 July, 2017 - 10:05

The rest of the leading economies vowed their commitment to the Paris Agreement—and to aiding the developing world with climate change impacts.

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Black Philadelphians Fight Futuristic Police Violence in 'Resistance'

racewireblog - 11 July, 2017 - 15:06

The upcoming speculative fiction web series depicts a dystopoian near-future Philly where Black residents unite against the city's tyrannical government and its police force.

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Activists Launch a Solar Campaign to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

racewireblog - 11 July, 2017 - 15:06

If the idea is successful, panels would dot the route instead.  

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Black L.A. Activists Demand NRA Pull Fearmongering, Anti-Movement Videos

racewireblog - 11 July, 2017 - 15:06

"We know that we are not safe, but we are not scared either."

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WATCH: Activists, Police Clash at Protest on Anniversary of Alton Sterling's Killing

racewireblog - 11 July, 2017 - 15:06

Video shows officers shooting “pepper balls” at the crowd.

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Ava DuVernay Explores Central Park Five Case for Netflix Miniseries

racewireblog - 11 July, 2017 - 12:03

DuVernay: "In their journey, we witness five innocent young men of color who were met with injustice at every turn—from coerced confessions to unjust incarceration to public calls for their execution by the man who would go on to be the president of the United States."

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#TBT: Althea Gibson Became the First Black Wimbledon Champion 60 Years Ago

racewireblog - 11 July, 2017 - 12:03

Gibson's 1957 win came one year after she became the first person of color to win the French Open.

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Government Ethics Director Resigns Via This Perfectly Worded Letter

racewireblog - 10 July, 2017 - 17:57

Walter Shaub Jr. leaves after several clashes with the White House.

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Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim Depart 'Hawaii Five-0' Over Pay Discrepancy With White Co-Stars

racewireblog - 10 July, 2017 - 14:45

The CBS police procedural series—which is set in the state with the nation's highest percentage of Asian Americans—will return this fall without its Asian leads.

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New Climate Change Study Shuts Down Climate Deniers

racewireblog - 10 July, 2017 - 14:45

The peer-reviewed research shows that future global warming may be worse than scientists had previously projected.

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40+ States Reject Kris Kobach's Request for Voter Data

racewireblog - 10 July, 2017 - 14:45

Critics denounce Kobach's search for voter fraud as a witchhunt that demonizes undocumented immigrants.

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Company Behind DAPL Removes Private Security Firm From Site

racewireblog - 10 July, 2017 - 11:37

Energy Transfer Partners spokesperson: “We continue to have security measures in place in North Dakota, just no longer need boots on the ground.”

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