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Philadelphia District Attorney Dismisses All Marijuana Possession Cases

18 February, 2018 - 00:19

Larry Krasner says his office will no longer prosecute people for simple possession.

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Vincent Zhou Lands First Olympic Quadruple Lutz

18 February, 2018 - 00:19

The 17-year-old figure skater is the first person to land the jump with four complete spins during a Winter Olympic contest. 

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NYPD Officer Acquitted After Killing Deborah Danner

18 February, 2018 - 00:19

Officer Barry had a Taser, but opted to use his gun on the 66-year-old woman, who had a known history of mental illness.

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LISTEN: Ava DuVernay Chronicles Journey from Compton to 'A Wrinkle in Time' on New Podcast

18 February, 2018 - 00:19

The filmmaker discussed her experiences in a White male-dominated industry on the debut episode of “Edge of Fame.”

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TBS Greenlights Lena Waithe's Comedy Series With Queer Black Woman Protagonist

18 February, 2018 - 00:19

“Queer Black characters have been the sidekick for long enough, it’s time for us to finally take the lead.” 

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Representation Matters: Long Before the Movie, Black Panther Validated My Black Self

18 February, 2018 - 00:19

“Representation matters” has become a catchphrase. Because it’s true. Here, one lifelong Black Panther fan explains why he’s so passionate about a superhero movie.

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'Get Out' Returns to Select Theaters For Free on Presidents' Day

18 February, 2018 - 00:19

Jordan Peele’s Oscar-nominated thriller will screen in celebration of the film’s release a year ago.

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Senate Committee Debates Bill That Would Reform Sentencing Guidelines

18 February, 2018 - 00:19

Attorney General Jeff Sessions attempted to dissuade the committee from advancing the bill, which was first introduced in October 2017.

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Trump Administration Wants to Replace SNAP Benefits With Boxes of Canned Goods

18 February, 2018 - 00:19

The proposed 2019 budget would cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by $213 billion over the next 10 years.

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Harvard Library Acquires Angela Davis' Archives

18 February, 2018 - 00:19

The papers and artifacts that Davis sold to the Schlesinger Library include an FBI “Wanted” poster and a diary she kept while on trial. 

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5 Culture Leaders On What Makes 'Black Panther' So Special

16 February, 2018 - 16:42

Ahead of the official U.S. premiere of the Marvel blockbuster, we asked Black activists, educators, writers and entrepreneurs why they’re so excited about this superhero movie.

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Politico Article Suggests Readers Get Their 'Own Immigrant'

16 February, 2018 - 16:42

No, it was not satire.

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WATCH: 'Robbin' Season' Arrives in New 'Atlanta' Trailer

15 February, 2018 - 16:28

The second season of Donald Glover’s awardwinning show debuts March 1. 

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Planned Parenthood Launches Campaign to Advance Reproductive Rights Legislation in All 50 States

15 February, 2018 - 16:28

“We need to do more than just fight against the bad policies—now is the time to push for good ones.”

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Wakanda's Finest Shine on Three Essence Covers

15 February, 2018 - 16:28

The stars of “Black Panther” discuss the film’s exploration of Black identity in the magazine’s March cover story.

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Second Federal Judge Blocks Trump From Rescinding DACA

15 February, 2018 - 16:28

Meanwhile, the Senate continues to mull the fate of young immigrants.

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5 Tools for Radical Self-Love on Valentine's Day

15 February, 2018 - 16:28

“On a day that is committed to commercialization around romantic love, what better thing to do than direct all of that juicy, yummy, love energy towards yourself?” asks Sonya Renee Taylor.

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WATCH: New Doc Explores Life and Disappearance of Oscar Zeta Acosta

15 February, 2018 - 16:28

“The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo” follows the Chicano Movement activist’s battle against the Los Angeles Police Department.

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This Queer Black Cancer Survivor Showed Her Mastectomy Scars at New York Fashion Week

15 February, 2018 - 16:28

Sex educator Ericka Hart received major applause when she revealed her scars at Cromat’s Fall 2018 show.

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Ava DuVernay Launches Entertainment Diversity Initiative With City of Los Angeles

14 February, 2018 - 16:10

“Real change happens when we take tangible action, and that means giving young women and people of color opportunities in the industry early on so they have the chance to shape its future.”

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