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Dakota Access Pipeline Owner Sues Greenpeace, Alleges It Engaged in Organized Crime During #NoDAPL Campaign

23 August, 2017 - 21:51

Linda Black Elk: “The racist overtones of this lawsuit are nauseating and have potentially catastrophic impacts to the future of Native American tribal sovereignty.”

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ESPN Pulls APIA Broadcaster Robert Lee from UVA Game Coverage

23 August, 2017 - 21:51

ESPN: “We collectively made the decision with Robert to switch games as the tragic events in Charlottesville were unfolding, simply because of the coincidence of his name.”

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Common to Star in RZA-Produced 'Black Samurai' Series on Starz

23 August, 2017 - 21:51

The upcoming action series draws from Marc Olden’s novel, “Black Samurai,” which was previously adapted as a Blaxploitation film of the same name.

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3 Things You Need to Know About Trump's Arizona Campaign Speech

23 August, 2017 - 21:51

The president of the United States: “If we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall.”

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WATCH: Issa Rae, Maxine Waters, Solange Pay Tribute to Greatness of Black Women at 'Black Girls Rock!'

23 August, 2017 - 21:51

These must-see speeches from BET’s awards show celebrated Black women in all their brilliance, resilience and complexity.

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Charlottesville Residents Call for Justice, City Council Votes to Cover Confederate Monuments

23 August, 2017 - 21:51

A multiracial group took over council chambers and admonished Charlottesville city government’s handling of the deadly “Unite the Right” White supremacist rally.

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12 Cleveland Browns Players Kneel, Pray for Justice During National Anthem

23 August, 2017 - 21:51

“There’s a lot of racial and social injustices in the world that are going on right now,” says Browns safety Jabrill Peppers. “We just decided to take a knee and pray for the people who have been affected and just pray for the world in general.”

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BET to Honor Excellence at 'Black Girls Rock!' Ceremony

23 August, 2017 - 21:51

Taraji P. Henson hosts the annual awards and concert special, whose 2017 honorees include Issa Rae and Maxine Waters.

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Showrunner Marco Ramirez, Star Mike Colter Reflect on Episode of 'The Defenders' That Confronts White Privilege

23 August, 2017 - 21:51

Warning: this post contains spoilers for the “Luke Cage” partner series.

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This Supa Dupa Fly Petition Wants to Replace a Virginia Confederate Statue with Missy Elliott's Likeness

23 August, 2017 - 18:20

“She rose to become a platinum recording artist with over 30-million albums sold. All this without even once owning a slave.”

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7 Black Creators Remember Dick Gregory's Legacy

23 August, 2017 - 18:20

The comedian and activist’s death at age 84 leaves a gaping hole in both the art and activism worlds. Here are how some of the people living in his legacy addressed his passing.

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Veteran MC Dudley 'Declaime' Perkins On His New Album,'Young Spirit'

23 August, 2017 - 18:20

The experimental California rapper’s new album, produced almost entirely by wife Georgia Anne Muldrow, is an impassioned ode to the resilience of people of color. Here, Declaime shares his overall vision for “Young Spirit” and faces a question about a homophobic hook. 

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Steve Bannon, Breitbart Head-Turned-Trump Advisor, Exits the White House

23 August, 2017 - 12:58

Amid heightened pressure, Donald Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has either resigned or been fired. Groups who pushed for his ouster say that’s just the beginning. 

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Documentary 'Digging for Weldon Irvine' On the Enigmatic Life of Nina Simone, Q-Tip Collaborator

23 August, 2017 - 12:58

Filmmaker and DJ Victorious DeCosta turns to Indiegogo to support his film about the man whose prolific career built a bridge from Simone to Mos Def.

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AFSCME President Lee Saunders on the Need for a 'Strong Army' to Advance Economic Justice and Civil Rights

22 August, 2017 - 17:04

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Memphis sanitation strike by training labor organizers to tackle income inequality and racial disparity via the “I Am 2018” campaign.

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The Dos and Dont's of Talking to Kids of Color About White Supremacy

22 August, 2017 - 17:04

A primer for talking to children about racism—and systems that perpetuate it—in the aftermath of the violence in Charlottesville.

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How One Black Woman Celebrated Whiskey's Black Roots When Jack Daniel's Wouldn't

22 August, 2017 - 17:04

Fawn Weaver thought Jack Daniel’s didn’t give Nathan “Nearest” Green, the enslaved Black man who taught Daniel how to make whiskey, the credit he deserved. So she took matters into her own hands. 

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READ: This Article Explores How Gentrification is Turning NYC's Subway Dancers Into 'Criminals'

22 August, 2017 - 17:04

A new Okayplayer article profiles street and subway dancers of color who, once a staple of New York City’s commuter culture, find their shows restricted by police and residents who seem them as a nuisance.

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Sand to Snow National Monument Keeps Protected Status

21 August, 2017 - 17:30

The area is a sacred place for many Native American tribes, and home to various endangered species.

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