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Cassius Tackles Toxic Masculinity in #MeToo Era With January Cover

13 January, 2018 - 12:44

Darnell L. Moore: “Because it’s time to reflect on the ways our collective love for ‘masculinity’ is like a tight ass grip choking brothers’ freedom, whether they have learned to breathe with hands around their necks or not.”

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Federal Judge Halts Termination of DACA Program

13 January, 2018 - 12:44

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was set to expire on March 5.

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Campaign Aims to Give California Public University Students Full Access to Reproductive Care

12 January, 2018 - 11:22

The justCARE campaign introduced legislation that would improve access to medication abortion for public university students.

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Report: National Movement to Reduce U.S. Prison Population Has Largely Ignored Women

12 January, 2018 - 11:22

Women’s incarceration rates in 35 states have outpaced men’s since 1978, according to a new study from the Prison Policy Initiative.

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Trump Administration Has Extensively Removed Climate Change Info From Federal Websites

12 January, 2018 - 11:22

“Why are these federal agencies putting so much effort into ‘science cleansing’?” asked the authors of a new report.

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Taraji P. Henson to Star in Emmett Till Film

12 January, 2018 - 11:22

Henson will produce “The Emmett Till Story” and star as the slain boy’s mother, Mamie Till.

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Google Doodle Commemorates Biochemistry Pioneer Har Gobind Khorana

11 January, 2018 - 14:19

The Indian-American scientist won a Nobel Prize in 1968 for his work on the genetic code. 

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Immigration Advocates: Immigrant Detainees Must Be Included in the #MeToo Conversation

11 January, 2018 - 14:19

There are thousands of cases of alleged abuse at immigrant detention centers—and an FBI investigation into abuse claims at a Texas facility. One advocacy group says detained immigrants must be included in reform efforts.

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Atlanta NAACP, Anti-Fascist Group Coordinate Protests for Donald Trump's Alabama-Georgia Game

11 January, 2018 - 14:19

The president plans to attend the College Football Playoff National Championship game in Atlanta. Local activists intend to make their presence felt.

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H&M Apologizes for Advertising 'Coolest Monkey in the Jungle' Hoodie With Black Child Model

11 January, 2018 - 14:19

The clothing retailer removed the image, but will still sell the hoodie in the United Kingdom.

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EPA Cautions There is Raw Sewage in Some Water Sources in Puerto Rico

11 January, 2018 - 14:19

Upwards of 76,000 residents of the hurricane-devastated island still lack access to clean water.

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Tarana Burke, Ai-Jen Poo, Saru Jayaraman and Other Activists On Why They Appeared at the Golden Globes

11 January, 2018 - 14:19

“We believe that women of color, and women who have faced generations of exclusion—Black, Brown and Asian women, farmworkers and domestic workers, disabled women, undocumented, and queer and trans women—should be at the center of our solutions.”

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READ: Midwifery Is on the Rise in Native Communities

11 January, 2018 - 14:19

A new Rewire article explores the efforts to reintegrate traditional birthing practices in Native communities in the United States and Canada.

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Trump Administration Ends Temporary Protected Status for Nearly 200,000 Salvadorans

11 January, 2018 - 14:19

“El Salvador is one of the world’s most dangerous countries and will be unable to absorb the return of these thousands of people whose lives are inextricably intertwined with those of ours here in the United States.”

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Oprah Winfrey's Speech, Time's Up Solidarity Rule at 75th Golden Globes

10 January, 2018 - 09:14

Messages of change and equity loomed large at the first major entertainment awards show after the rise of #MeToo.

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3 Nominees of Color Who Deserve Golden Globe Wins

10 January, 2018 - 09:14

Here’s hoping the Hollywood Foreign Press Association agrees. 

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2017 Police Shootings By the Numbers

9 January, 2018 - 13:58

Officers fatally shot more people in 2017 than they did in 2016.

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Black Community Orgs, Audiences Generate Unprecedented Excitement for 'Black Panther'

9 January, 2018 - 13:58

The Marvel movie is turning into a nationwide moment, and it hasn’t even been released yet.

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Tarana Burke, Other Activists Issue Statement on Their Golden Globes Appearance

9 January, 2018 - 10:43

“We believe that women of color, and women who have faced generations of exclusion—Black, Brown and Asian women, farmworkers and domestic workers, disabled women, undocumented, and queer and trans women—should be at the center of our solutions.”

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Jordan Peele Scores Writers Guild Awards Nod for 'Get Out'

9 January, 2018 - 10:43

The entertainment union also recognized the minds behind “The Big Sick,” “The Shape of Water” and “Mudbound” with 2018 nominations.

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