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Seattle Police Kill Pregnant Mother Charleena Lyles

20 June, 2017 - 14:03

The 30-year-old Black woman struggled with mental illness. Say her name.

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Philando Castile's Mom, Valerie: 'I'm Mad As Hell Right Now, Yes I Am!'

20 June, 2017 - 14:03

On the heels of the not-guilty verdict for the former police officer who fatally shot her son, Valerie Castile blasts the "free reign" of law enforcement with "no regard for human life."

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Jury: Jeronimo Yanez, the Former Cop Who Fatally Shot Philando Castile, is Not Guilty of Manslaughter

20 June, 2017 - 14:03

Jeronimo Yanez, the former St. Anthony, Minnesota, police officer who fatally shot Castile in front of his girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter during a July 2016 traffic stop was also acquitted of dangerous discharge of a firearm.

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READ: 60 Days of Deportations, Detainments and Devastation Under Trump

20 June, 2017 - 10:56

Tactics once reserved for violent criminals are now targeting undocumented youth and parents.

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Director Announces He Is Releasing a Sequel to A Favorite Day of the Dead Animated Film

19 June, 2017 - 15:55

"Book of Life 2" is no longer a dream.

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Trump Administration Keeps DACA in Place But Revokes DAPA

19 June, 2017 - 15:55

DAPA, the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program, was created to keep families together but never took effect because it was tied up in litigation.

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LISTEN: Rewire's CHOICE/LESS Podcast Takes on Sterilization Abuse in Native Communities

19 June, 2017 - 15:55

The episode is a deep dive into the history of sterilization among Native communities at the hands of U.S. government and medical officials.

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The Movement For Black Lives to Reclaim Black Spaces This Juneteenth

19 June, 2017 - 15:55

“From vacant lots to empty school buildings, Black people across the country will take back land that should be used for the good of the people.”

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New Magazine Aims to Illuminate Asian Americans in All Their Complexity

19 June, 2017 - 12:47

Slant'd co-founder Katerina Jeng: "By sharing real stories from real people, we are empowering Asian Americans to rewrite the narrative that has been historically written by non-Asians for far too long."

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The Recording Academy Creates New Review Committee for Rap Nominations

19 June, 2017 - 12:47

The organization that runs the Grammy Awards says it wants to "eliminate the potential for a popularity bias that puts emerging artists, independent music and late-year releases at a disadvantage."

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The Trump Administration Postpones Regulation on Methane and, Subsequently, Toxic Pollutants

19 June, 2017 - 12:47

It is the second attempt this week to repeal Obama-era rules on lowering methane emissions.

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Advocates File Lawsuit to Force Court Monitoring of Chicago Police Department Reform

16 June, 2017 - 15:30

“This is the community stepping up when the government refuses to act and when it has long been clear that the city is incapable of acting on its own.”

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A Black Queer Filmmaker Seeks Intersectional Acceptance in 'black enuf*'

16 June, 2017 - 15:30

Carrie Hawks' autobiographical documentary mixes animation with family interviews and dry humor to explore their lifelong journey to qualify their Blackness and LGBTQ identity with White and Black peers alike.

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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Gains Ground in Dakota Access Court Case

16 June, 2017 - 12:11

The Army Corps of Engineers did not “adequately consider the impacts of an oil spill on fishing rights, hunting rights or environmental justice,” per the court order.

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#EndMoneyBail Movement Continues With Three June National Days of Action

16 June, 2017 - 12:11

Two dozen advocacy groups hope to bail out people who are stuck in jail awaiting trials.

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ICYMI: Judge Orders NYPD, City Pay $75 Million for Illegal Summonses

16 June, 2017 - 12:11

The class-action lawsuit accused the department of issuing nearly 900,000 unqualified court summonses to meet quotas.

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Officials Face Involuntary Manslaughter Charges for Flint Water Crisis

16 June, 2017 - 09:06

“Everyone has to die of something,” said one of the accused.

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This Interactive Website Maps Lynchings in Jim Crow America

16 June, 2017 - 09:06

The Equal Justice Initiative's Lynching in America website lets users view lynchings by state and see video testimonals from the descendants of racial terror victims.

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EPA Wants to Extend a Methane Rule Pause From 90 Days to 2 Years

15 June, 2017 - 16:12

Environmental groups argue it will protect the oil and gas industries while harming residential communities.  

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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Wins in Dakota Access Court Case

15 June, 2017 - 13:07

The Army Corps of Engineers did not “adequately consider the impacts of an oil spill on fishing rights, hunting rights, or environmental justice,” per the court order.

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