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RuPaul's 'Queen,' Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson's '2 Dope Queens' Heading to Small Screen

15 August, 2017 - 14:58

RuPaul will executive produce a series about his life for Hulu, while Williams and Robinson will adapt their comedy podcast into a limited-run HBO show.

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READ: How Mental Health Training for Cops Saves Lives

15 August, 2017 - 14:58

A quarter of this year’s fatal police interactions involved victims dealing with mental illness.

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This Media Platform Centers POC-Created Video Streaming Content

15 August, 2017 - 14:58

Third Space Media’s Faiza Farah wants to upgrade her Oakland-based enterprise into a full-fledged video streaming service for creators of color—and she turned to Kickstarter to make it happen.

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Celebrate Hip-Hop's 44th Birthday With Google's DJ Simulation Doodle

15 August, 2017 - 14:58

Forty-four years have passed since DJ Kool Herc first looped instrumental breaks for an enthusastic crowd of Black and Latinx Bronx residents. Google celebrates the creation of hip-hop with a Doodle that lets you mix your own breaks on virtual turntables.

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4 Questions With the Directors of the Ferguson Uprising Doc, 'Whose Streets?'

15 August, 2017 - 08:15

Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis embedded themselves within the protests against the police killing of Michael Brown, braving violent police suppression to capture the uprising from the perspective of Black local activists.

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White House to Eliminate Office Tasked With Relocating Native Alaskan Coastal Communities

14 August, 2017 - 19:35

“We were getting down to the brass tacks of relocation [of towns at risk] and now work has just stopped.”

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How One Black Woman Mobilized Hundreds for the 72-Hour #BaltimoreCeasefire

14 August, 2017 - 19:35

Erricka Bridgeford could not totally stop shooting deaths for 72 hours in her hometown, but a new BBC article explores how she planted the seed.

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FaceApp Learns Nothing from Past Mistakes, Introduces and Promptly Removes More Racist Filters

14 August, 2017 - 19:35

The newest filters let users render their selfies with “Asian, Black, Caucasian and Indian” features, because apparently Blackface and its derivative forms are hot with young people right now.

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Military Service Members Sue Trump, Armed Forces for Transgender Ban

14 August, 2017 - 11:22

“Trump’s directive to exclude transgender people from military service has created a tidal wave of harms that have already been felt throughout our armed services.”

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FX Unveils POC-Driven 'Snowfall' Renewal, 'Mayans MC' Preview

12 August, 2017 - 20:26

The network behind “Atlanta” announced a second season renewal for John Singleton’s show about the 1980s crack cocaine boom. It also shared footage of its “Sons of Anarchy” spinoff, which will focus on a Latinx outlaw motorcycle club.

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No Charges for D.C. Cop Who Killed Terrence Sterling

11 August, 2017 - 19:53

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser says the Metropolitan Police Department has called for Officer Brian Trainer’s resignation.

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Orlando Commits to Using 100 Percent Renewable Energy

11 August, 2017 - 19:53

The majority Black and Latinx city believes it will save lives—and create jobs—with the initiative.

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Must-Read Roundup: 3 Boundary-Pushing Black Artists Spill on Creativity and Politics

11 August, 2017 - 12:38

Kendrick Lamar, Donald Glover and Chance the Rapper each discuss their work and influence in a trio of new interviews.

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STUDY: How 'Status Offenses' Push Students of Color, Queer Kids Into Criminal Justice System

11 August, 2017 - 12:38

“Kids who are already less privileged—in how they are perceived and in their access to services—are more likely to have their misbehavior criminalized.”

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A New 'Dawn' Emerges With Ava DuVernay's Upcoming Octavia Butler Adaptation

11 August, 2017 - 12:38

DuVernay, Victoria Mahoney and Charles D. King round out the all-Black creative team developing the first book in Butler’s “Lilith’s Brood” trilogy into a television series.

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Moment of Joy: Tarica June's 'Selfie' Video Celebrates Natural Beauty of Black Girls

11 August, 2017 - 12:38

It’s impossible to watch these girls reveling in their hair and skin without grinning.

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Alan Yang's 3 Most Illuminating Revelations on Directing Jay-Z's 'Moonlight' Video

10 August, 2017 - 15:23

The "Master of None" co-creator spoke to Vulture about directing Hov's latest video, which cast Issa Rae and Jerrod Carmichael in an all-Black "Friends" remake.

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Spike Lee Signal-Boosts Rally for Still-Unsigned Colin Kaepernick at NFL HQ

10 August, 2017 - 15:23

The upcoming rally, organized by The People's Consortium for Human and Civil Rights and advocacy partners, will protest the NFL for refusing to sign the quarterback following his actions against police violence.

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Former EPA Head on How Trump Should Handle New Climate Change Report

10 August, 2017 - 15:23

An Obama-era administrator understands why scientists fear the White House's response to a new study.

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Police Killed Michael Brown 3 Years Ago. Reflections on the Energy and Trauma of the Uprising It Sparked

10 August, 2017 - 11:35

On August 9, 2014 Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot an unarmed Black 18-year-old named Michael Brown. Ashley Yates was on the ground organizing during the uprising that followed. In this Q&A, writer, activist and artist Ashley Yates talks about facing militarized police daily, healing from burnout, and where the movement should go from here.

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