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Franchesca Ramsey is First Black Woman to Create a Pilot for Comedy Central

20 April, 2017 - 08:24

Her still-untitled show is one of several new projects from comedians of color who are tackling racism.

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Georgetown University Apologies For Legacy of Enslavement, Renames Buildings

20 April, 2017 - 08:24

“We pray with you today because we have greatly sinned and because we are profoundly sorry.”

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Flint Mayor Wants City to Stay With Current Water Supplier

20 April, 2017 - 08:24

The final decision will be made after a public town hall.

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LIVESTREAM: Criminal Justice Reform Town Hall

19 April, 2017 - 15:33

Decarcerated: What Justice Looks Like will talk to five formerly incarcerated people who are working to improve the reentry experiences of the 70 million people living in the United States with a past criminal conviction.

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Morgan Freeman to Develop Rodney King Docuseries Using Home Video Footage

19 April, 2017 - 15:33

Freeman's production company acquired the rights to nearly 20 hours of never-before-seen footage of King reflecting on his youth and reluctant ascension to social justice figure after his infamous beating by LAPD officers.

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Jeff Sessions: Stop 'Handcuffing the Police Instead of the Criminals'

19 April, 2017 - 15:33

The United States attorney general wrote an op-ed for USA Today that lays out his plan for making neighborhoods “safe and peaceful.”

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How It Feels to Be a Black Woman Teaching Boys of Color Behind Bars

19 April, 2017 - 12:28

In her new book, "All Day," poet and playwright Liza Jessie Peterson chronicles her year of teaching mostly Black and Latino boys inside New York City's vicious Rikers Island jail. Herewith, a Q&A.

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Surge of Somali Deportations Worries Communities Already Facing Marginalization

19 April, 2017 - 12:28

A reported 4,000 Somali nationals are in the pipeline for being deported to a homeland suffering a severe humanitarian crisis.

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UPDATE: Natural Gas Leak Near Alaskan Native Village Stopped

19 April, 2017 - 09:16

Authorities were able to stop the leak after nearly four days.

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LISTEN: Louisiana Tribes Losing Their Traditional Food in Face of Climate Change

19 April, 2017 - 09:16

Sinking land and rising sea waters are forcing people off their land and destroying the means to raise cattle. 

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5 Times Kendrick Lamar Kicked Racism's A** on 'DAMN.'

18 April, 2017 - 15:27

The "Alright" MC just unleashed his latest album on the world. Here, five moments where K-Dot gave American racism and oppression the tounge-lashing it deserves.

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A $100.2 Million Opening for 'The Fate of the Furious' Sets Career Record for Director F. Gary Gray

18 April, 2017 - 15:27

Gray beat his own record, set by "Straight Outta Compton," for the highest earning opening weekend by a Black film director. 

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STUDY: Countries Need to Transition to Renewables Sooner to Meet Paris Climate Goal

18 April, 2017 - 12:22

If nations stay on their current course, global temperatures will rise more than a degree higher than the agreement's goal. 

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Death Penalty Abolitionists Rally to Stop Arkansas Executions

18 April, 2017 - 12:22

Seven people are scheduled to be executed by month’s end.

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Queen Latifah, Jill Scott to Star in Lifetime's Water Crisis Drama, 'Flint'

18 April, 2017 - 12:22

Critics previously accused producers of Whitewashing for casting Cher in a lead role.

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The EPA Reversed a Rule That Would Protect People from Toxic Water

18 April, 2017 - 12:22

"This is appalling," said a representative of the Sierra Club.

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An Alaskan Native Village May Be at Risk Following a Natural Gas Leak

18 April, 2017 - 08:52

The Iñupiat are 50 miles west of where a BP-owned oil and gas well has natural gas escaping into the ecosystem.

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STUDY: Machines Are Just as Racist as Humans

18 April, 2017 - 08:52

But researchers say artificially intelligent machines can be fixed.

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The Roots Partner with Amazon for Two Children's Shows

17 April, 2017 - 13:15

One of the series, the animated "South Street Sounds," follows three friends who form a band in a neighborhood saturated by music—similar to The Roots' own origin on Philadelphia's South Street.

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Five Times Kendrick Lamar Kicked Racism's A** on 'DAMN.'

17 April, 2017 - 13:15

The "Alright" MC just unleashed his latest album on the world. Here, five moments where K-Dot gave American racism and oppression the tounge-lashing it deserves.

Categories: Racism