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EXCERPT: Andrea J. Ritchie on Why We Need a World Without Police

7 August, 2017 - 16:33

In this selection from her new book “Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women & Women of Color,” Ritchie breaks down the historical and contemporary factors that contribute to state sanctioned violence against women of color—and what it really means to be free.

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Why Detroit's First Black Female Deputy Police Chief is Skipping 'Detroit'

7 August, 2017 - 16:33

Mary Jarrett Jackson saw her Detroit PD colleagues' racist actions firsthand. She explains to The Huffington Post why she doesn't want to see Kathryn Bigelow's upcoming film.

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How Safe is Your Digital Life?

7 August, 2017 - 16:33

From two-factor verification to encrypted messaging, we're paying more attention than ever to digital security. In this Q+A, queer POC tech activists Tania Lee and Slammer walk us through how to stay safe and sane in this hostile political moment. 

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Environmental Experts Criticize Trump Administration for Repealing Water Protections

7 August, 2017 - 16:33

Agricultural economist David Sunding: “I am not normally this dismissive, but this is the worst regulatory analysis I have ever seen.”

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READ: Janet Mock Responds to Violent, Transphobic 'Breakfast Club' Conversation

7 August, 2017 - 16:33

“My sisters and I are here and we exist, and you will not diminish our light and our brilliance.”

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Activists, Law Enforcement Condemn Trump's Call for Police Violence

7 August, 2017 - 08:31

Representative Maxine Waters: “Freddie Gray’s family probably wants to know if officers will protect Trump’s head when he is thrown into the back of a paddy wagon.”

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How #NoConfederate Became a Trending Clarion Call

4 August, 2017 - 05:39

Social media campaign creator April Reign on HBO's forthcoming show, "Confederacy": "We believe the time to speak up is now, before the show has been written or cast."

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Maryland's Prince George's County Fights New Power Plants

3 August, 2017 - 09:57

The five plants will bring jobs to the area—but they will also cause a rise in pollution for the predominantly Black community.

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WATCH: Trailer for Documentary 'The Problem With Apu'

2 August, 2017 - 09:58

Comedian Hari Kondabolu breaks down why the “The Simpsons’” portrayal of Kwik-E-Mart proprietor Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is inherently racist.

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Mitch McConnell on Trumpcare: 'It Is Time to Move On'

1 August, 2017 - 08:14

The Senate majority leader’s Republican party once again failed to repeal Obamacare.

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STUDY: There May Be Less Time to Fight Global Warming Than We Think

1 August, 2017 - 08:14

Researchers believe the Paris climate agreement may not have considered all relevant data.

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Los Angeles to Transition to Electric Buses to Fight Climate Change

31 July, 2017 - 18:32

The move will also improve air quality for residents.

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READ: Writer Adrienne Maree Brown on Sexuality and Race

31 July, 2017 - 18:32

The latest installment of adrienne maree brown's The Pleasure Dome column explores how racism impacts something as small—and powerful—as the nipple.

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[VIDEO] New Yorkers Push Back Against Trump's Tweeted Ban on Trans People in the Military

31 July, 2017 - 18:32

Colorlines' Tiye Rose captured a Times Square protest against Trump's attempt to ban transgender people from military service. 

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New Website Exposes the Identities, Salaries and Alleged Histories of Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputies Accused of Serious Misconduct

31 July, 2017 - 13:43

Dignity and Power Now is compiling information from news sources, public records and alleged survivors to list every Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputies with histories of serious misconduct.

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Appeals Court Temporarily Halts Youth-Led Climate Lawsuit Against Trump Administration

31 July, 2017 - 13:43

The decision will give the court a chance to review a rare petition for dismissal filed by the federal government. 

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15 Protestors Arrested in #OutragedAndUnafraid Sit-in at Texas State Capitol

31 July, 2017 - 10:40

Led by young immigrants, the act of civil disobedience was aimed at saving DACA.

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John McCain Blasted for Condemning Trumpcare, Then Voting for It

31 July, 2017 - 10:40

Got whiplash?

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Senators Call for Investigation Into Involuntary Job Reassignments for Federal Climate Scientists

28 July, 2017 - 15:48

In a letter obtained by The Washington Post, the senators say the reassignments could be an "abuse of power."

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Police Shooting of Justine 'Damond' Ruszczyk Exposes a Vicious Double Standard [OPINION]

28 July, 2017 - 15:48

Black Lives Matter Minneapolis organizer Miski Noor argues that the White victim of police violence was afforded a benefit of the doubt that is withheld from Black, Latino, Indigenous and other marginalized people who are disproportionately the targets of state sanctioned violence.

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