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Airport Racism Has Stolen My Joy of Flying

3 October, 2017 - 16:38

For Nikko Viquiera, air travel once symbolized freedom. But racist and anti-immigrant sentiment has turned flying into a nightmare for this recent immigrant from The Philippines.

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Michael Jackson's Estate Releases 'Scream' Compilation, Augmented Reality Experience

3 October, 2017 - 13:37

“Michael Jackson’s Scream” features “Thriller,” “Dangerous” and the album’s titular collaboration between Michael and his sister, Janet Jackson.

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Deportations Are Down, But Immigration Arrests Are Up 43 Percent

3 October, 2017 - 13:37

And Immigration and Customs Enforcement just wrapped up a four-day raid of sanctuary cities.

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Beyoncé Hops on 'Mi Gente' Remix for Mexico and Caribbean Hurricane Relief Efforts

2 October, 2017 - 18:54

Proceeds from sales of the new single, which updates a song by Colombian singer J Balvin and French artist Willy William, will benefit disaster relief efforts in Mexico and the Caribbean.

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The Black Owned Wine and Spirits Festival Moves Black Distillers, Vintners and Brewers From the Margins

2 October, 2017 - 18:54

When Chanel Turner founded Fou-Dré in 2009, she became the first Black woman to run a vodka company. Now she’s creating community with her Black Owned Wine and Spirits Festival, which enters its second year this weekend. 

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Judge Throws Out Case Against Black Lives Matter, Says a Movement Can't Be Sued

2 October, 2017 - 15:32

A police officer alleged that the BLM is responsible for the rock someone threw at him.

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Airport Racism Has Stolen My Joy of Flying [OPINION]

29 September, 2017 - 18:04

For Nikko Viquiera, air travel once symbolized freedom. But racist and anti-immigrant sentiment has turned flying into a nightmare for this recent immigrant from The Philippines.

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Trump Administration Suspends Rule That Slows Aid to Puerto Rico, Charges Evacuees for Transport

29 September, 2017 - 18:04

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz calls the move to lift the Jones Act “an act of justice.”

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WATCH: Colin Kaepernick's Former Teammates Show Solidarity in New Video

29 September, 2017 - 18:04

Eric Reid, Marquise Goodwin and Dontae Johnson express their support of Kaepernick’s actions against racial injustice in a new video.

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A Maternity Care Desert Threatens Lower Income Women in Washington, D.C.

29 September, 2017 - 18:04

The closure of two labor and delivery wards in D.C.’s poorest neighborhoods presents a challenge for communities with already alarmingly high maternal and infant mortality rates.

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Racial Justice March to Center Black Women and Girls

29 September, 2017 - 13:46

Monica Simpson, co-chair of the March for Black Women: “We are marching to say that Black women’s lives matter, that Black mamas matter, and to call for an end to systems and policies that deny our dignity.”

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Kenya Barris Tapped to Write 'Coming to America' Sequel

29 September, 2017 - 13:46

The “Black-ish” creator and “Girls Trip” co-writer will write the follow up to the 1988 film about an African prince seeking love in New York City.

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This Filipina Nanny Is Suing Her Former Boss—a German Diplomat to the U.S.—for Labor Exploitation

29 September, 2017 - 13:46

With the promise of 35-hour weeks and $10 an hour plus overtime, Edith Mendoza moved to the United States to care for a German diplomat’s family. Instead, she often worked 100 hours per week, had her wages stolen and became seriously ill. Now, in a rare move for a migrant domestic worker, she’s suing her old boss.

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'In Short, I Was a Slave'

29 September, 2017 - 13:46

Filipina nanny Edith Mendoza moved to the U.S. to care for a German diplomat’s family. She ended up working 100-hour weeks for $4 an hour and becoming seriously ill. She made it out in 2016. Here is her story, in her own words. 

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Read John Legend's Plea to #SaveUnderground

29 September, 2017 - 13:46

The show—which followed a group of Black people as they escaped from slavery and then worked to free others—was canceled after two seasons.

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Homeland Security to Collect Immigrants' Social Media Info

28 September, 2017 - 15:00

And because of the way social media works, anyone who is connected with an immigrant online will now be open to digital surveillance under this rule.

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Graham-Cassidy is Dead: A Play in 5 Acts

28 September, 2017 - 15:00

Republican senators have pulled the plug on their latest attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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READ: 49er Eric Reid Reminds World That Kneeling Protest is About 'Systemic Oppression'

28 September, 2017 - 15:00

Reid wrote about kneeling with former teammate Colin Kaepernick and smear campaigns against players who protest violence against Black people in an op-ed for The New York Times.

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Melina Matsoukas and Tarell Alvin McCraney Snag New TV and Film Projects

28 September, 2017 - 15:00

Matsoukas will direct an Amazon series adaptation of Marlon James’ “A Brief History of Seven Killings,” while McCraney will script a Disney musical based on “Cyrano de Bergerac” and “Othello.”

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