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READ: Inside the Fight to Advance Environmental Justice in the Time of Trump

28 July, 2017 - 15:48

A ProPublica article asks if it is too late to save the Office of Environmental Justice, which was created to advocate for climate justice for communities of color.

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'Children of Ether' Creator LeSean Thomas: Anime Characters of Color are 'A Pretty Big Deal'

28 July, 2017 - 07:43

The former "The Boondocks" illustrator discusses his new anime project, which opens in 300 theaters today, and the importance of animated shows featuring characters of color.

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BREAKING: Senate Votes to Advance Obamacare Repeal Debate

28 July, 2017 - 07:43

Vice President Mike Pence cast the deciding vote.

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WATCH: Trailer for New Doc Revisits Labor Leader Dolores Huerta's Successes, Struggles

27 July, 2017 - 18:47

PBS released the trailer for “Dolores”—a chronicle of Huerta’s life and activism from the 1960s through today—ahead of its broadcast debut.

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Kimberly Elise and Loretta Devine Join Indie Comedy "Headshop"

27 July, 2017 - 18:47

The Kim Bass-directed film about a Black therapist opening a practice in an underserved and reluctant community also stars Nicole Ari Parker and Evan Ross.

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Trump Administration to Reverse Rule That Keeps Public Water Sources Clean

27 July, 2017 - 12:24

The Bureau of Land Management claims that the Obama-era fracking regulation places too heavy a burden on the oil and gas industries.

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Feds Will Skip Environmental Impact Study Before Building Border Wall Through Wildlife Refuge

26 July, 2017 - 15:18

Officials reveal the Trump Administration will invoke a 2005 anti-terror law to bypass the requirement.

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Truck Driver Charged With Felony for Deadly Transport of Undocumented Immigrants

26 July, 2017 - 15:18

James Matthew Bradley Jr. was charged in federal court for driving a tractor trailer filled with undocumented immigrants, eight of whom were found dead. He could face the death penalty.

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READ: How Public Schools Fail Native Students

26 July, 2017 - 15:18

The Nation explores how underfunding, disproportionate punishment and inferior instruction push Native American students out of classrooms.

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Crown Heights Residents Protest New Restaurant for Using Black Poverty Stereotypes to Sell Drinks

26 July, 2017 - 11:53

Summerhill's White owner promoted her sandwich shop in the rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood by citing its allegedly bullet-riddled wall and selling 40 oz. rosé bottles in paper bags.

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The Most Chilling Thing an ICE Agent Told The New Yorker

26 July, 2017 - 11:53

An anonymous agent on his agency, Immigration and Customs Enforcement: “We’re not doing what we tell people we do.”

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Two Flint Whistle Blowers Honored With $250K Prize

26 July, 2017 - 11:53

Both intend to donate the money to further recovery efforts.

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'Girls Trip' Earns Estimated $30+ Million in Opening Weekend

25 July, 2017 - 15:02

The raunchy comedy is headlined by four Black actresses and was crafted by a Black creative team.

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Taraji P. Henson Slays, Shoots and Saves in Explosive 'Proud Mary' Trailer

25 July, 2017 - 15:02

The Golden Globe-winning actress portrays an assassin who must protect a young boy after a botched hit in this action film with a predominantly Black cast.

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[VIDEO] Immigration Organizer Abril Gallardo Talks Growing Up Undocumented, Racist Policing and the Confederate Flag

25 July, 2017 - 11:54

In another segment of a five-part video series featuring Maricopa County, Arizona, immigration activists, Abril Gallardo of Living United for Change Arizona reflects on coming to the United States at age 12, fighting hate speech and facing down Confederate flag-bearing folks who crash her actions.

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U.S. Lifts Electronics Ban on Flights From Middle East

25 July, 2017 - 11:54

Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security has imposed new security measures for all international flights entering the United States.

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READ: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Says Black Superheroes Must Have a 'Social Conscience'

25 July, 2017 - 08:39

In a new article for The Hollywood Reporter, the former NBA star writes that contemporary Black comic heroes should be driven by an awareness of where their people fit in an imperfect society.

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Climate Scientist Blows Whistle on Trump Administration's Department of the Interior

24 July, 2017 - 20:13

Joel Clement says he lost his top policy analyst position for speaking up about the dangers of climate change to Native Alaskans.

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Senator Kamala Harris Introduces Bipartisan Money Bail Reform Bill

24 July, 2017 - 16:32

“We must come together to reform a bail system that is discriminatory, wasteful and fails to keep our communities safe.”

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Two Flint Whistle Blowers Honored With $250K Prize

24 July, 2017 - 13:04

Both intend to donate the money to further recovery efforts.

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