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ICYMI: Brooklyn Will Dedicate Crispus Attucks Playground B-Ball Courts to Notorious B.I.G.

24 July, 2017 - 13:04

The late rapper played basketball at the playground before he achieved international stardom. 

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South Miami is Latest U.S. City to Require Solar Panels on New Homes

24 July, 2017 - 13:04

It joins four California cities that previously passed similar laws.

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#TBT to When Mexican- and Punjabi-American Neighbors United to Celebrate Independence Day

24 July, 2017 - 09:04

The viral video of the two groups joyfully dancing in the middle of a Stockton, California, street points to a long-standing connection between Punjabi and Mexican communities in Northern California.

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These 7 Tweets Sum Up Why HBO's 'Confederate' Announcement Pissed Off the Internet

24 July, 2017 - 09:04

The show, headlined by two White male "Game of Thrones" showrunners, has prompted criticism for its focus on an alternate U.S. where the South won the Civil War and kept slavery intact.

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

21 July, 2017 - 13:43

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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California Communities Sue 37 Energy Companies for Negligence

21 July, 2017 - 13:43

The suits accuse Exxon, Shell and others of contributing to sea level rise in the coastal municipalities.

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NYC 'Cultural Plan' Will Direct City Arts Funds to Diversifying Orgs

21 July, 2017 - 10:20

Mayor Bill de Blasio: "We must use every tool we have to ensure that every resident, in every neighborhood, has the same access to cultural opportunities."

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SCOTUS Expands Definition of 'Bona Fide' Family Relationships Under Travel Ban

21 July, 2017 - 10:20

The court just ruled that the federal government must extend travel privileges to a larger set of foreign nationals.

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Federal Government Begins Building the Border Wall

21 July, 2017 - 10:20

Engineers are drilling and taking soil samples in California, Texas and New Mexico. 

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Seriously, Why Are Some of Us Still Defending R. Kelly?

21 July, 2017 - 10:20

The explosive Buzzfeed piece about R. Kelly running a "cult" of young women whom he abuses and controls has triggered familiar defenses from fans. Jamilah Lemieux calls bulls**t on all of them. 

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Laquan McDonald Cover-up Case Gets Yet Another Judge

20 July, 2017 - 15:32

Cook County associate judge Domenica Stephenson is now the third judge to oversee Thomas Gaffney, David March and Joseph Walsh's trial for allegedly protecting Laquan McDonald's killer, Jason Van Dyke.

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READ: Former DOJ Civil Rights Head Says Trump Administration is Preparing for Voter Purge

20 July, 2017 - 15:32

Vanita Gupta for The New York Times: “My biggest fear is that the government will issue a report with ‘findings’ of unsupported claims of illegal voting, focused on communities of color.”

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International African American Museum Launches New Center to Trace Black Family Geneology

20 July, 2017 - 15:32

Center for Family History leader Toni Carrier: "It's one thing to walk into a museum and see an exhibit about family history, but it's quite another thing to possibly walk out of a research center at a museum with your great-grandfather's marriage record."

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Federal Appeals Court Rules EPA Does Not Have to Ban Harmful Pesticide

20 July, 2017 - 15:32

Chlorpyrifos can cause neurodevelopmental damage in children and is used on staple crops like apples and broccoli. 

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John Boyega Discusses Race, Sci-fi in New GQ Cover Story

20 July, 2017 - 12:31

The Nigerian-British actor opened up being a Black man in sci-fi and fantasy franchises and 'Detroit,' his upcoming film about police violence during the city's 1967 unrest.

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Texas Cop Who Killed Jordan Edwards Charged With Murder

20 July, 2017 - 12:31

Dallas County district attorney on Roy Oliver: He is “very, very likely a danger to the community.”

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READ: Racism's Role in the Fight to Save Children From Lead Poisoning

20 July, 2017 - 09:19

Lead expert David Rosner to ThinkProgress: “The rest of the country basically saw it as an idiosyncratic thing, affecting just a few Black kids and Hispanic kids and therefore unimportant.”

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WATCH: Lakeith Stanfield Fights Wrongful Murder Conviction in 'Crown Heights' Trailer

19 July, 2017 - 15:36

The "Atlanta" star portrays Colin Warner, a Trinidadian-American teen falsely convicted of murder and seeking exoneration for his two-decade incarceration.

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#NeverRepeal Trends as Trumpcare Fails

19 July, 2017 - 15:36

With the GOP’s latest attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) thwarted, President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are pushing for a wholesale repeal of the law of the land.

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Jail Where Sandra Bland Died Now Authorized to Detain Undocumented Immigrants

19 July, 2017 - 15:36

The Waller County (Texas) Jail was recently approved for Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s 287(g) program—despite failing its Texas Commission on Jail Standards inspection.

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