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Milwaukee County Sheriff and Professional Trump Supporter David Clarke Steps Down

6 September, 2017 - 19:22

The conservative figurehead blamed the 2016 Milwaukee uprising on “father-absent homes” and faced criticism for a death and alleged sexual assaults in his jails.

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Solange Announces Benefit Show to Support Hurricane Harvey Relief

6 September, 2017 - 19:22

“I’m committed to partnering with organizations on the ground in Houston and making contributions to uplift the city that raised me with so much love.”

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This Black-Led 'Hood Incubator' Aims to Cultivate More Marijuana Entrepreneurs of Color

6 September, 2017 - 19:22

The Hood Incubator blends organizing tactics with legal and educational support and business connections to develop pathways for Black and Brown people who are typically frozen out of the growing legal weed economy.

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Los Angeles is Largest U.S. City to Replace Columbus Day With Indigenous Peoples' Day

6 September, 2017 - 13:01

Council members voted 14-1 to replace the annual holiday with one that recognizes the Native peoples who occupied this land and resisted colonization.

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READ: Houston Neighborhood Hit Hard By Harvey While Still Recovering From 2016 Flood

6 September, 2017 - 13:01

The residents of Greenspoint live in a vulnerable area and they are predominantly Latinx.

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Women's Convention to Gather Thousands to Strategize Ahead of Midterm Elections

5 September, 2017 - 09:55

The conference aims to secure liberation for “women of all races, ethnicities, ages, disabilities, sexual identities, gender expressions, immigration statuses, religious faiths and economic statuses.”

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Stephan James Cast in Barry Jenkins' Adaptation of 'If Beale Street Could Talk'

4 September, 2017 - 14:44

The “Shots Fired” actor will star as Fonny, the main character who is incarcerated on false rape charges in James Baldwin’s 1974 novel.

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In the Face of Federal Gridlock, States Are Moving Forward With New Abortion Laws

1 September, 2017 - 18:29

While the federal government isn’t moving much policy, state legislatures across the country have been busy reducing or increasing abortion access at nearly equal rates.

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DC Comics Superhero Vixen Makes TV Debut in New Special

1 September, 2017 - 14:54

The CW will air the series—which follows Vixen, a Black woman who employs her power to mimic any animal’s abilities to fight crime—in full as a two-hour television special.

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A New Study Explains Why Coastal Cities Are at Increased Risk of Flooding

1 September, 2017 - 14:54

The factors that contributed to Houston’s devastation are poised to converge in other cities, too.

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Independent Lakota Nation Creates Human Rights Office to Investigate Police Killings, Unsolved Disappearances

1 September, 2017 - 09:27

“The international community is required to investigate a high capacity of unexplained deaths that occur randomly to Indigenous people at the hands of law enforcement.”

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New Target for Statue Removal: 'Father of Gynecology' Who Operated on Enslaved Black Women

31 August, 2017 - 17:39

J. Marion Sims, a White doctor who performed countless operations without anesthesia, has become a new target for statue removal in New York City.

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Hazardous Chemicals Released Into Air Following Hurricane-Related Refinery Accidents in Houston

31 August, 2017 - 17:39

ExxonMobil acknowledged that two of its refineries were damaged, and there was an unrelated pipeline leak. 

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3 Transgender Rights Orgs to Support While the DOD Decides How to Block People Who Want to Serve

31 August, 2017 - 17:39

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is doing exactly what he was ordered to do—and the lives and livelihoods of trans people are still at risk.

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REPORT: Predominantly White State Legislatures Are Blocking Laws That Benefit Black Workers

31 August, 2017 - 17:39

“State interference in city minimum wage laws stems from a larger Jim Crow legacy of blocking economic policies that primarily benefit communities of color.”

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47 Years Ago: Native Activists Occupied Mount Rushmore to Protest Treaty Violations

31 August, 2017 - 09:45

In 1970, 23 Native activists scaled the presidential monument and renamed it “Crazy Horse Mountain” in protest of the U.S. government’s control of land it previously granted to the Sioux.

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How to Donate Money and Other Aid to Communities of Color in Houston

30 August, 2017 - 16:22

A list of charities and organizations working to keep immigrant, Black, Latinx and other populations safe after Hurricane Harvey.  

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Following Whitewashing Criticism, Actor Ed Skrein Withdraws from Originally-APIA 'Hellboy' Role

30 August, 2017 - 16:22

“It is clear that representing this character in a culturally accurate way holds significance for people, and that to neglect this responsibility would continue a worrying tendency to obscure ethnic minority stories and voices in the arts.” 

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Emmett Till Was Lynched on This Day in 1955. Martin Luther King Jr. Told The World About His Dream 8 Years Later.

30 August, 2017 - 16:22

Two landmark moments, forever intertwined with the ongoing quest for Black liberation, took place eight years apart on the same day.

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A History of Violence: Joe Arpaio's Racist Crusade Against Latinxs

30 August, 2017 - 13:12

For decades, the Maricopa County sheriff targeted Latinxs via illegal stops and his Tent City Jail, which he once referred to as a “concentration camp.”

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