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GOP Missouri Legislators Roll Back St. Louis' Minimum Wage to $7.70

19 July, 2017 - 12:24

Activists: “Companies can either snatch back our raise and take food out of the mouths of children, or they can do the right thing by honoring the St. Louis wage increase and paying us at least $10 an hour.”

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READ: Free Texas Convention Spotlights Independent Latinx Comic Artists

19 July, 2017 - 12:24

Organizer Hector Rodriguez: "Now, more than ever, with some of the struggles our community is facing—especially in Texas with SB4 and the attack on sanctuary cities—for me, it seems like a big opportunity for us to have a showcase for our community." 

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Disney Announces Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott as Live-Action Aladdin and Jasmine

19 July, 2017 - 12:24

Disney announced the casting amid reports that the studio and director Guy Ritchie struggled to find
Brown actors to fill the roles.

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Oprah Winfrey and Co. Travel the Cosmos in 'A Wrinkle in Time' Trailer

19 July, 2017 - 08:52

Ava DuVernay lifted the hood on her Disney adaptation of the 1963 fantasy novel with a new trailer and behind-the-scenes photos.

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First Segment of Proposed Border Wall Would Run Through Wildlife Refuge

18 July, 2017 - 14:31

In Texas, the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge is attempting to bring back the endangered ocelot. The border wall could change that.

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5 Flicks We Can't Wait to Watch at the BlackStar Film Festival in August

18 July, 2017 - 14:31

The sixth annual BlackStar film festival hits Philadelphia in early August. Colorlines arts and culture reporter Sameer Rao shares his must-see titles. 

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Bay Area Gentrification, Global Warming and Community Justice Collide in the Hilarious New Trailer for 'The North Pole'

18 July, 2017 - 14:31

The web comedy series, featuring cameos from Bay Area mainstays such as former Black Panther leader Ericka Huggins and comedian W. Kamau Bell, hits YouTube on September 7.The new trailer will get you ready. 

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Texas Pipeline Spills Over 50K Gallons of Crude Oil

18 July, 2017 - 11:20

The incident led to the evacuation of 15 residences.

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Dr. Yaba Blay for The Root: Black Hair Conversations That Don't Consider White Supremacy Pathologize Black Women

18 July, 2017 - 11:20

In the first of a new video series from The Root, ethnographer, producer and professor Yaba Blay makes sense of the race politics and meaning of hair as it grows out of Black women's scalps.  

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3 Illuminating Excerpts from Dave Chappelle's Interview Magazine Convo With Kendrick Lamar

18 July, 2017 - 08:09

The comedian interviewed the "DAMN." rapper for Interview's August cover story. Here are a few portions of their wide-ranging conversation about fame, using their influence and more. 

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Donald Glover, Aziz Ansari and Ava DuVernay Bag Multiple Emmy Nominations

17 July, 2017 - 18:02

From Angela Basset to Mindy Kaling, see which of your faves was nominated.

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WATCH: This Video Breaks Down Why Net Neutrality Matters

17 July, 2017 - 13:35

Mic explains why equal access to the Internet is important—and how the FCC is threatening that access.

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No Federal Indictment for Cop Who Killed John Crawford for Holding a BB Gun

17 July, 2017 - 13:35

An Ohio special grand jury already declined to indict Beavercreek Police Department officer Sean Williams.

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Tamron Hall Returns to Daytime TV With New Talk Show

17 July, 2017 - 10:28

The former MSNBC and "Today" host left NBC in February amid speculation that the network sidelined her in favor of former Fox News host Megyn Kelly.

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'Black Panther' Cast Stuns, Shares Character Deets in New 'Entertainment Weekly'

17 July, 2017 - 10:28

The movie's all-Black leading cast posed in character for the magazine's Comic-Con preview issue, with actors and creative team members alike sharing information about what to expect when "Black Panther" hits the big screen.

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EPA Proposes to Remove Protections for Alaskan Watershed That Is Home to 30 Native Villages

14 July, 2017 - 14:54

The agency wants to re-open the discussion on the Pebble Mine Project, which could jeopardize the region’s wild salmon population.

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Radio Series Explores Legacy of 1967 Newark Uprising

14 July, 2017 - 11:52

WNYC's Rebecca Carroll revisits the history and legacy of the 1967 unrest 50 years later via conversations with a Black family that lived through it—and stayed to uplift the community.

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Did the Flint Water Crisis Increase the City's Infant Mortality Rate?

14 July, 2017 - 11:52

Current numbers don’t show a huge change, but researchers are keeping their eye on trends.

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Former White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett Reflects on Life, Politics in Upcoming Book

14 July, 2017 - 11:52

"I want to share the experiences, life lessons and values that have shaped who I am and my ideas for the future."

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4 Questions with 'Bronx Gothic' Creator and Star Okwui Okpokwasili

14 July, 2017 - 08:35

In a new documentary the Nigerian-American performance artist expands on the themes of "Bronx Gothic," her award-winning one-woman show that depicts Black girls coming of age amid sexual and systemic violence. 

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