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Dept. of Ed Probes Complaint That Newark School Closures Racially Discriminate

Dept. of Ed Probes Complaint That Newark School Closures Racially Discriminate

by Julianne Hing on July 24 2014, 5:07PM

Black students are just 53 percent of Newark students but 73 percent of those whose schools were shut in 2011-2012.

Topics: /NOW

It's Finally Here: Watch the Trailer for Aaron McGruder's 'Black Jesus'

It’s Finally Here: Watch the Trailer for Aaron McGruder’s ‘Black Jesus’

by Jamilah King on July 24 2014, 2:57PM

The show premieres on August 7.

Topics: Culture

Watch This Woman Perform a Monologue to Beyonce's 'Single Ladies' Play

Watch This Woman Perform a Monologue to Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies’

by Jamilah King on July 24 2014, 2:33PM

Nina Millin and The Beyoncélogues FTW!

Topics: Culture

Study: One in 10 Juvenile Detainees Have Contemplated Suicide

Study: One in 10 Juvenile Detainees Have Contemplated Suicide

by Julianne Hing on July 24 2014, 1:58PM

Youth in juvenile detention are at much greater risk for suicide than young people in the general population.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Questlove on Black Folks and the Contagious Culture of Hip-Hop

Questlove on Black Folks and the Contagious Culture of Hip-Hop

by Jamilah King on July 24 2014, 1:11PM

The drummer opens up about Iggy Azalea.

Topics: Culture

Video: The War on Drugs and War on Immigrants Are Intertwined

Video: The War on Drugs and War on Immigrants Are Intertwined

by Julianne Hing on July 24 2014, 11:49AM

The criminalization of black and immigrant communities uniquely impacts one oft-ignored group: black immigrants.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, /NOW

Actress Emily Rios Talks About Coming Out to Her Mexican Family

Actress Emily Rios Talks About Coming Out to Her Mexican Family

by Jamilah King on July 24 2014, 10:31AM

The actress says she’s proud to take on queer roles.

Topics: Culture

This Is What James Baldwin Wrote About Israel and Palestine in 1979

This Is What James Baldwin Wrote About Israel and Palestine in 1979

by Jamilah King on July 24 2014, 10:18AM

“Jews and Palestinians know of broken promises.”

Topics: Culture

Eric Garner and Spike Lee's 'Do the Right Thing'

Eric Garner and Spike Lee’s ‘Do the Right Thing’

by Jamilah King on July 24 2014, 10:07AM

What’s become clear in the aftermath of Eric Garner’s death is that NYPD chokeholds, though officially banned, happen all too often.

Topics: Culture

Missing Air Algérie Flight, Israel Attacks U.N. School in Gaza, and #TimeTitles

Missing Air Algérie Flight, Israel Attacks U.N. School in Gaza, and #TimeTitles

by Aura Bogado on July 24 2014, 10:00AM

The news I’m reading up on this morning

Topics: /NOW