Racial Justice News & Analysis

UNC Statue Latest To Be Hit With 'Black Lives Matter' Imagery

by Sameer Rao on July 06, 2015, 3:57PM

The 'Silent Sam' statue at the UNC is the latest of Confederate or otherwise-racist historical figures to be attacked with 'Black Lives Matter' and other anti-racist protest imagery. 

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Philadelphia Police Union Says Releasing Names of Officers Involved in Shootings Violates Privacy

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on July 06, 2015, 4:21PM

Philadelphia police union opposes new policy that will disclose the names of cops in officer-involved shootings within 72 hours.

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VIDEO: 'Bitch Better Have My Money' Puts Rihanna Back In Controversy

by Sameer Rao on July 06, 2015, 12:44PM

The video for the superstar's trap-heavy new single, which features sensational and lurid depictions of kidnapping and murder, has garnered significant controversy. 

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Here's Why Miguel’s ‘Wildheart’ Should be the Soundtrack to Your Summer

by Sameer Rao on July 02, 2015, 4:43PM

Like they always do, pop critics are declaring which earworm will be the biggest,  highest-selling, most-played "song of the summer." Colorlines Culture Reporter Sameer Rao thinks Miguel's new album, "Wildheart," has the songs you need to free yourself from these inexcapable "summer bangers."

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Greece Says No, Hacking Team Hacked, Detention Center Administers Adult Vaccines to Children

by Aura Bogado on July 06, 2015, 9:49AM

Some of Monday's big headlines

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Poll: Most White Americans View Confederate Flag as a Symbol of Southern Pride, Not Racism

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on July 02, 2015, 2:59PM

New CNN poll finds that while blacks overwhelming view the Confederate battle flag as racist, more than half of all whites think it’s just a symbol of Southern pride.

Topics: /NOW, Society, History

#TBT: Civil Rights Act of 1964 Becomes Law

by Sameer Rao on July 02, 2015, 1:10PM

Today marks 51 years since the historic act's passing. 

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Detroit-Area Muslim Woman Sues Police for Forcing Her to Remove Hijab

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on July 02, 2015, 10:52AM

A Muslim woman is suing the Dearborn Heights, Michigan, police department for forcing her to remove her hijab in the presence of male officers while she was being booked for an unpaid parking ticket.

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Report: From Tear Gas to Snipers, Dogs to Tanks, Ferguson Police Violated Mike Brown Protestors

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on July 01, 2015, 5:41PM

A new report from the U.S. Justice Department says Ferguson police violated protestors' free-speech rights, escalated tensions, and caused community distrust by withholding information and allowing cops to remove their nametags. 

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Facebook Releases New Data About Staff Diversity

by Sameer Rao on July 01, 2015, 4:37PM

The company presented new information in their latest EEO-1 form, suggesting that its hiring and management practices are growing in efficacy.

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