Racial Justice News & Analysis

Update: How You Can Help Rebuild and Where to Speak Out About the Burned Black Churches

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on July 01, 2015, 3:06PM

Since the June 17, 2015 racist massacre at Charleston, South Carolina's Emanual AME Church, seven predominantly-black churches have had serious fires. Here's what we know about the fires so far, what we're saying about them and how to help these houses of worship rebuild.

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Miriam Zoila Pérez: 'What Happens Next is More Important Than Marriage'

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on June 30, 2015, 2:17PM

Colorlines gender columnist Miriam Zoila Pérez sorts through some sticky questions about what same-sex marriage really means to her—and what it could mean for the entire LGBTQ movement.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

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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Top 10 #AskBobby Twitter Questions

by Sameer Rao on July 01, 2015, 4:15PM

Rank this alongside #AskThicke and #TellingItLikeItIs as one of the worst Twitter PR stunts ever. 

Topics: /NOW, Media, Politics

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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Anomolies' DJ Kuttin Kandi: Appropriation 'Is What Happens When Nobody Knows Your Name'

by Sameer Rao on July 01, 2015, 2:00PM

The Anomolies DJ, co-founder and activist addresses Shia LaBeouf's lyric-stealing, the persistent erasure of artists of color, and why she's not doing interviews on the matter in a searing new op-ed. 

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VIDEO: Check Out the New 'Creed' Trailer

by Sameer Rao on July 01, 2015, 10:21AM

The director and star of "Fruitvale Station" join forces for the latest film in the "Rocky" anthology. 

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Top 5 Quotes From the Nina Simone Netflix Doc That Got Me Together

by Riley Wilson on June 30, 2015, 11:59AM

Miss Simone was African royalty and like royalty, she regularly dropped gems on us. 

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Zendaya to Haters: '#idgaf'

by Sameer Rao on July 01, 2015, 12:06PM

The Disney actress and singer, once again, has been forced to answer for an awards-show hairstyle. Her response is perfect. 

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Half of the Recent Southern Black Church Fires Are Being Investigated as Arson

by Sameer Rao on June 30, 2015, 4:42PM

Last week's run of six black church fires across five Southern states is a grim echo in wake of the Charleston massacre. 

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