Gina Rodriguez To Critics: 'I Am As Latina As They Come'

by Sameer Rao on Oct 8, 2015 4:19PM

The "Jane The Virgin" star spoke on HuffPost Live yesterday about criticism that she isn't "Latina enough."

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More Alleged Greek Life Racism, This Time At UCLA

by Sameer Rao on Oct 8, 2015 2:48PM

Because you've heard a variation on this story too many times, we're breaking down everything you need to know. 

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Mara Willaford and Marissa Johnson Talk Bernie Sanders Interruption In New Q&A

by Sameer Rao on Oct 8, 2015 2:31PM

In their first in-depth interview together since shutting down a Bernie Sanders rally in Seattle, Black Lives Matter-affiliated activists Mara Willaford and Marissa Johnson spoke to a Seattle publication about that moment, their quibbles with leftist establishment and the aftermath of that moment. 

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Tennessee-Based Ad Firm Tries to Make 'Blue Lives Matter' A Thing

by Sameer Rao on Oct 8, 2015 12:45PM

Tactical Magic put up their first billboard capitalizing on "Black Lives Matter" in Memphis. Now, the billboards have spread around the country. 

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WATCH: PBS's Doc On Grace Lee Boggs Free Online

by Sameer Rao on Oct 8, 2015 11:43AM

"American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs" is available for free streaming until November. 

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Justice Department to Grant Early Release to 6,000 Inmates

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Oct 7, 2015 4:16PM

The Justice Department says it will be the nation’s largest one-time discharge of federal inmates.

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Ava DuVernay on Race and Why Hollywood Won't Let Directors of Color be Great

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Oct 7, 2015 2:28PM

“Any film that you see that has any progressive spirits that is made by any people of color or a woman is a triumph, in and of itself.”

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Nicki Minaj To Miley Cyrus: 'You Can’t Want The Good Without The Bad'

by Sameer Rao on Oct 7, 2015 2:20PM

The hip-hop star addresses Cyrus, the VMAs, cultural appropriation and so much more in this month's New York Times Magazine profile.

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Kiesha Jenkins The Latest Trans Woman Of Color Killed In 2015

by Sameer Rao on Oct 7, 2015 1:14PM


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POLL: Young People Overwhelmingly Support Expanded Immigrant Rights

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Oct 7, 2015 1:04PM

A Fusion poll finds that younger someone is, the more likley they are to have progressive views on immigration.

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