STUDY: White People Think Men With 'Black-Sounding' Names Are Scary

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Oct 9, 2015 3:36PM

Lead author Colin Holbrook: “I’ve never been so disgusted by my own data.”

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Society, History, Media

North Charleston to Pay $6.5 Million for Killing Walter Scott

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Oct 9, 2015 1:22PM

The settlement was reached before the family could file a lawsuit against the city for Scott’s death at the hands of an officer.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence

Fundraiser Friday: 'Kid Impact' Comic Confronts Syrian Civil War Head-On

by Sameer Rao on Oct 9, 2015 1:17PM

This giant-sized comic will follow a young Syrian refugee as he re-enters the war to save his cousin. 

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Mom Says Pirate Playset Includes Slave and Shackling Guide

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Oct 9, 2015 11:58AM

Ida Lockett: “It told my son to put a slave cuff around the black character’s neck and then to play with the toy.”

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WATCH: Iconic Videos From The Seven Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees of Color

by Sameer Rao on Oct 8, 2015 4:44PM

Janet Jackson, Chaka Khan, Chic and other noteworthy artists of color were included in nominations for next year's induction. 

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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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