WATCH: Check Out The Incendiary Music Video For M-Dot's Bombastic 'Shine'

by Sameer Rao on Oct 9, 2015 4:40PM

The animated music video for the Boston MC's stirring single, featuring Method Man, Dominique Larue and Katy Gunn, shows an uprising of the oppressed that'll hit you right in the feels. 

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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.”

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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.

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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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