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

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 2, 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 Jul 2, 2015 1:10PM

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

Topics: /NOW, Society, History, Politics

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

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 2, 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.

Topics: /NOW, Society

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

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 1, 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. 

Topics: /NOW, Society

Facebook Releases New Data About Staff Diversity

by Sameer Rao on Jul 1, 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.

Topics: /NOW, Society, Media

Top 10 #AskBobby Twitter Questions

by Sameer Rao on Jul 1, 2015 4:15PM

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

Topics: /NOW, Media, Politics

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

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 1, 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.

Topics: /NOW, Society

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

by Sameer Rao on Jul 1, 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. 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Media

Zendaya to Haters: '#idgaf'

by Sameer Rao on Jul 1, 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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VIDEO: Check Out the New 'Creed' Trailer

by Sameer Rao on Jul 1, 2015 10:21AM

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

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