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Styles P and Jadakiss Launch Series of Natural Juice Shops In Low-Income Neighborhoods

by Sameer Rao on Sep 4, 2015 4:13PM

The rappers are using their clout to bring healthy dietary options to impoverished neighborhoods. 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Health

Check Out ‘Raising Dion,’ a New Comic About a Single Mom Bringing Up a Superhero Son

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Sep 4, 2015 3:55PM

A new comic eschews the typical superhero story to follow the single mother who helps him develop his powers.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth, Arts & Culture

Vince Staples To Miley Cyrus: 'Shut The F*** Up'

by Sameer Rao on Sep 4, 2015 2:27PM

The rising star emcee and Odd Future affiliate told i-D that Miley Cyrus called out the wrong rapper when she went after Kendrick Lamar. He also spoke on Taylor Swift and Tyler, The Creator. 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Media

STUDY: Immigrant Teens Just Say 'No' to Drugs, Violence and Crime

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Sep 4, 2015 2:14PM

Despite what politicians would have voters believe, the children of immigrants are all right.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth, Immigration, Politics

Unemployment Rate Ticks Up for Blacks, Drops Overall

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Sep 4, 2015 12:48PM

There are more than 1.8 million black people looking for work.

Topics: /NOW, Society, Economy

Fundraiser Friday: 'Hannah' Magazine, A Celebration Of Black Women

by Sameer Rao on Sep 4, 2015 11:04AM

The crowdfunding campaign for the bi-annual print book, which will feature stunning pictorals and a variety of written content, is featured as a Kickstarter Staff Pick. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Arts & Culture, Media

READ: Trans Latina Activist Bamby Salcedo Explores Justice After Hate Crime

by Sameer Rao on Sep 3, 2015 4:41PM

The California-based activist penned a searing piece for Fusion detailing an assault where justice was served, as well as the steps it took for that to happen. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Media, Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Amandla Stenberg Works #BlackGirlMagic With New Comic

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Sep 3, 2015 4:00PM

The comic’s illustrator, Ashely A. Woods: “Niobe is Amandla…and I am honored to see them grow together into someone quite special.”

Topics: /NOW, Society, Arts & Culture

North Carolina Finally Compensates Two Brothers Wrongfully Imprisoned for Three Decades

by Sameer Rao on Sep 3, 2015 3:50PM

After a harrowing three decades of false imprisonment for a crime they did not commit, two brothers have been compensated $750,000 each by North Carolina. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, History, Criminal Justice

In Lawsuit, Black and Latino Cops Say NYPD Punished Them for Saying No to Racial Profiling

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Sep 3, 2015 1:52PM

NYPD officers say discriminatory arrest and ticket quotas are still in effect.
 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Criminal Justice