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Black Female Tech Entrepreneur Raises $7 Million for Renewable Energy Startup

Jessica O. Matthews, CEO of Uncharted Play, is killing it in the tech world.

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Ava DuVernay is First Black Woman to Direct a $100 Million Film

The “Selma” director is one of only three women to direct a live-action film with a sky-high budget.

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POLL: Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Driven by Racism, Not Economic Concerns

It also found that where immigrants hail from has a big influence on how White Americans perceive them.

READ: A Brilliant Breakdown of Baltimore's Segregation

The new issue of Baltimore City Paper paints the picture of Baltimore’s deep and multifaceted segregation. 

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Congress Passes Puerto Rico Debt Relief Legislation

Senator Nydia Velázquez: “Until the U.S. government ends these colonial conditions, there will be no long-term recovery.”

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Washington D.C. Latest City to Implement $15 Minimum Wage

Eighty percent of the workers who will benefit are people of color.

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READ: This Article Proposes a Novel Strategy to Address Market Bias Against Black Homeowners

“It doesn’t matter if you’re a White homeowner or a Black homeowner,” legal scholar Dorothy Brown told The Washington Post. “If you’re in a neighborhood that’s 10 percent Black, that home isn’t going to appreciate the same way it would if you picked it up and moved it to an all-White neighborhood.”

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Members of Dream Defenders' Delegation to Israel/Palestine Talk Segregation, Occupation and That Massive Wall

As anti-occupation and free-speech advocates decry New York City’s new executive order to punish companies and groups that boycott Israel, members of the Dream Defenders’ latest delegation to the West Bank share what they saw and learned on their trip.

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House Introduces New Bill to Address Puerto Rican Debt Crisis

But it locks citizens into a $7.25 minimum wage.

4.2 Million Salaried Workers Will Soon Be Eligible For Overtime Pay

“The Overtime Rule” means people who make less than $47,476/year will be able to cash-in when they exceed a 40-hour workweek.

Bernie Sanders Calls For Release of Puerto Rican Political Prisoner, Debt Crisis Resolution

During his remarks at the University of Puerto Rico, the presidential candidate called Puerto Rico’s ongoing debt issues a “terrible human and economic crisis.”

PRINCE Act Introduced in Minnesota Legislature

The act, an acronym for ”Personal Rights in Names Can Endure,” seeks to restrict the use of a person’s name and likeness after their death.

Puerto Rico Fails to Pay $422 Million in Bond Debts Owed Today

Puerto Rico governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla: “We would have preferred to have had a legal framework to restructure our debts in an orderly manner.”

Despite the Tubman Hype, Andrew Jackson Will Stay on the $20 Bill

After multiple reports that freedom fighter Harriet Tubman would ”replace” president and slave master Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced that he’ll stay there—just on the back. 

REPORT: Black Women's Wages Now Even Further Behind Those of White Men

And Black men were the only ones to see a decrease in median pay in 2015.

Police Confirm Gym Employees Called Cops on Seattle Seahawk Kam Chancellor

Chancellor tweeted about the incident, saying he was checking out the property with an eye toward potential ownership when two employees called the police on him. 

Alabama the Latest State to Prevent Cities From Increasing Minimum Wage

State legislators just passed a law that blocks local lawmakers from requiring businesses to pay employees more than $7.25 an hour. Unfortunately, Alabama isn’t alone.

REPORT: There Are 6,293 Barriers Standing Between Ex-Offenders and Meaningful Employment

Alliance for a Just Society: “The impact on communities of color is devastating.”

Black Woman-Owned Craft Beer Brand Headed to New York Walmart Stores

Harlem Brewing Company owner Celeste Beatty: ”I hope it turns into a Patti pies situation.”

New Episode of Mic's 'The Movement' Explores Native Community's Fight to Reclaim Health and Tradition

“Food and access to food is definitely used as a weapon to help subjugate.”