Pulse Shooting

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Author Q&A: Understanding Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis Through Marx, Monsters and a Queer Decolonial Lens

Colorlines talks to Philadelphia poet laureate Raquel Salas Rivera about their new book, “lo terciario/the tertiary,” which revisits Karl Marx’s “Capital” to examine Puerto Rico’s debt crisis from a queer decolonial lens.

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MTV Follows Pulse Massacre Survivors in New Episode of 'True Life'

The episode, which premiered last night, focuses on four survivors of the massacre of a largely-Latinx group of 49 people.

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First Openly Gay World Boxing Title Contender Dedicates Fight to Pulse Orlando Victims

Orlando Cruz, who lives in Puerto Rico, lost four friends in the nightclub massacre.

It Has Been One Month Since the Orlando Massacre

While the murder of 49 mostly Latinx and LGBT people at Pulse Orlando has faded from headlines, the local community still works to move forward.

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Omar Mateen's Alleged Former Lover Describes Pulse Massacre as 'Revenge' for Rejection

“He adored Latinos, gay Latinos, with brown skin—but he felt rejected,” the man told Univision.

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Broadway's Stars Unite to Honor Pulse Shooting Victims

Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda, Audra McDonald, B.D. Wong and more sing “What The World Needs Now,” to raise funds for LGBTQ advocacy.

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Senate Votes Down 4 Gun Control Measures

Senator Chris Murphy: “We knew breaking the NRA’s stranglehold on this Congress would be a long, uphill climb.”

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READ: Frank Ocean's Poignant Lament on Pulse Massacre, Homophobic and Transphobic Violence

The reclusive artist referenced Orlando and the North Carolina anti-trans bathroom bill in a new Tumblr post.

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Feds Release Transcript From Omar Mateen's Phone Calls With Orlando Police

The Department of Justice and FBI released a full transcript—rather than the previously announced version with redacted sections about Mateen’s allegiance to ISIS—after criticism from lawmakers.

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Trump Says Nation Must 'Start' Racial Profiling to End Terrorism

“It’s not the worst thing to do.”

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Ta-Nehisi Coates, Sonia Sanchez and Toni Morrison Talk Dangers of Art

The three acclaimed writers sat down for a public conversation at New York City’s Ambassador Theatre.

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We Remember: The Charleston Massacre, 1 Year Later

Say their names.

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WATCH: Hasan Minhaj Passionately Denounces Congressional Inaction on Gun Laws

“You get paid almost $200,000 a year to write rules, to make our society better. Not tweet, not tell us about your ‘thoughts and prayers.’ To write rules to make our society better.”

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Puerto Rican Comic Superhero La Borinqueña Stands in Solidarity With Orlando

“It’s an LGBT issue, a Puerto Rican issue and a Latinx issue,” said creator Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez about the Pulse massacre.

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15-Hour Senate Filibuster Forces Gun Control Vote

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy and 38 of his colleagues stay up half the night to advocate for congressional action in the wake of the Pulse Orlando shooting.

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Michelle Obama's Advice to Men at United State of Women Summit: 'Be Better'

Michelle Obama, Loretta Lynch, Shonda Rimes and many more prominent women spoke at the White House convening.

Pulse massacre mourner Saamiya Pirbhai, wearing a rose-colored hijab, stands behind a makeshift memorial with homemade posters and sunflowers.

Post-Pulse Massacre, Moving Forward Means Rejecting Scarcity and Fear

Yas Ahmed of Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity reflects on post-Pulse Islamophobia, the power of community and what it is to be a “queer, Muslim, gender non-conforming, Arab, mixed-race, able-bodied ​person of color” today.

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Wilson Cruz: Pulse Massacre 'Was a Direct Attack on LGBT Latinos'

The actor, who lost family member Brenda Lee Márquez McCool in the massacre, criticized those who don’t acknowledge the tragedy’s predominantly queer Latinx victims.

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President Obama Addresses Islamophobia, Gun Control

“We hear language that singles out immigrants and suggests that entire religious communities are complicit in violence. Where does this stop? The Orlando killer, one of the San Bernardino killers, the Fort Hood killer—they were all U.S. citizens.”

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READ: It Took This Writer Just 7 Minutes to Buy the Rifle Used in the Pulse Shooting

Helen Ubiñas on Philly.com: “It likely will take more time than that during the forthcoming round of vigils to respectfully read the names of the more than 100 people who were killed or injured.”