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Washington Is First State to Adopt Comprehensive Anti-Bias Rule for Jury Selection

“This groundbreaking rule for jury selection will reduce the damage done by racial and ethnic bias to the integrity of our judicial system and to communities of color.”

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Despite Gentrification, Black D.C. Neighborhood Gets First Bookstore in 20 Years

“A mother came in here and brought her son specifically to show him that a Black man owns this bookstore.”

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Washington Police Investigate Sikh Man's Shooting by a White Gunman

The gunman allegedly approached the victim in his driveway, said ”go back to your own country” and then opened fire.  

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READ: Killer Mike on How to Bring More Black People Into Medical Marijuana Boom

State-level marijuana legality reforms often don’t help African Americans who are frozen out of dispensary ownership. The rapper partners with scholar Erik Nielson for a new Rolling Stone essay that breaks down how to fix the disparity.

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#FacingRace Livestream: Where Do We Go From Here?

Linda Sarsour, Van Jones and five other leading racial justice figures discuss how to push movements forward at Facing Race’s closing plenary.

Voters cast their ballots at voting booths at PS198M The Straus School on November 8, 2016, in New York, United States.

How This Year's 3 Big Climate Initiatives Will Impact Communities of Color

Washington, Colorado and Florida all have climate initiatives on the ballot today—and all three have the potential to change lives.  

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STUDY: Police Body Cameras in Danger of Being Used as 'Instruments of Injustice'

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights examined body-worn camera policies in 50 municipalities. It was not impressed.

Bernie Sanders Sweeps Weekend Caucuses

The Democratic presidential candidate racked up victories in Alaska, Hawaii and Washington. But he still trails in pledged delegates.

Washington Gym Employee Called Kam Chancellor and Crew 'Bad News' During 911 Call

“I don’t know if they’re homeless kids. I know there used to be a lot of heroin addicts around here.”

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. 

D.C. Rapper Tarica June Tackles Gentrification and Power on 'But Anyway'

Check out the new video, which features the Washington, D.C., native visiting gentrified parts of the city she loves.

National Park Service: Racist Lake Name Should Be Changed

After pressure from legislators and activists, the National Park Service is affirming that a lake in Washington should be renamed Howard Lake. 

Why Does FedEx Back a Dictionary-Defined Racial Slur?

A new video takes the delivery company to task for its NFL sponsorship.

Black Superintendent of Most Diverse School District in Nation Doesn't Like Blacks, Workers Say

Nine employees of the Tukwila School District near Seattle, Washington, have filed complaints of racial discrimination against the districts black superintendent, Ethelda Burke.