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Paris, #BlackLivesMatter, the Cultural Violence, and the White Western State


By diamond 3:46 pm January 9, 2015 Writer Malik Nashad Sharpe believes that it’s possible to mourn those lost in the Charlie Hebdo attack and stand with those that have been harmed by racist and Islamophobic sentiments in France.

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‘Because White Men Can’t Police Their Imagination, Black Men Are Dying’


By diamond 12:32 pm January 9, 2015 Claudia Rankine’s preeminent book on race in America, ‘Citizen’, has been given a chilling update. What used to be blank spaces now hold the names of black men killed by the police.

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The Idea Revolution: How Youth of Color Will Build Our Future


By diamond 12:12 pm January 9, 2015 Writing for the Huffington Post, Brandon Hill says that the gap between rich and poor students may deprive the world of significant contributions from youth of color.

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We’ll Need an Economic Program to Make #BlackLivesMatter. Here Are Three Ideas.


By diamond 11:19 am January 9, 2015 “We are in the midst of a movement to upend white supremacy,” say the Nation‘s Jesse A. Myerson and Mychal Denzel Smith. They have three economic ideas for making #BlackLivesMatter.

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President Obama Just Changed the Game


By diamond 10:17 am January 9, 2015 Yesterday, President Obama proposed making community college free for those “who are willing to work for it.”

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New Footage Shows Officers Restraining Tamir Rice’s Sister

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By diamond 5:39 pm January 8, 2015 Cleveland city officials released extended video that show’s police forcing Tamir Rice’s sister to the ground after they shot her brother. The video shows Rice’s sister running to his aide after hearing the gun shots. Once she approached the body, she is held down by the officers involved […]

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We Out (T)here: Afrofuturism in the Age of Non-Indictments


By diamond 5:11 pm January 8, 2015 Writing for Weird Sister, Morgan Parker believes that the concept of Afro-futurism might help us heal from daily anti-black violence. ”Not only do our lives matter, they will remain. Like it or not.” 

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Why, Phylicia? Bye, Phylicia.


By diamond 4:35 pm January 8, 2015 For Disrupting Dinner Parties, Dominique Hazzard writes that Phylicia Rashad’s comments were a missed opportunity to show that it is possible to defend the contributions of the Cosby Show without throwing women under the bus.

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One Million to Lose Food Stamp Benefits

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By diamond 4:15 pm January 8, 2015 According to a new report from the CBPP, one million people will lose SNAP benefits before the end of 2016.

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Where Is the 24-Hour News Cycle on the Bomb At a Colorado NAACP?

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By diamond 1:58 pm January 8, 2015 At Think Progress, Nicole Flatow is disturbed by the lack of media coverage on the bombing of the NAACP building in Colorado Springs, CO.

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