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Terrifying video shows police officer shooting an unarmed man with his hands up


A police officer shot and killed Jerame Reid during a traffic stop Dec. 30, 2014, in Bridgeton, New Jersey. The recently released dash-cam video shows the entire incident.

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Black McDonald’s workers file civil rights lawsuit for firings

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Former workers in three McDonald’s locations in Northern Virginia, say that they were fired for being people of color. Some were told by management that they “need to get the ghetto out of the store.”

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What it’s like to lose your home to gentrification


This important video from Buzzfeed highlights the story of Kai, whose family was pushed out from their San Francisco neighborhood by gentrification.



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How do you ask someone about their race?


“Ever been asked, “So… what are you?” Here’s how to throw self-censorship out the window and open up a deeper conversation. And it might just lead you to re-examine why you are even asking the question in the first place.” — Amani Hayes – Messinger



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North Miami police will no longer use black men’s mug shots as target practice

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After receiving criticism, the North Miami Police Department has decided to change their sniper training.

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Justice Department lawyers will recommend no civil rights charges against Darren Wilson

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The New York Times reports that Justice Department prosecutors are expected to recommend that no civil rights charges be brought against Darren Wilson. Darren Wilson, a former police officer  in Ferguson, MO, shot and killed Michael Brown in August. No criminal charges were brought against him either.

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President Obama’s State of the Union speech first to say transgender, but so what?

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Last night’s address was the first State of the Union speech to directly reference lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans. President Obama has previously referenced transgender individuals in a speeches, making him the first president to do so. While the recognition is important, some trans activists wonder, “Where are the works that are going to dismantle structural oppression and end white supremacy?”

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Larry Wilmore on Bill Cosby rape allegations: ‘That ************ did it’


On yesterday’s The Nightly Show, Larry Wilmore got down to the bottom line:  Bill Cosby is guilty.

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#SOBU: Black Lives Matter to release the State of the Black Union

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At 3 pm E.S.T, the State of the Black Union will be released online by Black Lives Matter. The pre-recorded response to President Obama’s speech, will include representatives from Dream Defenders, Trans Women of Color Collective and Justice League NYC.

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What “lackluster” #LightGirls was missing

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Viewers weighed in on Bill Duke’s Light Girls documentary and the overall sentiment is that it was lackluster at best, extremely problematic at worst. Perhaps it’s time for a more critical documentary on race and colorism to be made.

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