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Nearly 2,000 Killed by Boko Haram

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Reports claim that nearly 2,000 people were killed during an attack Baga, Nigeria, a town near the Chad border.

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

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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’

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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

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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.

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“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

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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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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 and eventually handcuffed and put in the back of a squad car, just feet from where her brother lay dying. The video confirms claims made by Samira Rice, Tamir’s mother.

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

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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.

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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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According to a new report from the CBPP, one million people will lose SNAP benefits before the end of 2016.

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