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  • New Mexico Considers Banning Race-based Hairstyle Prejudice
    State lawmakers are considering outlawing discrimination against people with Afros, cornrows, dreadlocks and headwraps ... read more
    Source: Racism – HuffPo Black Voices 1Published on 2020-09-15
  • Colin Kaepernick Calls Out Hypocrisy In NFL’s Racial Justice ‘Propaganda’
    The ex-NFL quarterback said the league is engaged in performative activism while no team signs fellow protester and free agent Eric Reid. ... read more
    Source: Racism – HuffPo Black Voices 1Published on 2020-09-13
  • Halle Berry ‘Speechless’ After Netflix Buys Directorial Debut For $20 Million
    The Oscar winner directs and stars in "Bruised," about a disgraced MMA fighter getting back in the ring. ... read more
    Source: Racism – HuffPo Black Voices 1Published on 2020-09-13
  • Naomi Osaka’s Powerful U.S. Open Statements Continue With Trayvon Martin Mask
    The tennis champion has been wearing masks throughout the tournament honoring victims of police brutality and racial inequality in an effort to raise awareness. ... read more
    Source: Racism – HuffPo Black Voices 1Published on 2020-09-08
  • Tracee Ellis Ross Will Reimagine ‘The Golden Girls’ With A Black Cast Over Zoom
    The "Black-ish" actor will star alongside Regina King, Alfre Woodard and Sanaa Lathan as the classic sitcom's fab foursome this week. ... read more
    Source: Racism – HuffPo Black Voices 1Published on 2020-09-08
  • Kamala Harris Speaks With Jacob Blake, Paralyzed In Police Shooting, And Family
    "They’re an incredible family and what they’ve endured and they just do it with such dignity and grace," the Democratic vice presidential nominee told reporters. ... read more
    Source: Racism – HuffPo Black Voices 1Published on 2020-09-07
  • States Brace For Painful Budget Cuts With Congress Deadlocked Over Coronavirus Aid
    State and local governments facing revenue shortfalls due to the pandemic are having to cut costs to stay afloat, and there's no guarantee Congress rescues them. ... read more
    Source: Racism – HuffPo Black Voices 1Published on 2020-09-06
  • White House Orders End Of ‘Un-American’ Racial Sensitivity Training At Federal Agencies
    Contracts for training that mention "white privilege" must be canceled immediately, demands memo forwarding orders from the president. ... read more
    Source: Racism – HuffPo Black Voices 1Published on 2020-09-04
  • Former NASA Astronaut: Dealing With Police As A Black Man Is Scarier Than Space
    Leland Melvin said that flying a space shuttle was significantly less nerve-wracking than being racially profiled by the police. ... read more
    Source: Racism – HuffPo Black Voices 1Published on 2020-09-04
  • LGBTQ Americans Bearing Brunt Of COVID-19 Economic Crash, Survey Finds
    A Human Rights Campaign report shows gay and transgender people are 30% more likely than their heterosexual cohorts to have lost jobs since May. ... read more
    Source: Racism – HuffPo Black Voices 1Published on 2020-09-04
  • Here’s Why It’s A Big Deal To Capitalize The Word ‘Black’
    If "Black" is capitalized, should "white" be, too? Here's what language experts and Black writers think about the debate on race, culture and what we call ourselves. ... read more
    Source: Racism – HuffPo Black Voices 1Published on 2020-09-03
  • A Survivor And Descendants Of 1921 Tulsa Massacre Seek Reparations In Lawsuit
    The suit demands redress for the destruction of the city's once prosperous Black district in one of the worst acts of racial violence in U.S. history. ... read more
    Source: Racism – HuffPo Black Voices 1Published on 2020-09-02
  • McDonald’s Sued For Racial Discrimination By 52 Black Former Franchisees
    The plaintiffs allege the fast food giant steered them to less-profitable restaurants and didn’t offer the same support as white franchisees. ... read more
    Source: Racism – HuffPo Black Voices 1Published on 2020-09-01
  • Ubisoft Apologizes After New Game ‘Elite Squad’ Equates Black Power Fist With Terrorism
    The game invites players to fight against a "faceless organization that wants to build a new world order." ... read more
    Source: Racism – HuffPo Black Voices 1Published on 2020-08-29
  • Colin Kaepernick Writes LeBron James, Thanks Him After NBA Walkouts Over Jacob Blake Shooting
    The quarterback first took a knee in protest against racial injustice exactly four years before the NBA strike. ... read more
    Source: Racism – HuffPo Black Voices 1Published on 2020-08-29
  • McConnell vows to fill Ginsburg seat, thrusting court to center of 2020 presidential race
    Democrats insist Trump hold off on filling vacancy. Republicans offer no commitment. ... read more
    Source: Racism – LA Times 2Published on 2020-09-18
  • Joe Biden visits battleground Florida to shore up support among Latinos and veterans
    Joe Biden returned to Florida to campaign for the first time as the Democratic presidential nominee. The swing state is locked in a dead heat, according to polls. ... read more
    Source: Racism – LA Times 2Published on 2020-09-15
  • Climate change brings Santa Ana-like winds and explosive wildfires to Oregon
    Like the winds that race down the mountainsides near Los Angeles each fall, gaining heat and fanning the flames as they go, the gales that struck Oregon over the weekend have turned small fires into infernos. ... read more
    Source: Racism – LA Times 2Published on 2020-09-10
  • New Trump ads stoke racial bias among white people in Minnesota and Wisconsin
    Trump's racially charged Minnesota and Wisconsin TV ads focus on the violent aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd and the shooting of Jacob Blake. ... read more
    Source: Racism – LA Times 2Published on 2020-09-06
  • Trump and Russia echo each other in presidential race
    U.S. officials tracking Russian disinformation operations say it clearly echoes the Trump campaign's efforts to undermine Biden. ... read more
    Source: Racism – LA Times 2Published on 2020-09-04
  • Biden meets Blakes, seeking contrast with Trump in Kenosha
    Joe Biden visited the Wisconsin town on Thursday, two days after President Trump visited, as their competing messages — racial justice versus 'law and order' — roil the presidential campaign. ... read more
    Source: Racism – LA Times 2Published on 2020-09-03
  • A Kennedy loses in Massachusetts and a storied dynasty fades
    No Kennedy has ever lost an election in Massachusetts — until now. Sen. Edward J. Markey has beaten back a challenge from Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III in a bitter primary race. It's the latest political dynasty to fade away. ... read more
    Source: Racism – LA Times 2Published on 2020-09-01
  • Trump blows up compassionate image portrayed at RNC
    Speaker after speaker at last week's Republican National Convention sought to soften President Trump's hard edges on immigration, race, women and other issues. Since then, Trump has reasserted himself as a one-man political wrecking ball, comparing police brutality to missing a "three foot putt." ... read more
    Source: Racism – LA Times 2Published on 2020-09-01
  • Trump’s Kenosha visit exposes U.S. divides over race and policing ahead of November vote
    President Trump visited Kenosha, Wis., a day after he defended murder suspect Kyle Rittenhouse and more than a week after Jacob Blake was shot by police. ... read more
    Source: Racism – LA Times 2Published on 2020-09-01
  • News Analysis: Trump sidesteps America’s racism and police brutality and labels protests ‘mob rule’
    Trump in his RNC speech skips a chance to promote racial healing and end police brutality. ... read more
    Source: Racism – LA Times 2Published on 2020-08-28
  • South Korea puts force of law behind masks, quarantines, contact tracing
    Facing a new surge in COVID-19 cases, South Korea threatens to prosecute people who evade quarantine, refuse to wear masks or lie to contact tracers. ... read more
    Source: Racism – LA Times 2Published on 2020-08-28
  • Nation’s fierce divide over race comes to once-thriving Kenosha
    This once industrial and union town is like much of America in facing a reckoning after the police shooting of Jacob Blake ... read more
    Source: Racism – LA Times 2Published on 2020-08-27
  • Video: A conversation about Jacob Blake, race and Kenosha with Kenoshans
    The seven bullets that Kenosha, Wis., police pumped into Jacob Blake are a reminder that police shootings can, and will, happen anywhere — no matter how idyllic a face that town might show to the rest of the world. ... read more
    Source: Racism – LA Times 2Published on 2020-08-25
  • Researchers show that COVID-19 racial disparities aren’t inevitable
    One of the hallmarks of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States is that it disproportionately strikes people of color. But it doesn't have to be that way. ... read more
    Source: Racism – LA Times 2Published on 2020-08-22
  • Trump and Biden couldn’t be more different on the complicated issue of race
    Trump inflames racial tensions, while Biden promises healing. ... read more
    Source: Racism – LA Times 2Published on 2020-08-17
  • CNN’s planning a 2020 LGBTQ forum. Here are some issues advocates say the candidates should address.
    A prominent LGBTQ rights organization, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced Thursday that it will host a presidential town hall on LGBTQ issues next month. The event will air on CNN. LGBTQ advocacy groups told ThinkProgress that they know exactly what ideas they want to hear discussed at the town ... read more
    Source: Racism – Think Progress 3Published on 2019-09-05
  • It wasn’t a debate, but CNN’s 7-hour climate forum laid bare key differences between Democrats
    CNN’s seven-hour town hall on the climate crisis wasn’t the debate many activists have spent months calling for. But Wednesday night’s marathon event teased out notable differences between Democratic presidential contenders, giving voters a taste of how each candidate might approach climate policy if elected. Two of the main issues ... read more
    Source: Racism – Think Progress 3Published on 2019-09-05
  • GOP candidate fueled by outside money complains he may lose because of opponent’s outside money
    Dan Bishop, the Republican nominee in next week’s North Carolina congressional special election, claimed on Thursday that the reason polls show he could lose a district that President Donald Trump won easily is that so much money was coming in from out of district to support his Democratic opponent. But ... read more
    Source: Racism – Think Progress 3Published on 2019-09-05
  • Kristen Stewart’s experience is emblematic of LGBTQ people’s struggles in Hollywood
    In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar UK, actor Kristen Stewart, who has been romantically linked to model Stella Maxwell since 2017, said“I have fully been told, ‘If you just like do yourself a favor, and don’t go out holding your girlfriend’s hand in public, you might get a Marvel movie.’ I don’t ... read more
    Source: Racism – Think Progress 3Published on 2019-09-04
  • Republican leaders silent as Alabama governor insists she won’t resign over blackface scandal
    Gov. Kay Ivey (R-AL) adamantly vowed on Tuesday that she would not resign her office, despite revelations last week that she once appeared in blackface in a college Baptist Student Union skit while she was a student at Auburn University. The national Republican leaders who demanded a Democratic governor resign ... read more
    Source: Racism – Think Progress 3Published on 2019-09-04
  • House Democrats will consider bill to block HUD rule allowing anti-trans shelter discrimination
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is set to move forward with a proposed rule change that would essentially allow shelters receiving HUD grants to ignore nondiscrimination protections for unhoused transgender people. Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), however, has introduced a bill to block that rule that from ... read more
    Source: Racism – Think Progress 3Published on 2019-09-03
  • Mitch McConnell admits Trump may not actually support the gun legislation he said he wanted
    In the wake of another series of mass shootings, President Donald Trump has repeatedly waffled and wavered on whether to take any action to stop the epidemic of gun violence in America. NRA-backed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who has long opposed any such progress, said Tuesday he will ... read more
    Source: Racism – Think Progress 3Published on 2019-09-03
  • Native votes went missing in North Carolina. Tribal leaders vow that won’t happen again next week.
    Native American voting groups have made it their mission over the years to get as many of their members to the polls as possible. That effort has even greater urgency, as North Carolina prepares next week to hold one of its most closely watched elections ever. The 40,000 voting-eligible Lumbee ... read more
    Source: Racism – Think Progress 3Published on 2019-09-03
  • How ‘Straight Pride’ parades like the one in Boston today mask a far-right agenda
    During Pride Month, an organization with ties to violent hate groups, Super Happy Fun America, announced it would host a Straight Pride Parade in Boston. The city of Boston approved its application for a public event, and on Saturday the parade will take place at noon, when participants will march ... read more
    Source: Racism – Think Progress 3Published on 2019-08-31
  • Federal charges unveiled against would-be white nationalist terrorist
    The 20-year-old white nationalist who plotted to attack a local Jewish Community Center in Ohio has been charged with transmitting threatening communications via interstate commerce — with additional charges likely incoming over the next few weeks. James Reardon Jr., a self-described white nationalist who attended the deadly 2017 Unite the ... read more
    Source: Racism – Think Progress 3Published on 2019-08-30
  • The state of labor in 2019: Support for unions is high, but membership is still on the decline
    A mixed bag of high approval, declining membership, and stubbornly low wages greets a proud but anxious workforce, as Americans prepare to step away from their jobs this Labor Day weekend. According to a Gallup poll released this week ahead of Monday’s federal holiday, 64% of Americans say they approve ... read more
    Source: Racism – Think Progress 3Published on 2019-08-30
  • Support for unions is high in 2019, but membership is still on the decline
    A mixed bag of high approval, declining membership, and stubbornly low wages greets a proud but anxious workforce, as Americans prepare to step away from their jobs this Labor Day weekend. According to a Gallup poll released this week ahead of Monday’s federal holiday, 64% of Americans say they approve ... read more
    Source: Racism – Think Progress 3Published on 2019-08-30
  • Exposed for 1967 blackface skit, Alabama governor issues written statement rather than face cameras
    Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) performed a comedic skit in blackface in 1967 at Auburn University, audio tapes circling the web on Thursday reveal. “She had on a pair of blue coveralls and she had put some black paint all over her face,” Ben LaRavia, then Ivey’s fiancé, says in ... read more
    Source: Racism – Think Progress 3Published on 2019-08-29
  • Did Gillibrand’s push for Al Franken’s resignation doom her 2020 White House run?
    Kirsten Gillibrand’s presidential campaign may have been doomed from the start, women’s rights advocates say. Some women’s rights leaders say that the New York senator encountered something of a backlash for being the first Senate Democrat to demand the resignation not quite two years ago of then-Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), who ... read more
    Source: Racism – Think Progress 3Published on 2019-08-29
  • Carli Lloyd is not a stunt
    This summer, players on the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team inspired people around the world when they won a second consecutive World Cup championship, fighting for equal pay and speaking out against President Donald Trump’s hateful rhetoric and policies along the way. As a group, they defied expectations and expanded ... read more
    Source: Racism – Think Progress 3Published on 2019-08-29