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White nationalist Richard Spencer, the racist leader, was punched in the face by a protester during an on-camera interview following Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday, reports USA Today: Video footage posted online shows Spencer, a leader of the alt-right movement, speaking near the corner of 14th and K Street around 2:30 ... Read more >>
Sun, Jan 22, 2017 10:14:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
The Women’s March on Washington had such an overwhelming turnout that some reports believed the procession would have to be canceled. After all, that’s what happened in Chicago. But the crowd marched on. “We are marching,” reads a statement released on Saturday afternoon. “We are marching straight ahead toward the Washington Monument to ... Read more >>
Sun, Jan 22, 2017 10:09:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Just hours after Donald Trump took the oath of office, hundreds of Bostonians gathered downtown to pledge to protect each others’ rights, no matter what happens in D.C. The event drew a broad coalition of activists from groups dedicated to protecting causes such as the rights of women, the homeless, ... Read more >>
Sat, Jan 21, 2017 1:52:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 17-year-old accused of shooting and killing a Missouri State University football player during a fight involving their sisters in Las Vegas has been charged as an adult with murder. Richard Allan Newsome Jr. stood in shackles and wasn’t asked during a brief court hearing Friday to ... Read more >>
Fri, Jan 20, 2017 8:30:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
The day has come. Donald J. Trump is officially President of the United States of America. Here’s Twitter’s reactions. ... Read more >>
Fri, Jan 20, 2017 7:57:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the appointment of Tania Del Rio as diversity outreach director, a new role created to ensure the city’s strategic plan for diversity is implemented throughout the city of Boston. ... Read more >>
Fri, Jan 20, 2017 11:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
In a trenchant and heart-rending opinion piece at ColorLines, Jamilah Lemieux, Vice President of News and Men’s Programming at Interactive One, maps out her decision to not participate in the Women’s March on Washington, which was initially organized by mostly White women.  Lemieux, a journalist and longtime activist who recently joined Interactive ... Read more >>
Thu, Jan 19, 2017 10:34:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Director Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro documentary on legendary American writer James Baldwin will hit theaters on February 3. Before he died of stomach cancer in 1987 at the age of 63, Baldwin was working on the book, “Remember This House,” a story about American race relations told through the ... Read more >>
Thu, Jan 19, 2017 9:39:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
A group of minority businesses and nonprofits received a major upset in its legal battle alleging that Northeastern University wrongfully deprived its members of hundreds of millions of dollars. The court said that plaintiffs did not provide sufficient proof that Northeastern achieved its profit and development projects through unfair or ... Read more >>
Wed, Jan 18, 2017 5:33:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Thousands of Bostonians turned out protest last week to condemn Republican plans to revoke the Affordable Care Act. If the ACA is repealed, up to 500,000 state residents could lose coverage, say representatives of Health Care for All, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization. ... Read more >>
Wed, Jan 18, 2017 5:22:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
With President Obama‘s tenure winding down, many are wondering whether he will use his constitutional powers to grant clemency before he leaves office. Obama has been parsimonious with his powers, granting pardons to just 148 people so far during his eight years in office—fewer than any two-term president in recent memory. ... Read more >>
Mon, Jan 16, 2017 3:17:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Although African-Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 33 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database. Cases involving African-Americans also tend to receive less media coverage than missing Whites, with missing men of color getting even less attention. NewsOne has partnered ... Read more >>
Thu, Jan 12, 2017 8:28:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

 

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