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A Stirring Photo Of A Native American Man Confronting A Mascot Based On His Race

Here's one of those times when the phrase "Only in Cleveland" is actually an understatement. #Cleveland #Indians pic.twitter.com/rFlzrqNz4q<p>— …

Seeing black male humanity: How the president can take on the Prison-Industrial Complex

The ability to advocate for the lives of young black men shows why President Obama still has important work to do<p>In his State of the Union address last week, President Obama managed to make one overt mention of racial disparities when he noted that one of his focuses for this year would be the …

Why Lupita Nyong'o's 'People' Cover Is So Significant

It has been a very good 12 months for Lupita Nyong'o: piles of awards (including an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of Patsy in <i>12 Years a Slave</i>), a contract to be the face of Lancôme Paris cosmetics, and now this: the cover of <i>People</i>'s annual "50 Most Beautiful" …

Racism and Criminalization in the Media

Paula Deen and George Stinney share the February 22, 2014 cover of People. (Image: ©Time Inc.)<i>Also see:</i> <i>Truthout Interviews Bethania Palma Markus on</i> …

'Belle': Romance, Race And Slavery With Jane Austen Style

British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw was brought up on Jane Austen adaptations. "You know, the <i>Pride and Prejudice</i> with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle was something I watched on a weekly basis with my mum at home in Oxfordshire," she tells NPR's Michel Martin.<p>But as the biracial actress completed her …

To Those Who Believe in White Privilege, Just Remember There Is Only One Race: The Human Race

<b>ROBERT KOEHLER FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT</b><p>Let’s take a stroll along the third rail of American culture, shall we?<p>We can follow it straight into the …

Real Estate

The NYPD Has A Long History Of Killing Unarmed Black Men

Eric Garner was a 43-year-old father of six and grandfather of two. The tall, 400-pound man, who was known around his Staten Island neighborhood as a "gentle giant" nicknamed "Big E," was approached Thursday outside a New York City store by a group of NYPD officers who accused him of selling …

“Tomlinson Hill”: A white man from Texas unearths his family’s shockingly racist past

The story of two families, one black, one white — with a painful shared history<p>Laura Miller<p>July 20, 2014 9:30pm (UTC)<p>As a boy growing up in Dallas, Chris Tomlinson heard few stories of his family's one-time cotton plantation in the eastern part of the state, near a town called Marlin, on the Brazos …

This Kid Recorded A Clerk Following Him To Prove ‘Shopping While Black’ Exists

One of the two things are happening in the Vine below:<p>1. It was TOTAL coincidence that the clerk, who’s won multiple Employee of the Months awards and has donated millions to the NAACP, in the unnamed convenience store was moving to the same places as the kid filming the Vine. It’s not her fault …

Apple Reportedly Launching Two New iPhones with Larger Flat Sapphire Displays in September

Apple will reportedly release two versions of its next-generation iPhone featuring 4.7 and 5.5-inch sapphire screens in September, reports the <i>South China Morning Post</i>. Citing industry insiders who have "seen the prototypes," the publication also states that both phones will feature a pixel density …

Split verdict in Florida loud-music slaying case

A jury in Florida returned a split verdict in the case of Michael Dunn, accused of killing an unarmed teenager in a dispute over loud music — a decision that will put the software engineer in prison for the rest of his life but leaves unanswered lingering questions about race, guns and self-defense …

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is here with more power, more pixels, and a refined design

What do you do when you’re one of the world’s largest smartphone makers and it’s time to update your flagship device? If you’re Samsung, you trot out the new Galaxy S5, a refined and updated take on last year’s wildly successful Galaxy S4. Like the new Gear wearables, the Galaxy S5 looks and feels …

Rap Group Wu-Tang Clan Has A Crazy Plan To Make Money Off Their Latest Album

In 1997, Morocco-based producer Tarik "Cilvaringz" Azzougarh hopped up on stage at a Wu Tang concert in Amsterdam, 18 at the time, and kept in touch with RZA over the following years. "I recognized his energy," RZA told Forbes.<p>After years of talking about it, Azzougarh finally produced a Wu Tang …