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White supremacy and Trump fever: The toxic combo that’s killing people — white people

<b>(Getty/RobGreene)</b><p>Donald Trump is a deadly drug for white folks, promising an endless, self-destructive high. There is a better way<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>September 24, 2016 4:00pm (UTC)<p>One of the most memorable essays I’ve ever read came attached to one of the most surprising and unexpected books I’ve ever …

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Charlotte protesters march on highway in 4th night of demonstrations

In their fourth night of protest, Charlotte demonstrators, demanding the release of police tapes of the fatal shooting of Keith Scott, made their way …

Charlotte police killing exposes deep institutional problems within the US justice system

For years, the narrative around race and police violence has been consistent and, at times, reductive.<p>Often, the message is if you're a black man, …

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Why the Black Lives Matter Movement Has to Take on Charter Schools

Black school systems are treated like black men and women in America. Urban schools are broken up, experimented on and policed in efforts to improve …

The Permanence of Black Lives Matter

A new policy platform from a coalition of activists signals a new stage in the protest movement.<p>Last week at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, black protesters made their presence known in marches down Broad Street. After these groups mostly ignored the Republican National …

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In platform, Black Lives Matter accuses Israel of ‘genocide,’ backs BDS

WASHINGTON — Following the Republican and Democratic national conventions, groups associated with the Black Lives Matter movement released a platform …

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Ala. Pastor Says He Was Fired for Wanting to Invite Black People to Church 

A Butler, Ala., pastor believes that his recent termination has a lot to do with race, WTOK reports. Former Mount Sterling Baptist Church Pastor …

Hip-Hop

The Best New Rap Music To Have On Your Radar<p>Andre Gee 06.29.18 20 hours ago<p>All The Best Hip-Hop Releases Of June 2018<p>Andre Gee 06.29.18 22 hours ago<p>The Most Important Day In Hip-Hop History Is June 28, 1988<p>Aaron Williams 06.28.18 2 days ago 3 Comments<p>Drake's 'Scorpion' Is The Most Anticipated Rap …

Black Lives Matter protesters hit the streets of Paris

When Adama Traore died in police custody, cars burned in the suburbs of Paris. Black, 24-years-old, and previously healthy, it’s hardly surprising his death on July 19 provoked riots. Protests in the suburbs have since simmered down, but at a major demonstration in the centre of the city on …

King's letter from Birmingham jail exposes today's Black churches

While Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was locked up 53 years ago on April 16, 1963 for engaging in an unlawful and confrontational demonstration in …

Denver group works to rally white people to fight for racial justice

Nearly 200 white people — members of the group Showing Up for Racial Justice — interrupted happy hour Friday night to support the Black Lives Matter …

I was a white police officer in the US – I know how deep the crisis of racism is

The gap between American police departments and the black communities they're meant to protect is huge – but it can be closed.<p>I served as an police …

About 60 march for Black Lives Matter protest in Sanford

SANFORD – About 60 demonstrators -- some yelling "hands up, don't shoot!" -- marched Sunday night from Red Barber Park to the Sanford Police …

Behind America's racial tensions, a deeper problem: segregation

The Minnesota police shooting is a tale of two cities, and it is not alone.<p><i>In the aftermath of a week of racial tension, a number of leaders have</i> …

This Porsche 908-04 Concept Is What Motorsport Needs Right Now

The Gran Turismo Vision project started with the game’s founder, Kazunori Yamauchi, asking car companies to design their rendition of the ideal GT …

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I don’t know much, but I know why black lives matter

<b>(Craig Lassig/Reuters)</b><p>Being black in America is something that even the best-intentioned white person cannot understand<p>Michael Winship<p>July 17, 2016 9:59am (UTC)<p><i>This piece originally appeared on BillMoyers.com.</i><p>Philando Castile and I share birthdays in July. This year, I celebrated mine with friends …

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Poll: 74 Percent Say Race Relations in America Are Bad

Nearly three-quarters of American voters say that race relations in the United States are bad, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll – the highest percentage ever saying in the poll’s history.<p>A combined 74 percent of voters say race relations are bad, including 32 percent who …

Does President Obama Believe What He Says About Race?

Last week, President Obama traveled to Dallas, where he addressed a memorial of slain police officers, then met for hours with police and Black Lives …

Anti-Trump protesters hold rally ahead of the Republican National Convention

More than a hundred demonstrators marched through downtown Cleveland Sunday afternoon, kicking off a week of expected protests in the city as the Republican National Convention gets underway Monday.<p>The protest was billed as a "Shut Down Trump and the RNC" rally but those gathered also spoke out …

AP FACT CHECK: No proof of shooting motive as Trump claims

A key argument Donald Trump makes in his presidential run is that he will keep America safe, both by fighting terrorism overseas and restoring law …

Donald Trump says race relations are ‘as bad as they’ve ever been,’ which they aren’t

By Philip Bump<p>, National correspondent<p>It seems pretty clear that the worst period for race relations in the history of the United States came prior to 1861 when blacks were held in slavery. There was really nowhere to go from there but up, and some 600,000 men fighting for the Union were killed, …

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Why Black Lives Matter Won’t Go Away: a Primer on Systemic Racism in America

a katz | Shutterstock.com<p>Intellectually lazy. Willfully ignorant. Blinded by privilege. Drunk with prejudice. These are some of the words that come …

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Black Lives Matter Protest Becomes BBQ And Real Talk With Police

This is progress.<p>The Kansas city of Wichita has cooked up a brilliant idea.<p>On July 17, hundreds of people showed up to a Sunday barbecue in Wichita’s McAdams Park, which was hosted by Black Lives Matter activists and city police officers. The “First Steps Cookout” included free food — provided by …

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Something Is Rotten in the State of Minnesota

Behind the shooting death of Philando Castile lies the worst racial gap in the country.<p>Last October, PatchofEarth.com confirmed what Minnesotans had been saying for years: Minneapolis and St. Paul are the best cities in the nation to live in. The lifestyle website aggregated the results of seven …

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