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With new diversity goals, MLB tries to change its image as an old [white] boys club

In a ballroom at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, on the opening morning of baseball’s winter meetings, a packed room was listening to Kim Ng — as senior vice president, the highest-ranking woman and Asian American in Major League Baseball — discuss her 25 years in the game, when …

2016 sets new record for asylum seekers reaching Italy by boat

Central Mediterranean is once again the main migrant route into Europe, partly due to the chaos of civil war in Libya<p>More asylum seekers have now reached Italy by boat in 2016 than in any previous year on record.<p>Nearly 171,000 people have arrived in Italy from north Africa since the start of the …

Black film critics predict end of #OscarsSoWhite, say 2016 is best year ever for black people in film

The African American Film Critics Assn. released a statement Monday naming 2016 the best year ever for black people in cinema. The national organization also predicted an end, albeit potentially temporary, to #OscarsSoWhite.<p>"The studios and major film distributors really gave it to us this year," …

Ice Cube

7 Ways to Support Standing Rock's Protest Against the Dakota Access Pipeline

If the standoff's recent escalation has you concerned, here's how you can help.<p>As federal officials ask for more time to make a final decision on the Dakota Access Pipeline, police and protestors continue their standoff on government-owned property near the tribal lands of the Sioux nation in …

Baton Rouge settles with DeRay Mckesson and Alton Sterling protesters

Metro Council approves payment of no more than $25,000 for each protester who filed lawsuit for arrest while demonstrating after black man’s shooting<p>The Baton Rouge Metro Council approved a settlement on Tuesday paying activist DeRay Mckesson and other protesters arrested during summer …

FACT CHECK: 300,000 Wisconsin Voters 'Turned Away' Due to Voter ID Laws?

CLAIM<p>Donald Trump won the state of Wisconsin by 27,000 votes, but 300,000 Wisconsin voters were turned away at the polls for insufficient …

Government

Shot in the Back at Standing Rock

Elders kept in cages. Peaceful demonstrators shot with rubber bullets. What’s happening at Standing Rock isn’t just a protest. It’s a character …

New black-brown alliances in Houston could set a pattern for grassroots progressive change

<b>(AP/Eric Gay)</b><p>Donald Trump will carry Texas on Tuesday. But on the ground, black, brown and LGBT activists forge a new reality<p>Eesha Pandit<p>November 7, 2016 1:00pm (UTC)<p>A new electoral map might be in the making. As the numbers come in, we might see something interesting happening in places like …

Black Lives Matter

University of Central Ark. Student Expelled Over Bill Cosby Blackface Costume

One of these days, people will learn that blackface is never OK. And one student and fraternity at the University of Central Arkansas learned that …

Bill Cosby

Student dresses in blackface and noose as a Halloween ‘joke’

Looks like we might’ve declared the most offensive costume a little too early this year.<p>A high school student from Circleville, Ohio, went full-bore …

High School

Bellevue now Washington’s biggest majority-minority city

Bellevue has become a majority-minority city, according to data released last month by the U.S. Census Bureau. Bellevue’s diversification is part of …

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This man says he tried to find the son he fathered in his teens, but his son found him and discovered he was loaded.<p>8:45 a.m. Today8:45 a.m. July 4, …

New Jersey

What Defense Will Walter Scott's Killer Use at His Trial?

Michael Slager was caught on video shooting unarmed black man Walter Scott as he fled. Here's what the ex-cop's lawyers are doing to try to spare him serious prison time.<p>One morning last April, a South Carolina police officer named Michael Slager pulled over a Mercedes with a busted brake light. …

Hilary Duff’s Boyfriend Dressed As A Native American For Halloween And People Are Not Happy

Redface is NOT okay<p>There are so many cool ideas for fun Halloween costumes! You can be anything from a spooky skeleton to a presidential candidate, so why would anyone mess with something even potentially racist? Unfortunately, we never seem to escape the scourge of insensitive looks during …

Hilary Duff

Money pours in for anti-pipeline protest, but will it last?

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — The crowdsourcing goal was modest: $5,000, enough to help a few dozen people camping in North Dakota to protest the nearby …

Racist 'Affirmative Action Bake Sale' Gets Overwhelmed By Protestors At Texas University

Young Conservatives of Texas - UT Chapter thought the bake sale would bring attention to what they believe are racist affirmative action policies and …

Affirmative Action

Video of Black Minn. Man Being Handcuffed for Walking in Street Sparks Outrage

A video of a black Minnesota man being handcuffed for walking in a street near a sidewalk that was closed for construction is sparking social media …

Law Enforcement

The First Ever Dorm Room Fund Diversity Report

We started Dorm Room Fund in 2012 to build an onramp for students to become entrepreneurs and investors while still in school.<p>Four years later, Dorm …

Venture Capital

#Arabs4BlackPower Releases Movement for Black Lives Solidarity Statement

Arabs for Black Power—a circle of organizers from the United States and Arabic-speaking regions—has released a statement in solidarity with the …

Economic Justice

Iowa cop filmed yanking suspect’s dreadlocks while punching him in the head

After being caught on video yanking a suspect’s dreadlocks while repeatedly punching him in the head, an Iowa police officer will not be charged with …

Crime

Angry white men love Trump, and here's why

By Kai Ryssdal<p>August 22, 2016 | 5:35 PM<p>Listen to this story<p>DownloadEmbed<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2016/08/12/elections/angry-white-men-love-trump-and-heres-why/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Listen To The …

Why are so many white men angry?

According to pundits and political scientists, this summer's Republican convention was basically a reactionary reverie in racism and nativism by …