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Oct. 19, 2017

Pearson issues apology for publishing racist theories about treating pain in nursing textbook

The textbook made generalizations about black, Asian and Native American cultures, among others.

Stop peddling the black-on-black crime myth. These DOJ stats prove it’s not a thing.

Conservatives can stop talking about black-on-black crimes — it's been declining steadily over the last 20 years.

Meet 4 black men who could change your perception of single fatherhood

The CDC has long disproved the myth of the absentee black fatherhood.

Trump’s words to Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow echo a history of slights to black soldiers

Sgt. La David Johnson followed a long line of blacks who serve for a nation that hasn’t always treated them equally or justly.

Will the NBA kneel?

The NBA regular season starts tonight, and the league has made clear that it expects players to stand during the national anthem.
Oct. 17, 2017

The Movement for Black Lives is starting to mobilize black voters ahead of the 2018 midterm election

The collective is launching the Electoral Justice Project in November.

Iman Shumpert’s daddy-daughter photo inspires men to share heartwarming fatherhood moments

The NBA star is spreading the joys of fatherhood on Twitter.

Black Lives Matter activist calls “bullshit” on the FBI’s “black identity extremist” label

"We’re not going to allow for the potential elimination of black leadership in this generation,” one BLM activist said on Tuesday.

The new guard of LGBTQ activism is here, it’s queer and it’s Insta-worthy

Voices 4 Chechnya is giving the LGBTQ community an actionable way to fight for their community.

The new ‘Black Panther’ trailer is filled with moments of black empowerment

Get into the hype around the forthcoming Marvel film.
Oct. 13, 2017

#WomenBoycottTwitter is another example of the disconnect between white feminists and women of color

Critics of the hashtag say solidarity is still for white women.

Tidal’s “Versus” film stars Jesse Williams as a lover battling racial hatred in Trump’s America

The short film's creators say love is the antidote to hate in the current civil rights struggle.

Black man beaten by white supremacists in Charlottesville will face felony assault charges

In August, unmasked white men chased 20-year-old Harris, who is black, into a parking garage and beat him bloody. Now, he's been charged with felony assault.

How ESPN got rolled by Donald Trump’s racist culture war and threw Jemele Hill under the bus

The great victory of the Trump movement was forcing America to debate racism and equality on such illogical terms.

FBI’s hunt for “black identity extremists” echoes civil rights movement-era war on black activists

Black Lives Matter movement activists say they have been concerned about federal surveillance and threats since their movement took root in 2014.
Oct. 9, 2017

Mike Pence’s NFL walkout perfectly distills his views on racism and black civil rights protest

Mike Pence has a long history of denying that racism in law enforcement is a big deal.

St. Louis activists explain why the Jason Stockley verdict protests won’t end any time soon

More than 300 people have been arrested over 20 days of anti-brutality protests in St. Louis.

Patrick Harmon was shot in the back by Utah police. The district attorney says it was justified.

Patrick Harmon had been riding his bike across the lanes of a local road when an officer stopped him.

The St. Louis protests are taking an “emotional toll” on police. That’s kind of the point.

Protests are designed to make people uncomfortable.

For Elle Hearns, the fight against transphobia starts with dismantling white supremacy

The Black Lives Matter activist has made it her mission to change how black trans women are treated in social justice spaces.