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Can Spike Lee's 'She's Gotta Have It' reboot keep up with the strong TV women he helped make possible? 23.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Spike Lee’s Netflix reboot of his 1986 breakthrough film, “She’s Gotta Have It,” occupies an odd space of being both timely and dated.

It arrives as women’s issues and bigotry are front and center in the media and entertainment, but also draws from an era when ideas about sexual harassment, gender...

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Hooded man robs bank in Jefferson County 23.11.2017 Denver Post: Local
A man wearing a hooded jacket and sunglasses robbed a bank in Jefferson County Wednesday morning and fled on foot.
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Group calls on Virginia school district to protect student who accused teacher of pulling hijab 23.11.2017 Washington Post
Group calls on Virginia school district to protect student who accused teacher of pulling hijab
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Justice Department investigating Harvard's affirmative-action policies 22.11.2017 Washington Post
Justice Department investigating Harvard's affirmative-action policies
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Can the NAACP save itself? With viral protests and new leadership, a storied group tries to reinvent 21.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

When the most prominent African American civil rights group recently issued a nationwide warning against flying on American Airlines, it was a surprising move for an organization known more for slow-moving lawsuits than public confrontation with major corporations.

Leaders of the National Assn....

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Same-sex marriage: How Australia’s 'silent' majority found its voice 21.11.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Same-sex marriage: How Australia’s 'silent' majority found its voice
My mother spent her life passing as white. Discovering her secret changed my view of race — and me. 21.11.2017 Washington Post
A mother’s refusal to talk about her mixed race only fueled her daughter’s curiosity. How had she deceived her racist white husband? Why was she so fearful and ashamed of her black heritage? The mystery only intensified as her daughter tried to sort truth from fiction.
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Lena Dunham accused of 'hipster racism' after she initially defended 'Girls' writer 21.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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The "Redneck Revolt" Is Showing Up at Gun Shows and KKK Rallies to End White Supremacy 20.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Last year, following the presidential election, I wrote a  column  suggesting that people who identify as White consider working in their own families and communities to address the racism and bigotry that helped to put Donald Trump in office. I asked what if the well-intentioned White allies who have moved to urban centers to "help" communities of color had instead remained in their own communities -- however racially regressive and intolerable -- and worked to make them better at engaging in race relations. I later discussed two communities doing this kind of work. In Maine, a  Truth & Reconciliation Commission  investigated how generations of Native children had been taken from their homes, against the wishes of their families, and placed in foster care with White families. From that process came the organization Maine Wabanaki REACH, a cross-cultural group that worked to implement suggestions that came out of the commission to help heal that community. And the  Truth-Telling Project,  founded in ...
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Swarthmore native Zinzi Clemmons accuses Lena Dunham of 'hipster racism,' quits project 20.11.2017 Philly.com News
The author just released her critically acclaimed debut novel.
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After 7-week trial, Benghazi jury weighs $7 million informant, surveillance video and phone traces 20.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Prosecutors urge jurors to honor “our American sons” killed; defense says attack evidence has holes
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A CEO's nightmare: An endorsement from the alt-right 19.11.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
The neo-Nazis were hungry. They had spent the day in a Charlottesville, Virginia, courthouse testifying at the preliminary hearing for a white nationalist jailed for pepper-spraying counterprotesters during August's deadly Unite the Right rally. Now, after the long drive home to Alexandria, ...
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Imagining a New Social Order: Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin in Conversation 19.11.2017 Truthout.com
Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin discuss how the left can save the US from neoliberal excesses. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) In a time of deep political, social and economic uncertainty for everyone (except the ultra-rich), Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin provide some theoretical and practical guidance for the left. This Truthout interview is an effort to help reimagine a realistic social order in an age when the old order is dying but the new has yet to be born. Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin discuss how the left can save the US from neoliberal excesses. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) This story could not have been published without the support of readers like you. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout and fund more stories like it! We live in an age of illegitimate neoliberal hegemony and soaring political uncertainty. The evidence is all around: citizen disillusionment over mainstream political parties and the traditional conservative-liberal divide, massive inequality, ...
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Jesse Jackson's decades in public eye shaped by many roles 19.11.2017 AP National
CHICAGO (AP) -- For more than 50 years, the Rev. Jesse Jackson has been in the public eye as an activist, a two-time presidential candidate and a guiding force in the modern civil rights movement....
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FBI report on black 'extremists' raises new monitoring fears 18.11.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An FBI report on the rise of black "extremists" is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws....
The house that sold for nearly $800,000 over asking price speaks to the inequity of California 18.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The turkey was done, or getting close.

So my Aunt Mimi and my Aunt Marie opened the oven to take a look, and decided to lift it onto the counter for closer inspection.

The turkey had other ideas. It jumped out of the roasting pan and skidded across the kitchen floor as if it was trying to escape.

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Senate bill would impose new privacy limits on accessing NSA’s surveillance data 18.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
It could influence debate as Congress nears a deadline to renew powerful spying authority.
Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson’s disease 18.11.2017 Washington Post
The 76-year-old said that he and his family began to notice changes about three years ago. He said he will dedicate himself to physical therapy.
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A year into Trump’s presidency, Christians are facing a spiritual reckoning 17.11.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Christians have traditionally rejected the worship of money, sex and power. Do we still?
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Report: Comcast approached 21st Century Fox about acquisition 17.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Comcast Corp. has expressed interest in acquiring 21st Century Fox, the Wall Street Journal has reported, sourcing people familiar with talk between the two companies.

It was not clear whether Comcast was exploring a purchase of all or part of Fox, the Journal reported.

This story will be updated...

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