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Fox News Contributor Claims 'If You're Pro-Life You Can't Be Racist' 12.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Alveda King claimed people who are pro-life "can't be racist" in response to New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's comments on abortion and racism on Tuesday.
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Hong Kong extradition bill violence escalates as police fire tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters 12.6.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Acrid clouds of tear gas still hung in the air as Avery Cheng crouched to the floor, weeping, on a pedestrian overpass. Crowds of young protesters in T-shirts and surgical masks sprinted past, coughing and splashing water in their eyes.

Armored police in riot gear marched toward the running crowds,...

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Michigan HS Students Slam Lesson Blaming How Girls Dress for Harassment: 'Teach Men Not to Over-Sexualize Women's Bodies' Instead 12.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A campus minister at Divine Child High School reportedly told female students they could attract unwanted attention from men by dressing provocatively, sparking protests.
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Candace Owens Tells Fox Host Laura Ingraham That Black Communities Were Better Off for First 100 Years After Slavery 12.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Candace Owens, founder of the "Blexit" movement, said on Fox News host Laura Ingraham's show that welfare "socialized" black communities.
Activists Plan To Use Trump Baby Balloon To Protest President's 4th of July Speech 12.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"We're appalled that Trump is taking that day to spew his hateful and racist rhetoric," Code Pink co-director Ariel Gold said.
Botswana decriminalizes gay sex in landmark Africa case 11.6.2019 L.A. Times - World News

In a landmark case for Africa, Botswana on Tuesday became the latest nation to decriminalize gay sex when the country’s High Court rejected as unconstitutional sections of the penal code punishing same-sex relations with up to seven years in prison.

Jubilant activists in the packed courtroom cheered...

The Golden State Killer suspect became part of their family ⁠— and slowly revealed his violent side 11.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green
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Trump wants to limit aid for low-income Americans. A look at his proposals 11.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Low-income Americans who take advantage of government safety net programs could be affected by a number of proposed rules and actions in areas such as housing, food aid, overtime and immigration.
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5 things we learned about urban transformation 11.6.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The participants in the WRI Ross Prize for Cities showed how innovative new visions for cities' futures can be.
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Some tools to help implement the MMIWG report findings 10.6.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Maya Bhullar The  National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls  has released its conclusion in the form of a  two-volume report  (MMIWG report) that called the violence against indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people a "deliberate, often covert campaign of genocide" and blamed the Canadian government and Canadian society for it. A lot of work remains to be done to reverse the effects of what the inquiry called "cultural genocide" enacted upon First Nations. Many of us were actively involved in supporting the inquiry, now it is up to us to make sure that the lives of women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people and of Indigenous communities are positively impacted.   The report directed  231 "Calls to Justice"  at the government, social-service providers, the private sector and Canadian people intended to remediate the persistent inequalities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians and safeguard and promote Indigenous culture and people. Read through these and share them. What ...
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Fact check: No sign of Trump-Mexico deal on farm goods 10.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The president tweeted that he had won the agreement to benefit America's "great patriot farmers," and that U.S. sales would begin "immediately." There isn't any sign of that happening, however. Mexican officials denied that anything on agriculture was included in the deal on border security reached Friday to avert Trump's threatened tariffs.
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How a Colorado mother went from starting a Facebook group to identifying as the National Rifle Association’s worst nightmare 9.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Shannon Watts folded laundry as news of the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that killed 20 children and six adults flashed across her television screen in 2012, rattling something inside the mother of five that couldn't be stifled.
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Southern Baptist Convention due to focus on sex abuse 9.6.2019 LA Times: Nation

The Southern Baptist Convention gathers for its annual national meeting Tuesday with one sobering topic — sex abuse by clergy and staff — overshadowing all others.

Inside the meeting hall in Birmingham, Ala., delegates representing the nation’s largest Protestant denomination will probably vote...

‘The Queen’ was kidnapper and a grifter — but her welfare scam made her a symbol 7.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Josh Levin’s “The Queen” isn’t what it first presents itself to be. Fitting because the “Queen,” the title references, wasn’t either.

Levin, editorial director at Slate, tasks himself with illuminating the identity of the woman, Linda Taylor, who came to be known as the “Welfare Queen” — less a...

Lawmakers aim to rein in police use of facial recognition 7.6.2019 LA Times: Business

Facial recognition’s first blanket ban arrived in May, when San Francisco became the only city in the nation to bar police and other agencies from using the technology.

Now the powerful software, which uses machine learning algorithms to automatically track human faces in digital footage and match...

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YouTube's purge of white supremacist videos also hits anti-racism channels 7.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

YouTube’s campaign against hateful and racist videos is claiming some unintended victims: researchers and advocates working to expose racist hatemongers.

A video published by the Southern Poverty Law Center was among those taken down after the company announced plans Wednesday to remove more videos...

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Jared Kushner's White Supremacy Shines Through | Opinion 6.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Kushner's suggestion that the Palestinian people must prove their right to freedom, justice and equality is part of a lengthy tradition based on supremacist thinking.
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Denver voters kept Mayor Michael Hancock, but sent his council allies packing — setting the table for more conflict 6.6.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock survived to serve a third term -- even as some of his top allies on the City Council fell in Tuesday's runoff elections.
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For many black voters, 2020 isn’t about pride or making history. It’s about beating Trump 6.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Catrena Norris Carter is a bundle of conflicting impulses.

As a black woman, she’s delighted with Kamala Harris’ presidential bid. As a liberal activist, she’s thrilled with Elizabeth Warren’s groaning board of progressive policy proposals.

But as someone consumed with defeating President Trump,...

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How a Black Psychiatrist Shaped “Sesame Street” As a Tool Against Racism 5.6.2019 Mother Jones
Welcome to Recharge, a weekly newsletter full of stories that will energize your inner hellraiser. See more editions and sign up here. Sesame Street is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The rush of stories and social posts about the iconic children’s TV show has inspired numerous stories about Muppets and cast members. Few, however, noted the role […]
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