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One Perfect Instagram Post Perfectly Links Women’s And LGBT Struggles, Drops Mic On GOP Mansplaining And “Bathroom Bill”

Tribune Papers

One of the greatest breakthroughs in the modern movement for basic human and civil rights has been different contemporary leaders’ ability to highlight, link, and strengthen the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and economic modality. The concept, known officially as Intersectionality, describes the ways in which oppressive institutions of …

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War On The Poor and People Of Color: Federal Judge Upholds Controversial Voter ID Law In North Carolina

A voting rights rally in Winston-Salem, N.C., in 2015.
Travis Dove for The New York Times

A new era of voter suppression post-Voting Rights Act. A federal judge on Monday afternoon upheld systemic GOP-passed changes to voter eligibility in North Carolina elections, including an enormously controversial voter identification provision that civil rights groups insist unfairly targets black Americans, minority populations, and economically disparaged demographics statewide. It is believed …

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Body of Akiel Denkins Finally Returned To Family, Raleigh’s Black Community Fear Justice Will Not Be Served

Akiel Denkins was shot and killed by a police officer Monday (Source: Facebook)

"This is our Chicago, this is our New York, this is our Cleveland!" Rally continues in SE Raleigh. #AkielDenkins pic.twitter.com/Y8AQE9eecP — Joel Brown (@JoelBrownABC11) March 1, 2016 This morning, Rolanda Byrd received the body of her slain 24-year-old son, Akiel Denkins.  Denkins was shot and killed by a Raleigh police …

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NAACP Calls For Investigation In Lethal Force Used Against Unarmed Naked Man

(Reuters/ Mike Stone)

The use of lethal police force against 17-year-old David Joseph has evoked a call to action by both the Texas chapter of the NAACP and youth justice groups.  The Austin Police Department has named Geoffrey Freeman, a 10 year veteran of the force, responsible for the shooting of the black youth …

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Maine governor goes on racist rant about white girls getting impregnated by drug traffickers with names like “D-Money”

lepage

Despite Maine Democrats this week making every effort to investigate Governor Paul LePage for “allegations of misfeasance, malfeasance, nonfeasance and other misconduct” with hopes to reprimand or even impeach LePage for his conduct in office, the governor came under fire again yesterday for racially motivated comments during a town hall …

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