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Watch Obama’s Speech On The Anniversary Of The Bloody Sunday Selma March

On Saturday, thousands gathered at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama to honor the 50th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday March, in which the peaceful protesting of about 600…

Claire Hannum | March 9, 2015 - 10:30 am

19-Year-Old Unarmed Black Teen Shot By Police Nearing The 50th Anniversary of Selma’s “Bloody Sunday”

Today brings news of another tragic shooting death of an unarmed Black man at the hands of the police. Tony Robinson (above), 19, of Madison, Wisconsin, was fatally shot last…

Katrin Higher | March 7, 2015 - 1:00 pm

3 Other Reasons Why Ava DuVernay’s “Selma” Oscar Snub Matters

As soon as Oscar nominations were announced this morning, Twitter strained to the point of breaking under the weight of thousands of bloggers, saddled with white guilt, who took up…

Beejoli Shah | January 15, 2015 - 2:00 pm

The Oscar Nominations Are So White Yet Again As “Selma” Is Basically Snubbed

The Academy Award nominations were announced today and lemme just tell you something, I am underwhelmed. Snubbing the actors AND the director, Ava DuVernay, of “Selma,” but nominating Bradley…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 15, 2015 - 11:00 am

Eric Garner Activists Have Released 11 Demands To Reform The NYPD

Activists have released a list of 11 demands for reform of the NYPD following the no-indictment decision on Eric Garner’s murder. [Huffington Post]
The CIA torture report, Ferguson,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 11, 2014 - 6:00 pm