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Black Colleges Are Helping To Boost Black Participation In The Sciences

Historically Black colleges are helping to increase participation in STEM fields. [The Atlantic]
Gmail has been shut down completely in China. [The Guardian]
Read the too-common story…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 29, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Milwaukee’s Police Brutality Might Be Even More Egregious Than Ferguson’s

The Milwaukee police officer who shot unarmed Black man Dontre Hamilton — who was sober; had a history of schizophrenia; had gotten a toxicology screen on the day of…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 23, 2014 - 5:30 pm

The Police Aren’t “Under Siege,” They’re Under Criticism

The shooting of two NYPD officers this weekend was tragic, but to blame it on Black Lives Matter protestors has no basis. The police aren’t “under siege,” they’re under…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 22, 2014 - 6:00 pm

The Civil Rights Act Now Covers Protections For Transgender Individuals

The Justice Department is now interpreting the Civil Rights Act to include protections for transgender people. (The Grio)
The Miss World Pageant is no longer including the bikini…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 20, 2014 - 3:20 pm

2014 Was The Year Of Outrage

Check out Slate’s comprehensive interactive calendar of everything that has outraged us this year, day-by-day. [Slate]
Sony CEO Michael Lynton apologized for claiming in a hacked e-mail that…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 18, 2014 - 6:03 pm

A San Diego Fraternity Is Being Shuttered For Harassing Anti-Rape Protesters

The Gamma Alpha fraternity at San Diego State is being permanently closed by its head office for harassing Take Back The Night anti-rape protesters by throwing eggs and waving…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 17, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Darren Wilson’s Key Witness Fabricated Her Testimony

Darren Wilson’s key witness was, to say the very least, unreliable — The Smoking Gun has unearthed a history of racism and coincidences that point to her fabricating her…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 16, 2014 - 5:30 pm

A Woman Misidentified As UVA’s Jackie Is Taking Legal Action Against Chuck Johnson

A woman identified by (Living Piece Of Poop) Chuck Johnson as UVA’s Jackie isn’t Jackie, and is pressing charges. (Jezebel)
Bill Cosby Defender Whoopi Goldberg interviewed Bill Cosby…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 15, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Congressional Staffers Walked Out Of Their Jobs On Thursday To Protest Police Killings

Black and Hispanic congressional staffers on Capitol Hill walked out of their jobs to protest police killings yesterday. [The Root]
The median net worth of White households in…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 12, 2014 - 5:30 pm

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

UVA Isn’t Backing Down From Its Investigation Into The Rolling Stone-Reported Gang Rape

Even if Rolling Stone is dropping the ball on supporting their source, Jackie, in the UVA gang rape scandal, UVA itself isn’t backing down from their investigation. [Slate]…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 10, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Black Lives Don’t Matter At The New Republic

Ta-Nehisi Coates explains why black lives didn’t and haven’t ever really mattered to The New Republic, in relation to last week’s staffing fiasco. [Atlantic]
Regarding the UVA gang…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 9, 2014 - 5:30 pm

White Americans Don’t Think Race Played A Part In The Deaths Of Mike Brown Or Eric Garner

There is a tremendous divide between Black and White perceptions of the Mike Brown and Eric Garner cases, with the majority of White Americans convinced that race did not…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 8, 2014 - 5:00 pm

The Cop Who Killed Akai Gurley Contacted His Union Rep Before Calling 911

The NYPD officer who shot and killed Akai Gurley texted his police union rep before he called 911. [Daily Dot]
Tamir Rice’s family is suing the city of

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 5, 2014 - 6:30 pm

An Unarmed Black Man Was Shot And Killed In Phoenix Because Cops Somehow Thought A Pill Bottle Was A Gun

An unarmed 34-year-old Black man in Phoenix, Rumain Brisbon, was shot and killed by police officers who confused a bottle of prescription pills for the handle of a gun.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 4, 2014 - 6:30 pm

A New York Grand Jury Decided Not To Indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo, Who Killed Eric Garner On Camera

A New York grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who choked Eric Garner to death on camera after stopping him for selling loose cigarettes. [The Grio]…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 3, 2014 - 5:00 pm

A Supreme Court Case Could Protect Pregnant Workers

The Supreme Court is going to hear a case that could result in greater job protections for pregnant women who need leave but don’t have maternity benefits. [NY Times]…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 2, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Jian Ghomeshi Has Been Charged With Four Counts Of Sexual Assault

Jian Ghomeshi has been charged and arrested on four counts of sexual assault. [Huffington Post]
Mike Brown’s parents have called Darren Wilson’s testimony “crazy.” [Daily Dot]

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 26, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Darren Wilson Isn’t Sorry And Would Kill Mike Brown Again

Darren Wilson isn’t sorry for killing Mike Brown and said he would do it again. [Flavorwire]
The National Bar Association believes that the Grand Jury hearing was conducted…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 25, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Abuse Victim Marissa Alexander Has Accepted A Plea Deal

Abuse victim Marissa Alexander accepted a plea deal for shooting a gun in self-defense, in the presence of her abuser, in Florida, a Stand Your Ground state. She was…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 24, 2014 - 6:30 pm
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