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Baltimore, Detroit ‘Criminalizing’ Low-Income People, Shutting Off Their Water

Baltimore's water shutoff crackdown focuses on households, while businesses, government offices, and nonprofits accounted for the vast majority of the unpaid water fees.

Baltimore’s water shutoff crackdown focuses on households, while businesses, government offices, and nonprofits accounted for the vast majority of the unpaid water fees.

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Report: Austin Is ‘Family Friendly’ for Whites, Not Communities of Color

Austin ranks high on lists of "family-friendly" American cities, but according a new report, its "family-friendly" benefits are primarily enjoyed by white Austinites—a group which makes up the minority of total Austin residents.

Austin ranks high on lists of “family-friendly” American cities, but according a new report, its “family-friendly” benefits are primarily enjoyed by white Austinites—a group which makes up the minority of total Austin residents.

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The Quality of Black Lives Matters Too

A woman at Union Square in New York City in late April, where an event was held in support of the Baltimore Uprising following the death of Freddie Gray.

#BlackSpring is here: the uprisings happening in cities nationwide as part of a collective fight for racial justice in all areas of Black lives.

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Poet Clint Smith on Raising Black Children in the United States

In his TED Talk, Clint Smith talks about the rules his parents set, which effectively stripped away parts of his childhood, “just so that I could come home at night.”

 

 

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Black Men Are Tired of Being Stereotyped

As this video demonstrates, racial equality includes seeing people as who they are, not what they look like.

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The Department of Justice Findings Were Not ‘Shocking’ to People in Ferguson

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced the release of the Department of Justice's reports at a news conference on Wednesday.

The law enforcement system has been constructed to treat us like sub-human suspects. For some people this comes as a surprise. For others, it is simply reality.

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#BecauseofThemWeCan: Young Girls Recite Maya Angelou’s ‘Phenomenal Woman’

As part of a joint project between the Because of Them, We Can initiative and Nickelodeon, in which kids portray distinguished African Americans, young girls in this video pay tribute to poet Maya Angelou.

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#BlackHistoryYouDidntLearnInSchool: A Q&A With Justin Giuliano

RH Reality Check interviewed Giuliano via email earlier this week about the success of his hashtag and the importance of showing that Black history is more far-reaching and embedded in our present-day social structures than state education departments and local school districts would have us believe.

RH Reality Check interviewed Giuliano via email earlier this week about the success of his hashtag and the importance of showing that Black history is more far-reaching and embedded in our present-day social structures than state education departments and local school districts would have us believe.

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Texas Latinas Send Reproductive Justice ‘Blueprint’ to Lawmakers

A new report from the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and the Center for Reproductive Rights calls on state lawmakers to increase access to contraceptives, cancer screenings, and abortion care and strengthen the social safety net, among other things.

A new report from the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and the Center for Reproductive Rights calls on state lawmakers to increase access to contraceptives, cancer screenings, and abortion care and strengthen the social safety net, among other things.

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Black Women Push ‘In Our Own Voice’ Reproductive Justice Agenda

Reproductive justice, organizers noted, is the belief that all women have the right to have children, the right not to have children, and the right to parent the children they have in a safe and healthy environment.

The agenda is “a powerful platform for us to really organize ourselves, to speak on our own behalf, and to be at the table when decisions are being made about us,” said La’Tasha Mayes, founder and executive director at New Voices Pittsburgh.

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