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Daisy Hernández Talks About Writing The Kind Of Book She Needed When She Was A Kid

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 6:18 AM

Daisy Hernández's new memoir, A Cup Of Water Under My Bed, is full of sentences that linger with you long after you've finished reading -- the kind of weighty, satisfying phrases that stay ringing in your ears. “Over and over again this truth: Writing is how I leave...

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New Audio Allegedly Captures Moment Michael Brown Was Shot

(1042) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 7:16 AM

New audio has surfaced that allegedly captures the moment when Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot dead by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, on Aug. 9.

CNN aired the unverified recording on Monday night. Six shots can be heard, followed by a pause,...

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21 Numbers That Will Help You Understand Why Ferguson Is About More Than Michael Brown

(487) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 11:33 AM

The shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown has sparked nationwide protest and outrage as the country continues to grapple with its history of racial discrimination and police brutality, especially against African-Americans. Brown's name is one of the latest additions to a long list of...

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National Guard Arrives In Ferguson, But Clashes Continue

(1049) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 11:11 PM

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Strict new protest rules and the presence of the National Guard in Ferguson didn’t prevent fresh clashes with police on Monday night, the ninth night of unrest since unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot dead by a white police officer on Aug. 9.

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Ferguson On Edge On First Night With Curfew

(687) Comments | Posted August 17, 2014 | 1:01 AM

FERGUSON, Mo. -- A man is in critical condition after he was shot during overnight protests in Ferguson, Missouri, State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson told reporters early Sunday.

Police also used tear gas on the small group of demonstrators who defied a local curfew that ran from midnight to...

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Ferguson Protesters Guard Stores From Looters

(232) Comments | Posted August 16, 2014 | 7:53 AM

Chaos broke out in the streets of Ferguson on Friday night, the same day that police announced the name of the officer who killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown and released footage appearing to show Brown stealing cigarettes from a convenience store. Ferguson Police Chief...

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Stark Racial Disparities In Ferguson, Missouri, The Town Where Michael Brown Was Shot

(74) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 12:32 PM

Ferguson, Missouri erupted in anger after Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot to death by a police officer on Saturday.

Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis -- as of the 2000 census, the ninth most segregated city in America -- was

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Lawyer: Police Haven't Talked To Michael Brown Shooting Witness

(198) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 9:00 AM

Ferguson police haven't yet interviewed Dorian Johnson, the friend who was with Michael Brown on the night he was shot by police, Johnson's lawyer tells MSNBC's Trymaine Lee.

Freeman Bosley, Johnson’s attorney, told msnbc that the police have yet to interview Johnson. Bosley said that he...
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More Than 60 Nigerian Girls And Women Escape Kidnappers

(53) Comments | Posted July 6, 2014 | 7:37 PM

More than 60 girls and women kidnapped by Nigeria's Boko Haram have escaped their captors, a security source told Agence France Presse on Sunday.

The women who escaped had been abducted from Kummabza village in late June. Boko Haram is still holding more than 200...

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What Happened When A Fan Tried To Hug Tim Howard

(89) Comments | Posted July 5, 2014 | 2:16 PM

Nothing gets past this guy -- unwanted hugs included.

A fan tried to invade Tim Howard's personal space, and the "Secretary of Defense" just wasn't having it.

The awkward interaction took place at LAX as the U.S. goalkeeper was greeted by fans eager to congratulate him on his record-breaking World Cup performance.

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15 gráficos que demuestran que EEUU está lejos de haber superado el racismo

(1) Comments | Posted July 3, 2014 | 7:28 AM

La Ley de Derechos Civiles de EEUU, que prohibe oficialmente la discriminación basada en raza, color, religión, sexo o nacionalidad, entró en vigor el 2 de julio de 1964. La norma puso fin a la segregación ración racial en colegios, en el trabajo y en lugares públicos.

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Walter Dean Myers, Beloved Author, Dies At 76

(38) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 3:46 PM

Author Walter Dean Myers died on Tuesday at the age of 76 after a brief illness, publisher HarperCollins said in a statement.

Myers was the author of more than 100 books for children and young adults, including "Fallen Angels," "Sunrise Over Fallujah," and the 1999...

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15 Charts That Prove We're Far From Post-Racial

(753) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 7:09 AM

On July 2, 1964, the Civil Rights Act was signed into law, officially banning discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. It also ended racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and in general public facilities.

Fifty years removed from that milestone,

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Tracy Morgan In Critical Condition After Car Crash (UPDATE)

(294) Comments | Posted June 7, 2014 | 6:33 AM

Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was in critical condition Saturday after a limo bus he was riding in crashed on the New Jersey Turnpike, according to multiple reports. At least one person was killed, and two other passengers were also in critical condition.

The limo bus, which was...

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'I'm Not A Racist But...' And Other Stupid Excuses For Being Horrible

(135) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 2:39 PM

So once again, a racist rant is caught on tape.

In the most recent controversial video to go viral, the details that led up to the altercation are murky. A white woman, Janelle Ambrosia, claims that Narvell Benning, the black man behind the camera, started...

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What It Was Like To Be A Kid In The Middle Of A Shameful Chapter In American History

(62) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 9:53 AM

joyce yuki nakamuraWhen Joyce Nakamura Okazaki was 7 years old, she was taken to a place in the desert surrounded by barbed wire fencing and patrolled by armed guards. She was told not to approach the fence, she said, or else she would be...

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The Most Racist Part Of Donald Sterling's Legacy Can't Be Solved With A Lifetime Ban

(397) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 5:27 PM

LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned from the NBA for life on Tuesday after he was caught on tape saying he didn't want his girlfriend bringing black people to games.

But as ESPN host Bomani Jones eloquently pointed out, this is hardly the...

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LA Clippers' Homepage Makes Bold Statement After Donald Sterling's Lifetime Ban

(341) Comments | Posted April 29, 2014 | 2:58 PM

On Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling would be banned for life from the organization over his racist comments. In the wake of the news, the team's website made a powerful statement of unity:

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The gesture...

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Almost Everyone In This Neighborhood Has Been Locked Up At Some Point

(593) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 8:17 AM

Welcome to Beecher Terrace, a housing project in Louisville, Kentucky where nearly everyone has been to jail or prison.

"Prison State," the second half of Frontline's "Locked Up In America" series premiering Tuesday night on PBS, follows four residents of Beecher Terrace as they...

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Snoop Dogg Has A Blunt Message For Racist NBA Team Owner

(790) Comments | Posted April 26, 2014 | 1:51 PM

(Warning: Graphic language used below.)

On Friday night, TMZ published an alleged recording of Donald Sterling telling his girlfriend not to "broadcast" her associations with black people on Instagram. So Snoop Dogg took to the social network to tell the LA Clippers owner exactly what he thinks of...

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