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  • Trump Calls For NFL To Suspend Marshawn Lynch Next Time He Sits For National Anthem

    Trump Calls For NFL To Suspend Marshawn Lynch Next Time He Sits For National Anthem

    23/11/2017 Duração: 01min

    President Donald Trump’s attack on black athletes continued Monday morning as he criticized Oakland Raiders player Marshawn Lynch for sitting during“The Star-Spangled Banner” and then standing for Mexico’s national anthem. The Raiders played the New England Patriots on Sunday in Mexico City. After pre-game photos of Lynch went viral,Trump suggested on Twitter that the running back be suspended the next time he sits for the U.S. anthem.

  • NFL Player Calls Out Hypocrisy Of Christians Whove Denounced Colin Kaepernick

    NFL Player Calls Out Hypocrisy Of Christians Who've Denounced Colin Kaepernick

    17/11/2017 Duração: 03min

    Reid, one of the first to join his then-teammate Colin Kaepernick in kneeling during the national anthem last year,cited the Bible to make his point. “I do see some hypocrisy with the people that call themselves Christians,” Reid, 25, told The Associated Press in an interview released Monday.

  • Judge Overturns Conviction Of Innocent Man Sentenced To Life More Than 40 Years Ago

    Judge Overturns Conviction Of Innocent Man Sentenced To Life More Than 40 Years Ago

    16/11/2017 Duração: 02min

    A Louisiana man who was wrongfully convicted of rape more than four decades ago will finally get to walk free on Wednesday. Wilbert Jones was 19 when he was arrested on suspicion that he kidnapped a nurse at gunpoint and raped her in 1971, The Associated Press reports.

  • Ta-Nehisi Coates Breaks Down Why White People Cant Say The N-Word In Rap Songs

    Ta-Nehisi Coates Breaks Down Why White People Can't Say The N-Word In Rap Songs

    15/11/2017 Duração: 03min

    For any white person who still doesn’t get why they shouldn’t ever say the N-word, even if it’s just rapping along to a hip-hop song, Ta-Nehisi Coates has a straight-forward explanation.

  • Students Punished For Wearing Confederate Flag, Telling Black Kids Go Back To Africa

    Students Punished For Wearing Confederate Flag, Telling Black Kids 'Go Back To Africa'

    13/11/2017 Duração: 02min

    A group of high school students in Sewell, New Jersey have reportedly been reprimanded for wearing Confederate flag shirts and harassing black students with racial slurs. During the Gloucester County Institute of Technology’s Spirit Week, which began on November 1, several students decided to hold a silent protest on what was scheduled to be “America Day” at the school.

  • Google Grants $1 Million To Non-Profit To Bring More Black Boys To Tech

    Google Grants $1 Million To Non-Profit To Bring More Black Boys To Tech

    10/11/2017 Duração: 02min

    Google just took a step to help promote more diversity in STEM. On October 27, the tech giant announced a $1 million grant to The Hidden Genius Project, an organization working to increase the representation of young black males in the industry. The Oakland-based group mentors black boys and equips them with the skills they need to help shift perceptions of computer scientists and inspire future technologists.

  • Sikh Marathon Runners Dedicate Race To Colin Kaepernick

    Sikh Marathon Runners Dedicate Race To Colin Kaepernick

    09/11/2017 Duração: 04min

    Completing the New York City Marathon is an accomplishment in and of itself. But two Sikh runners at this year’s race decided to dedicate this personal milestone to a bigger cause ― raising awareness about the fight for racial justice.

  • Tamika Mallory: Black Women Are A Key Component In The Resistance

    Tamika Mallory: Black Women Are 'A Key Component' In The Resistance

    08/11/2017 Duração: 02min

    Mallory, who started her activist work as a teen, spoke about the importance of centering not just the convention ― aptly themed “Reclaiming Our Time” in honor of Rep.Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) ― around women of color, but activism, period.

  • Cafe Accused Of Turning Away Black Kids Trick-Or-Treating, But Not White Ones

    Cafe Accused Of Turning Away Black Kids Trick-Or-Treating, But Not White Ones

    07/11/2017 Duração: 04min

    A cafe in Brooklyn’s Bedford–Stuyvesant neighborhood is being accused of racial discrimination in handing out candy on Halloween. The Strand Cafe allegedly refused to give sweets to black trick-or-treaters, only to give treats to white kids a few minutes later.

  • White College Student Allegedly Tormented Black Roommate With Menstrual Blood

    White College Student Allegedly Tormented Black Roommate With Menstrual Blood

    06/11/2017 Duração: 04min

    Hartford police arrested Brianna Rae Brochu on Saturday after they say she admitted to committing a series of vile acts againstChennel “Jazzy” Rowe in order to get Rowe to move out of the dorm they shared at the University of Hartford. Police said Brochu confessed to licking Rowe’s dining utensils and smearing menstrual blood on her backpack, according to the Hartford Courant.

  • Nearly Every Texans Player Kneeled During Todays National Anthem

    Nearly Every Texans Player Kneeled During Today's National Anthem

    03/11/2017 Duração: 02min

    In the wake of their team’s owner referring to them as “inmates,” nearly every member of the Houston Texans took a knee during Sunday’s pre-game national anthem. Save but a handful players,the Texans participated in a stunning display of unity ahead of their game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in Washington. ESPN estimates that approximately 10 of the 50-plus-member team remained standing.

  • Towns Black History Markers Stolen After First African American Mayor Takes Office

    Town's Black History Markers Stolen After First African American Mayor Takes Office

    02/11/2017 Duração: 03min

    Two monuments honoring historical African American figures were stolen from an Arkansas town just days after its first black mayor took office, police said, prompting concerns that the theft was race-related. The historical markers were snatched last month from a park in Stamps, a few days after Mayor Brenda Davis ― the town’s first black mayor ― took office.

  • Kellogg’s Is Redesigning Corn Pops Boxes So Theyre Not Racist

    Kellogg’s Is Redesigning Corn Pops Boxes So They're Not Racist

    01/11/2017 Duração: 02min

    Kellogg Co.is reworking the artwork on Corn Pops cereal boxes following an allegation of racism. Marvel Comics writer Saladin Ahmed used Twitter on Tuesday to accuse the cereal company of “teaching kids racism” with an illustration on Corn Pops packaging. The picture in question shows multiple yellow Corn Pops charactershaving fun at a shopping mall. The only darker-colored character appears working, as a janitor.

  • The Daily Show Dissects Why Blackface Is A Terrible Idea For Halloween

    'The Daily Show' Dissects Why Blackface Is A Terrible Idea For Halloween

    31/10/2017 Duração: 01min

    “The Daily Show” is here with your annual reminder that blackface is a really stupid and racist way to mark Halloween. Correspondent Roy Wood Jr. dressed as a vampire to explain how the concept of white people applying black makeup to mark the spooky occasion (even in a non-intentionally offensive manner) was still completely wrong. “Every year, somehow, there are people who put on costumes that are about 200 years too late,” he said on Thursday’s broadcast.

  • Tracy Martin Gives Touching Tribute To Trayvon With A Portrait Tattoo

    Tracy Martin Gives Touching Tribute To Trayvon With A Portrait Tattoo

    30/10/2017 Duração: 03min

    “We’ve been just busy advocating and being on the front lines for the families that are losing their children,” Martin told HuffPost, noting how his son’s death galvanized the country and helped ignite the Black Lives Matter movement. “I think part of me wants to say, ‘OK, let me step back and take care of myself,’ but then you turn on the TV and it’s something else happening to our children.

  • In St. Louis, This Woman Is Making A Change One Meal At A Time

    In St. Louis, This Woman Is Making A Change One Meal At A Time

    27/10/2017 Duração: 06min

    This is the second episode in the HuffPost podcast series “I’m Still Here” that visits communities whose tales of adversity have put them on the map and explores what “survival” in America really looks like. In this episode “One Step Forward, Two Steps Back,” host Zeba Blay travels to St. Louis and Ferguson to talk with the activists and organizers still fighting for equality.

  • Moms Organize Stand Up To Hate Play Date After Nanny Targeted By Racist Letter

    Moms Organize 'Stand Up To Hate' Play Date After Nanny Targeted By Racist Letter

    26/10/2017 Duração: 05min

    The letter concerned DeJonker’sAfrican-American nanny,24-year-old Ferrai Pickett, who has worked for the family since 2014, according to WGN-TV in Chicago. Pickett hasn’t read the entire letter herself. Although she has experienced racism before,she admits being shocked to be the subject of such a letter. “This is my first experience of racism on the job and in this neighborhood,” she told HuffPost. “It’s a quiet, diverse neighborhood.

  • Jemele Hill Returns To ESPN After Controversial Suspension

    Jemele Hill Returns To ESPN After Controversial Suspension

    25/10/2017 Duração: 03min

    ESPN’s Jemele Hill returned to her hosting duties Monday night, two weeks after the network suspended her over political social media posts it says violated company policy. She briefly addressed her absence at the start of her 6 p.m. “SportsCenter” show. “I love you,” Hill told co-host Michael Smith. “You’re my brother. Thank you for holding this down while I was gone.” Earlier on Monday, she tweeted thanks to her fans for their support.

  • Protester Hugs Nazi Outside Richard Spencer Event, Asks Why Do You Hate Me?

    Protester Hugs Nazi Outside Richard Spencer Event, Asks 'Why Do You Hate Me?'

    24/10/2017 Duração: 02min

    Thousands of demonstrators were in Gainesville, Florida, on Thursday to protest a speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer, but one tried to counteract the hate with a hug. The man, later identified as Randy Furniss by the Gainesville Sun, was punched by one protester in a photo that has since gone viral. But Aaron Courtney, a high school football coach in Gainesville, tried a different tactic. He went up to Furnissand tried to engage him in a more loving manner.

  • Britains National Health Service Expertly Shut Down A Racist Twitter Troll

    Britain's National Health Service Expertly Shut Down A Racist Twitter Troll

    20/10/2017 Duração: 02min

    The British National Health Service has no time for racist Twitter trolls. Its official blood service account on Friday expertly destroyed a tweeter who posted a vile comment in response to an appeal for more black blood donors to help patients with sickle cell anemia. The inherited disease causes patients’ red blood cells to alter shape in ways that block the flow of blood and oxygen. Itdisproportionatelyaffects black people.

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