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FACING BLEAK NOVEMBER, REPUBLICANS LOOK TO STOKE BLM BACKLASH. For a brief moment after George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis policeman in late May, some members of the GOP […]
POLITICO

The Hill

BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT TO PLAY ELEVATED ROLE AT CONVENTION. The message of Black Lives Matter will be woven throughout the 2020 Democratic National Convention, starting with a focus on […]
The Hill

POLITICO

‘THE PRESIDENT WAS NOT ENCOURAGING’: WHAT OBAMA REALLY THOUGHT ABOUT BIDEN. Past tensions between Obama’s camp and Biden’s camp have endured, forming some hairline fractures in the Democratic foundation. Some […]
POLITICO

NPR

PROTESTS MAY PROMPT DIALOGUE ON RACISM, BUT ‘IT’S GOING TO BE UNCOMFORTABLE’. When Le Hoang Nguyen put up a bright yellow billboard in support of the Black Lives Matter movement […]
NPR

The Oregonian

SHOTS FIRED: DEADLY PORTLAND POLICE ENCOUNTERS REVEAL TROUBLING PATTERNS. It’s been 17 years since a Portland police officer fired a single shot at Kendra James, killing the young woman as she tried […]
The Oregonian

Detroit Free Press

‘I WAS WRONG TO CRITICIZE COLIN KAEPERNICK FOR KNEELING FOR NATIONAL ANTHEM’. Three years after she criticized NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem, the wife of Detroit Lions […]
Detroit Free Press

Washington Post

WASHINGTON HIRES JASON WRIGHT, MAKING HIM FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT OF AN NFL TEAM. Wright, 38, is also the league’s youngest team president. A former running back, Wright played in the […]
Washington Post

ESPN

BLACK COLLEGIATE GYMNASTS DESCRIBE CULTURE OF RACISM, ISOLATION. The often-insular world of college gymnastics is a sport now reckoning with a culture built around white athletes. And like other student-athletes […]
ESPN

The Root

ALABAMA PUBLIC HOUSING PUT WHITES IN HIGH-RISE TOWERS. SAYS BLACKS ‘PREFER’ SUBSTANDARD GARDEN UNITS, HUD REPORT FINDS. The public housing authority in Alabama provided white people with riverfront towers with […]
The Root

The Nation

A LETHAL TRAFFIC STOP IN GEORGIA. Images of Black death have become inescapable, yet footage of Momodou Lamin Sisay’s death remains elusive. Sisay was killed in Georgia on May 29 […]
The Nation

Esquire

SEVEN MAYORS, THREE CRISES, ONE TEXT THREAD. A brotherhood of Black mayors, mostly from the South, talk to one another on a group chat. As COVID-19, a cratering economy, and […]
Esquire

Vogue

14 BLACK ARTISTS ON LIFE IN AMERICA RIGHT NOW. The Artist Statements project is an ever-evolving creative tribute to the agonies and the ecstasies of Black American life—from police brutality and civil […]
Vogue

Essence

MAYA RUDOLPH REACTS TO KAMALA HARRIS BEING NAMED BIDEN’S RUNNING MATE: ‘OH S–T’. Rudolph’s portrayal of Harris on the long-running sketch comedy series (Saturday Night Live) earned her an Emmy nomination for […]
Essence

Cosmopolitan

I’M MOVING MY FAMILY TO CANADA TO SAVE MY BLACK SON FROM AMERICA. Every parent mourns the loss of innocence for their kid at some point—the first pet that dies […]
Cosmopolitan