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Prison Rape: One Black 20-Year-Old Shares His Devastating Story

Prison Rape: One Black 20-Year-Old Shares His Devastating Story

by Carla Murphy on February 26 2015, 12:01PM

A look at what happens to very young men serving time in adult prison

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Actions Planned Nationwide on Third Anniversary of Trayvon Martin's Death

Actions Planned Nationwide on Third Anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s Death

by Jamilah King on February 26 2015, 11:16AM

It’s been a particularly difficult week to mark to the occasion.

Topics: /NOW

FCC Net Neutrality Vote, Jobless Claims Climb, Ceres's Bright Spot

FCC Net Neutrality Vote, Jobless Claims Climb, Ceres’s Bright Spot

by Aura Bogado on February 26 2015, 9:59AM

Some of the big headlines this morning

Topics: /NOW

Supreme Court Hears Muslim Woman's Challenge to Abercrombie & Fitch

Supreme Court Hears Muslim Woman’s Challenge to Abercrombie & Fitch

by Julianne Hing on February 25 2015, 4:46PM

The company denied then-17-year-old Samantha Elauf a job because of her headscarf.

Topics: Economy, Labor, /NOW

Doc Film Wants Trans Women to Shout: 'I'm Still Here!' Play

Doc Film Wants Trans Women to Shout: ‘I’m Still Here!’

by Jamilah King on February 25 2015, 3:20PM

Miss Major Griffin-Gracy is a the subject of a forthcoming documentary film.

Topics: Culture

'Fresh Off the Boat': A Sweet Father-Son Fiction

‘Fresh Off the Boat’: A Sweet Father-Son Fiction

by Julianne Hing on February 25 2015, 2:52PM

Everyone learns something in Tuesday night’s episode.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

High Hopes for Chicago's First Openly Gay Latino Alderman

High Hopes for Chicago’s First Openly Gay Latino Alderman

by Jamilah King on February 25 2015, 1:30PM

Carlos Ramriez-Rosa says he’s out to create real change.

Topics: /NOW

Chicago 'Black Sites' Expose More on How the City Tortures Its Residents

Chicago ‘Black Sites’ Expose More on How the City Tortures Its Residents

by Jamilah King on February 25 2015, 12:17PM

Another bombshell revelation about the city’s treatment of poor African-Americans and Latinos.

Topics: /NOW

Dori Maynard, Advocate for Media Diversity, Dies at 56

Dori Maynard, Advocate for Media Diversity, Dies at 56

by Carla Murphy on February 25 2015, 11:53AM

Maynard fought for diversity, representation, fairness and excellence in news media.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Does PBS Still Care About Indie Films by and About People of Color?

Does PBS Still Care About Indie Films by and About People of Color?

by Carla Murphy on February 25 2015, 10:13AM

The PBS shows “POV” and “Independent Lens” are major outlets documentary filmmakers of color. Now they worry that scheduling changes at its biggest station will push their work to the sidelines.

Topics: Arts & Culture