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Study: Black LGBT People More Likely to Live in States Without Anti-Discrimination Job Protection

Study: Black LGBT People More Likely to Live in States Without Anti-Discrimination Job Protection

by Julianne Hing on December 18 2014, 4:00PM

Than their straight black peers.

Topics: Economy, Gender & Sexuality, Labor, /NOW

U.S. Sues New York City Over Rikers Island's Treatment of Teen Inmates

U.S. Sues New York City Over Rikers Island’s Treatment of Teen Inmates

by Julianne Hing on December 18 2014, 1:44PM

Rikers’ youngest inmates were routinely abused and put in solitary confinement.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Hundreds of Los Angeles Lawyers Die-In for Black Lives

Hundreds of Los Angeles Lawyers Die-In for Black Lives

by Aura Bogado on December 18 2014, 1:12PM

They weathered December rain on the superior courthouse steps.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Spike Lee Testifies About D'Angelo's 'Black Messiah' Play

Spike Lee Testifies About D’Angelo’s ‘Black Messiah’

by Jamilah King on December 18 2014, 10:41AM

You can too.

Topics: Culture

Watch Lauryn Hill Perform 'Ready or Not' Live in Ghana Play

Watch Lauryn Hill Perform ‘Ready or Not’ Live in Ghana

by Jamilah King on December 18 2014, 10:19AM

She rocked it.

Topics: Culture

U.S.-Cuba Relations, Sony Cancels 'The Interview,' New York Bans Fracking

U.S.-Cuba Relations, Sony Cancels ‘The Interview,’ New York Bans Fracking

by Aura Bogado on December 18 2014, 9:48AM

Some of the morning’s headlines

Topics: /NOW

Judge Calls Obama's Immigration Action Unconstitutional

Judge Calls Obama’s Immigration Action Unconstitutional

by Julianne Hing on December 17 2014, 4:45PM

Except the case didn’t require the judge to give his opinion on the matter at all.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Los Angeles Police to Get 7,000 Body Cameras

Los Angeles Police to Get 7,000 Body Cameras

by Julianne Hing on December 17 2014, 1:02PM

They “are not a panacea,” Mayor Eric Garcetti noted.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

The Queer Women of Color Video Streaming Service That's Cheaper Than Netflix

The Queer Women of Color Video Streaming Service That’s Cheaper Than Netflix

by Jamilah King on December 17 2014, 11:33AM

This might help restore your faith in humanity.

Topics: Culture

Ferguson Decision Prompted Early Release of D'Angelo's 'Black Messiah'

Ferguson Decision Prompted Early Release of D’Angelo’s ‘Black Messiah’

by Jamilah King on December 17 2014, 10:56AM

A behind-the-scenes look at the album’s journey to number one.

Topics: Culture, Ferguson