Daily Archives: April 21, 2017

Texas Keeps Failing to Convince Federal Courts Its Voting Laws Aren’t Racist – The Atlantic

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Then, all Texan voting laws and many of those across the post-Jim Crow South were still subject to “preclearance,” or oversight by the Department of Justice and federal courts, based on Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. The political maps were
Yet Again, Court Finds Intentional Racial Discrimination In Texas Voting Rights CaseTPM
Texas has now had 3 racist voting laws effectively struck down since MarchVICE News
The Brief: Another redistricting ruling against TexasTexas Tribune
The RepublicDaytona Times
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Great Barrington: NAACP president to deliver lecture – Berkshire Eagle (subscription)

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Great Barrington: NAACP president to deliver lecture
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Cornell William Brooks, president and chief executive officer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, will deliver the 21st annual W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture at Bard College at Simon’s Rock at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in the

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Top 10 Prince Albums You Haven’t Heard (But Should)

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Prince was an enormously prolific artist, releasing 39 studio albums in his too short lifetime. That’s more than any modern artist including those who’ve been around even longer like Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder AND Aretha Franklin.

But many people only know his most successful commercial (and arguably most groundbreaking) run of albums from the 80’s. Of course, when those albums include Purple Rain, Dirty Mind and Sign Of The Times, it’s understandable. But whether you are a newbie to Prince or a lifelong ‘fam,’ if you haven’t already gone deeper into his vast catalogue, on the anniversary of his transition to the heavenly realms, here’s a guide to the best of the rest.

Art Official Age

Released September 26, 2014

Why It’s Worth A Listen: Prince contemplates his own mortality but of course does so in the funkiest way.

Key Tracks: “Breakdown,” “Way Back Home”

Crystal Ball

Released January 29, 1998

Why It’s Worth A Listen: It’s a compilation of live tracks, B-sides, alternate versions and unreleased material.

Key Tracks: ‘Days of Wild” (live) “The Ride” (live) “Movie Star”

The NPG Orchestra – Kama Sutra

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Civil Rights Groups File Brief with Florida Supreme Court in Support of State Attorney Ayala’s Opposition to Death … – Common Dreams

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Civil Rights Groups File Brief with Florida Supreme Court in Support of State Attorney Ayala’s Opposition to Death
Common Dreams
MIAMI, FL. – A group of civil rights and civil liberties groups have filed an amicus brief with the Florida Supreme Court in support of Florida State Attorney Aramis Ayala in her lawsuit challenging Gov. Rick Scott’s decision to remove 23 capital

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The 20 Black Honorees Featured on Time’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ List

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The 2017 “Time 100” list of the world’s most influential people includes a colorful array of world leaders, icons, and change-makers, as well as a number of black influencers who exude black excellence. John Lewis, Colin Kaepernick, Ava DuVernay, and Simone Biles are just a few of the black men and women who were honored by the magazine this year. Meanwhile, Viola Davis and John Legend were selected to grace two out of five different Time covers.

Each year, the “Time 100” celebrates creatives, scientists, political leaders, and athletes, for the impact they make in society, whether good or bad. Time Editor-in-Chief Nancy Gibbs told CBS This Morning that the criteria to make the list is based on how they shift and shape cultural trends, public discourse, and the way people see the world.

Here are the black men and women who made the cut:

  • Viola Davis
  • Ava DuVernay
  • Barry Jenkins
  • Bernard J. Tyson
  • Biram Dah Abeid
  • Donald Glover
  • Fatou Bensouda
  • Leslie Jones
  • Alicia Keys
  • John Legend
  • LeBron James
  • Jordan Peele
  • John Lewis
  • Kerry James Marshall
  • Colin Kaepernick
  • Simone Biles
  • Chance the Rapper
  • RuPaul
  • Tamika Mallory
  • Colson Whitehead

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The 20 Black Honorees Featured on Time’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ List

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Time 100

The 2017 “Time 100” list of the world’s most influential people includes a colorful array of world leaders, icons, and change-makers, as well as a number of black influencers who exude black excellence. John Lewis, Colin Kaepernick, Ava DuVernay, and Simone Biles are just a few of the black men and women who were honored by the magazine this year. Meanwhile, Viola Davis and John Legend were selected to grace two out of five different Time covers.

Each year, the “Time 100” celebrates creatives, scientists, political leaders, and athletes, for the impact they make in society, whether good or bad. Time Editor-in-Chief Nancy Gibbs told CBS This Morning that the criteria to make the list is based on how they shift and shape cultural trends, public discourse, and the way people see the world.

Here are the black men and women who made the cut:

  • Viola Davis
  • Ava DuVernay
  • Barry Jenkins
  • Bernard J. Tyson
  • Biram Dah Abeid
  • Donald Glover
  • Fatou Bensouda
  • Leslie Jones
  • Alicia Keys
  • John Legend
  • LeBron James
  • Jordan Peele
  • John Lewis
  • Kerry James Marshall
  • Colin Kaepernick
  • Simone Biles
  • Chance the Rapper
  • RuPaul
  • Tamika Mallory
  • Colson Whitehead

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Maine AG Files Civil Rights Complaint Stemming From School Assault – MainePublic.org

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PORTLAND, Maine – Maine’s attorney general is filing a complaint under the Maine Civil Rights Act against a Portland man who was charged with assault in an incident police called a hate crime. Jaime Hoffman was charged with assault and interfering with …
Civil rights violation adds to charges in Portland hate crimeThe Forecaster
AG Files Civil Rights Complaint Stemming From School AssaultU.S. News & World Report
Civil rights charge filed against man accused of racial hate crime near Portland schoolBangor Daily News

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