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“I Don’t Believe Sandy Committed Suicide”: #BlackLivesMatter Co-Founders Speak Out on Sandra Bland

As a Movement for Black Lives Convening is set to take place this weekend in Cleveland, we discuss the case of Sandra Bland and many others who have died in the...

Big Oil <3 Police

Our modern world is full of unholy alliances. Evangelicals and President Donald Trump, Sprint and T-Mobile, pickles and trash beer (actually, that last one sounds awesome). But there are few relationships as toxic as...

Google honors Black cartoonist and activist Jackie Ormes with new Doodle

Google's search website has been updated in honor of Jackie Ormes, a Black cartoonist and activist who challenged the disparaging portrayals of Black characters in media in the 1940s. If you go to Google.com, you'll...

A New Form of Slavery? Meet Incarcerated Firefighters Battling California’s Wildfires for $1 an...

Wildfires with the hidden men and women on the front lines of the state’s ever-growing fire season: prisoner firefighters. Of the 13,000 firefighters battling blazes across the state, more than 2,500...

Protesters in Lafayette, Louisiana, Demand Justice for Trayford Pellerin, Shot Dead by Police

In Lafayette, Louisiana, protesters took to the streets this weekend in the wake of the police killing of a 31-year-old Black man, Trayford Pellerin, on Friday. Police officers reportedly were called...

Trump’s Fumbling of the Coronavirus Crisis Could Kill the College Football Season

One of Donald Trump’s favorite things to do as President has been visiting college football games in friendly locations, bathing his eternally needy ego in applause and affirmation. Last season alone,...

U.S. Senator Wants Answers From Adam Silver About NBA’s China Relationship

A U.S. Senator is demanding answers from NBA commissioner Adam Silver on his league’s relationship with China. In a letter sent Tuesday to Silver, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) expressed “concern” over the...

NBA’s trouble with China, four months and counting

For someone who was raised in Italy, came of age in Philadelphia, and ultimately established himself as a star in southern California, it is telling that Kobe Bryant once referred to...

Biden-Sanders Task Force Does Not Recommend Legalizing Marijuana

While the unity task force pushed Biden farther left on cannabis policy, the former Vice President still doesn’t support ending prohibition. Joe Biden will not change his mind on cannabis anytime soon....

A Beginner’s Guide To Marijuana’s Psychoactive Cannabinoid

The therapeutic benefits, side effects, and risks of THC. Welcome to cannabis 101. There are three certainties we accept in life: death, taxes, and that THC gets you high. If you know...

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