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You should be outraged by the murders of 26 Nigerian girls

Last week, the bodies of 26 Nigerian girls, aged between 14 and 18, were found floating in the Mediterranean Sea. Autopsies of the bodies confirmed that they drowned while attempting the dangerous and all too often deadly crossing from Africa into Europe. Theirs is a story that’s all too familiar: rather than being treated as murder at the hands of xenophobic, militaristic, nativist states, the deaths of migrants, Black people, and girls are all too often erased and ignored. Their names unknown, their lives cut short, these girls’ deaths are a deliberate attempt by the state to deter migrants, by any means necessary.

Last week, the bodies of 26 Nigerian girls, aged between 14 and 18, were found floating in the Mediterranean Sea. Autopsies of the bodies confirmed that they drowned while ...

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Known Abuser Narrowly Loses New York City Election

On Tuesday, former New York State Senator Hiram Monserrate narrowly lost a campaign for a seat on New York City Council. Despite his loss, the fact that voters were willing to forgive and forget Monserrate, a known abuser, at the ballot box is concerning.

On Tuesday, former New York State Senator Hiram Monserrate narrowly lost a campaign for a seat on New York City Council. Despite his loss, the fact that voters were ...

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Police Officer Comforts White Woman by Saying “We Only Kill Black People”

Dashcam footage released last week shows a Georgia police officer telling a passenger during a traffic stop that cops “only shoot black people.” The video isn’t just a bad joke caught on camera. It reveals layers of historical and present police violence against black people – often in the name of making white women feel safe.

Dashcam footage released last week shows a Georgia police officer telling a passenger during a traffic stop that cops “only shoot black people.” The video isn’t just a bad joke caught on camera. ...

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Donald Trump Has Authorized The Police To Use Weapons of War On Communities of Color

President Donald Trump has authorized local police authorities to have uncurtailed access to military grade equipment “including armored vehicles, grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons and camouflage uniforms,” ending an Obama-era restriction that prohibited the same.

President Donald Trump has authorized local police authorities to have uncurtailed access to military grade equipment “including armored vehicles, grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons and camouflage uniforms,” ending an Obama-era restriction that prohibited the same.

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Image of the Day: Students at UNC Refuse to Go Home Until Racist Statue Is Gone

It’s the first week of school at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill but thanks to the administration’s cowardice and inaction, students are missing classes to hold a sit-in at the Silent Sam confederate monument.

It’s the first week of school at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill but thanks to the administration’s cowardice and inaction, students are missing classes to hold a sit-in at the Silent Sam confederate monument.

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What’s Missing From TIME‘s One Minute Immigration Quiz

TIME‘s one-minute immigration quiz — “Find Out If President Trump Would Let You Immigrate to America” — allows anyone to answer seven simple questions and find out if Trump would let them into the United States under the RAISE Act

TIME‘s one-minute immigration quiz — “Find Out If President Trump Would Let You Immigrate to America” — allows anyone to answer seven simple questions and find out if Trump would let them into the United States under the ...

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Oregon Passes Groundbreaking Workers Rights Law

Unpredictable work schedules can make it impossible for retail and restaurant workers – especially working moms – to arrange child care and make ends meet, but that may be about to change for workers in Oregon.

Unpredictable work schedules can make it impossible for retail and restaurant workers – especially working moms – to arrange child care and make ends meet, but that may be about to change for workers in ...

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When Internet Trolls Run For Office

In September of 2016, journalist Olivia Nuzzi received a series of disturbing rape threats from a Trump supporter. Nuzzi, like most female journalists, was used to being on the receiving end of harassment, but this time was different – the online threats came from a GOP candidate for elected office.

In September of 2016, journalist Olivia Nuzzi received a series of disturbing rape threats from a Trump supporter. Nuzzi, like most female journalists, was used to being on the receiving ...

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