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From ONE Tue Sep 23 2014, 12:32:18

"You'll experience DC like you never have before." This--the trip of a lifetime--was ONE's promise to volunteers in July when we kicked off the Power Project contest. Our volunteers responded to the contest with gusto, sending more than 44,000 messages to Congress this summer in support of the Energize Africa Act. Last week, ONE held up our...

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From Shadow and Act Tue Sep 23 2014, 12:30:00

Today is the launch of Issa Rae Productions' ColorCreative.TV, a platform that will introduce three new half-hour television pilots by underrepresented talent into the TV landscape. Recently, Shadow And Act spent time with Issa Rae, her friends, family, and professional team for an in-depth look at how ColorCreative got started, as well as Issa's life and career, and how she's built "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl" into a full-fledged entertainment brand. "Television today has a very limited scope and range in its depictions of people of color... We want to change that." So goes the tagline of the "Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl"...

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From Foreign Policy Tue Sep 23 2014, 12:28:28

The 6 fictions we have to stop telling ourselves about Obama, the Islamic State, and what the United States can and can't do to save Iraq and Syria.

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From Okayafrica. Tue Sep 23 2014, 12:20:02

YOH! is something of a sub-cultural institution in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The creative brainchild of South African event organizers and (more recently) street style keep reading »

The post South African Streetwear From YOH! appeared first on Okayafrica..

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From Shadow and Act Tue Sep 23 2014, 12:07:23

On Friday, September 19, 2014 at Manhattan's AMC Loews 34th Street 14, the 18th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival (www.urbanworld.org), presented a panel for the upcoming Lionsgate/Codeblack Films release, "Addicted," which included a Q & A with the film's stars, the author of the novel the movie is based on, and the director. Exclusive scenes from the upcoming film were also shown.  In the early 2000's, author Zane ushered in a new era of urban erotica, much of it tasteless, poorly written and formulaic. However, its popularity cannot be denied, as was evident at the UrbanWorld Panel Discussion for the film adaptation of her most prolific piece,...

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From Columbia Journalism Review Tue Sep 23 2014, 12:04:30

By Steven Brill League of denial? NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a press conference in New York on Sept. 19. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow) 1. Checking the NFL's numbers:

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From ThinkProgress Tue Sep 23 2014, 12:03:01

Sunday's coverage reveals just how disconnected elite priorities are from the rest of America.

The post Why It Matters That Sunday Political Talk Shows Skipped The Big Climate March appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Tue Sep 23 2014, 11:57:15

Conservative blogger John Geraghty believes Obama is "setting the tone" for the poor leadership exhibited in response to Ray Rice's assault charges.

The post Leading Conservative Magazine Blames NFL Scandals On Obama appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Tue Sep 23 2014, 11:55:08

Accusing the People's Climate Marchers of hypocrisy because they left trash behind commits one of the most basic errors in the climate change debate.

The post After Climate March, Commentators Can't See The Climate Change For The Trash appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From iRevolution Tue Sep 23 2014, 11:37:59

My colleagues Catie Balard and Steven Livingston have just published the results of their empirical study on the impact of citizen-based crowdsourced election monitoring. Readers of iRevolution may recall that my doctoral dissertation analyzed the use of crowdsourcing in repressive environments and specifically ... Continue reading →

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