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brett kavanaugh, christine blasey ford, donald trump, supreme court, supreme court nominee, white women -

Once again, white Republican men hoped a white woman would save them. Maybe Republicans will continue rallying behind Brett Kavanaugh and appoint him to the Supreme Court despite the credible accusations leveled against him, but the GOP’s gambit to use a woman to speak for the all-white male Republican panel during…

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broken windows, broken windows art pop up, broken windows policing, eric garner, new york city, nyclu, nypd, stop and frisk -

Broken Windows, the now-debunked criminal justice theory that provided what many deem an academic justification for racial profiling, was nonetheless taken up by the NYPD in the 1990s and gave rise to “stop-and-frisk,” a policing tactic that fed thousands of black and brown bodies into New York’s grinding criminal…

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christine blasey ford, christine blasey ford testimony, donald trump, president trump, trumps shaking the tables -

The Root has an exclusive live look at President Trump during the Senate Judiciary Committee testimony of Christine Blasey Ford:

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carolina panthers, colin kaepernick, eric reid, nfl, nfl protests, safety -

A bittersweet moment for the Movement for Black Lives took place on Thursday when it was announced that the Carolina Panthers have signed free agent Eric Reid.

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bill cosby, black people, pound cake speech -

We can conclude, with much evidence and without much doubt, that Bill Cosby hates women.

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black lives matter, deandre ballard, durham, nc detective agency, nccu, north carolina, north carolina central university -

An investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed in the case of a North Carolina Central University student who was shot and killed by a security guard at an off-campus apartment complex in Durham, N.C., last week.

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animal on man violence, environment, kayak, kayakslapper, nature, octopus, seal -

1. This is exactly why I don’t fuck with nature. This is also why God made me a black man. More on that later.

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andrea mitchell, christine blasey ford, maricopa county -

Today Rachel Mitchell, a career prosecutor who has worked in Maricopa County, Arizona, since 1993, is interviewing Christine Blasey Ford on behalf of the Republican Party. Since her role was first announced, Mitchell has been the subject of intense national scrutiny, though she has declined to speak publicly about her…

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deals, ebay deals, kinja deals -

eBay’s back at it again today with another sitewide sale, this time taking 10% off almost any order, with a maximum savings of $100. Just use promo code PICKUPTEN at checkout to get the deal, which expires on October 26.

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flint water crisis, little miss flint, lottie -

As a young girl I was obsessed with dolls. They’re all I wanted for birthdays and Christmases. These days, though, dolls have hit a whole new level. And oh, how I wish I could still enjoy endless hours playing with them, because a new doll is available for pre-order today—and she’s inspired by 11-year-old Mari Copeny,…

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brett kavanaugh, brett kavanaugh sexual assault accusation, christine blasey ford, scotus, supreme court nomination, supreme court of the united states -

The shit show that shouldn’t be is finally upon us and the idea that sexual-assault testimony is being treated like a lead-up to the Super Bowl is sickening and befitting of the times.

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amber guyger, black lives matter, botham jean, city of dallas, dallas, dallas police department, lawsuit, lee merritt -

The family of Botham Jean, an unarmed black man who was shot and killed by an off-duty Dallas police officer after she intruded into his home, plans to sue the officer and the city of Dallas for his death.

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deals, kinja deals -

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.

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cyberattacks, cybersecurity, hacking the elections, hacking the midterms -

Since 2016, Americans have been confronted with the reality that they have to be more diligent with their cybersecurity. Many things we take for granted—public transportation systems, electrical grids, banking infrastructures, etc.—can be hacked and manipulated by a foreign adversary or a rogue group of actors.

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creed ii, michael b jordan, people from black panther, sylvester stallone, tessa -

The official trailer for Creed II: Killmonger vs. Putin debuted Wednesday, shocking everyone by revealing (spoiler alert) that, instead of being buried in the ocean with his ancestors, Erik Killmonger swam to the shore, found a great dermatologist, and got his old army buddy Rambo to retire from being Tango and/or…

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bill cosby, bill cosby inmate, bill cosby sentencing, bill cosby sexual assault trial, prison -

Less than an hour after his publicist stood on the steps and compared him to Brett Kavanaugh, Tupac and Jesus, comedy legend and convicted rapist (no, the two are not mutually exclusive) Bill Cosby was put in a single cell inside the brand-spanking new correctional facility where staff have been accused of hate crimes…

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hbcus, president trump hbcus, presidents board of advisors on historically black colleges and universities -

President Donald Trump recently announced 13 new appointees to the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Bennett College President Phyllis Dawkins is among them. Dawkins, at the helm of a school established to educate freedmen and train teachers in Greensboro, N.C., in 1873,…

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beaners, brawl, chicago cubs, fight, hispanic heritage, indiana national guard, racists, spics -

What was supposed to be a celebration of Latinx heritage turned into a racist epithet-slinging brawl in the Wrigley Field bleachers.

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brett kavanaugh, christine blasey ford, deborah ramirez, julie swetnick, michael avenatti, new allegations, supreme court nominee -

White male privilege is an intoxicating drug and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is high as a giraffe’s ass.

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ashiest people in america, donald trump, kim kardashian, moisturizing, nicki minaj, rev jasper williams jr, russell simmons, tomi lahren -

If you ever wanted to 1. know who the nine ashiest people in America are and 2. watch me on camera revealing the list, today is your day. Today is your birthday. Behold as I list the folks whose ashiness transcends the physical and becomes spiritual—metaphysical, even. This is what happens when both your skin and your…

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black celebrities, black hollywood, empire, empire fox, jussie smollett -

Jussie Smollett ended his day at 1 a.m. on Saturday morning, got on a plane and flew from Chicago (where his hit series Empire is filmed) to New York City. Hours later, the actor had an afternoon call time at the Tribeca TV Festival. Smollett made it on time; he was neatly put together and his smile was beaming. While…

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james jackson, racist killer, times square killer, white supremacists swordsmen -

The white supremacist accused of killing a homeless man in Manhattan last year told investigators that he wanted to start a national dialogue about race mixing that would awaken white people and lead them to wipe black people off the face of the earth.

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deals, kinja deals -

A huge deal on computer storage, discounted Logitech peripherals, and 20% off Bean boots lead off Wednesday’s best deals from around the web.

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5 neat things, cleaning, laundry -

There are 10 million (rough count) laundry products available on the market, from regular detergent to detergents formulated especially for dark clothing, for white clothing, for workout gear, and for delicates. Then there are stain treatments and products for cleaning a washing machine and drying racks and right,…

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beto orourke, photo, ted cruz, ted cruz loves beto too -

At some point during his flight back to Washington, D.C., on Monday, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz slouched in his seat, pulled out his phone and stared hopelessly at what is sure to be his demise.

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deals, kinja deals, ll bean deals -

We know Bean Boots are amazing in the snow, but you can start using them right now in the rain as well. Today only, Save 20% on a variety of L.L. Bean’s most popular boots, as well as select raincoats with promo code RAIN20. There are a ton of styles available, so there’s no reason why you can’t be fashionable when…

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