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Iciline Brown: Windrush Generation Story | Film Doc

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A family of siblings document the journey of fighting for their immigrant mother, Iciline Brown, to gain reentry into the UK, in which she used to reside as a legal resident.

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To detain and deport: A racist UK history revisited in Windrush Scandal | Think Piece

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July 1596. In Peter Fryer’s book Staying Power, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth I sends correspondence to the Lord Mayor of London and other aldermen with the explicit suggestion “… that those kinde of people should be sent forth of the lande…”

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Soulful and infectious reflections of Ethiopian food and music

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As more Ethiopians immigrate to the US, their culture blooms while retaining its unique identity.

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NYC Parks & Recreation continues a 100-year tradition of outdoor movies

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Watching a film with hundreds of New Yorkers in one of the City’s parks is a popular way to experience last glimpses of late summer nights before the start of the fall hustle.

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From re-entry to radical self care: The professional and personal journey of a social justice professor

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“What we have to do is radically shift our perceptions of what it means to take care of ourselves . . . let’s take care of ourselves the way we take care of everybody else.”

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This Woman’s Work: WNBA game forfeiture indicates continued issues with the gender pay gap

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A gruesome travel experience for Women’s National Basketball Association’s (WNBA) team, Las Vegas Aces, prompted the professional women’s basketball franchise to cancel a crucial game last Friday against the Washington Mystics.

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South Africa is on the precipice of a land reform bill restoring Black ownership

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In one of the most controversial pieces of legislation since the dismantling of Apartheid, the government works to amend its constitution to include land expropriation. The amendment removes private, white ownership of previously confiscated indigenous Black terrain.

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New developments allege an increased death toll, unused government funds in Flint

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Misrepresentation in data findings and contentions about underused state resources still plague a Michigan city four years after its water crisis.

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Caffeine for the people, by the people: Best POC coffeeshops series

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Away from the mainstream dosages of cash cropped French press, stale bagels and GMO macchiatos, these shops and cafes serve drip drops of cupped lighting with the understanding that every espresso served, often keeps their doors open and hires local folk.

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Keep calm, drink on: Best of POC coffeeshops South Central region

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“Sweet dreams turns into coffee in the morning,” croons singer Miguel when he gave a new meaning to coffee, in his song with same name. Coffee, without a doubt, gives people the energy that they need after hard nights and deep sleeps, but who supplies this legal high?

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