Street Clashes and Election Protests in Congo Kill at Least 44 — TIME

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — More than 44 people have been killed in Congo in two days of street clashes between security forces and protesters angered over a delayed presidential election, a senior Human Rights Watch researcher said Tuesday. Police said more than 100 people have been arrested in the unrest. Thousands took to the streets…

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Floods and Landslides in Indonesia Kill at Least 19 People — TIME

At least 19 villagers were killed after torrential rains caused flooding and triggered landslides on the Indonesian island of Java, officials said Wednesday. One of the worst-affected areas was the district of Garut, where 16 people died, including five children, seven women and an 8-month-old baby, after Cimanuk and Cikamuri rivers overflowed Tuesday night, reports…

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Everything We Know About the Charlotte Police Shooting — TIME

Keith Lamont Scott was unarmed and disabled, reading a book while sitting in his registered vehicle. The police saw his dark skin, became afraid for their lives because black people, and fired a number of rounds into the car, murdering Scott without announcing themselves, nor informing Mr. Scott of what laws he violated to deserve being shot at by at least two officers. Brently Vinson is now on a paid vacation for successfully murdering a man who wasn’t a threat to anyone.

 

Protests erupted Tuesday night in Charlotte, North Carolina after an officer-involved shooting resulted in a black man’s death. The demonstrations lasted through the morning, leaving a highway closed, 12 officers injured and a city divided. Here’s everything we know so far: What happened? A 43-year-old black man was shot and killed by police outside an…

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21 States File Lawsuit Challenging President Obama’s Overtime Pay Rule — TIME

Officials from 21 U.S. states on Tuesday filed a lawsuit claiming an Obama administration rule to extend mandatory overtime pay to more than 4 million workers will place a heavy burden on state budgets. Hours after the states announced their lawsuit, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups filed a separate challenge to…

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Why Hasn’t Disney Gone Bankrupt?

Remember that time I got really angry about the portrayal of the Polynesian god Maui in the sure to be shit film ‘Moana’?

 

Well, it looks like Disney is doubling down on the bullshit. They made a Maui costume, complete with a stereotypical grass skirt and blackface, for children to wear this Halloween. Retails for $49. You can be racist for free.  

 

If you feel the need to buy this for anyone, please hand your children over to CPS and sterilize yourself. 

 

Ghosts of Emmett Till: Why We Must Clapback At Amy Schumer’s Racist Tweet

Clapback season is NEVER over.

Sublime Zoo

*co-written by Wicked Womanist*

Does that title make you uncomfortable?

Does potentially confronting the forces that contributed to the atrocity that was the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till rub you the wrong way?

Good.

Because if that’s the case, this tweet should bother you as well:

I’ll be honest with you. A lot of my homies were curious as to why I didn’t also write a piece on Amy Schumer this past week. After my read of Lena Dunham, it was only fair to include her partner-in-racism Amy Schumer in this brouhaha, right?

You’re right…but I was also tired.

After gathering all the Earth’s energy Spirit Bomb-style™ like Goku in the Kid Buu sagato destroy the world’s most racist and obnoxious Marshmellow™, I didn’t have much ki left over to give Amy Schumer that same work too.

However, after seeing several people on my own timeline or adjacent…

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