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Colin Kaepernick Awarded the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award by Beyoncé

Tuesday night, Beyoncé presented Colin Kaepernick with Sports Illustrated’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. The award is meant to honor "individuals whose dedication to the ideals of sportsmanship has spanned decades and whose career in athletics has directly or indirectly impacted the world."

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It’s Giving Tuesday! Some Suggestions for Putting Your Money Where Your Values Are.

Today is Giving Tuesday, the day after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Sunday and Monday where we forget about being capitalist consumers for five minutes and remember that there are amazing causes that need our help. Here at TMS, there are many issues about which we're passionate, and we love supporting the organizations entirely devoted to helping those causes and communities.

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White Millennials Are Outliers When It Comes to Race

In a recent survey from GenForward Survey found that when it comes to race, white millennials have not achieved the "wokeness" that people have expected. The survey was "a nationally representative survey of over 1,750 young adults ages 18-34 conducted bimonthly that pays special attention to how race and ethnicity influence how young adults or Millennials experience and think about the world."

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NFL Won’t Punish Players for Kneeling During the National Anthem, but What Has Really Been Accomplished?

Yesterday Roger Goodell, commissioner for the NFL, announced that the NFL was not going to require its players to stand during the National Anthem. This came after a meeting between 11 team owners and over a dozen players on Tuesday, as they attempted to come to a concession about the state of the #takeaknee issue.

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Jeopardy’s “Stay Woke” Category Was Less Than Fully Woke

I'll take Bad Ideas for $800, Alex.

Jeopardy's love of puns undermined the very real issues at the heart of this term.

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Spineless New Jersey College Fires Black Professor For Expressing an Angry Opinion on Television

Former Essex County College professor and political commentator Lisa Durden was fired from her professorship, because she went on a talk show and expressed a valid opinion in too loud and angry a voice.

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Things We Saw Today: So Is This Heartbreaking Toy Story Theory About Andy’s Dad Real or Not? No One Can Seem to Agree

The "Andy's Dad" theory from Toy Story has been floating around the internet for a while. Now, the full story of how the boy's father fits into the movie's world has been released, and oh wow is it ever sad. Like, way too sad. Polio sad. The problem is, some other Pixar bigwigs are calling it "fake news."

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Seattle Woman Killed By Police, Charleena Lyles, Is the Latest Black Life That Apparently Doesn’t Matter

30-year-old Charleena Lyles called the police yesterday morning to report an attempted burglary in her fourth-floor unit at Brettler Family Place apartments in Seattle. When the two white police officers arrived, they ended up shooting her. She was pregnant, and already the mother of three children. She was also black.

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Things We Saw Today: Black Lives Matter Activists Are Bailing Out Dads for Father’s Day

After posting bail for more than 100 moms on Mother's Day, the social and racial justice groups behind National Bail Out are raising money to reunite families again - this time for Father's Day.

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Police Officer Who Killed Tamir Rice Has Been Fired … But Not for That Crime

Good news! The cop who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice back in 2015 has finally been fired! Yay! The bad news? He was fired over "administrative charges" against him, and that subsequent investigation. Because apparently, administrative issues gets you totally fired, but killing a 12-year-old doesn't.

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Things We Saw Today: Black Lives Matter Activists Bailed Moms Out of Jail for Mother’s Day

On Mother's Day, a lot of parents and children just want one thing: to be together as a family. However, for mothers who've been arrested and can't afford bail, this often isn't a possibility. Mama's Bail Out Day helped to reunite some of those moms with their families in time for this weekend's holiday.

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New York Times’ New Op-Ed Hire Doesn’t Believe the Campus Rape Epidemic is a Real Thing

This isn't Santa Claus. It's happening, whether you believe it or not.

The New York Times just launched a campaign touting their dedication to truth and integrity. But Bret Stephens doesn't seem to have any interest in either of those things.

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Jay Z Is Adapting Trayvon Martin’s Story Into a Docuseries and Feature Film That You Definitely Need to See

#BlackLivesMatter

If Trayon Martin were alive today, he's be 22 years old and likely a college graduate. Unfortunately, his life was cut short on February 26, 2012 by a man who claimed self defense.

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Flint Official Receives Punishment for Contaminated Water Crisis: Write a Letter of Apology

Really?

Here's a disturbing fact: residents of Flint, Michigan have not had clean water in three years.

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Breaking Down Samuel L. Jackson’s Comments: Is Racism in Britain and America Really Different?

Do #BlackLivesMatter everywhere?

Samuel L. Jackson wondered what Get Out would be like "with an American brother who really feels that" and sparked a controversial debate.

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Kalief Browder’s Tragic Story Exposes a Corrupt Criminal Justice System in Gut-Wrenching Six-Part Documentary

"We are supposed to trust in this justice system. Where's the justice?"

Imagine spending 33 months in Riker's Island for a crime you did not commit. Imagine that your time spent behind bars waiting for a trial was plagued by assault, harassment, and starvation. While you're just imagining it, this actually happened to a 16-year-old kid named Kalief Browder.

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Emmett Till’s Accuser Admits She Lied About Her Story, But That Doesn’t Absolve Her From His Murder

Emmett Till's horrifying murder is making its way back into the news thanks to a new book by author and Duke University senior research scholar, Timothy Tyson.

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Ava DuVernay and Oprah Sit Down for an Important Discussion About 13th Following Oscar Nomination

Ava DuVernay sat down Oprah Winfrey to talk about her important film and its effects on those who've seen it.

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The Horrific Facebook Live Assault Had Nothing to Do With #BlackLivesMatter, and Saying It Did Only Undermines the Tragedy

Equating the two dangerous. It's also a complete disservice, not just to the Black Lives Matter movement, but to the victim of this horrible tragedy. It robs him of his humanity and turns him into propaganda.

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Things We Saw Today: Marvel Adds Sterling K. Brown to Its Already Stellar Black Panther Cast

#BlackPantherStillSoLit

Time to break out those Snape "My Body is Ready" gifs! Marvel just added another member to is already incredible Black Panther cast—Sterling K. Brown.

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