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Take action now for Black lives

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Showing your support for the Black Lives Matter movement is good, but that alone is not enough. The movement requires concrete action, and that involves money or time. Here are some ways you can take action now for Black lives.

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TC & RED: LIVE

TC & RED: LIVE is the world’s only annual podcast, where our hosts get together once at the end of each year to unwind and discuss the most memorable pieces of music, entertainment, and culture from the year that was.

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When fun just isn’t fun anymore

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Late night TV has undergone a transformation in recent years as viewers seek catharsis after each new day of unending horror from the White House. But as most shows evolved to speak to the moment, one got left behind.

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Michelle Wolf burns it down

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At this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, comedian Michelle Wolf pulled no punches, setting fire to the president who didn’t show up, his lackeys, and the press. If it turns out she destroyed this poisonous event: good.

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Welcome to the new revolution

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High school students at MSD in Parkland, Florida who survived the February 14 mass shooting there took unprecedented control of the response afterward, launching the influential #NEVERAGAIN gun reform movement and holding the massive March For Our Lives rally just one month later on March 24.

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‘Wonder Woman’, beacon of hope

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The new film adaptation of ‘Wonder Woman’ hit theaters earlier this month to rave reviews. In this reaction piece, I’ll tell you why it resonated so strongly with me and why the timing of its release in 2017 is serendipitous.

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Who really deserves to debate?

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The day we’ve been waiting for is here. No, not Election Day, but close: it’s the first Presidential Debate. So, why won’t the third party candidates be on stage? In this quick take, I make the case that they haven’t earned it.

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Pipe dreams and tax brackets

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An ill-informed Facebook post went viral this week that claims Donald Trump’s tax proposal would affect middle class earners bigly, making them millions of dollars over the next few decades when compared to Hillary Clinton’s proposal. But at best, that’s a pipe dream. At worst, it’s a lie. Sad!

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How to take a lesson from Paris

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The city of Paris faced an atrocious night that no one on this Earth should ever have to endure. But in the wake of terror, France renewed its commitment to an open, free society. In this quick take, I encourage us to do the same.

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It’s time for action, not platitudes

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The tragic story of Sandra Bland is a sad, chilling new low in this nation’s plague of police brutality and racial profiling. Enough is enough. In this quick take, I talk about Black Lives Matter as a movement that’s more than a phrase.

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