Despite Its Reputation for Elitism, Artists of Color Say the National Endowment for the Arts is Worth Saving
If passed, Trump's "America First" budget will eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts. How will this affect already-marginalized artists of color?
Trump's Border Wall Funding Will Likely Not Make It Into This Year's Budget
Republican leaders worry that including the proposed $1.5 billion for the project will lead to a partial government shutdown.
W. Kamau Bell Talks Surprising Success of 'Politically Re-Active' Podcast, Season 2 Return
Bell and Hari Kondabolu just brought their politics-and-humor podcast back for a second season. We caught up with Bell to discuss what to expect this time around.
HBCUs Prepare for Day of Action on Capitol Hill
“We’re here to make sure our elected officials see and feel the importance of HBCUs—and we’re here to hold them accountable for their support.”
/Now in Racial Justice
REPORT: Missouri Tops List for Highest Black Homicide Rate in U.S.
Violence Policy Center: “This report reveals the devastating and disproportionate impact homicide, almost always involving a gun, has on Black men, boys, women and girls in America.”
UPDATE: Judge Approves Plan for Pipe Replacement in Flint, Dismisses Lawsuit
Michigan has agreed to put $97 million aside for approximately 18,000 water service lines.
Trump Signs Executive Order to Repeal Clean Power Plan
This is an early step in what will likely be an uphill battle between the administration and environmental groups.
Ai Weiwei Will Build Fences Around New York City to Protest Xenophobia
"We are witnessing a rise in nationalism, an increase in the closure of borders, and an exclusionary attitude towards migrants and refugees, the victims of war and the casualties of globalization."
Arts & Culture
Queen Latifah, Wendell Pierce Team Up For Master P Biopic
“King of the South” will film in New Orleans this summer.
Jeff Sessions: No More DOJ Funding for Sanctuary Cities
The 10 Best Tweets for the Inaugural #MuslimWomensDay
All over social media, users are paying tribute.
After 4 Years of Fighting, Palestinian-American Activist Rasmea Odeh Accepts Plea Agreement in Immigration Fraud and Terrorism Case
New Settlement Aims to Protect Muslims From Discriminatory NYPD Surveillance
Mother of Ramarley Graham on Resignation of Her Son's Killer: 'New York City Should Be Appalled'
The NYPD officer who killed Constance Malcom’s son resigned to avoid punishment. Malcom says she is not done fighting. Watch her press conference.
Officer Who Killed Laquan McDonald Indicted on 16 Additional Charges
Records Show NYPD Deployed Video Surveillance Teams to Hundreds of Black Lives Matter, Occupy Actions
Gender & Sexuality
How 'Neurospeculative AfroFeminism' Uses Virtual Reality to Explore Otherworldly Transformation at a Black Hair Salon
REPORT: Women Who Are of Color, Trans and HIV-Positive Must Fight Overlapping Oppressions