As Trump Tweets, Puerto Rico Governor Says, 'We Need More Help'
The Federal Emergency Management Agency says there are currently 700 FEMA staffers on the ground in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Survey Reveals How Racism Impacts the Lives of Black Americans
From the food they eat to whether they have children, African Americans are forced to consider the effects of racism at every turn.
How to Help Residents of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Recover After Hurricane Maria
These organizations are helping with immediate needs—like food—and long-term efforts, including rebuilding.
Google Recognizes Queer Chicanx Scholar Gloria Anzaldúa with New Doodle
Anzaldúa’s 1987 book, ”Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza,” mixed language and narrative styles to explain an intersectional Chicanx identity that exists beyond literal and figurative borders.
/Now in Racial Justice
Professional Athletes Push Back Against Trump's Anti-Protest Comments
The president thinks athletes who protest police violence are “disrespectful.” Teams across the country responded to his rhetoric over the weekend, but some wonder if they went far enough.
Jessica Williams to Write, Produce and Star as Rising Black Sci-Fi Writer in New Showtime Comedy
The series reunites Williams with her “The Incredible Jessica James” collaborator, Jim Strouse.
ICYMI: NFL Players Malcolm Jenkins, Michael Bennett Call on Roger Goodell to Support Racial Justice Campaigns
Yahoo! Sports published a 10-page memo in which players asked the league to directly support their organized efforts to fight racist criminal justice policies.
STUDY: Flint's Water Crisis Led to a Decrease in Fertility and Increase in Fetal Deaths
Researchers believe there was a “substantial” drop in the number of babies born.
Arts & Culture
Melina Matsoukas and Tarell Alvin McCraney Snag New TV and Film Projects
Matsoukas will direct an Amazon series adaptation of Marlon James’ “A Brief History of Seven Killings,” while McCraney will script a Disney musical based on “Cyrano de Bergerac” and “Othello.”
Segregation Documentary 'Teach Us All' Lands on Netflix on 60th Anniversary of Little Rock Nine Action
READ: Attorney Advocate in St. Louis Asks When Her City Will Begin to Value Black Lives
Nicole D. Nelson: “All of this is exhausting. The insensitivity. The mockery of real struggle and pain. The disregard. The arrogance.”
James Blake Testifies at Hearing Regarding Violent NYPD Arrest
In 'Strong Island,' Filmmaker Yance Ford Explores How the Racist Killing of His Brother Went Unpunished
Trump Administration Expands Travel Ban
Gender & Sexuality
Cartoon Network Introduces Long-Lost 'Powerpuff Girl' of Color
Bliss reconnects with her siblings Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup in five-part special, “The Powerpuff Girls: The Power of Four.”
After L'Oréal Fired Her For Criticizing White Supremacist Violence, Munroe Bergdorf Books New Beauty Campaign
Marsha P. Johnson's Friends and Allies Investigate Her Mysterious Death in New Documentary Trailer
The Dos and Dont's of Talking to Kids of Color About White Supremacy
A primer for talking to children about racism—and systems that perpetuate it—in the aftermath of the violence in Charlottesville.
I Almost Died in Charlottesville
FBI, ATF Investigate Minnesota Mosque Bombing