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Sherpa Walkout, #MyNYPD, Lupita Nyong'o is the Most Beautiful

Sherpa Walkout, #MyNYPD, Lupita Nyong’o is the Most Beautiful

by Aura Bogado on April 23 2014, 9:45AM

Here’s what I’m catching up on this morning.

Topics: /NOW

Letter to W.E.B. DuBois Sheds Light on Dalit Leader's Global Vision

Letter to W.E.B. DuBois Sheds Light on Dalit Leader’s Global Vision

by Akiba Solomon on April 22 2014, 4:12PM

B.R. Ambedkar, the preiminent leader of India’s Dalits, saw similarities between the treatment of his people and African-Americans.

Topics: History, /NOW

Puerto Rico's Transgender Community Hits the Big Screen at Tribeca Play

Puerto Rico’s Transgender Community Hits the Big Screen at Tribeca

by Jamilah King on April 22 2014, 3:51PM

A new film made its debut at the festival this week.

Topics: Culture

Still No Federal Funding For Gun Violence Research

Still No Federal Funding For Gun Violence Research

by Carla Murphy on April 22 2014, 2:08PM

A Ga. Republican says no

Topics: Health

Questlove: 'Hip-Hop Has Taken Over Black Music'

Questlove: ‘Hip-Hop Has Taken Over Black Music’

by Jamilah King on April 22 2014, 1:34PM

And that’s not necessarily a good thing.

Topics: Culture

Watch Dave Liang Talk About Shanghai Restoration Project Play

Watch Dave Liang Talk About Shanghai Restoration Project

by Jamilah King on April 22 2014, 12:41PM

The group’s latest album is called “The Classics” and features contemporary remakes of popular 1930s and 1940s Shanghai jazz songs.

Topics: Culture

Supreme Court Upholds Voter-Backed Affirmative Action Bans

Supreme Court Upholds Voter-Backed Affirmative Action Bans

by Julianne Hing on April 22 2014, 11:36AM

It’s yet another blow to affirmative action.

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Brian Williams Raps Snoop Dogg's 'Gin and Juice' Play

Brian Williams Raps Snoop Dogg’s ‘Gin and Juice’

by Jamilah King on April 22 2014, 11:36AM

With a little help from editors on the Jimmy Fallon show.

Topics: Culture

Biden Warns Russia, Brian Williams's 'Gin and Juice,' and #GlobalSelfie

Biden Warns Russia, Brian Williams’s ‘Gin and Juice,’ and #GlobalSelfie

by Aura Bogado on April 22 2014, 9:45AM

Here’s what I’m reading up on this Earth Day morning.

Topics: /NOW

Transgender Activist's Death Introduces New Political Opponent: Funeral Homes

Transgender Activist’s Death Introduces New Political Opponent: Funeral Homes

by Jamilah King on April 21 2014, 2:12PM

Christopher Lee’s fight to assert his gender identity lasted longer than his lifetime.

Topics: Culture