Racial Justice News & Analysis

Tracee Ellis Ross and Gina Rodriguez Talk Race and Roles at Hollywood Reporter Roundtable

by Qimmah Saafir on May 28, 2015, 1:20AM

"We're quick to vilify people instead of acknowledging we all have these huge blind spots," says Ross.


There's Going to Be a Tammi Terrell Biopic!

by Qimmah Saafir on May 28, 2015, 2:02AM

Kat Graham will star in the film about the Marvin Gaye collaborator who died young. 

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OITNB Star Danielle Brooks to Co-Star With Jennifer Hudson In Broadway's "The Color Purple"

by Qimmah Saafir on May 28, 2015, 12:37AM

Brooks will have one tough act to follow in the role of Sofia, who was played by Oprah Winfrey in the film version.

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U.S. Military Anthrax Debacle, More Trouble for FIFA, Pataki 2016

by Aura Bogado on May 28, 2015, 10:01AM

Some of Thursday's big stories

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New Short Exposes Unique Experience of 'Brown' Ballerinas

by Qimmah Saafir on May 27, 2015, 1:42PM

Up-and-coming director Chassidy Jade offers her take on what it is to be a black ballet dancer.

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture

Hip-Hop Fans Are Petitioning For Billboard To Retract Iggy Azalea's "Top Rap Song" Win

by Qimmah Saafir on May 27, 2015, 2:03PM

The hits just keep on coming.

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FIFA Corruption Charges, Houston Flooding, Court Won't Lift Injunction on Immigration Action

by Aura Bogado on May 27, 2015, 9:53AM

Some of Wednesday's big stories

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Zoe Saldana Takes Issue With Hollywood White-Washing

by Qimmah Saafir on May 27, 2015, 1:05PM

The "Guardians of the Galaxy" star warns people not to "throw rocks when we all live in glass houses."

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Cleveland Commits to Broad Changes to its Police Practices

by Deepa Iyer on May 26, 2015, 3:59PM

By signing a U.S. Department of Justice Department consent decree, the city's police department is agreeing to address officers' excessive use of force, implicit bias, treatment of people who are mentally ill, and a range of other problems.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Criminal Justice

Michael B. Jordan Hits Back at Racist Trolls

by Qimmah Saafir on May 26, 2015, 1:16PM

The up-and-coming star who received online venom for playing a character originally conceived as white in "Fantastic Four" is fine with having to "shoulder all this hate" to break down color barriers.