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A young woman in a black hat protests immigration raids

How to Brace Yourself for an ICE Raid

The Trump administration is making good on the president's campaign promise of rounding up undocumented immigrants en masse. Here are steps you and your loved ones should take before ICE shows up.

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ICYMI: Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn Used the Worst Propaganda Ever to Vilify 1.6 Billion Muslims

An alarming video that Flynn quoted and forwarded on Twitter shows the former general's commitment to spreading anti-Muslim propaganda.

A smiling Chicano/Native man passes out colorful protest posters on a sunny day in L.A.

Meet Ernesto Yerena Montejano, the Artist Behind the Ubiquitous 'We the Resilient' Protest Poster

Chicano/Native/Yaqui artist Ernesto Yerena Montejano explores questions of identity, gender norms, politics and spirituality in his vibrant illustrations, prints and collages. Here, an intimate portrait of the man behind the "We the Resilient" image you keep seeing at protests across the country. 

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Yale University Renames College That Bears Name of White Supremacist

After more than a year of student protests, Calhoun College will now be called Hopper College.

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WATCH: William Monroe Trotter Fights D.W. Griffith's Film in ' Birth of a Movement'

The documentary about Trotter, a Black newspaper editor and activist who fought to ban "The Birth of a Nation" in 1910s Boston, is now available to stream.

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Laurence Fishburne and Larenz Tate Resurrect Black History in Star-Studded 'Bronzeville'

The scripted audio series, which features Fishburne and Tate alongside Tika Sumpter and Tracee Ellis Ross, centers on the 1940s underground economy in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood.

No, Trump Did Not Rename Black History Month

Now back to examining all the things he is doing...

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#PenceBlackHistory Roasts Vice President for Black History Month Tweet

Mike Pence shouted out President Lincoln in a BHM post. Twitter was not pleased.

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BET's 'Madiba' Brings Nelson Mandela's Anti-Apartheid Struggle to the Small Screen

The biopic miniseries premieres tonight and stars Laurence Fishburne as the African National Congress leader.

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Google Doodle Honors Civil Rights Activist Fred Korematsu

“If you have the feeling that something is wrong, don’t be afraid to speak up.”

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Peak Petty: The New York Times is Still Tracking Every Person, Place or Thing Trump Insults on Twitter

What started as a tool for campaign coverage has morphed into a running list of President Trump's tweets attacking a wide range of targets, from "racist'" Tavis Smiley to the GOP to the cast of "Hamilton."

WATCH: What to Expect from VICELAND's Series Debut on Modern Indigenous Life

The first two episodes follow the struggle at Standing Rock.

A 6-year-old Latinx girl wearing a red dress stands in front of her parents and baby sister making a speech about fair immigration at the Women's March on Washington

Why I Marched on Washington—With Zero Reservations

Rinku Sen reflects on real feminist organizing and rejects the notion that women of color were just window dressing at the Women's March on Washington.

A young woman in a royal blue hijab smiles while being interviewed at the Women's March on Washington

[VIDEO] How Kids, Women and Men of Color Showed Up for the Women's March on Washington

At the massive, historic gathering in D.C. we found expressions of resistance, determination and even joy. 

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At the Women's March on Washington I Realized That My People Are My Lighthouse

I've been paralyzed by fear since Donald Trump was elected president. Here's how an over-capacity, hectic march with half a million people in Washington, D.C., this weekend made things a little bit better. 

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Stanley Nelson Delivers a Fascinating New Documentary About HBCUs

Nelson, director of "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution," is back with an intriguing history of HBCUs, "Tell Them We Are Rising." Here, a day after its Sundance debut, he talks about the triumphs and controversies of these still-essential institutions.

The black and gray silhouette of a person wearing a hoodie is the backdrop of text that asks affected communities about how they feel about Trump taking office.

[VIDEO] Million Hoodies for Justice Has an Inauguration Day Message for the Anxious Masses

Today the youth leaders are talking to you, not President Trump.

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''I Am Not Your Negro' Director Raoul Peck on James Baldwin's Legacy

The Haitian filmmaker's new documentary weaves the compelling story of Black resistance from the 1950s to present using Baldwin's unfinished "Remember This House" manuscript as its guide.

Two young Black girls ride by a black and white Martin Luther King mural in Miami

How I Met the Real Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s image has been flattened into that of a non-threatening dreamer. But the truth is, he was a politically radical thinker who not only fought for racial justice but for restructuring the economic order in this country.

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Deciding to Lead With Love, Despite an Enraging Political Climate

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. teaches us that leading with love is a decision rather than a naturally occurring phenomenon. In this hostile political moment, commit to practicing a love that makes room for anger but not for contempt.