Women Thrown Off Wine Train for #LaughingWhileBlack File $11 Million Lawsuit

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Oct 2, 2015 11:27AM

The women also want the company to institute racial sensitivity training.

Topics: /NOW, Media

Three More Women Come Forward, Accuse Bill Cosby Of Sexual Assault

by Sameer Rao on Oct 1, 2015 4:07PM

The new accusations coincide with a strange story from Kenan Thompson about his own interactions with Cosby. 

Topics: Blogs List, Society, Arts & Culture, History, Media, Criminal Justice

WATCH: VICE's Special On Mass Incarceration Is Available On YouTube

by Sameer Rao on Oct 1, 2015 3:17PM

VICE's special, which documents President Obama's historic visit to El Reno Federal Corrections Institution, is available in full on YouTube until October 12. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, History, Media, Criminal Justice

Colin Powell On Why He's a Republican: 'Because It Annoys Them'

by Sameer Rao on Oct 1, 2015 11:43AM

The former secretary of state and prominent black Republican spoke during the Washington Ideas Forum about his party's racism. 

Topics: /NOW, Immigration, Media, Politics

STUDY: Advocating for Palestinian Human Rights Could Make You a Target

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Oct 1, 2015 12:54AM

A new report identifies the major ways that pro-Palestine advocates are silenced in America.

Topics: /NOW, Society, History, Media, Global Affairs

Researcher Who Discovered Water On Mars Is A Nepalese-American Metalhead

by Sameer Rao on Sep 30, 2015 2:58PM

Lujendra Ojha's genius and hobbies should not shock anybody, but they are - and they're making him a mini-celebrity in the process. 

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth, Arts & Culture, Media, Global Affairs

Marvel Remakes More Hip-Hop Covers With Classic Characters

by Sameer Rao on Sep 29, 2015 4:25PM

In advance of Ta-Nehisi Coates's "Black Panther" reboot, Marvel has unleashed some more remakes of landmark hip-hop album covers with Marvel characters. 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, History, Media

H&M's First Hijab-Wearing Model: 'Hijab Isn't A Fashion'

by Sameer Rao on Sep 29, 2015 2:41PM

Mariah Idrissi set the fashion world on fire as the fashion retailer's first-ever hijab-wearing model. 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Media, Global Affairs

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ta-Nehisi Coates Among 2015 MacArthur Genius Grantees Of Color

by Sameer Rao on Sep 29, 2015 12:17PM

Miranda and Coates join Juan Salgado and LaToya Ruby Frazier, among several others, as the people of color awarded with Genius Grants by the MacArthur Foundation. 

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Fundraiser Friday: 'An American Nightmare' Documentary Series Will Explore American Racism's Roots

by Sameer Rao on Sep 25, 2015 3:38PM

The organizations behind this documentary series are crowdfunding via Kickstarter to tell the story of black labor and activism in the face of historical racism. 

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Society, Labor, History, Media, Criminal Justice