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READ: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Says Black Superheroes Must Have a 'Social Conscience'

In a new article for The Hollywood Reporter, the former NBA star writes that contemporary Black comic heroes should be driven by an awareness of where their people fit in an imperfect society.

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John Boyega Discusses Race, Sci-fi in New GQ Cover Story

The Nigerian-British actor opened up being a Black man in sci-fi and fantasy franchises and ‘Detroit,’ his upcoming film about police violence during the city’s 1967 unrest.

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Dr. Yaba Blay for The Root: Black Hair Conversations That Don't Consider White Supremacy Pathologize Black Women

In the first of a new video series from The Root, ethnographer, producer and professor Yaba Blay makes sense of the race politics and meaning of hair as it grows out of Black women’s scalps.  

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WATCH: This Video Breaks Down Why Net Neutrality Matters

Mic explains why equal access to the Internet is important—and how the FCC is threatening that access.

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Tamron Hall Returns to Daytime TV With New Talk Show

The former MSNBC and “Today” host left NBC in February amid speculation that the network sidelined her in favor of former Fox News host Megyn Kelly.

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New Harvard Analysis Highlights How Media Failed the People of Flint

“There is not much hope for the environmental security of all Americans if the media does not respond to emergencies in a nondiscriminatory way.”

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The 3 Quotes You Have to Read From the Facebook Hate Speech Exposé

ProPublica reveals internal documents about the social media giant’s protocol and technology for tracking and removing racist statements, violent content and fake news—and how they impact people of color.

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PHOTO ESSAY: As You Digest the SCOTUS 'Muslim Ban' Ruling, Don't Forget About This Major Win

That the Supreme Court upheld a chunk of the ”Muslim Ban” doesn’t negate the powerful organizing that helped push the issue up to the highest court in the land.

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LISTEN: Meet Brujas, A Black and Brown NYC Skating and Organizing Collective

The latest episode of WNYC’s “The United States of Anxiety: Culture Wars” podcast profiles this Bronx-bred group of Black and Brown skaters and organizers mixing fun and empowerment.

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Our Feelings About Mahershala Ali's GQ Cover Summed Up in One Tweet

Shine bright like a diamond.

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New Magazine Aims to Illuminate Asian Americans in All Their Complexity

Slant’d co-founder Katerina Jeng: ”By sharing real stories from real people, we are empowering Asian Americans to rewrite the narrative that has been historically written by non-Asians for far too long.”

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TV News Coverage of Paris Agreement Lacks People of Color Representation

A new study shows less than 20 percent of guests were non-white.  

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LOOK: Halima Aden Slays as First Hijab-Wearing Woman to Cover Vogue

Aden: “Every little girl deserves to see a role model that’s dressed like her.”

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Brooklynites Tackle Gentrification with 'Brooklyn Deep'

The creators of the digital media platform launched a Kickstarter campaign to support their reporting on Brooklyn’s gentrification.

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WATCH: April Ryan Explains Press Responsibility in Age of Trump

The White House pool reporter appeared on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” to talk about the president’s war on the media.

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3 Must-Read Reactions to Alex Tizon's 'My Family's Slave' Essay

The Atlantic’s latest cover story on the late Filipino-American author’s relationship with a woman enslaved by his family prompted immediate praise and backlash. We share a few of the reactions that capture various perspectives. 

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Advocacy Groups to Cable Media Giants: Diversify Morning Political Talk Shows

“At a time when our communities continue to be the victims of hate crimes, the media must do better in representing the broad spectrum of America.” 

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Hasan Minhaj's 9 Most-Savage Anti-Racist Attacks from the WHCD

The first South Asian-American to head the dinner took both the administration and cable media to task during his speech.

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These Lawsuits Explain Exactly Why Employees of Color Are Over Fox News

The class-action suit alleges that: “On at least two occasions, Slater actually kicked Ms. Douglas in the buttocks as she walked down the hall at Fox’s offices.”

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These Folks Tweeting About Bill O'Reilly's Ouster Are All of Us

Maxine Waters: “A day will come when rich men won’t be able to buy their way out of criminal conduct and they will go to jail.”