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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.”

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These 22 People From Time's 'Most Influential People' List Fight Racism With Their Work

From Viola Davis to Linda Sarsour, Chance the Rapper to John Lewis, these people of color are featured on Time's 2017 list of "The 100 Most Influential People."

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The Most Important Thread on Black Women in Media That You'll Read Today

Ijeoma Oluo on her Rachel Dolezal profile: “Maybe next time pubs want a great piece on Black female identity that gets so much traffic it breaks the damn site, they’ll hire Black women.”

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These Creators of Color and Race-Focused Works Won Pulitzer Prizes

From Lynn Nottage's "Sweat" to Hilton Als' theater reviews, here are the people and pieces whose race-concerned work earned the top journalism and arts honors.

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Hasan Minhaj to Headline Trump-less White House Correspondents Dinner

The comedian and "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" star is the first South Asian American to host the annual dinner. 

Lights of Soho set up for the "Ghost in The Shell" London Gala Screening After Party on March 23, 2017, in London, United Kingdom.

Paramount Blames 'Ghost in the Shell' Flop on Whitewashing Controversy, Bad Reviews

The film cost $110 million to make yet only brought in $19 million its opening weekend.

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The 10 Best Tweets for the Inaugural #MuslimWomensDay

All over social media, users are paying tribute.

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NABJ Founder Claude Lewis Dead at 82

Former colleagues and mentees remember Lewis as a trailblazer and mentor for generations of Black journalists.

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15 Beautiful Moments From Native Nations Rise [PHOTOS]

Thousands of Indigenous people and allies descended on Washington, D.C., last week for the three-day Native Nations Rise convening and mass march. Photographer and digital storyteller Ayşe Gürsöz captured the whole thing.  

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LOOK: Time Honors George Pitts' Life With Collection of His Iconic Photographs

The former Vibe and Life director of photography died on March 4. This moving tribute features recollections from friends and colleagues alongside his famous images.

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Yes, Ben Carson Really Did Call Enslaved Africans 'Immigrants' Who 'Worked Even Harder for Less'

No. This isn't from The Onion, Funny or Die or "Drunk History.'' The retired African-American neurosurgeon and current HUD secretary did, in fact, describe enslaved Africans as "immigrants" with dreams of American prosperity.

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'Formation' Director: 'I Didn't Know the Video Was Going to Incite All Those Conversations'

Melina Matsoukas opens up about her work with both Knowles sisters, being a Black woman in a White man-dominated industry for the New Yorker. 

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Take the 2017 Colorlines Reader Survey. Then Get Free Stuff!

Please take our first reader survey in many years. There's good music in it for you.

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Jet Magazine May Return to Print with New Millennial Focus

Ebony Media's CEO has announced plans to revive Jet, which ceased print operations in 2014.

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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.

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How the Super Bowl Became a Battle for America's Soul

The subtle—and not-so subtle—roles race, xenophobia and Islamophobia played in Super Bowl LI.

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Tamron Hall's Fans Lambast NBC for Her Departure, Megyn Kelly's Hire

Fans of the "Today" and MSNBC anchor took to Twitter to criticize her replacement with former Fox News anchor Kelly.

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Fatimah Asghar on Why Her New Web Series is a Love Letter to 'Brown Girls' Everywhere

"I want people to see the joy of being a person of color, the joy of these communities, the joy of this friendship."

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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."

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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.