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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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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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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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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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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 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. 

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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.