Racial Justice News & Analysis

Tennessee-Based Ad Firm Tries to Make 'Blue Lives Matter' A Thing

by Sameer Rao on October 08, 2015, 12:45PM

Tactical Magic put up their first billboard capitalizing on "Black Lives Matter" in Memphis. Now, the billboards have spread around the country. 

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Society, Media

WATCH: PBS's Doc On Grace Lee Boggs Free Online

by Sameer Rao on October 08, 2015, 11:43AM

"American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs" is available for free streaming until November. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, History, Media

Justice Department to Grant Early Release to 6,000 Inmates

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on October 07, 2015, 4:16PM

The Justice Department says it will be the nation’s largest one-time discharge of federal inmates.

Topics: /NOW, Society, Immigration, Criminal Justice

Ava DuVernay on Race and Why Hollywood Won't Let Directors of Color be Great

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on October 07, 2015, 2:28PM

“Any film that you see that has any progressive spirits that is made by any people of color or a woman is a triumph, in and of itself.”

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Media

Kiesha Jenkins The Latest Trans Woman Of Color Killed In 2015

by Sameer Rao on October 07, 2015, 1:14PM


Topics: /NOW, Society, Media, Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Nicki Minaj To Miley Cyrus: 'You Can’t Want The Good Without The Bad'

by Sameer Rao on October 07, 2015, 2:20PM

The hip-hop star addresses Cyrus, the VMAs, cultural appropriation and so much more in this month's New York Times Magazine profile.

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

POLL: Young People Overwhelmingly Support Expanded Immigrant Rights

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on October 07, 2015, 1:04PM

A Fusion poll finds that younger someone is, the more likley they are to have progressive views on immigration.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth, Immigration, Politics

WATCH: Part One of Telemundo's Celia Cruz Epic is Now Available Online

by Sameer Rao on October 07, 2015, 12:40PM

Telemundo made part one of 80 (!!!) available to watch on Facebook. 

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

Student Activists for Palestinian Justice Discuss Ejection from Bernie Sanders Event

by Sameer Rao on October 06, 2015, 4:47PM

Members of Boston Students For Justice In Palestine were ejected from a Bernie Sanders rally this weekend. Now, they've released a statement on the matter. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Schools & Youth, Media, Politics, Global Affairs

Facebooker Posts Slave Jokes About Coworker's 3-Year-Old, Faces Very 2015 Consequences

by Hari Ziyad on October 05, 2015, 3:11PM

Using the handle "Geris Hilton," a white Facebook user publicly posted a selfie with his coworker's black 3-year-old in the background. His friends responded with slave jokes. At least one firing, a viral hashtag, #HisNameIsCayden, and a bunch of celebratory memes on Black Twitter later, it's clear that in 2015 there's no mercy for social media racism.