Representation Matters: Long Before the Movie, Black Panther Validated My Black Self
“Representation matters” has become a catchphrase. Because it’s true. Here, one lifelong Black Panther fan explains why he’s so passionate about a superhero movie.
5 Culture Leaders On What Makes 'Black Panther' So Special
We asked Black activists, educators, writers and entrepreneurs why they’re so excited about this superhero movie.
NYPD Officer Acquitted After Killing Deborah Danner
Officer Barry had a Taser, but opted to use his gun on the 66-year-old woman, who had a known history of mental illness.
Harvard Library Acquires Angela Davis' Archives
The papers and artifacts that Davis sold to the Schlesinger Library include an FBI “Wanted” poster and a diary she kept while on trial.
/Now in Racial Justice
TBS Greenlights Lena Waithe's Comedy Series With Queer Black Woman Protagonist
“Queer Black characters have been the sidekick for long enough, it’s time for us to finally take the lead.”
'Get Out' Returns to Select Theaters For Free on Presidents' Day
Jordan Peele’s Oscar-nominated thriller will screen in celebration of the film’s release a year ago.
Senate Committee Debates Bill That Would Reform Sentencing Guidelines
Attorney General Jeff Sessions attempted to dissuade the committee from advancing the bill, which was first introduced in October 2017.
Trump Administration Wants to Replace SNAP Benefits With Boxes of Canned Goods
The proposed 2019 budget would cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by $213 billion over the next 10 years.
Arts & Culture
LISTEN: Ava DuVernay Chronicles Journey from Compton to 'A Wrinkle in Time' on New Podcast
The filmmaker discussed her experiences in a White male-dominated industry on the debut episode of “Edge of Fame.”
Philadelphia District Attorney Dismisses All Marijuana Possession Cases
Larry Krasner says his office will no longer prosecute people for simple possession.
Second Federal Judge Blocks Trump From Rescinding DACA
Civil Rights Groups Blast Sessions for Praising Sheriffs as Part of 'Anglo-American Heritage'
Gender & Sexuality
Planned Parenthood Launches Campaign to Advance Reproductive Rights Legislation in All 50 States
5 Tools for Radical Self-Love on Valentine's Day
Trump Urges 'Compromise' on Immigration in State of the Union Address. Critics Aren't Buying It.
The president’s hardline immigration proposals panned as divisive by Democrats and immigration advocates.
The New Normal: Fear and Loathing as Immigration Policy
Trump Tweets Anti-Muslim Videos, World Calls Him Out