Florida Police Can Use Stand Your Ground Defense in Deadly Shootings, Court Rules
Critics say the decision will make it more difficult to hold law enforcement officers criminally responsible for on-duty killings.
Ohio Passes Nation's Strictest Anti-Choice Bill
Opponents argue it essentially bans the procedure—and is a direct threat to Roe v. Wade.
People in the Movies Aren't Parsi Like Me, Except in 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
Flaws aside, the Freddie Mercury biopic was “deeply personal” for writer and activist Aryenish Birdie because it was the first time she ever saw her ethnic identity in pop culture.
How to Support Cyntoia Brown
Sentenced to life in prison at 16 for killing her would-be rapist, Brown is not eligible for parole until she is 67.
/Now in Racial Justice
Black Brainiacs Time Travel to Stop Police Violence in 'See You Yesterday'
“I made this film because I don’t want the conversation on police brutality to slow down,” says director Stephon Bailey about his Netflix project, which is produced by Spike Lee.
The Gov't Wants to Use Credit Scores to Keep Immigrants Out of U.S.
This targeting would disproportionately affect people of color.
Selena Fans Cheer for Netflix Series—With Reservations
The news of a biopic series about the late queen of Tejano music has fans (mostly) jumping for joy.
Issa Rae Inks Production Deal to Uplift Marginalized Screenwriters
The “Insecure” creator’s new agreement with Columbia Pictures will provide support for emerging writers working on feature projects.
Arts & Culture
Vanessa Williams, Jillian Hervey Reflect on 60 Years of Alvin Ailey
The performers discuss the pioneering artist, his dance company and their importance to Black families for an HBO video series commemorating the institution’s 60th anniversary.
Celebrate Janet Jackson's Rock Hall Induction With Her Biggest Hits
ICE Detains American Citizen, Attempts to Deport Him to Jamaica
Peter Sean Brown spent weeks in jail after repeatedly telling officials he was born and raised in Philadelphia.
Trump Can Continue to Ignore Environmental Laws While Building Border Wall
REPORT: Migrants Bring Economic Stability, Not Disease
Many In Migrant Caravan May Be Climate Refugees
This vulnerable demographic are not recognized or protected by any international law.
Gender & Sexuality
1990s Black and Indigenous Coming-of-Age Stories Added to National Film Registry
Who Should Replace Kevin Hart as Oscars Host?