Widespread Protests Over Harvard's Tenure Decision for Latinx Professor
bell hooks: “Harvard’s denial of Dr. García Peña’s tenure is a testament to the ways that Black and Latinx Studies continue to be ignored as sites of vital knowledge production in the academy.”
Solange Receives Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact
The honor is the first major entertainment award named after a woman of color that recognizes excellence at the intersection of arts and activism.
Golden Globes Noms Ignore Projects Centering People of Color
A few actors of color received recognition for their roles, but Ava DuVernay’s series “When They See Us” was notably shut out—and fans aren’t feeling it.
Art Installation Hopes to Give People of Color Reparations Through Rest
Navild Acosta on his “Black Power Naps/Siestas Negras”: “The sleep gap is really inherited generational trauma. It is living in our bones.”
/Now in Racial Justice
WATCH: Raphael Saadiq Plays NPR's Tiny Desk
The singer returns to the concert series, accompanied by Lucky Daye, for the first time in 10 years.
Alfre Woodard and Jamie Foxx On Playing Roles Set In Prisons
Foxx: “The reason I don’t want to go see somebody in jail is because I don’t want to get used to that.”
Trayvon Martin's Family Responds to George Zimmerman's $100 Million Lawsuit
Zimmerman was acquitted of killing the teenager in 2012. Now, he is accusing Martin’s parents and others of defamation.
Top Wedding Sites Will Stop Promoting Slave Plantations
Color of Change: “If we were talking about concentration camps, it would be weird and disrespectful and egregious for folks to be seeking to have their weddings at these locations.”
Arts & Culture
Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi Continues Black Beauty's Reign Over the Pageant World
Tunzi: “I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me, with my kind of skin and my kind of hair, was never considered beautiful. I think it is time that stops today.”
CAIR Calls for the Removal of White Supremacist Books
Attorney General Says 'Communities' That Don't 'Respect' Cops Could Lose Access to Law Enforcement
William Barr, while speaking to an audience filled with police officers, also said cops deserve to be cheered in the streets.
Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Allow Federal Executions After 16-Year Break
Judge Blocks Trump Administration's Immigrant Insurance Rule
Gender & Sexuality
Q&A With Tina Tchen, The New President of Time's Up
An attorney and former chief of staff for Michelle Obama, Tchen centers women of color in the fight for workplace equity.
The Number of LGTBQ Characters of Color on TV Has Risen, Again
It Could Soon Be Legal to Prevent LGBTQ+ Couples From Adopting