Painting of "Black Panther" cast in multicolored clothing against blue sky on red and gold carpet

How Fans Created The First Ever Wakandacon

Black storytellers successfully envisioned what Wakanda—a futuristic African country unencumbered by colonial baggage—could be. Then a group of “Black Panther” fans brought Wakanda to Chicago.

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John Legend On The 120-Year-Old Law That Still Oppresses Black Louisianians

“Ending the 10-2 jury rule in Louisiana will not solve the issue of mass incarceration or dismantle White supremacy, but it will deal a significant blow to both.”

Pipelines in Williston, North Dakota, on June 15, 2011.

Racial Justice Groups Enjoy Tenuous Victory in Halting Atlantic Coast Pipeline Construction

The completed pipeline would expose Black communities along its path to dangerous levels of pollution, says the NAACP.

Cast of "Crazy Rich Asians" in multicolored dresses and suit in front of gold and green background

Singaporean Critics Ask Who 'Crazy Rich Asians' Really Represents

While many Asian Americans and allies see film as a game-changer for representation, some Singaporeans feel the movie’s focus on a largely Chinese-descended economic elite ignores marginalized Asians.

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Arts & Culture

Constance Wu in white shirt sits and holds hands with Gemma Chan in blue-and-white-striped shirt in front of brown beach sand and black night sky

'Crazy Rich Asians' Uplifts Women As Resilient, Complex and Resolutely Human

Criminalization

John Legend in grey jacket and black patterned shirt in front of white wall with multicolored paints

John Legend On The 120-Year-Old Law That Still Oppresses Black Louisianians

Trump Presidency

Lawsuit says federal agencies lured undocumented immigrants into interviews before arresting them.

ACLU: Federal Agencies Set 'Traps' for Immigrants Seeking Legal Status

Gender & Sexuality

Constance Wu in white shirt sits and holds hands with Gemma Chan in blue-and-white-striped shirt in front of brown beach sand and black night sky

'Crazy Rich Asians' Uplifts Women As Resilient, Complex and Resolutely Human

Facing Race

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