Phoebe Robinson, Michelle Obama and Jessica Williams. Black women in blue and orange outfits sit facing Black woman in red shirt around black and brown table with black and red and white microphones in front of brown wall and shade

Listen to the Last Episode of '2 Dope Queens' Featuring Michelle Obama

Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams concluded their acclaimed WNYC Studios podcast by chatting with the former first lady about navigating the political sphere as a Black woman.  

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Writers of Color Sweep National Book Awards

Here are the authors, poets and translators whose books and collections won one of the United States’ most prestigious literary prizes.

Photo of man holding a large rainbow flag stands with a small group of migrant travelers as they wait for a ride  in Juchitan de Zaragoza, Mexico on November 1, 2018.

LGBTQ Group That Split From the Migrant Caravan Has Arrived at the U.S. Border

As members of a persecuted class, most plan to seek asylum in the United States as early as this week. In a press conference they claimed to have faced discrimination within the caravan.

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Chance the Rapper Channels 'Hope' for Debut Musical Movie

The artist, philanthropist and activist is making a film about art, community and Chicago.


Arts & Culture

Amara La Negra. Black woman with brown afro in orange outfit smiles while holding microphone with grey cover in front of purple background with light blue text

Amara La Negra Traces 'Footprints' of Black Latinx Music History


Trump Presidency

Crude oil pipeline construction in Jefferson County, Texas, in August 2008.

Judge Halts Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline

Gender & Sexuality

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Trump Administration's Contraception Proposal Hijacks Program for Women in Poverty

Facing Race

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Immigrant Rights Defenders: Walking in Crossroads