Jamilah King Talks Racism at the Oscars on MSNBC's "Ronan Farrow Daily"

Colorlines Senior Editor Jamilah King appeared on new MSNBC show “Ronan Farrow Daily” to discuss racism in the Oscars and Paula Deen’s comment comparing herself to Michael Sam.  On the lack of diversity of Academy voters and the systemic racism of Hollywood, King said, “people of color have always sort of been on the periphery, but we want stories that reflect our lives.” Read more on Race and Culture with Jamilah King.

Race Forward Managing Director Shares Her "Dreams for NYC" in MLK Inspired Panel

Melinda Weekes-Laidlow, managing director of Race Forward, spoke about Dr. King’s legacy and how it applies to the specific struggles faced in New York City.  Commenting from her work as a minister and her own activism, she quotes the civil rights legend, saying, “Any religion that professes to be concerned with the souls of men and is not concerned with the slums that damn them, the economic conditions that strangle them, and the social conditions that cripple them is a dry-as-dust religion.”