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Zozibini Tunzi. Black woman with short dark hair wearing a crown.

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

The civil rights organization has put Amazon, Google, AudioBooks and Barnes & Noble on blast for not pulling racist materials from their digital shelves.

Raphael Saadiq. Black man wearing black fedora dressed in black studded jacket and black sunglasses.

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.

Plantation Wedding. White woman in wedding dress on steps of white house.

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.”

 

Gabrielle Union. Black woman with chin-length bob wearing sparkly top.

Gabrielle Union Working To Change Culture on 'America's Got Talent'

After accusing the show of discrimination and bias, the star is now focused on making things better for future judges and contestants. 

Colin Kaepernick. Black man with large Afro wearing black tank and shorts, holding a football.

Reactions Are Mixed About How Colin Kaepernick Handled His NFL Workout

Kap’s surprise move from an NFL-sanctioned location to an Atlanta-area high school put the league in an uncomfortable position. 

The Reel Divas. Twenty Black women from television and film.

Atlanta-Based Reel Divas Collective Forms to Boost Black Women in Film and TV

Twenty successful women of color, from TV and film, unite to help Black women take over the Hollywood of the South.

Nina Yang Bongiovi. Asian American woman with long dark hair wearing  black tuxedo jacket and black top.

‘Godfather of Harlem’ Producer Nina Yang Bongiovi Has No Time for Naysayers

She asks the doubters: “Is it hard for you to support an Asian American doing well in Hollywood?”

Rihanna. Black woman with hair pulled back and long bangs wearing a tan colored jacket and white shirt with long green nails.

Rihanna Pulls No Political Punches in Vogue Cover Story

“You came in and murdered the real Americans,” she said of the original European immigrants.

Aretha Franklin. Cynthia Erivo. One photo of an older Black woman with short hair and jewels. Another photo of a younger Black woman with short natural hair wearing coral colored dress.

Cynthia Erivo Set to Embody the Queen of Soul in ‘Genius: Aretha’

The “Harriet” actress will star as the late vocal powerhouse in the next installment of National Geographic’s “Genius” series.

 

Dominique Jackson. Black woman with long reddish brown hair wearing dark dress.

WATCH: Dominique Jackson Delivers Powerful Speech On Trans Women of Color

The “Pose” star at the Human Rights Campaign’s National Dinner: “You do not have the power to accept or tolerate me; I take that from you. You will respect me.”

Lilly Singh. South Asian woman with long dark hair wearing a mint green suit and white unicorn slippers.

Lilly Singh's New Late Night Show Shakes Things Up

The YouTube sensation made history as the first queer woman of color to host a late night show on a major television network.

Beyoncé. Black woman with long straight blond hair wearing gold dress in front of an orange step and repeat.

Beyoncé Pulls Back the Curtain on 'The Gift'

In “Beyonce Presents: The Gift,” the singer gives fans an intimate look at the making of the album.

Prince. Black man with short dark hair wearing blue suit holding a guitar in the rain.

Prince's Estate to Release Expanded Version of '1999'

The seminal album will be reissued with new music, remixes, B-sides, concerts and even handwritten song lyrics.

For Season 2 of 'The North Pole,' Rosario Dawson Proudly Wears Her Activist Hat

“The North Pole,” a web comedy about Oakland friends fighting gentrification, climate injustice and mass deportation, is entering Season 2. Here, co-executive producer Rosario Dawson reflects on how she got involved with the show and the political power of storytelling. 

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YouTube Ramps Up Removal of Hateful Videos and Comments

The company says it took down about 100,000 videos, 17,000 channels and 500 million hate speech-filled comments in just three months.

Robin Thede. Black woman wearing black and gold V-neck dress with high ponytail standing in front of HBO step and repeat.

Robin Thede On the Secret to Success for 'A Black Lady Sketch Show'

“The thing you’re going to feel differently on our show is that Black women are writing for Black women and a Black woman is directing the show. A Black woman created the show, there are Black women executive producing the show, so our hands are felt all in it.”

Colin Kaepernick. Black man with cornrows going back and facial hair, wearing a black suit jacket with gold details.

Colin Kaepernick Praises Those Who Continue to Protest Police Violence

The athlete shouts out football players Eric Reid, Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson II, who are still kneeling: “They have never moved past the people.”

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The 1619 Project Centers the Enslaved, Rethinks Story of America

“It aims to reframe the country’s history…placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.”

Steven Wilson. Young Lakota man with short dark hair wearing gray jacket and tan pants performing National Anthem in University of South Dakota's gym.

The National Anthem Will Be Performed in Lakota At Upcoming Presidential Forum

Steven Wilson will set the tone for the first-ever presidential election forum to focus entirely on Native American issues.