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R. Kelly Arrested By Homeland Security Officers On Federal Sex Charges

Indicted by New York and northern Illinois federal courts, the singer was taken into custody while walking his dog in Chicago.

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Hiro Murai, ‘This is America’ Director, Inks New Production Deal

The filmmaker, who is known for boundary-pushing music videos for Childish Gambino and Kendrick Lamar, will focus on producing features and more.

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Watch the Hilarious Trailer for 'A Black Lady Sketch Show'

The upcoming HBO series features a star-studded cast.

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#ColorlinesReads: 6 Books That Complicate the Idea of 'Independence'

In lieu of celebrating “Independence Day,” we present a selection of titles that explore the idea of liberation via the lives, poetry, history and art of people of color.

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Filmmaker Mario Van Peebles Set to Bring Black Cowboys Back to the Big Screen

The filmmaker and actor is working on “Outlaw Posse,” a companion film to 1993’s Black cowboy tale “Posse.”

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Academy of Motion Pictures Welcomes Diverse New Class

Sterling K. Brown, Chinonye Chukwu and Nisha Ganatra join the ranks of Oscar voters.

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'When They See Us' Prosecutor Gets the Boot

Linda Fairstein, who has a second career as a crime novelist, is dropped from her literary agency in the aftermath of the Netflix series.

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Firelight Media's Documentary Lab Is Looking for Diverse Stories

The Documentary Lab is an 18-month fellowship that provides one-on-one mentoring, networking resources and financial support for up-and-coming filmmakers of color.

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MSNBC Special Tackles Race and Politics as Election Season Heats Up

Hosted by Reverend Al Sharpton, “Not Just Black and White: Race and the 2020 Election” will feature an interview with Stacey Abrams and 13 of the people running for president.

READ: Former CBS Exec Calls Out Racism at Media Giant

Former head of diversity Whitney Davis writes that the company is “fraught with systemic racism, discrimination and sexual harassment.”

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The Marshall Project Launches Print Publication for People Living Behind Bars

News Inside is distributed at prisons and jails.

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News Flash: Telling Native Stories Without Native Journalists Is Not a Good Idea [OP-ED]

Mary Pember applauds the recently aired “Frontline” investigation “Predator on the Reservation.” But the Ojibwe veteran journalist takes issue with the absence of Native people in the reporting and historical context in the telling.

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Ava DuVernay Guest-Edits TIME's Optimism Issue

“The national headlines were what we’ve come to expect: bigotry, poverty, injustice, trauma, trouble. I weighed my own feelings of despair and doubt against the idea of reveling in an experience dedicated to optimism. The choice was easy.”

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CBS News Called Out for Lack of Black Folks on Election Team

“Naw. This ain’t it. Try again.”

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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Facing Race Livestream: Watch Hari Kondabolu, Tarana Burke, adrienne maree brown and Many More!

Check out the keynotes and plenaries from Facing Race 2018.

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The Best Way to Protect Free Speech Online? De-Platform Hate. [OP-ED]

Internet companies must stop ignoring the racism and other forms of hate that are prevalent on their platforms and acknowledge that the hateful discourse of the few silences the speech of the marginalized many.

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Tarana Burke Guest Edits Essence Magazine's #MeToo Issue

“It was my deepest honor to be able to partner with this legacy magazine to shine a light on the issues around sexual violence that are directly affecting Black women.”

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It's Time for a Narrative Shift in Post-Disaster Journalism [OP-ED]

Examining news coverage following Hurricane Florence illustrates how post-disaster narratives can compound and perpetuate deep histories of racial and economic oppression.

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Harper's Bazaar Celebrates Patrisse Cullors, Other #WomenWhoDare

The magazine’s new conversation series highlights six people pushing for social justice through arts and media.