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Danielle Brooks. In character. Black woman with Afro wearing blue prison uniform and white long sleeve t-shirt as she stands in front of brick wall.

‘OITNB’ Star Danielle Brooks Talks Taystee and Fighting for Justice

As fans binge the final season, the actress contemplates her character’s growth: “I think it’s just a matter of time for the system to change, and for Taystee to get the justice that she deserves.”

Caster Semenya. Black woman in gray top with dark hair pulled back into a low bun.

Caster Semenya is Out Magazine's Latest Cover Star

The South African record-breaker says that she’s here to inspire the world.

Simu Liu. Asian man with short dark hair wearing gray sweater standing in front of Comic-Con step and repeat.

Simu Liu is First Asian Star to Lead Superhero Franchise

Liu will star in Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.”

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For the Millionth Time, We Are Not 'All Immigrants'

People keep using the false rhetoric of “we are all immigrants” when denouncing American racism and xenophobia. Use this vintage piece by scholar and revolutionary Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz to debunk this notion for good.

R. Kelly. Black man wearing dark suit, dark glasses, white shirt, tie, under umbrella.

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.

Mario Van Peebles. Middle-aged Black man wearing black hat and black suit and black shirt.

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.”

Sterling K. Brown. Black man wearing glasses and blue polo shirt.

Academy of Motion Pictures Welcomes Diverse New Class

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

Linda Fairstein. Middle aged White woman with blond hair.

'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.”

Portraits of Latinx, Asian and White women and men in front of grey and blue backgrounds set in front of red and white and blue graphic background and underneath black bars with white text spelling "2020 CAMPAIGN REPORTERS" and "2020 ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS"

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.