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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.

Nancy Kwan. Scene featuring Asian woman wearing hat with pink flowers and elaborate costume with a bra fan, in a restaurant.

New Book Examines the Chinese Experience in Hollywood

Oscar-nominated director Arthur Dong presents “Hollywood Chinese,” which explores 100 years of history, from stereotypes to accomplishments.

students and others marching in a protest in Chicago

Demanding Better Wages, Smaller Class Sizes and More, Chicago Teachers Go on Strike

The Chicago Teachers Union’s decision will keep more than 300,000 students out of classrooms. 

Elijah Cummings. Older Black man with bald head waring dark suit jacket, dark tie and white shirt.

Iconic Congressman Elijah E. Cummings Has Died

The vocal advocate for racial justice, who chaired the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, passed away at in a Baltimore hospice facility today.

Pramila Jayapal. South Asian American woman wears a pink blazer as she speaks before a crowd and stands behind a podium that has a red and white sign attached that reads: IMPEACH.

Reps. Pramila Jayapal and Deb Haaland Introduce Bill to Give Immigrants Access to Health Care

More than 120 organizations endorsed the Health Equity and Access Under the Law for Immigrant Women and Families (HEAL) Act.

Richard Samuel Roberts photograph. Black and white photo of Black toddler in a white dress and white socks, sitting on a tricycle.

New Exhibit of Richard Samuel Roberts' Photos Aims to Bring Black History to Life

Harlem South: A View Through the Lens will feature photographs from Roberts, who documented Black lives in the 1920s and 1930s, plus performances inspired by his work.

Red, white and blue Puerto Rican flag in front of a high rise office building

SCOTUS Considers Constitutionality of Law That Pulls Rico Out of Debt

PROMESA was created to provide Puerto Rico with relief from its then-$72 billion in debt. Now a group of hedge funds wants it to fail.

The State of Working America Podcast.” Black woman wearing headphones with hair in high bun and Latinx man wearing head phones with short with short light curly hair.

Debut Episode of Economic Policy Institute's Podcast Tackles Racial Wealth Gap

Host Pedro da Costa and EPI’s Valerie Wilson jump feet first into the tough conversation about race and wealth in America.

Atatiana Jefferson. A 28-year-old Black woman killed by white police officer Aaron Dean

Officer Who Killed Atatiana Jefferson Charged With Murder

The city’s police chief apologized for the shooting death, but the victim’s relatives say the former officer’s arrest is just the beginning of their fight for justice.

Kimberly Teehee. Indigenous woman wearing blue and white jacket speaking at a podium with brightly colored flags behind her

ICYMI: Cherokee Nation Appoints First Delegate to U.S. House of Representatives

If recognized by the federal government, Kimberly Teehee would be able to introduce bills on behalf of the more than 300,000 people in the Cherokee Nation.

Blossom Brown. Black trans woman with long brown hair wearing dark colored dress holding a microphone.

Black Trans Activist and Actress Blossom C. Brown Reclaims Her Time at CNN's Equality Town Hall

After watching question after question exclude Black trans people, she stole the mic and told CNN, “You have erased Black trans women for the last time!”

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.

Two Sesame Street characters. Elmo is red and is blowing bubbles. Abby is pink and looks surprised.

STUDY: Most Parents Don't Talk to Their Kids About Race

A new survey from Sesame Workshop says that parents of color are much more likely to talk to their kids about identity than their White counterparts.

Simone Leigh, Amy Sherald and Lorna Simpson: Three Black women in black shirts look at the camera.

How Three Superstar Black Women Artists Take Up Space

Simone Leigh, Amy Sherald and Lorna Simpson break down how Black people are shifting the narrative in the art world.

Department of Homeland Security's white, navy, red and green seal on a woodgrain background

Lawsuits Nationwide Seek to Block Trump Policy That Denies Citizenship to Low-Income Earning Immigrants

The updated public charge rule, scheduled to take effect next week, would privilege wealthy immigrants over those who need financial assistance.

"The Green Book" cover art (1940) and black and white photograph featuring the name "Philando Castile."

Photographer Jonathan Calm Updates 'The Green Book'

The artist is creating a new archive that explores what it means to drive while Black in America today.

Two Black hands with one holding a blue pill

ICYMI: FDA Approves HIV Prevention Drug That Isn't Safety Tested for All

The Food and Drug Administration says that safety trials for Descovy primarily tested White cisgender men.

White and yellow sign reads "Danger: Radiation Risk" against a blue sky, silver chainlink fence and rusted barbed wire

Research Reveals High Levels of Radiation in Navajo Women Stemming From Cold War

“Thousands of abandoned uranium mines dot the Western landscape, hundreds on the Navajo Nation alone, continuing to expose families to the ill effects of radiation, including kidney failure and cancer.”

Large white and orange Amazon logo beside a building

Activists Urge Lawmakers to End Amazon Ring Partnerships With Police

More than 30 organizations published a joint letter that details how the app threatens civil liberties and puts people of color at disproportionate risk.