The Number of LGTBQ Characters of Color on TV Has Risen, Again
For the second year in a row, these characters outnumber their White counterparts, according to a new report by GLAAD.
Dwayne Johnson to Tell Story of Champion Wrestler Anthony Robles
Robles: “I’m hopeful that people who see ‘Unstoppable’ will walk away believing that you should never let your challenges define you.”
Kansas City to Remove Martin Luther King Jr.'s Name From Street Signs
Reverend Vernon Howard, Jr.: “It is the epitome of White privilege and systemic and structural racism.”
Tucson Voters Say 'No' to Becoming Arizona's Only Sanctuary City
Proposition 205 also sought to add restrictions around police questioning residents about their immigration status.
'Overwatch' Says First Black Woman Hero is Finally Joining the Game
But gamers are skeptical when the universe already includes a gorilla and a hamster as stars: “One character among a roster of 31 is the absolute bare minimum of representation.”
11,000+ Scientists Warn That The World Is in a 'Climate Emergency'
A new report stresses the need for a major shift in environmental policies.
Author Ernest J. Gaines Dead at Age 86
A dedicated storyteller who centered Black lives in the deep South, the award-winning author of “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” gave voice to the frequently silenced.
Slave Rebellion to be Reenacted
Artist Dread Scott organized hundreds in Louisiana for a two-day event that will re-imagine the largest revolt of enslaved people in American history.
New EPA Rules Will Allow More Coal Plants to Contaminate Fresh Water Supplies
Environmental activists warn that million of Americans—and a disproportionate number of people of color—will be affected.
Tucson to Vote on Becoming Arizona's Only Sanctuary City
If Prop 205 passes, new restrictions would be implemented around police questioning residents on immigration status.
Kansas City May Vote to Remove Martin Luther King Jr. From Major Street Sign
The city will decide today if they want to go back to being one of the nation’s largest without a street or major building honoring the civil rights leader.
Judge Blocks Rule Requiring Immigrants to Have Health Insurance to Secure Visas
“The ban would separate families and cut two-thirds of green-card-based immigration.”
Ta-Nehisi Coates Tackles Freedom and Enslavement in His Latest Book
“I didn’t want it to be slavery porn. There’s no need for that.”
'American Son' Star Kerry Washington On Fear and Navigating Spaces While Black
“I’ve been that Black woman who’s having big feelings in an appropriate moment and being stereotyped to be something other.”
It Could Soon Be Legal to Prevent LGBTQ+ Couples From Adopting
The Trump administration is scrapping an Obama-era regulation that protected same sex couples from discrimination.
A New Play, 'White Pearl,' Explores Colorism Among Asians
Starring a predominantly Asian cast, the comedy looks at how the beauty business sells Whiteness as perfection.
As Indigenous Activists Predicted, the Keystone Pipeline Has Another Big Spill
The leak of 383,000 gallons of oil affects wetlands in Edinburg, North Dakota.
'The Apollo' Spotlights the History of New York's Most Famous Black Theater
The documentary explores the legacy and impact of the Harlem theater via interviews and archival footage.
Black Woman Judge Under Attack for Calling Out Racism
Lori Landry, the first Black woman elected to Louisiana’s 16th Judicial District, is being called unfit to judge for saying that Black people are unfairly treated in the legal system. But her supporters aren’t having it.
NCAA Says College Athletes Can Finally Get Paid
Student athletes, the majority of whom are people of color, can now secure endorsements without jeopardizing their education or career.