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Grace Miranda, a young Latinx, holds a sign that reads "Stand Your Ground equals Kill At Will" at a rally in the daytime with four other protestors behind her holding signs.

Florida Police Can Use Stand Your Ground Defense in Deadly Shootings, Court Rules

Critics say the decision will make it more difficult to hold law enforcement officers criminally responsible for on-duty killings.

U.S. Supreme Court Expected To Issue Major Rulings

Ohio Passes Nation's Strictest Anti-Choice Bill

Opponents argue it essentially bans the procedure—and is a direct threat to Roe v. Wade.

Sunlight shines on old, abandoned penitentiary.

Racial Justice Group Testifies That Pennsylvania's Proposed Risk Assessment Tool is Racist

Color of Change says the use of a computer algorithm to determine if and how long people should be sentenced to incarceration is racist and unfair.

Belén Pereyra-Alem and Yannick Lebrun. Black woman and man in black and brown performance outfits link arms in front of brown wall and floor

Vanessa Williams, Jillian Hervey Reflect on 60 Years of Alvin Ailey

The performers discuss the pioneering artist, his dance company and their importance to Black families for an HBO video series commemorating the institution’s 60th anniversary. 

Janet Jackson. Black woman with brown hair wears black outfit and carries black cape in front of red lights

Celebrate Janet Jackson's Rock Hall Induction With Her Biggest Hits

She is the only artist of color in a Hall of Fame class of inductees dominated by White rockers.

Eden Duncan-Smith and Danté Crichlow. Black girls in white shirt with red and white and blue NASA logo stands next to Black boy in blue and red and grey and yellow jacket in front of grey walls

Black Brainiacs Time Travel to Stop Police Violence in 'See You Yesterday'

“I made this film because I don’t want the conversation on police brutality to slow down,” says director Stephon Bailey about his Netflix project, which is produced by Spike Lee.

U.S. Border Patrol agents walk back to their vehicles after taking immigrants into custody after they climbed over the U.S.-Mexico border fence from Tijuana, Mexico on December 2, 2018.

The Gov't Wants to Use Credit Scores to Keep Immigrants Out of U.S.

This targeting would disproportionately affect people of color.

Multicolored pins, including gold one spelling "Selena" and yellow one with text spelling "COMO LA FLOR" on denim vest worn by person in black tank top in front of crowd

Selena Fans Cheer for Netflix Series—With Reservations

The news of a biopic series about the late queen of Tejano music has fans (mostly) jumping for joy.

Issa Rae. Black woman in green and grey dress speaks into black microphone on stand with white sign and back text reading "HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE" in front of black microphone and background with white text on screen

Issa Rae Inks Production Deal to Uplift Marginalized Screenwriters

The “Insecure” creator’s new agreement with Columbia Pictures will provide support for emerging writers working on feature projects. 

Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Meagan Good and Debbi Morgan. Black girls and women and man pose in dark clothing on black background with white text; Adam Beach, Irene Bedard and Evan Adams. Indigenous woman and men smile under blue sky with red text

1990s Black and Indigenous Coming-of-Age Stories Added to National Film Registry

Their induction coincides with the NFR’s 30th anniversary. 

A group of migrant women and children walk past a U.S. Border Patrol agent after crossing over the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Tijuana, Mexico on December 2, 2018.

Asylum Claims Jump Almost 70 Percent in 2018

The Department of Homeland Security released statistics that indicate a huge increase in asylum applications at the southwest border.

Tricia Joe. Asian girl in multicolored outfit with long black hair in front of beige wall with multicolored art and brown furniture

'The Claudia Kishi Club' Explores 'Baby-Sitters Club' Member's Influence on Asian America

In Sue Ding’s upcoming documentary, Asian-American artists discuss what the ultra-fashionable babysitter meant for their cultural representation.

Emantic Bradford Jr. Black man in green and brown army fatigues and hat with black text reading "U.S. ARMY" poses in front of white sink and white and green tiles

Black Gun Owners On Racial Profiling and Emantic Bradford Jr.

NRA members Reverend Kenn Blanchard and Ainsley Reynolds discuss why law enforcement doesn’t see them as “good guys with guns.”

Poster with yellow top bar and black text reading "PLAYBILL" and Black woman on white and pink and turquoise background behind black text that reads "EVE'S SONG" on grey pavement in front of brown building

READ: New York City Theater Explores Black Death

The Undefeated looks at on- and off-Broadway plays that take on the specter of anti-Black violence, both intimate and structural, during this theater season.

Two paintings illustrating Latinx woman and child in multiple colors of paint and caption on white placard with black text, all on white wall

Artists Protest Whitney Museum Exec's Weapons Connections

Warren B. Kanders owns Safariland, a defense manufacturer whose tear gas canisters were used against asylum seekers at the United States-Mexico border.

Muslim-American girls in white and gray and blue hijabs and multicolored clothing stand near Brown boy with black hair and beard and blue shirt while holding black filmmaking equipment in front of red brick wall and brown wall and green tree and gray sky

WATCH: Young Muslim Filmmakers Take Control of Their Stories

Participants in the Center for Asian American Media’s Muslim Youth Voices Project captured their realities and imaginations in a series of newly released films.

Cyntoia Brown

How to Support Cyntoia Brown

Sentenced to life in prison at 16 for killing her would-be rapist, Brown is not eligible for parole until she is 67.

Chuck D and Ernie Isley. Black men in black pants and hats and blue and black shirts join fists in front of red and brown chairs and brown floor and white wall with multicolored photos and artwork

Chuck D and Ernie Isley Talk Two Generations of 'Fight the Power'

The songwriters discuss their social justice anthems and the Black resistance that inspired them.

Three women in burgundy shirts sitting next to each other. They each make phone calls on blue telephones mounted on a wall with laminated signs including a plaque that says calls may be subject to recording.

Nearly Half of All U.S. Adults Have a Family Member Who Has Been Incarcerated

A new study finds that mass incarceration has ruinous consequences for the 113 million people in the United States whose family members have spent time in prisons or jails, and people of color are disproportionately impacted.

Brushed gold circle seal with "Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs" written on it in gold on a navy background.

Civil Rights, Criminal Justice Orgs Call Out AG Nom William Barr's Racism

President Donald Trump will nominate Barr to run the Department of Justice. His track record proves he will be bad for people of color.