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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!”
‘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 Pulls No Political Punches in Vogue Cover Story
“You came in and murdered the real Americans,” she said of the original European immigrants.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.