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These Storytellers of Color Just Earned American Book Awards

The 39th cohort of awardees features several novelists, scholars, poets and other literary figures whose works interrogate race in America’s history and present.

Painting of "Black Panther" cast in multicolored clothing against blue sky on red and gold carpet

How Fans Created The First Ever Wakandacon

Black storytellers successfully envisioned what Wakanda—a futuristic African country unencumbered by colonial baggage—could be. Then a group of “Black Panther” fans brought Wakanda to Chicago.

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John Legend On The 120-Year-Old Law That Still Oppresses Black Louisianians

“Ending the 10-2 jury rule in Louisiana will not solve the issue of mass incarceration or dismantle White supremacy, but it will deal a significant blow to both.”

Pipelines in Williston, North Dakota, on June 15, 2011.

Racial Justice Groups Enjoy Tenuous Victory in Halting Atlantic Coast Pipeline Construction

The completed pipeline would expose Black communities along its path to dangerous levels of pollution, says the NAACP.

Lawsuit says federal agencies lured undocumented immigrants into interviews before arresting them.

ACLU: Federal Agencies Set 'Traps' for Immigrants Seeking Legal Status

Court filing shows that ICE and USCIS lured immigrants of undocumented status and their United States citizen spouses into interviews before arresting and, in some cases, deporting them.

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Singaporean Critics Ask Who 'Crazy Rich Asians' Really Represents

While many Asian Americans and allies see film as a game-changer for representation, some Singaporeans feel the movie’s focus on a largely Chinese-descended economic elite ignores marginalized Asians.

Work Begins In Flint To Replace Lead Water Pipes

Dangerously High Lead Levels Found In Suburban Chicago Homes

Researchers who helped in Flint, Michigan, are now intervening in Illinois.

White sign with KKK hood with a no sign over it and brown text that reads, "No hoods in my woods."

Failed White Supremacist Rally Actually Unites Anti-Racist Activists

With just two dozen supporters on the ground in Washington, D.C.—and thousands of counter-protesters in the streets—the Unite the Right 2 rally was basically over before it began.

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Five Must-Read Takes On 'BlacKkKlansman'

Check out what people have to say about Spike Lee’s film about the Black cop who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan.

Federal judge encouraged by new government plans to reunify families separated by Trump's immigrant family separation policy.

Government Submits New Plan to Reunite Separated Immigrant Families

The blueprint calls for several government agencies to work with non-governmental organizations and foreign governments to reunify children with deported parents in their “country of origin.”

Several incarcerated firefighters in orange jumpsuits look on as a plane passes over a burned down field.

California Uses Prison Labor to Battle Dangerous Wildfires

Some 2,000 incarcerated firefighters from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation are earning just $2 a day to contain the largest wildfire ever recorded in the state’s history.

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Was It Racist for Facebook to Take Down a Page Opposing the 'Unite the Right 2' March?

Facebook says it took down the “Say No to Unite the Right 2-DC” event page because of its ties to a Russian troll farm. Black Lives Matter DC activist April Goggans calls b.s. 

Puerto Rico Officials Finally Admit Hurricane Maria Killed More Than 64 People

In a report to Congress, they placed the number at approximately 1,427 people. Meanwhile, a May study said the death toll was at least 4,645.

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READ: Spike Lee On Revisionist History and the Death of the Dog Whistle

The director talks about the relevance of his new film, “BlacKkKlansman,” whose release marks the one-year anniversary of the deadly Unite the Right march in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Google Doodle Honors Mary G. Ross, First Native American Female Engineer

The pioneering aeronautical engineer helped design concepts for space travel to Venus and Mars.

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WATCH: Robert Taylor Battles Chemical Plant in 'Breathing While Black'

The 77-year-old man’s majority Black hometown—Reserve, Louisiana—carries a cancer risk more than 700 times the national average.

Wesley Bell. Black man smiles and points at his "I voted" sticker.

It's a Celebration As Voters Oust Prosecutor Who Freed Michael Brown's Killer

Ferguson City Council member Wesley Bell successfully challenged St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Bob McCulloch, as organizers and voters shout #ByeBob.

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Baltimore Set To Ban Privatization of Water System

The law will make the city the first in the United States to protect its residents from the high costs that come with a privately-owned water utility.

White House plan would bar citizenship to legal immigrants who have use public benefits.

Trump Plan Would Bar Citizenship for Millions of Immigrants

A proposal being drafted by White House would deny citizenship to immigrants who have used public benefits, including child health care and Obamacare.

Cast and creators of "Charmed" sit on two-tiered black stage in multicolored clothing in front of purple background

'Charmed' Creators, Stars Defend Reboot's Women of Color-Led Cast

“We’ve had the chance to see three White witches.”