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'I'm Passing the Baton': Inside Denzel Washington and Michael B. Jordan's Epic Conversation

The powerhouse actors talked about their prolific careers and creating opportunities for other Black artists.

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READ: Janelle Monáe Embraces Her Truest Self

The Electric Lady discussed her upcoming album, “Dirty Computer,” its messages for the LGBTQ community and her pursuit of intersectional equity with The New York Times Magazine.

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Youth of Color Demand Racial Justice in Gun Reform During #NationalSchoolWalkout

On the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, activists call for gun violence solutions that don’t further the criminalization of Black and Latinx youth.

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WATCH: Police Violence, Gentrification Threaten Oaklander's Freedom in 'Blindspotting'

Daveed Diggs stars as a man on probation who sees a police officer shoot a Black man. 

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Senate Leader Backs Marijuana Decriminalization

Chuck Schumer to introduce measure that would decriminalize the drug at the federal level, says he’s “seen too many people’s lives ruined” due to marijuana-related incarceration.

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Tarana Burke and Tiffany Haddish Cover Time's '100 Most Influential People' Issue

The activist and actress join Issa Rae, Chloe Kim and several other people of color on this year’s list of global changemakers.

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Classical Music Orgs Launch Initiative to Diversify Orchestras

The National Alliance for Audition Support will develop mentorship and audition programs to help more Black and Latinx classical musicians land spots in the United States’ predominantly White orchestras.

Prison Reforms

New York Governor Restores Voting Rights to Parolees

An estimated 35,000 residents, overwhelmingly Black and Latinx, stand to benefit from Andrew Cuomo’s executive order.

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'Boom For Real' Paints a Portrait of Jean-Michel Basquiat As a Young Man

The upcoming documentary explores Basquiat’s formative teenage years in New York City.

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Lauryn Hill Commemorates 20th Anniversary of 'The Miseducation' With New Tour

Hill: “I hope the love and energy that permeated this work can continue to inspire change with love and optimism at the helm.”

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Shonda Rhimes On How 'Scandal,' Olivia Pope Have Changed Hollywood

“It feels normal and obvious that women of color can lead the shows.”

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Cathy Yan Is the First Asian-American Woman to Direct a Superhero Film

Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment tapped the “Dead Pigs” director for a Harley Quinn-focused film.

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Will A Day of Anti-Bias Training Solve Starbucks' Anti-Blackness Problem?

Twitter says: “Nah.”

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Supreme Court Restricts Deportation of Immigrants

Trump appointee Neil Gorsuch sides with liberal justices as SCOTUS strikes down federal provision that facilitated deportation of convicted immigrants.

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Starbucks to Close 8,000 Stores in May for a Daylong Racial Bias Training

The company is doing damage control after the release of a viral video of Philadelphia police arresting two Black men at the behest of a store manager who accused them of trespassing. 

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WATCH: Sandra Bland's Family Confronts Official Story in New Doc, 'Say Her Name'

HBO releases a trailer from “Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland” ahead of the film’s premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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John Ridley Adapting His Comic Series 'The American Way' For Big Screen

The film will focus on a multicultural group of superheroes, created by the U.S. government, as they navigate racial tension and the social upheaval of the 1970s. 

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Beyoncé Celebrates HBCUs Off-Stage With $100,000 in Scholarships

The inaugural Homecoming Scholars Award Program will support four students at HBCUs throughout the South and Midwest.

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Kendrick Lamar, James Forman Jr., Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah Honored With Pulitzer Prizes

This year’s winners include artists and journalists who fearlessly explored contemporary racial identity and oppression.

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Activists and Elected Officials Rally in Philadelphia to #FreeMeekMill

Criminal justice advocates continue in their quest to liberate the jailed rapper.