WATCH: 'Roxanne Roxanne' Explores Ascent of Teenage Battle Rap Legend
The biopic follows Roxanne Shanté’s journey to conquer the New York City battle rap scene.
New Jersey Governor Authorizes Two Laws That Expand Access to Reproductive Health
Governor Phil Murphy restored funding for Planned Parenthood and increased Medicaid eligibility for family planning services.
200 Civil Rights Groups Demand FCC Protect Lifeline Subsidy Program
The organizations say the Federal Communications Commission is hurting vulnerable communities.
U.S. Courts Imprison Thousands For Unpaid Debts
A new report says the practice—which violates due process laws—disproportionately impacts communities of color.
Lupita Nyong'o Produces, Stars in Adaptation of Trevor Noah's 'Born a Crime'
Nyong’o will play Noah’s mother in the film version of his memoir, which explores his upringing in apartheid-era South Africa.
Marvel's Moon Girl Headlines New Animated Series
The forthcoming series will follow 9-year-old Black superhero Lunella Lafayette, who uses her tremendous intelligence to save humanity.
READ: How Hoover's FBI Targeted Black-Owned Bookstores
In his drive to crush advocacy in the Black community, J. Edgar Hoover, surveilled Black bookstores across the country.
WATCH: MH the Verb Drops Afrofuturist 'Yo America' Video
The Philadelphia MC raps about systemic racism over clips of the “Afronaut”—the time traveler at the center of his latest album—exploring a bookstore.
STUDY: As Bottled Water Sales Rise in Communities of Color, So Do Environmental Dangers
A new study examines the role of big business in promoting to people of color—and pressuring politicians not to improve water infrastructure.
Civil Rights Group Sues Trump Administration for Prolonged Detention of Immigrant Children
New York Civil Liberties Union says a policy shift has resulted in the restrictive imprisonment of dozens of young immigrants.
Lesbian Couple Sues Government After Being Denied Right to Foster Refugee Children
The couple linked with Lambda Legal to file the suit after the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops said they can’t welcome a child into their home because they don’t “mirror the Holy Family.”
Read Ryan Coogler's Touching Thank You Letter to 'Black Panther' Fans
“I am struggling to find the words to express my gratitude at this moment, but I will try.”
New Journal Reimagines Approach to Eradicating Poverty
The proposed policies could help lift 23.3 million people of color out of poverty.
WATCH: Big Daddy Kane Gets 'Raw' for Tiny Desk Concert
The “Smooth Operator” delivered a few of his biggest hits for the NPR concert series.
New Podcast Chronicles Internment of Japanese Americans
American Public Media podcast “Order 9066” takes its name from the executive order that authorized the forced relocation of tens of thousands of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Word to Wakanda: Five Must-Read Articles About 'Black Panther'
Jump into the conversation about the movie’s place in ongoing discussions about race.
Members of Congress Fear Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Funds Will Go to Creditors
Concerned elected officials asked Congress for a guarantee that the island’s residents and infrastructure will benefit from the $16 billion.
Oscar-Nominated 'Traffic Stop' Explores Violent Arrest of Breaion King
The short documentary delves into the Black teacher’s interaction with two White Austin Police Department officers in 2015.
Philadelphia District Attorney Dismisses All Marijuana Possession Cases
Larry Krasner says his office will no longer prosecute people for simple possession.
Vincent Zhou Lands First Olympic Quadruple Lutz
The 17-year-old figure skater is the first person to land the jump with four complete spins during a Winter Olympic contest.