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.
Ohio Passes Nation's Strictest Anti-Choice Bill
Opponents argue it essentially bans the procedure—and is a direct threat to Roe v. Wade.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Gov't Wants to Use Credit Scores to Keep Immigrants Out of U.S.
This targeting would disproportionately affect people of color.
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 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.
1990s Black and Indigenous Coming-of-Age Stories Added to National Film Registry
Their induction coincides with the NFR’s 30th anniversary.
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.
'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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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 Talk Two Generations of 'Fight the Power'
The songwriters discuss their social justice anthems and the Black resistance that inspired them.
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.
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.