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A small child wearing a blue hoodie sweatshirt pushes a purple stroller over a yellow street curb outside a closed temporary migrant shelter in Tijuana, Mexico on December 6, 2018.

ACLU Wants Government to Account for All Migrant Children Separated From Families

Lawyers also asked a United States district court judge to reunite all separated minors with their parents.

R. Kelly. Black woman in grey hat holds sign depicting Black man in black hat and shirt and sunglasses in front of nighttime sky.

R. Kelly Charged With 10 Counts of Criminal Sexual Abuse

Three of the survivors noted by State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx were minors when the singer allegedly abused them.

Hannah Beachler. Black woman with black hair smiles while wearing white dress with red and gray and yellow leaves and black lines in front of grey background with orange lines and grey CocaCola and AT&T logos.

LISTEN: Oscar Nominee Hannah Beachler Talks Bringing Wakanda to Life

The “Black Panther” production designer is the first Black woman ever nominated in her category.

Illustration of Black and Brown and White incarcerated men in brown uniforms in front of white light and dark blue room.

Incarcerated Men Document Their 'Hard Truth' Via Film

Men incarcerated at Pendleton Correctional Facility in Indiana co-directed “It’s a Hard Truth Ain’t It,” which captures their education in documentary filmmaking.

A Mexican lighthouse shines above the U.S.-Mexico border fence in San Diego, CA, as seen from Tijuana, Mexico on November 16, 2018.

Immigrant Advocacy Groups Seek Restraining Order to Block Trump Asylum Policy

They hope to prevent government officials from forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico until their cases can be heard in the United States.

Puerto Rico Marks Holiday Season Amidst Slow Hurricane Recovery

Scientists Hope Hurricane Maria Can Reveal How The Earth Recovers From Increasingly Intense Storms

Caribbean ecosystems devastated by climate-related extreme weather have global implications.

Teachers in Denver, Colorado are dressed in winter gear as they strike and hold large white signs in front of the Colorado State Capitol on February 11, 2019.

Immigrant Teachers in Denver Threatened With Deportation For Striking

Denver Classroom Teachers Association president Henry Roman: “This is just a scare tactic to intimidate our immigrant educators.”

Sammy Davis Jr. Black-and-white photograph of Black man in suit with black tie and white shirt staring at hands in front of curtain.

WATCH: Doc Illuminates Sammy Davis Jr.'s Place in Black America

“Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me” explores the late entertainer’s struggles with stardom and his role in an evolving Black America. 

Buffy Sainte-Marie. Indigenous woman with black hair in black leather jacket and shirt and scarf performs behind black microphone and stand and in front of grey curtain under red lights.

Celebrate Buffy Sainte-Marie's Birthday With These 5 Career Highs

The artist and philanthropist, whose work uplifts Indigenous cultural resistance, turns 78 today.

Protesters hold signs. Two blue and white signs say, "Keep abortion legal." One black and white sign says, "Abortion kills a person."

Illinois to Pass Laws to Give Women Better Access to Abortions

Due to restrictive laws in neighboring states, women nearby could also have the procedure there.

Fred Hampton. Black-and-white photograph of Black man in black hat and jacket in front of white flag with black text and black and white building.

Ryan Coogler to Produce Fred Hampton Biopic

Daniel Kaluuya is in talks to play the Black Panther Party leader.

Edray Goins. Black man in navy suit with blue tie speaks in front of black background and thin red line.

Black Mathematicians Sound Off On Inequality

Scholar Edray Goins takes his discipline to task for the ways it erases Black mathematicians.

NYC new guidelines on hair discrimination

New York City Says Businesses Can't Discriminate Based on Hair

Not only can the city force companies to rehire employers who were let go due to this racial discrimination, but it can also levy penalties up to $250,000.

Ava DuVernay. Black woman with black locs in red blouse and black skirt speaks behind glass podium with black sign with red and yellow panels and black text that spells "COLOR OF CHANGE" and video screen.

LISTEN: New Podcast Demands We #TellBlackStories

Color of Change talks to Ava DuVernay, Stanley Nelson and other artists about shifting narratives around Blackness.

black barbed wire against an overcast sky

ICE Stops Force-Feeding Immigrant Hunger Strikers Held in El Paso Detention Center

A total of 12 men have been refusing to eat to protest the conditions, treatment and length of their detainment. 

Black text spells "LikeWise Fiction" in front of white background and inside of rectangular blue border.

'LikeWise Fiction' Podcast Will Showcase Short Stories by Marginalized People

Michael Sakasegawa is crowdfunding for a new audio compilation of short fiction from writers like José Pablo Iriarte and Esmé Weijun Wang. 

R. Kelly. Black woman with black dredlocs stands in black coat and holds white protest sign with black text that spells "#MuteRKelly" and image of Black man in black sunglasses and hat and shirt.

New Video May Lead to Indictment Against R. Kelly

The video, which attorney Michael Avenatti says he handed to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, allegedly shows the singer sexually abusing a teenage girl.

Close-up of several black guns displayed at a gun show in Naples, Florida on November 24, 2018.

Congress Advances Significant Gun Control Legislation

The House Committee on the Judiciary just passed a measure that would require background checks for all gun sales in the United States.

Black-and-white image of Black woman in dress kissing Black man in overcoat in front of curtain.

Celebrate Valentine's Day With 120 Years of Black Love

Shadow and Act compiled 60 seconds of clips, from 1898 to 2018, that show the power of Black intimacy and romance on screen.

Jussie Smollett. Black man in grey suit with light purple tie in front of purple and blue wall with white text that reads "blackaids."

Jussie Smollett Opens Up About Traumatic Assault

The “Empire” star spoke to “Good Morning America” about the racist and homophobic assault he survived in Chicago—and the people who question his honesty.