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Billy Porter. Black man wearing yellow and black hat and green jacket.

The Number of LGTBQ Characters of Color on TV Has Risen, Again

For the second year in a row, these characters outnumber their White counterparts, according to a new report by GLAAD.

Anthony Robles. Young Black man wearing yellow wrestling uniform and being named winner by older White man.

Dwayne Johnson to Tell Story of Champion Wrestler Anthony Robles

Robles: “I’m hopeful that people who see ‘Unstoppable’ will walk away believing that you should never let your challenges define you.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. Black and white photo of Black man in front of microphone.

Kansas City to Remove Martin Luther King Jr.'s Name From Street Signs

Reverend Vernon Howard, Jr.: “It is the epitome of White privilege and systemic and structural racism.”

A red and white "vote" sign is in the foreground, with a voter walking to the polls in the distance.

Tucson Voters Say 'No' to Becoming Arizona's Only Sanctuary City

Proposition 205 also sought to add restrictions around police questioning residents about their immigration status.

Overwatch. Black animated woman character with white dreds pulled back into ponytail with shaven sides.

'Overwatch' Says First Black Woman Hero is Finally Joining the Game

But gamers are skeptical when the universe already includes a gorilla and a hamster as stars: “One character among a roster of 31 is the absolute bare minimum of representation.”

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11,000+ Scientists Warn That The World Is in a 'Climate Emergency'

A new report stresses the need for a major shift in environmental policies.

Ernest J. Gaines and Ralph Ellison. Two Black men wearing dark suits in conversation surrounded by White men.

Author Ernest J. Gaines Dead at Age 86

A dedicated storyteller who centered Black lives in the deep South, the award-winning author of “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” gave voice to the frequently silenced.

Slave Rebellion Reenactment. Two men and one woman dressed in period clothing and carrying weapons.

Slave Rebellion to be Reenacted

Artist Dread Scott organized hundreds in Louisiana for a two-day event that will re-imagine the largest revolt of enslaved people in American history.

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New EPA Rules Will Allow More Coal Plants to Contaminate Fresh Water Supplies

Environmental activists warn that million of Americans—and a disproportionate number of people of color—will be affected.

A small boy holds a dinosaur and stands next to his father, who wears a gray jacket. They are standing in a crowded bus station in Tucson, Arizona.

Tucson to Vote on Becoming Arizona's Only Sanctuary City

If Prop 205 passes, new restrictions would be implemented around police questioning residents on immigration status.

Kansas City  MLK street sign.

Kansas City May Vote to Remove Martin Luther King Jr. From Major Street Sign

The city will decide today if they want to go back to being one of the nation’s largest without a street or major building honoring the civil rights leader.

Small children and their mothers stand in front of an officer who has a gun in his holster

Judge Blocks Rule Requiring Immigrants to Have Health Insurance to Secure Visas

“The ban would separate families and cut two-thirds of green-card-based immigration.”

Ta-Nehisi Coates. Black man with short hair wearing a blue suit.

Ta-Nehisi Coates Tackles Freedom and Enslavement in His Latest Book

“I didn’t want it to be slavery porn. There’s no need for that.”

Kerry Washington. Black woman with topknot wearing gray shirt.

'American Son' Star Kerry Washington On Fear and Navigating Spaces While Black

“I’ve been that Black woman who’s having big feelings in an appropriate moment and being stereotyped to be something other.”

two boys playing on a swing with a man in a hat

It Could Soon Be Legal to Prevent LGBTQ+ Couples From Adopting

The Trump administration is scrapping an Obama-era regulation that protected same sex couples from discrimination.

White Pearl. Three women on stage of various Asian ethnicities.

A New Play, 'White Pearl,' Explores Colorism Among Asians

Starring a predominantly Asian cast, the comedy looks at how the beauty business sells Whiteness as perfection.

North Dakota field.

As Indigenous Activists Predicted, the Keystone Pipeline Has Another Big Spill

The leak of 383,000 gallons of oil affects wetlands in Edinburg, North Dakota.

The Apollo. Red theater marquee reads "Apollo."

'The Apollo' Spotlights the History of New York's Most Famous Black Theater

The documentary explores the legacy and impact of the Harlem theater via interviews and archival footage.

Brown gavel on brown table.

Black Woman Judge Under Attack for Calling Out Racism

Lori Landry, the first Black woman elected to Louisiana’s 16th Judicial District, is being called unfit to judge for saying that Black people are unfairly treated in the legal system. But her supporters aren’t having it.

NCAA. Young Black man wearing football uniform in action.

NCAA Says College Athletes Can Finally Get Paid

Student athletes, the majority of whom are people of color, can now secure endorsements without jeopardizing their education or career.