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Iconic Author Toni Morrison to Star in Luminous New Documentary

“Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,” in theaters next week, tells the amazing life story of one of the world’s most beloved writers, in her own words.

Hidden Figures Way. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, left, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), second from left, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, third from left, and Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the book "Hidden Figures," right.

NASA Dedicates Street to 'Hidden Figures'

NASA honors the Black women who made the first human spaceflight possible. Now, visitors “will forevermore be reminded” of their legacy.

Aaron McGruder. Black man with short dark hair wearing black jacket, white T, holding a microphone.

'The Boondocks' Reboot Confirmed

Creator Aaron McGruder is all set to breathe new life into his cult classic show.

Linda Fairstein. Middle aged White woman with blond hair.

'When They See Us' Prosecutor Gets the Boot

Linda Fairstein, who has a second career as a crime novelist, is dropped from her literary agency in the aftermath of the Netflix series.

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Immigrant Advocacy Group Says Tech Industry Enables Trump Administration

RAICES CEO Jonathan Ryan: “The tech industry deserves a lot of blame for what is happening at our borders.”

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Voguing Stars Take Center Stage at The Met

Dancers slay for a large crowd and judges outside the famed museum.

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New York State Prepares to Decriminalize Sex Work

A new bill aims to protect sex workers, particularly immigrant and trans workers of color.

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On This Anniversary of the Pulse Massacre, a Playlist to Celebrate Our Resilience

Members of the DC-based DJ crew Anthology Of Booty are here to help us center love on the dance floor.  

Creek Nation. Man in white cowboy hat, long-sleeve shirt and jeans rides a brown horse with other riders and a tractor trailer in the background

New Podcast Explores Connection Between a Murder and the Fight for Tribal Sovereignty

This Land follows how a 1999 murder paved the way for an upcoming 2019 Supreme Court decision that will decide the land rights of five tribes in Oklahoma.

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STUDY: Being Denied an Abortion is Detrimental to Long-Term Health

In the first study of its kind, researchers looked at illness in people denied abortions compared to those who were able to obtain the medical procedure.

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Q&A: Meet the Formerly Incarcerated Dad Who Created an App to Connect Families

Colorlines talks to Antoine Patton about Photo Patch, the app he created with his daughter after teaching himself to code behind bars.

Ramy Youssef. Young Egyptian man with curly dark hair wearing a gray hoodie.

Ramy Youssef Rejects Idea of Portraying an 'Average Muslim Family'

“No one has ever been asked to make the Christian show that really represents all Christians.”

Outside view of a brown brick hospital emergency room, with ambulance written above the main door.

Doctors Say Migrants in Need of Medical Care Are Treated Poorly

Recently apprehended asylum-seekers who are only in custody because of their immigration status are reportedly victimized via extreme security measures.

Linda Taylor. Black woman in a black and white photo, wearing a fur coat with her hand on her hat walking in parking lot in Chicago.

LISTEN: Code Switch Dives Into Story Behind the 'Welfare Queen'

The podcast offers an in-depth look at Linda Taylor, the first woman to be called a “welfare queen,” and the political and policy consequences of the racist stereotype.

Andre De Shields. Older Black man with gray hair wearing black tux holding Tony award.

Broadway Vet André De Shields Wins 'Best Performance By An Actor' at Tony Awards

He joins several other people of color who were honored with awards for their excellence in theater.

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Pinkster Celebration Has Honored African Ancestors in NYC Since Colonial Times

NYC’s African Burial Ground National Monument will host the “oldest [Black] holiday of the United States.”

Black and white photo of a group of the Black soldiers in their dress uniforms.

Black Soldiers Honored On 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Student April Hill: “It’s so important that this ceremony recognizes the efforts of the Black soldiers—they made such a huge sacrifice, laying down their lives for a country which didn’t recognize their rights as human beings.”

Stonewall Inn. A sea of rainbow Pride flags and marchers in front of Stonewall Inn.

NYPD Apologizes for Stonewall Raid, 50 Years Later

Activists say nothing has changed in the way the police interact with LGBTQ+ people of color.

Women stand outside in a semicircle while holding their small children.

New Report Says Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence Are Afraid to Ask for Help

The findings highlight how the nation’s current immigration policies exploit and harm immigrant victims.

Billy Porter. Black man in white-brimmed black hat in black and white outfit.

WATCH: 'Pose' Star Billy Porter Says He Stands Up For 'Little Black Sissy Boys'

Porter in his “Actors on Actors” interview: “The ones who are told that their existence on the planet is unworthy, they’re unworthy of living.”