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Red cursive lettering reads "El Detour" on white background.

Pandora Debuts New Station in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

Streaming station “El Detour” features genre-bending Latinx artists.

Rainbow pride flag flies in front of brick building and blue sky

Supreme Court To Decide If Employers Can Discriminate Against LGBTQ+ Community

SCOTUS to consider three cases that cite the protections afforded by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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ACLU Fights to Secure Voting Rights for Formerly Incarcerated in Florida

The civil rights group seeks to remove wealth-based hurdles to voting.

McKinsey Report. Black people flank a work desk and a laptop.

Study Says Automation Will Deepen Work Shortage for Black Men

Technology is poised to further increase the racial wealth gap for Black families, according to a new report from McKinsey & Company.

Protesters hold signs in support of abortion rights outside of Supreme Court.

SCOTUS To Hear Case That Could Dismantle Roe v. Wade

“Access to abortion is hanging by a thread in this country, and this case is what could snap that thread.”

Elizabeth Peratrovich. Native Alaskan woman with dark hair.

Elizabeth Peratrovich Is First Alaska Native to Grace U.S. Currency

The Alaskan activist made her mark while working to pass Alaska’s Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945.

A father at the Southern Border hold his young son in his arms.

U.S. to Forcibly Collect DNA From Detained Immigrants for FBI Database

Hundreds of thousands of immigrants in federal detention facilities and at legal ports of entry will be affected, including children. Advocates fear this type of mass collection will unduly criminalize an already vulnerable group.

Diahann Carroll. Middle-age Black woman with shoulder length brown hair wearing geometric print top and glasses.

Trailblazing Actress Diahann Carroll Passes Away at Age 84

The actress, renowned for her glamour, broke ground during her lifelong TV, film and theater career. 

Aretha Franklin. Cynthia Erivo. One photo of an older Black woman with short hair and jewels. Another photo of a younger Black woman with short natural hair wearing coral colored dress.

Cynthia Erivo Set to Embody the Queen of Soul in ‘Genius: Aretha’

The “Harriet” actress will star as the late vocal powerhouse in the next installment of National Geographic’s “Genius” series.

 

R.Kelly. Black man with short hair wearing dark gray suit.

New York Judge Denies R. Kelly Bail

The performer, who is in jail on a series of sexual assault charges, was deemed a flight risk.

"Bitter Root" comics panel shows Black people with weapons in lush, colorful surroundings

Comics Series 'Bitter Root' Gets Sweet Hollywood Adaptation

Ryan Coogler will helm the project, which follows a Black family fighting supernatural evil in New York City.

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Civil Rights Leaders Urge Supreme Court to Uphold One of the Nation's Oldest Anti-Discrimination Statutes

The activists say that Comcast v. National Association of African American-Owned Media and Entertainment Studios Networks, Inc. is the most important civil rights case that the SCOTUS will hear this term.

Pink and white sign in support of abortion rights held outside Old Courthouse in St. Louis, Missouri

Planned Parenthood Covertly Opens Clinic to Provide Care for Missourians

The 18,000-square foot facility is located in Illinois—just 13 miles from Missouri’s lone abortion clinic, which is currently under fire.

Transgender rally. Lots of people and two flags.

Nearly 100 Trans Advocates Pen Open Letter to Human Rights Campaign

“We do not need a cisgender-led $40 million organization to copy our work and brand it as new.”

Nina Simone. Black and white photo of a Black woman in dress with large-gauge white netting sits at a piano.

Nina Simone's Treasured Childhood Home Will Be Rehabilitated

After years of working to preserve the place where the iconic singer discovered music, a coalition of organizations has raised enough money to restore the home.

Ling comic. Illustration of young Chinese-American girl with facial birthmarks wearing a blue hat.

In 'Ling,' The Chinese-American Hero's Superpower is Being Normal

Creators Dennis Liu and Marie Iida say the star of their new comic series is no model minority.

Signs in support of abortion rights hang on a metal fence

New Poll Shows Most Americans Back Federal Funding of Abortion

Support is highest among women of color and people who live in abortion battleground states.

Jessey Norman. Black woman wearing gold headband and gold jacket.

Jessye Norman Dies at Age 74

The renowned soprano’s career ran across five decades.

Botham Jean. Smiling Black man in dark suit jacket, white shirt and red tie

UPDATE: Former Officer Amber Guyger Sentenced to 10 Years for Murdering Botham Jean

The charge could have carried a penalty of up to 99 years in prison.

Braceros. Older Latinx men wearing workers hats and dark-colored tops.

New Monument Honors Mexican Braceros

The Bracero Monument in Los Angeles pays tribute to the 4.5 million Mexican nationals who crossed the border to help the U.S. mitigate labor shortages caused by World War II.