ICYMI: Viola Davis Named Harvard Foundation's 'Artist of the Year'
The Oscar-winning actress will receive the honor during the annual Cultural Rhythms Festival.
60 Civil Rights Groups Push DeVos to Protect Students
“You and the president have the opportunity in this decision to demonstrate a commitment to core American values of equal opportunity, nondiscrimination and diversity.”
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Please take our first reader survey in many years. There's good music in it for you.
Chicago School System Sues State for Allegedly Underfunding Education for Students of Color
“The State of Illinois maintains two separate and demonstrably unequal systems for funding public education.”
Yale University Renames College That Bears Name of White Supremacist
After more than a year of student protests, Calhoun College will now be called Hopper College.
Senate Votes Yes on Betsy DeVos
The full Senate voted immediately after Democrats’ 24-hour #HoldTheFloor attempt to sink DeVos’ nomination for secretary of education.
Leaked Executive Order Draft Could 'Legalize Discrimination'
“Policymakers across the nation are leveraging religion to push forward crude and discriminatory laws that impose extreme financial, dignitary and emotional harm on women of color and their families.”
Your Moment of Joy: Meet the New Gerber Baby
Could Riley Shines be anymore aptly named?
Havasupai Native Children Sue U.S. Government For Right to Quality Education
The complaint accuses the Bureau of Indian Education of denying the students an adequate and culturally competent education.
Department of Justice, Baltimore Officials Reach Deal on Proposed Police Reforms
The city's public spending board approved the consent decree, which now requires a U.S. District Court judge's confirmation.
Philadelphia Cop Who Punched Teen is Under Investigation
The district attorney dropped charges against 16-year-old Johnnae Pendleton for allegedly assaulting the officer.
The Kids Who Rocked the Racial Justice Movement in 2016
From demanding clean water to protesting police violence, these children prove that you’re never too young to stand up for your people.
Kanye West Does Not Speak for People of Color [Opinion]
The superstar who once blurted out that President George W. Bush didn't care about Black people met with President-Elect Donald Trump to discuss "multicultural issues" today. Herewith, a PSA.
After OSU Attack, Muslims, Somalis Fear Retribution
"When I first heard that he was Somali, I mean my stomach did fall," said an OSU senior. "Not just because of what happened today, but because of what will happen tomorrow."
3 Questions With Ma Dukes Yancey-Smith, the Torchbearer of J. Dilla's Legend
Yancey-Smith's children's book about her late son, "The Life Story of James Dewitt Yancey," is out now. We asked the woman behind the production hero's namesake foundation about the new book and her son's place in Black history.
For Latinx People, a Post-Election 'Time of Reckoning'
Latinx digital media pioneer Julio Ricardo Varela reflects on the 2016 election and where Latinx people go from here.
ICYMI: 2017's Lone Latinx Rhodes Scholar Criticizes Competition
Oscar De Los Santos: "I'm disappointed that powerful institutions continue to underestimate and marginalize the talents of people of color."
#SanctuaryCampus Protests Demand Safe Havens for Undocumented Students Across Country
The protests emerged in response to Donald Trump's committment to cutting federal funding to sanctuary cities and deporting millions of undocumented immigrants.
Diana Ross, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Among 21 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients
Several changemakers of color past and present will receive the nation's highest civilian honor during a ceremony on November 22.
Trump Reminds Us the Racial Justice Movement Is Growing
Backlash only exists when we are making progress, so let’s keep going.