Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi Continues Black Beauty's Reign Over the Pageant World
Tunzi: “I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me, with my kind of skin and my kind of hair, was never considered beautiful. I think it is time that stops today.”
Widespread Protests Over Harvard's Tenure Decision for Latinx Professor
bell hooks: “Harvard’s denial of Dr. García Peña’s tenure is a testament to the ways that Black and Latinx Studies continue to be ignored as sites of vital knowledge production in the academy.”
CAIR Calls for the Removal of White Supremacist Books
The civil rights organization has put Amazon, Google, AudioBooks and Barnes & Noble on blast for not pulling racist materials from their digital shelves.
Solange Receives Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact
The honor is the first major entertainment award named after a woman of color that recognizes excellence at the intersection of arts and activism.
Golden Globes Noms Ignore Projects Centering People of Color
A few actors of color received recognition for their roles, but Ava DuVernay’s series “When They See Us” was notably shut out—and fans aren’t feeling it.
Art Installation Hopes to Give People of Color Reparations Through Rest
Navild Acosta on his “Black Power Naps/Siestas Negras”: “The sleep gap is really inherited generational trauma. It is living in our bones.”
WATCH: Raphael Saadiq Plays NPR's Tiny Desk
The singer returns to the concert series, accompanied by Lucky Daye, for the first time in 10 years.
Alfre Woodard and Jamie Foxx On Playing Roles Set In Prisons
Foxx: “The reason I don’t want to go see somebody in jail is because I don’t want to get used to that.”
Top Wedding Sites Will Stop Promoting Slave Plantations
Color of Change: “If we were talking about concentration camps, it would be weird and disrespectful and egregious for folks to be seeking to have their weddings at these locations.”
John Leguizamo Introduces New Latinx Superhero in Comic Book 'PhenomX'
“I’m making this with the Latinx community.”
Gabrielle Union Working To Change Culture on 'America's Got Talent'
After accusing the show of discrimination and bias, the star is now focused on making things better for future judges and contestants.
WATCH: 'Saturday Night Live' Parodies the 'First Thanksgiving'
SNL addresses colonization, immigration and racism in a sketch that includes no actual Native Americans.
'College Behind Bars' Spotlights Fight For Education
The new PBS documentary follows 12 incarcerated people as they win national debates and work to earn college degrees.
Hot Yoga Founder Bikram Choudhury Comes Under Fire in New Doc
“Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator” explores how Choudhury created a multi-dollar empire—and was accused of emotionally and sexually abusing his followers.
Toni Morrison Memorialized By More Than 3,000
Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis and Ta-Nehisi Coates honored the literary icon at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City.
Anita Hill's Hollywood Commission Launches Harassment Survey
The industry-wide survey will ask people working in the entertainment industry to anonymously share their experiences dealing with sexual harassment and abuse.
Jussie Smollett Countersues City of Chicago for 'Extreme Emotional Distress'
The city sued Smollett in April seeking reimbursement for its investigation into the alleged racist and homophobic attack on the actor.
The 1619 Project to Become Multi-Book Series
The extensive project that marked the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Virginia will be expanded into several books, including a graphic novel.
Trans Day of Resilience Celebrates Beauty and Resistance of Trans People of Color
Forward Together’s annual project features 10 transgender and gender nonconforming artists who created art around their visions for trans freedom.
Margaret Cho On Racism and Inclusion in Comedy
“I think there’s still some way to go in terms of diversity.”