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Glory Edim On Reading as Activism

The woman behind the “Well-Read Black Girl” anthology discusses how she built a community around Black women and literature.

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READ: Can East Asian Americans Reclaim 'Yellow' for Themselves?

Writer Kat Chow revisits the history of the term and asks what it would take to wrestle it from racists.

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Moving Film Criticism Beyond the Velvet Rope of #CriticsSoWhite

Journalist Bilal Qureshi visits the Code Switch podcast to talk about the importance of entertainment media diversity initiatives.

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Eagles Reader: Five Must-Read Articles on the Philly Team and Racial Justice

As Philadelphia prepares to celebrate the “wokest team” in the NFL’s Super Bowl win, here’s what you should be reading right now.

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READ: How White Racists Try to Infiltrate Black Twitter

NPR’s Code Switch spoke to The Atlantic’s Vann Newkirk and #OscarsSoWhite founder April Reign about their experiences with racists who pose as Black people via fake Twitter accounts.

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WATCH: Female Journalists of Color's Moving Tribute to Gwen Ifill

“You were a beacon for so many of us, women of color especially, who wanted so badly to see themselves reflected in the media,” said CNN’s Tanzina Vega. 

BuzzFeed Apologizes For '27 Questions Black People Have For Black People' Video

But the company failed to remove the video from the site. Critics are not pleased.