Global Affairs

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UN Report: Puerto Rico Debt-Fighting Measures Must Not Impact Human Rights

“The population in Puerto Rico cannot be held hostage to past irresponsible borrowing and lending.”

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Meet Swet Shop Boys, the Desi Hip-Hop Group Powering Through Racial Profiling

Made up of former-Das Racist member Himanshu “Heems” Suri, actor/rapper Riz “Riz MC” Ahmed and producer Tom “Redinho” Calvert, the Swet Shop Boys explore the everyday struggles of South Asian and other Brown people moving through a world full of racial profiling and dangerous stereotypes. 

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Activists, Artists Criticize Cancellation of 'Broadway Supports Black Lives Matter' Benefit

“We call on theater venues, artists and supporters in New York City and beyond to proudly support the Movement for Black Lives and its inspiring solidarity with the Palestinian people.”

Activists around white-clothed Berta Cáceres puppet, wearing white shirts and waving yellow flags

Activists Demand Justice for Berta Cáceres, End to U.S.-Funded Violence in Honduras

Today’s action in Philadelphia marks the end of the It Takes Roots to Change the System People’s Caravan trip from the RNC to the DNC.

Junot Díaz Talks Gentrification, Trump and the Power of Theater in New Q&A

The celebrated Dominican-American author and scholar spoke his truth in a conversation with The Uptown Collective.

M.I.A. Responds to Criticism of Her #BlackLivesMatter Comments

The provocative artist created controversy when she criticized Beyoncé’s apparent silence on Islamophobia.

Former Nixon Advisor Admits 'War on Drugs' Was Racist

John Ehrlichman: “By getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and Blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities.”

Donald Trump Uses Brussels Attacks as Opportunity to Be Islamophobic

“I wonder if they’re setting up a little area in Cuba for the Muslim population,” the Republican presidential candidate said in a Fox Business interview. 

Array Films 'Out of My Hand' and 'Ayanda' Now Available on Netflix

Both films were released through Ava DuVernay’s distribution network.

Maybe You Shouldn't Get Flowers For Mother's Day

There’s a human cost to your last minute gift.

'We Women Warriors' Challenges the Way We Think about Colombia's Civil War

A new documentary features three indigenous women who organize–and sometimes win–against the Colombia’s bloody civil war.

1 in 4 children Malnourished, Global Report Says

Chronic malnutrition is preventable, but remains deadlier and more widespread than food scarcity, new report says.