CBS News Called Out for Lack of Black Folks on Election Team
“Naw. This ain’t it. Try again.”
Listen to the Last Episode of '2 Dope Queens' Featuring Michelle Obama
Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams concluded their acclaimed WNYC Studios podcast by chatting with the former first lady about navigating the political sphere as a Black woman.
The Best Way to Protect Free Speech Online? De-Platform Hate. [OP-ED]
Internet companies must stop ignoring the racism and other forms of hate that are prevalent on their platforms and acknowledge that the hateful discourse of the few silences the speech of the marginalized many.
Tarana Burke Guest Edits Essence Magazine's #MeToo Issue
“It was my deepest honor to be able to partner with this legacy magazine to shine a light on the issues around sexual violence that are directly affecting Black women.”
It's Time for a Narrative Shift in Post-Disaster Journalism [OP-ED]
Examining news coverage following Hurricane Florence illustrates how post-disaster narratives can compound and perpetuate deep histories of racial and economic oppression.
Harper's Bazaar Celebrates Patrisse Cullors, Other #WomenWhoDare
The magazine’s new conversation series highlights six people pushing for social justice through arts and media.
KoreAm Journal Relaunches as Pan-Asian-American KORE Mag
Editor-in-Chief Serena Kim says the new magazine goes beyond its predecessor’s primarily Korean-American focus to cover members of other Asian-American diasporic communities.
Sexual Health Experts on Why 'Insecure' Needs to Practice Safer Sex
With STI rates dangerously high for Black people, do TV shows have a responsibility to wrap it up?
Afropunk.com Editor-in-Chief Quits, Alleges Exploitation of Staff
Lou Constant-Desportes accused organization leadership of disregarding Afropunk’s ethos of Black love and empowerment.
#TBT: Remembering Louis E. Lomax, America's First Black TV Newsman
Lomax broke the television news color barrier in 1958.
Chance the Rapper Purchases Chicago-Focused News Website
In his new song “I Might Need Security,” the rapper confirms that he purchased Chicagoist “just to run you racist bitches out of business.”
Celebrating Ida B. Wells On Her Birthday
Today marks the trailblazing journalist and activist’s 156th birthday. Here’s why her work still resonates through media, activism and history—and what is being done to memorialize a life well lived.
The Must-Read Race and Culture Books of the Summer
From memoirs to poetry to fiction, these titles will deepen your understanding of what’s going on, inspire activism and even entertain the kids.
Remember the Tulsa 'Black Wall Street' Massacre Through Its Last Known Survivor
“They tried to destroy every Black business, school and church.”
How Allure's Editor-in-Chief Made APIA Representation History
“Someone has to be the trailblazer. You have to just go ahead and do it.”
The One Passage You Must Read From Ta-Nehisi Coates' Essay on Kanye West
Coates’ latest piece for The Atlantic frames the musician’s high-profile support for President Donald Trump as a quest for “White freedom.”
Tarana Burke and Tiffany Haddish Cover Time's '100 Most Influential People' Issue
The activist and actress join Issa Rae, Chloe Kim and several other people of color on this year’s list of global changemakers.
Kendrick Lamar, James Forman Jr., Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah Honored With Pulitzer Prizes
This year’s winners include artists and journalists who fearlessly explored contemporary racial identity and oppression.
That Time April D. Ryan Asked Why Trump Has No Comment on Police Killing Black People
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders: “That’s something that we feel should be left up to the local authorities.”
A Very Serious Roundup of Race-Focused Books Coming Out This Spring
Transition into spring with this cross-section of titles.