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Politico Article Suggests Readers Get Their 'Own Immigrant'

No, it was not satire.

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#TBT: How Harry McAlpin Broke the White House Press Corps Color Barrier

The White House Correspondents’ Association barred the Black journalist for decades.

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Cassius Tackles Toxic Masculinity in #MeToo Era With January Cover

Darnell L. Moore: “Because it’s time to reflect on the ways our collective love for ‘masculinity’ is like a tight ass grip choking brothers’ freedom, whether they have learned to breathe with hands around their necks or not.”

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Essence Acquisition Brings Magazine Back Under Black Ownership

The executive team, consisting entirely of Black women, will now co-own the company that’s behind the magazine and its annual music and arts festival. 

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WATCH: Celebrate Hoda Kotb's New 'Today' Job With These 3 Memorable On-Air Moments

The Egyptian-American news personality now officially co-anchors NBC’s flagship morning talk show.

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17 Women of Color Who Rocked the Resistance in 2017

During an intensely challenging year, they stood out in their efforts to fight for social justice in politics, media, art and culture. 

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REPORT: 3 Ways That Media Outlets Demonize Black Families

Color of Change and Family Story’s new study exposes how news outlets covered Black parents and children during the election cycle. 

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FCC Unleashes Plan to Kill Net Neutrality

Digital justice advocates say it could turn the open internet—a valuable tool for communities of color—into a pay-for-play club for telecom corporations.

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FCC Votes to Restrict Lifeline Program in Underserved Communities

The Ajit Pai-led commission also voted to remove measures that prevent the consolidation of media in the hands of a few conglomerates.

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Gwen Ifill's Alma Mater Honors Her With New Media School

Simmons College will launch the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts and Humanities next fall. 

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Time's New Multimedia Series Profiles 23 'First' Women and Girls of Color

Ava DuVernay, Mo’ne Davis and 21 others feature in the magazine’s new project, which honors female trailblazers in entertainment, politics, sports and beyond.

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READ: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Says Black Superheroes Must Have a 'Social Conscience'

In a new article for The Hollywood Reporter, the former NBA star writes that contemporary Black comic heroes should be driven by an awareness of where their people fit in an imperfect society.

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John Boyega Discusses Race, Sci-fi in New GQ Cover Story

The Nigerian-British actor opened up being a Black man in sci-fi and fantasy franchises and ‘Detroit,’ his upcoming film about police violence during the city’s 1967 unrest.

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WATCH: This Video Breaks Down Why Net Neutrality Matters

Mic explains why equal access to the Internet is important—and how the FCC is threatening that access.

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Tamron Hall Returns to Daytime TV With New Talk Show

The former MSNBC and “Today” host left NBC in February amid speculation that the network sidelined her in favor of former Fox News host Megyn Kelly.

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New Harvard Analysis Highlights How Media Failed the People of Flint

“There is not much hope for the environmental security of all Americans if the media does not respond to emergencies in a nondiscriminatory way.”

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The 3 Quotes You Have to Read From the Facebook Hate Speech Exposé

ProPublica reveals internal documents about the social media giant’s protocol and technology for tracking and removing racist statements, violent content and fake news—and how they impact people of color.

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LISTEN: Meet Brujas, A Black and Brown NYC Skating and Organizing Collective

The latest episode of WNYC’s “The United States of Anxiety: Culture Wars” podcast profiles this Bronx-bred group of Black and Brown skaters and organizers mixing fun and empowerment.

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New Magazine Aims to Illuminate Asian Americans in All Their Complexity

Slant’d co-founder Katerina Jeng: ”By sharing real stories from real people, we are empowering Asian Americans to rewrite the narrative that has been historically written by non-Asians for far too long.”

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TV News Coverage of Paris Agreement Lacks People of Color Representation

A new study shows less than 20 percent of guests were non-white.