Riz Ahmed

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Lena Waithe, Donald Glover, Riz Ahmed Make History at the Emmys

Actors and writers of color earned TV’s most prestigious awards for performances and projects that speak to racial identity and justice in the U.S.

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These 22 People From Time's 'Most Influential People' List Fight Racism With Their Work

From Viola Davis to Linda Sarsour, Chance the Rapper to John Lewis, these people of color are featured on Time’s 2017 list of “The 100 Most Influential People.”

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Black Women Dominate SAG Awards' Best Supporting Actress Nominations

It’s the first time since 2008 that women of color are a majority in that group.

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'Moonlight,' 'Atlanta' Earn Golden Globe Noms

Several directors, writers and performers of color in television and film were nominated for Golden Globes.

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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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Riz Ahmed and Heems Slam TSA Profiling, Donald Trump in Swet Shop Boys' New 'T5' Music Video

The actor/rapper and ex-Das Racist member join forces as the duo Swet Shop Boys. They endure a surreal TSA “random search” in the video for a song off their upcoming album. 

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READ: Riz Ahmed Describes Breaking Terrorist Stereotypes in Auditions and Airports in Stark New Essay

The British-Pakistani actor and rapper still gets judged on his religion and skin color. He wrote about these experiences, in audition and interrogation rooms, in a new piece published by The Guardian.