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Elijah Cummings. Older Black man with bald head waring dark suit jacket, dark tie and white shirt.

Iconic Congressman Elijah E. Cummings Has Died

The vocal advocate for racial justice, who chaired the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, passed away at in a Baltimore hospice facility today.

Richard Samuel Roberts photograph. Black and white photo of Black toddler in a white dress and white socks, sitting on a tricycle.

New Exhibit of Richard Samuel Roberts' Photos Aims to Bring Black History to Life

Harlem South: A View Through the Lens will feature photographs from Roberts, who documented Black lives in the 1920s and 1930s, plus performances inspired by his work.

The State of Working America Podcast.” Black woman wearing headphones with hair in high bun and Latinx man wearing head phones with short with short light curly hair.

Debut Episode of Economic Policy Institute's Podcast Tackles Racial Wealth Gap

Host Pedro da Costa and EPI’s Valerie Wilson jump feet first into the tough conversation about race and wealth in America.

Blossom Brown. Black trans woman with long brown hair wearing dark colored dress holding a microphone.

Black Trans Activist and Actress Blossom C. Brown Reclaims Her Time at CNN's Equality Town Hall

After watching question after question exclude Black trans people, she stole the mic and told CNN, “You have erased Black trans women for the last time!”

Nina Yang Bongiovi. Asian American woman with long dark hair wearing  black tuxedo jacket and black top.

‘Godfather of Harlem’ Producer Nina Yang Bongiovi Has No Time for Naysayers

She asks the doubters: “Is it hard for you to support an Asian American doing well in Hollywood?”

Rihanna. Black woman with hair pulled back and long bangs wearing a tan colored jacket and white shirt with long green nails.

Rihanna Pulls No Political Punches in Vogue Cover Story

“You came in and murdered the real Americans,” she said of the original European immigrants.

Two Sesame Street characters. Elmo is red and is blowing bubbles. Abby is pink and looks surprised.

STUDY: Most Parents Don't Talk to Their Kids About Race

A new survey from Sesame Workshop says that parents of color are much more likely to talk to their kids about identity than their White counterparts.

Simone Leigh, Amy Sherald and Lorna Simpson: Three Black women in black shirts look at the camera.

How Three Superstar Black Women Artists Take Up Space

Simone Leigh, Amy Sherald and Lorna Simpson break down how Black people are shifting the narrative in the art world.

"The Green Book" cover art (1940) and black and white photograph featuring the name "Philando Castile."

Photographer Jonathan Calm Updates 'The Green Book'

The artist is creating a new archive that explores what it means to drive while Black in America today.

White and yellow sign reads "Danger: Radiation Risk" against a blue sky, silver chainlink fence and rusted barbed wire

Research Reveals High Levels of Radiation in Navajo Women Stemming From Cold War

“Thousands of abandoned uranium mines dot the Western landscape, hundreds on the Navajo Nation alone, continuing to expose families to the ill effects of radiation, including kidney failure and cancer.”

Red cursive lettering reads "El Detour" on white background.

Pandora Debuts New Station in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

Streaming station “El Detour” features genre-bending Latinx artists.

McKinsey Report. Black people flank a work desk and a laptop.

Study Says Automation Will Deepen Work Shortage for Black Men

Technology is poised to further increase the racial wealth gap for Black families, according to a new report from McKinsey & Company.

Elizabeth Peratrovich. Native Alaskan woman with dark hair.

Elizabeth Peratrovich Is First Alaska Native to Grace U.S. Currency

The Alaskan activist made her mark while working to pass Alaska’s Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945.

Diahann Carroll. Middle-age Black woman with shoulder length brown hair wearing geometric print top and glasses.

Trailblazing Actress Diahann Carroll Passes Away at Age 84

The actress, renowned for her glamour, broke ground during her lifelong TV, film and theater career. 

Aretha Franklin. Cynthia Erivo. One photo of an older Black woman with short hair and jewels. Another photo of a younger Black woman with short natural hair wearing coral colored dress.

Cynthia Erivo Set to Embody the Queen of Soul in ‘Genius: Aretha’

The “Harriet” actress will star as the late vocal powerhouse in the next installment of National Geographic’s “Genius” series.

 

R.Kelly. Black man with short hair wearing dark gray suit.

New York Judge Denies R. Kelly Bail

The performer, who is in jail on a series of sexual assault charges, was deemed a flight risk.

"Bitter Root" comics panel shows Black people with weapons in lush, colorful surroundings

Comics Series 'Bitter Root' Gets Sweet Hollywood Adaptation

Ryan Coogler will helm the project, which follows a Black family fighting supernatural evil in New York City.

Transgender rally. Lots of people and two flags.

Nearly 100 Trans Advocates Pen Open Letter to Human Rights Campaign

“We do not need a cisgender-led $40 million organization to copy our work and brand it as new.”

Nina Simone. Black and white photo of a Black woman in dress with large-gauge white netting sits at a piano.

Nina Simone's Treasured Childhood Home Will Be Rehabilitated

After years of working to preserve the place where the iconic singer discovered music, a coalition of organizations has raised enough money to restore the home.

Ling comic. Illustration of young Chinese-American girl with facial birthmarks wearing a blue hat.

In 'Ling,' The Chinese-American Hero's Superpower is Being Normal

Creators Dennis Liu and Marie Iida say the star of their new comic series is no model minority.