N. Jamiyla Chisholm

Person holding belly of pregnant person, in silhouette.

Intersectionality Matters Podcast Exposes Attacks on Black Motherhood

Host Kimberlé Crenshaw: “It wasn’t the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution nor the Stars and Stripes that gave birth to America; it was the Black vagina that laid the golden egg.”

Mo'Nique. Black woman with brown hair shoulder length. wearing black.

Mo'Nique Sues Netflix For Racial and Gender Discrimination

Alleges the suit: “It perpetuated the pay gap suffered by Black women.” 

Lupita Nyong'o. Profile of Black woman with dark hair in bun.

Lupita Nyong'o Gets Real About Diversity In Hollywood

“I am benefiting from the efforts of a lot of other Black women who have had it a lot rougher than I have.”

Children's University Hospital. Black doctor in scrubs washing hands.

READ: How a Black Father Navigates the Health Care System

From the three-hour wait to the doctor who suggests that his 12-year-old son has syphilis, it’s a troubling journey.

Arrokoth. A rendering of a double-domed connected world.

Distant World Takes Name From Algonquian Language

After discovering the ancient ice world, which rotates four billion miles away, NASA named it Arrokoth, an Algonquian word for “sky.”

Christian Serratos. Close up of Latinx woman with dark hair putting on red lipstick.

WATCH: Christian Serratos to Star in New 'Selena' Series

Netflix dropped a trailer for its new 2020 series, which shows “The Walking Dead” star giving new life to the story of singer Selena Quintanilla.

Steven Reed. Black man with short dark hair sitting at desk in gray suit in front of American flag.

Steven L. Reed Sworn in as Montgomery's First Black Mayor

The son of a civil rights activist, the Montgomery-native is the first Black person elected to run the city in its 200-year history.

Mj Rodriguez. Latinx woman wearing yellow embellished dress with straight dark dark chin-length hair.

Mj Rodriguez is Newest Face of Olay

“A lot of girls like myself—trans women—we don’t get the opportunity to have open dialogue, let alone be in partnership with organizations like this.”

Billy Porter. Black man wearing yellow and black hat and green jacket.

The Number of LGTBQ Characters of Color on TV Has Risen, Again

For the second year in a row, these characters outnumber their White counterparts, according to a new report by GLAAD.

Anthony Robles. Young Black man wearing yellow wrestling uniform and being named winner by older White man.

Dwayne Johnson to Tell Story of Champion Wrestler Anthony Robles

Robles: “I’m hopeful that people who see ‘Unstoppable’ will walk away believing that you should never let your challenges define you.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. Black and white photo of Black man in front of microphone.

Kansas City to Remove Martin Luther King Jr.'s Name From Street Signs

Reverend Vernon Howard, Jr.: “It is the epitome of White privilege and systemic and structural racism.”

Overwatch. Black animated woman character with white dreds pulled back into ponytail with shaven sides.

'Overwatch' Says First Black Woman Hero is Finally Joining the Game

But gamers are skeptical when the universe already includes a gorilla and a hamster as stars: “One character among a roster of 31 is the absolute bare minimum of representation.”

Ernest J. Gaines and Ralph Ellison. Two Black men wearing dark suits in conversation surrounded by White men.

Author Ernest J. Gaines Dead at Age 86

A dedicated storyteller who centered Black lives in the deep South, the award-winning author of “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” gave voice to the frequently silenced.

Slave Rebellion Reenactment. Two men and one woman dressed in period clothing and carrying weapons.

Slave Rebellion to be Reenacted

Artist Dread Scott organized hundreds in Louisiana for a two-day event that will re-imagine the largest revolt of enslaved people in American history.

Kansas City  MLK street sign.

Kansas City May Vote to Remove Martin Luther King Jr. From Major Street Sign

The city will decide today if they want to go back to being one of the nation’s largest without a street or major building honoring the civil rights leader.

Ta-Nehisi Coates. Black man with short hair wearing a blue suit.

Ta-Nehisi Coates Tackles Freedom and Enslavement in His Latest Book

“I didn’t want it to be slavery porn. There’s no need for that.”

Kerry Washington. Black woman with topknot wearing gray shirt.

'American Son' Star Kerry Washington On Fear and Navigating Spaces While Black

“I’ve been that Black woman who’s having big feelings in an appropriate moment and being stereotyped to be something other.”

White Pearl. Three women on stage of various Asian ethnicities.

A New Play, 'White Pearl,' Explores Colorism Among Asians

Starring a predominantly Asian cast, the comedy looks at how the beauty business sells Whiteness as perfection.

North Dakota field.

As Indigenous Activists Predicted, the Keystone Pipeline Has Another Big Spill

The leak of 383,000 gallons of oil affects wetlands in Edinburg, North Dakota.

The Apollo. Red theater marquee reads "Apollo."

'The Apollo' Spotlights the History of New York's Most Famous Black Theater

The documentary explores the legacy and impact of the Harlem theater via interviews and archival footage.