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.
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.
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.
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!”
‘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 Pulls No Political Punches in Vogue Cover Story
“You came in and murdered the real Americans,” she said of the original European immigrants.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Pandora Debuts New Station in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month
Streaming station “El Detour” features genre-bending Latinx artists.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
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.