N. Jamiyla Chisholm

Three Native American men from the Sioux Tribe wearing Ghost Dance costumes.

Bill Seeks to Rescind Medals Awarded Following Wounded Knee Massacre

“The Medal of Honor is the highest decoration that can be awarded to a U.S. military service member, and it should not be used to legitimize the massacre of innocent civilians.”

Stonewall Inn. Many signs posted out front, including one reading  "Stop the Hate."

LISTEN: Stonewall Activists Tell Their Own Stories in New Podcast Episode

StoryCorps passes the mic to the elders of the LGBTQ+ community who started a movement.

Aaron Philip. Black woman with blonde hair slicked down with rainbow boa around her neck, large sunglasses and a septum ring.

Aaron Philip Covers Paper Mag, Talks Image and Identity With Naomi Campbell

Philip is billed as the first Black, trans disabled model to sign with a major management company.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Abby Finkenauer and Sharice Davids. Diverse group of women standing side-by-side.

New Report Says Women of Color Are Immensely Electable

Reflective Democracy Campaign finds that women of color who run for office are winning their races and “driving steady progress for all people of color.”

Tyler Perry. Black man with low hair, glasses, wearing gray tux and black tuxedo.

Tyler Perry Gives Mic Drop-Worthy Speech on Black Power at BET Awards

The filmmaker shouted out the brilliance of Black women and creative ownership when he accepted the Ultimate Icon Award.

Ma Rainey. Black and photo of middle-aged Black woman wearing headdress. Split: Viola Davis. Black woman wearing red dress with short black hair holding an Oscar award.

Viola Davis Set to Bring Ma Rainey to Hollywood

August Wilson’s play about the legendary blues singer will be adapted for the big screen.

Arthur Ashe. Black and white photo of young Black man, wearing glasses and white top, holding up a trophy.

Richmond Boulevard Renamed to Honor Arthur Ashe

The tennis great is honored via a series of events in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia.

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New Center Will Celebrate Heritage of the Mohawk Nation of Akwesasne

A grant from the National Endowment for the Arts breathes new life into how the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe showcases its culture.

Janet Mock. Black woman with long hair in black and pink dress, standing in front of a white and back backdrop.

Janet Mock Makes History With Massive Netflix Deal

The “Pose” producer is the first transgender woman to sign a creator-in-charge deal at a leading entertainment company.

Bryan Stevenson. Black man in gray jacket suit, black pants and tie, white shirt, standing on the steps of a courthouse.

EXCLUSIVE: Powerful Clip From HBO Doc on Bryan Stevenson's Liberatory Work

In “True Justice,” the Equal Justice Initiative founder connects the dots between enslavement and death sentences for Black people—and breaks down why he is committed to ending mass incarceration.

Black and white photo of Native American woman with four children, outside

California Governor Apologizes to Native Americans for Genocide

Gavin Newsom: “We can never undo the wrongs inflicted on the peoples who have lived on this land that we now call California since time immemorial, but we can work together to build bridges, tell the truth about our past and begin to heal deep wounds.”

Joy Harjo. Middle-aged Native American woman with long dark hair and black top.

Joy Harjo is Nation's First Native American Poet Laureate

The author and performer says that “words are powerful and can make change.”

Frank LaMere. Older Native American man in yellow, blue and red-stripes at podium with long gray hair blowing.

Native American Activist Frank LaMere Dead at 69

The Nebraska native who fought for Indigenous children and against police brutality lost his battle with cancer.

Jeni Rivera. Middle-aged Latinx woman with blond hair.

Jenni Rivera Biopic In the Works

The world-famous Banda singer will be celebrated via a film penned by the screenwriter who created “What’s Love Got to Do with It.”

Kē‘ē Beach. Hawai'i coastline shown over green forest.

Two Popular Hawai‘i State Parks Reopen Following 2018 Flood

Kaua‘i island’s Hāʻena State Park and Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park welcome visitors back after a 2018 flood forced them to close.

Bill Cosby. Older Black man with gray beard, wearing green cap and black top.

Twitter Users Return Bill Cosby's Father's Day Message to Sender

Cosby, who is serving prison time for sexual assault, thought the holiday was a great time to talk to the world about strengthening communities.

An animated Black girl with cornrows stands with a White friend who wears glasses and a green blazer

Tracee Ellis Ross to Helm 'Jodie,' a Spinoff of '90s Classic 'Daria'

The Emmy-winning actress will introduce Jodie Landon, the wry, self-aware Black friend of Daria Morgendorffer, to a new generation. It will be the first adult animated series to feature a Black woman in nearly 20 years.

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Iconic Author Toni Morrison to Star in Luminous New Documentary

“Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,” in theaters next week, tells the amazing life story of one of the world’s most beloved writers, in her own words.

Hidden Figures Way. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, left, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), second from left, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, third from left, and Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the book "Hidden Figures," right.

NASA Dedicates Street to 'Hidden Figures'

NASA honors the Black women who made the first human spaceflight possible. Now, visitors “will forevermore be reminded” of their legacy.

Aaron McGruder. Black man with short dark hair wearing black jacket, white T, holding a microphone.

'The Boondocks' Reboot Confirmed

Creator Aaron McGruder is all set to breathe new life into his cult classic show.