N. Jamiyla Chisholm

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.

Brown gavel on brown table.

Black Woman Judge Under Attack for Calling Out Racism

Lori Landry, the first Black woman elected to Louisiana’s 16th Judicial District, is being called unfit to judge for saying that Black people are unfairly treated in the legal system. But her supporters aren’t having it.

NCAA. Young Black man wearing football uniform in action.

NCAA Says College Athletes Can Finally Get Paid

Student athletes, the majority of whom are people of color, can now secure endorsements without jeopardizing their education or career.

John Witherspoon. Older Black man sitting in peacock chair wearing dark sweater, white shirt, dark bow tie.

The World Remembers John Witherspoon, Dead at 77

Honor the comedy icon’s legacy with a laugh today via these clips of him at work.

Jason Reynolds. Black man with locs wearing dark gray t-shirt in front of white step and repeat.

Author Jason Reynolds to Young Black Readers: 'I See You'

Get into these three major takeaways from a new profile of the prolific YA writer.

Clockwise from top: a rendering of the Legacy Quilt, the Ebony Magazine Test Kitchen in its heyday, the kitchen at MOFAD's gallery space in Brooklyn, where it is being restored.

Exhibit Explores Black Cuisine and Its Influence on America

The Museum Of Food And Drink will debut “African/American: Making The Nation’s Table” in 2020.

Inside of a prison showing cells.

Formerly Incarcerated Leaders Host Historic Presidential Town Hall

The Marshall Project and Voters Organized to Educate host first-ever town hall led by formerly incarcerated activists.

Wes Studi. Older Native American man with short dark hair wearing blue tux jacket and white shirt.

Wes Studi Makes History as First Native American to Win Oscar

Studi: “It’s about time!”

Not Your Mascot rally. Three women hold signs with images of Native American man wearing traditional feathered headdress and a red sign going through it.

Protesters Remind Washington D.C. NFL Team That Indigenous People Are 'Not Your Mascot'

“There is no honor in racism.”

Courtroom. Empty courtroom showing judge and juror benches.

Study Says When Women of Color Enter Prosecutor Races, They Win

A new study from the Reflective Democracy Campaign showed that while White men still dominate as elected prosecutors, women of all races and men of color are winning at higher rates when they compete for the same seats.

Tyler Perry. Black man with low hair, beard, glasses, wearing white tux jacket and black shirt.

Tyler Perry On The Symbolism Behind His New Studio Location

“I feel strongly that it’s so poetic, in the sense that there were Confederate soldiers and generals plotting how to keep Black people enslaved and now the land is owned by a Black person.”

Naomie Harris. Black woman with braids wearing police uniform.

'Black and Blue' Star Naomie Harris Talks Race and Policing

“The aim of this film is also to reignite dialogue and get people outraged again and hopefully get them active.”

Young Black person with long braids and rainbow glitter face makeup.

LGBTQ+ People of Color More Likely to Live In Poverty Than Whites

A study from the Williams Institute study also shows that LGBTQ+ people who suffer from economic insecurity are more likely to be young people of color who identify as bisexual or transgender and are experiencing a disability.

Project Reset. Older Black man with bald hand standing in front of colorful artwork.

Arts-Based Diversion Program Expands to Combat Incarceration In New York City

Project Reset, a diversion program for teenagers accused of low-level offenses, will now be offered to adults in more parts of the city.

Monumental Women Suffragist statue: Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton in bronze.

Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton Statue Coming to Central Park

Truth’s likeness was added only after criticism about the lack of a Black suffragist in the design.

Wiyot Tribe. A gathering of young Indigenous people, dressed in traditional attire.

Northern California Wiyot Tribe Reclaims Sacred Land

Nearly 160 years after White settlers forcefully took up residence on Indian Island, the Wiyot Tribe welcomes the return of 200+ acres of land that it calls the “spiritual and physical center of the universe.”

"Watchmen." Black woman dressed in all black, mask and cape.

#BlackWallStreet Trends Following Terror-Filled 'Watchmen' Debut

The new HBO show opens with a re-creation of a White mob’s infamous 1921 siege on Tulsa’s thriving Black community.

Joy Harjo. Native American middle aged woman with shoulder length dark hair wearing white blouse and colorful bead earrings.

WATCH: Joy Harjo on Being the Nation's First Indigenous Poet Laureate

“We’ve been so disappeared in the story of American poetry and American history, and yet we are the root of what it means to be an American.”

The Reel Divas. Twenty Black women from television and film.

Atlanta-Based Reel Divas Collective Forms to Boost Black Women in Film and TV

Twenty successful women of color, from TV and film, unite to help Black women take over the Hollywood of the South.