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Vanity Fair

THE OSCARS’ NEW INCLUSION STANDARDS DON’T GO FAR ENOUGH. On September 9, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released a new set of standards that, as of 2024, films must […]
Vanity Fair

Esquire

THE SPORTS HERO WAS REDEFINED ON MAY 25, 2020. (T)he day Derek Chauvin neck-kneeled to death George Floyd on camera. Not only did Floyd’s death catalyze the Black Lives Matter […]
Esquire

Washingtonian

WHY ORGANIZERS THINK ITS OKAY TO HOST YOGA CLASS AT BLACK LIVES MATTER PLAZA. Occupy DC, A group of activists that formed to keep racial-justice issues front and center in the […]
Washingtonian

Insider

PEOPLE OF COLOR EXPLAIN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CULTURAL APPROPRIATION AND APPRECIATION. There’s a big difference between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation. If you show love and appreciation for parts of a […]
Insider

In These Times

YOUR WHITE NEIGHBOR’S ‘”BLACK LIVES MATTERS” YARD SIGN IS NOT ENOUGH. While I was liv­ing in Port­land, Ore­gon, I was asked to teach To Kill a Mock­ing­bird to a group of mid­dle school­ers dur­ing a Black His­to­ry […]
In These Times

Detroit Free-Press

U-M DEARBORN CATCHES HEAT AFTER PLANNING RACE-BASED DISCUSSION SESSIONS. The University of Michigan-Dearborn came under fire on social media Tuesday after posting a promotion for two “cafes,” one for students […]
Detroit Free-Press

ESPN

NAOMI OSAKA MOVED BY MESSAGES FROM FAMILIES OF AHMAUD ARBERY, TRAYVON MARTIN. A postmatch interview with Naomi Osaka on Tuesday featured video messages from the parents of Ahmaud Arbery and Trayvon Martin, […]
ESPN

NPR

WORKPLACE DIVERSITY GOES FAR PAST HIRING. HOW LEADERS CAN SUPPORT EMPLOYEES OF COLOR. We’re in the middle of a nationwide reckoning over race. One thing that’s come up a lot […]
NPR

ELLE

CARDI B AND CONSERVATIVE PUNDIT CANDACE OWENS GOT INTO A TWITTER FEUD ABOUT JOE BIDEN. In other news we didn’t see coming in 2020, Cardi B and conservative pundit Candace […]
ELLE

Al-Monitor

EGYPTIAN WOMEN EMBRACE NATURAL HAIR IN IDENTITY REVOLUTION. Salons and kitchens are hotspots of a change that is sweeping Egypt as women reject European beauty standards and celebrate their hair […]
Al-Monitor

Paper

THE WHITNEY MUSEUM ACCUSED OF EXPLOITING BLACK ARTISTS. After announcing that it’d re-open to the public on September 3rd with a limited capacity and updated social distancing policies, the Whitney Museum revealed […]
Paper

W Magazine

CASSANDRA PRESS REDEFINES THE WAY BLACK CRITICAL THEORY IS TAUGHT. In 2016, the artist Kandis Williams founded Cassandra Press, named in homage to the Trojan princess, with two other co-founders. […]
W Magazine

GQ

THE PHRASE “PEOPLE OF COLOR” NEEDS TO DIE. My hate for the nebulous, jittery, and useless term “people of color” can at least partially be blamed on celery sticks, cherry tomatoes, […]
GQ