PoC News in America

We hope that everyone who celebrated Mother’s Day had a wonderful day! In their honor we start this week’s news with some stories about remarkable women.

Time magazine flipped it and asked famous mothers to pen tributes to their kids and it’s adorable.

On Saturday, the “Million Moms March” walked in Washington to protest against police violence.

Protests in Baltimore are still active. However, the Baltimore police have filed a motion against prosecutor Marilyn Mosby.

Free Farm has taken the job of feeding Baltimore’s protesters.

Have you stopped and thought about how Western media would cover the protests if they were happening somewhere else?

While President Obama may be pointing to a history of civil unrest and racial tension, most Americans saw the events in Baltimore as “people taking advantage” of the police.

Speaking of Baltimore, did anyone catch Prince’s Baltimore concert rally that was streaming on Tidal? Does anyone have a Tidal account?

The New York Times explores how a group of black social media activists are building America’s first 21st-century civil rights movement.

Writer Amitava Kumar wrote a piece called “On Being Brown in America.”

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that immigrants from China and India have surpassed Mexico as the leading sources of new immigration.

In a USA Today article, Google unveiled plans to invest $150 million in initiatives aimed towards promoting women and racial minorities in tech.


Did you read the NY Times article about the ‘Price of Nice Nails’? Well, Flavorwire has a response to the expose on sweatshop laborers that points to the larger societal issues. 

Hyped about Agent Carter‘s renewal? Well some are using the renewal news to call for a more diverse cast with a #DiversifyAgentCarter tag.

In other Marvel news, Daredevil is back and so is Rosario Dawson’s Claire.

Also why can’t Spider-Man be black? Long story short, comics in general are still mired in the 1950s racism of their flagship characters.

Concept art for Lupita Nyong’o’s character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens might be the first question mark we have about the new movies.

Antoine Fuqua’s remake of The Magnificent Seven adds Jason Momoa and Byung-hun Lee to a cast that already includes Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and Ethan Hawke.

MTV’s second season of Rebel Music just started and it’s giving voice to Native American musicians who use music to enact social change.

Speaking of music, a recent study found that hip-hop is the most important genre of music. Beatles fans everywhere can be heard crying.

Vulture discusses the many faces of single motherhood on Jane The Virgin.

Key & Peele started this season with a bang.

Eddie Huang, whose memoir inspired Fresh Off the Boat, let his anti-blackness loose on the Internet.

Tyler the Creator designed a shirt using a white supremacist symbol and the results are so terrible.

Speaking of fashion and racism, the Met Gala happened and some of the dresses were a nightmare but there was one clear winner.


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