PoC News in America

The Fall TV hype machine is hitting a fever pitch, so this week’s news is filled with “leaked” pilots and extended previews.

We’ve previously discussed the Texas teen who was arrested for building a clock, but the outpouring of support for Ahmed Mohamed is amazing and heartwarming.

The New York Times looks at the science behind “they all look alike” which seems… questionable.

Phil Agnew of the Dream Defenders; DeRay Mckesson, Brittany Packnett and Johnetta Elzie of Campaign Zero; and Jamye Wooten, an organizer for Baltimore United for Change, all met with White House advisors to continue to push forward conversations about communities of color and policing.

In a surprising turn of events, the Ferguson Commission report highlights racial inequality and tension.

Flavorwire takes on the outdated Respectability politics that critics often employ against the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

NYC blames a woman who was murdered in East Harlem for living in East Harlem.

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith gave $150,000 for the Million Man March in Washington, D.C.

A&E is airing a special focusing on the victim of Bill Cosby’s alleged decades of abuse.

NPR looks at how Asian Americans are shifting from a primarily Republican-leaning voting block to a Democratic one.

Black tech programmers and engineers talk about what life in Silicon Valley is like.

5 Baruch College students face murder charges for their part in the 2013 hazing-related death of Chun Hsien Deng.

Art student Ashley Powell has been placing “White Only” and “Black Only” signs around the SUNY Buffalo campus, prompting questions about art versus violence.

Feministing takes on the fat acceptance movement and how black women are continually excluded from the conversation.

Just a reminder that Nichelle Nichols was in space last week.

The Mary Sue has a list of sci-fi stories created by women of color which was both hard to come bad, and is disappointingly short.

Amber Rose takes on slut shaming with Funny or Die in her “walk of no shame” skit.

The Rock is going to be a dad again!

Constance Wu talks about what to expect in the upcoming season of Fresh Off the Boat.

Here’s the trailer for Season 2 of Black-ish, which returns on Wednesday (9/23).

The first 8 minutes of Quantico have been released early on Twitter, if you want to see if this show potentially lives up to expectations.

The Crucible is coming back to Broadway, with Sophie Okonedo as Elizabeth Proctor.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw is Nell Gwynn at the Globe Theater.

Denzel Washington is bringing 10 August Wilson plays to screen over 10 years for HBO.

Tired of all the TIFF news coverage focusing on Johnny Depp’s Black Mass? The Aerogram highlights films featuring Indians and Indian-Americans.

Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts have filmed cameos for the new Ghostbusters movie.

The Miss America pageant apologized to Vanessa Williams for dethroning her decades ago.

Lupita answered questions for Vogue magazine in heels and a killer dress, while hula-hooping because she is the cutest.

Here’s a trailer for Disney’s The Jungle Book that features the voices of Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Ben Kingsley, and Giancarlo Esposito.

Speaking of Idris Elba, did you want to see Idris Elba as James Bond? Well thanks to Vulture Mag, you can, sort of.

Matt Damon embarrassed himself talking about diversity on Project Greenlight and later apologized.

Dev Hynes and Julian Casablancas have a serious conversation about racism and music.

Ibeyi have a new video for “Stranger/Lover.”

Last week I gave you Angel Haze’s new single, but now you can download her whole album.

You can now stream Drake and Future’s “What a Time to Be Alive” mixtape.

James Corden and Stevie Wonder do some Carpool Karaoke to brighten your week.

And if that didn’t do it for you, here’s Jimmy Fallon and Lionel Ritchie singing “Hello.”

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