PoC News in America

Busy week this week with groundbreaking Emmy wins, to the Papal visit, to this moment of peak whiteness, and Beyonce slaying at everything because she’s Beyonce. Let’s get to it.

Eid Mubarak to all who observed this past week!

Malala Yousafzai had a busy week, speaking at the UN, attending her documentary premiere, and even doing card tricks on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

White people view Black Lives Matter as a distraction from “real matters of discrimination.”

While residents have voted to keep Sandra Bland’s name on the street where she was arrested, the investigation itself is in trouble.

The New York Times looks at how race and class are at the core over a proposal to redistrict schools in Brooklyn.

Fordham and Marquette Universities rescind their honorary degrees given to Bill Cosby.

1 in 3 migrants who are deported back to Mexico experience abuse at the border.

A new study about immigrants destroys some myths about immigration.

Here’s Michelle Obama being glamorous and elegant at the State Dinner for the Chinese President.

Vox has a great piece on the history of photography and how it was not developed for people of color.

Flavorwire looks at how racism is shaping the way we engage with media, particularly in movie cinemas.

Sure Viola Davis is the first ever black actress to win for Lead Actress in a Drama, but were the Emmys really that diverse?  You can also check out our previous coverage here on P-Mag. Here’s Viola’s speech just because she’s perfect and amazing and talks about the opportunities for women of color, particularly black women in Hollywood.

Also a major winner? Taraji P. Henson for modeling how women should support and uplift each other in the best ways. Here are some others who cheered on the trailblazing winners of the night.

Tracy Morgan made his first public appearance at the Emmys and handled it the only way Tracy Morgan could.

Screen Queens premiered and Ryan Murphy is still trying too hard to be edgy but crossing into racism again.

Black-ish’s second season started off with real talk about the n-word, joining a long history of tv shows grappling with the word.

Trevor Noah talks to Flavorwire about the premiere of The Daily Show this week.

Another week, another great interview from Constance Wu talking about race on tv and calling out entirely white tv shows for being part of the race conversation with their silences about race.

Robert Pattinson talks about the racist responses fiancee FKA Twigs gets about their relationship.

Michael B. Jordan got himself in trouble after saying “all lives matter” and then quickly apologized via Essence magazine.

Azealia Banks also got herself in trouble for homophobic statements which is unfortunately pretty standard behavior for her.

Ta-Nehisi Coates is writing a Black Panther comic for Marvel.

Jordan Peele is writing and directing a horror movie called Get Out inspired by Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.

The Walking Dead showrunner finally answers why so many black people are killed on the show. (Surprise: it’s a non-answer.)

The Star Wars hype machine is gearing up, so here’s John Boyega on the cover of GQ.

Zendaya has a Barbie doll modeled after her and it’s both adorable and important.

90s kids rejoice! Kenan and Kel reunited for a Good Burger sketch on The Tonight Show.

Have you ordered your Hamilton cast recording yet? It’s okay, you can stream the whole thing over at NPR.

Ava DuVernay directed Kerry Washington, Mary J. Blige and Taraji P. Henson in the cutest ads for Apple Music so far.

In case you missed it, here’s Beyonce at the Global Citizen Fest in Central Park this past weekend.

Congrats to new mom and constant rock goddess, Karen O!

Bat for Lashes’ Natasha Khan is back with her new project “Sexwitch,” which is honestly the best name of anything ever.

Janet Jackson and Missy Elliot have a new song because dreams do come true.

We end this week on Crissle West’s amazing retelling of Harriet Tubman’s spy days with Octavia Spencer as Harriet Tubman from last week’s Drunk History.

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