PoC News in America

This past week, the internet was abuzz with the racist Star Wars boycott news, but we were too busy appreciating the cuteness of the cast celebrating the trailer.

Surprise, segregated schools are terrible for everyone, including white kids.

Texas can deny birth certificates to the children of immigrants.

President Obama tells a room of cops why #BlackLivesMatter is important.

The Atlantic has an article by Doug Glanville about the continued difficulties of hailing a cab.

The New York Times looks at driving while black.

NPR looks at the history of respectability politics in the black community.

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have increased their staff diversity.

People of color in the U.S. and Indian Dalit movements have had a history of similar politics and solidarity.

Asian immigration and history in this country is very different from the experiences and stereotypes about Asian-Americans.

Asian & Pacific Islander women are talking about reproductive justice.

Ahmed Mohamed, the student arrested for making a clock, is moving to Qatar to join the Young Innovators Program at the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.

After claiming Malia Obama participated in beer pong games during her college visit, Brown University apologized.

Pioneering director Julie Dash talks about black lives matter and the future of film.

Sasheer Zamata stars in this video by the ACLU about women’s rights.

People are not amused by Donald Trump hosting SNL.

However, everyone is excited that Chris Rock is returning to host the Oscars!

New York Theatre Workshop is hosting a new Othello production, this time featuring David Oyelowo as the lead.

I’m gonna keep posting about Hamilton because the cast and crew continue to be adorable.

Slate examines what happens when writers’ rooms are all-white.

Feministing looks at the humor of Amy Schumer and how queer women and women of color are continually sidelined.

Oprah Winfrey bought 10% of Weight Watchers.

Showtime is developing a show about the first black model on a major game show in the ’90s.

Last week, we brought you the controversial Ebony cover about the Cosby Show, and this week, Malcolm-Jamal Warner says the cover perpetuates the broken black family stereotype.

Anthony Mackie jokes about voting for Trump, which follows his long history of questionable comments about race and politics.

NBC is developing a show about a white guy married to an Indian-American woman and dealing with her wacky immigrant immigrant family. I already can’t stop eye-rolling.

On the flipside, check out the trailer for Aziz Ansari’s new Netflix series, Master of None.

In other more nuanced looks at the Indian-American experience,  a new clip from Disney-Pixar’s new short, Sanjay’s Super Team was released this past week and I’m already crying.

Laverne Cox has been cast as Dr Frank-N-Furter in the Rocky Horror remake, and some are skeptical about the casting.

Amber Rose called out GQ for their sexist article on her.

Zendaya also speaks about airbrushing in her latest magazine photoshoot.

You can watch Lianne LaHavas’ NPR Tiny Desk Concert below.

Pharrell Williams is the NYU Tisch Artist in Residence for 2015.

Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj performed “Feelin’ Myself” at the Tidal X concert and we will never be the same.

We end on two heartwarming stories to help you through the week.

First, we have this wonderful bride and her family, who, after being jilted, turned her reception in a dinner for the homeless.

Finally, New Yorkers stuck on the E train for two hours bonded and started a singalong because this city can be magical.

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Karishma is a twenty-something living in New York City and is trying her hardest to live out every cliche about Millennials. This involves eating her feelings, drowning in debt and mocking infomercials. She likes sociology so much that she has two degrees in it, and is still warding off her parents' questions about a real career.

2 thoughts on “PoC News in America”

  1. It’s lovely to see positive and happy news alongside the difficult news. It is so, so important to know about the awfulness that happens but it’s wonderful that when reading your roundups, to have faith in humanity restored by the end of it!

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