College campuses around the nation dealt with issues of campus racism, from Claremont McKenna, to Ithaca, to Yale and Mizzou. Our own Sara Habein covered more of the #Mizzou story in her Friday news bites.
On campus racism and the myth that political correctness has gone too far.
In light of these campus racism conversations, #BlackOnCampus highlights students stories.
The NAACP started a discrimination hotline to protect students who are wary of law enforcement.
A Kent State production of The Mountaintop features a white actor as Martin Luther King, Jr. Playwright Katori Hall speaks out against the production.
Alejandro González Iñárritu speaks about undocumented youth and Donald Trump at LACMA.
Here are 11 Types of Racists who need to stop.
The fight for wage equality gained attention this past week with rallies all over the nation.
Hamtramck, Michigan elected the nation’s first Muslim-majority city council.
We’ve mentioned the hunger strike at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in previous weeks, but now over 100 women are participating in the strike.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks against police brutality in her dissent regarding a Fourth Amendment rights case.
Here’s the trailer for the documentary about Latinas who were sterilized without their knowledge, No Más Bebés.
This badass Latina skate crew, Brujas, talk about gentrification and gender dynamics of skateboard parks.
There’s a new trailer for the documentary about transgender activist and leader Miss Major Griffin-Gracy.
Johari Osayi Idusuyi talks about her internet fame as the woman who read her way through a Donald Trump rally.
Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo talks about closing the byline gap and encouraging women writers.
Hannibal Burress tells us which rappers the Presidential candidates would be.
Over at The Aerogram, Tanzila Ahmed talks about why she doesn’t date white men.
Aziz Ansari talks about Asian representation in Hollywood and his new show Master of None.
He also makes everyone cry with this Instagram post/tribute to his dad.
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My dad took off most of his vacation time for the year to act in Master of None. So I'm really relieved this all worked out. Tonight after we did Colbert together he said: "This is all fun and I liked acting in the show, but I really just did it so I could spend more time with you." I almost instantly collapsed into tears at the thought of how much this person cares about me and took care of me and gave me everything to give me the amazing life I have. I felt like a total piece of garbage for all the times I haven't visited my parents and told them I wanted to stay in New York cause I'd get bored in SC. I'm an incredibly lucky person and many of you are as well. Not to beat a dead horse here and sorry if this is cheesy or too sentimental but if your parents are good to you too, just go do something nice for them. I bet they care and love you more than you realize. I've been overwhelmed by the response to the Parents episode of our show. What's strange is doing that episode and working with my parents has increased the quality of my relationship to my parents IN MY REAL LIFE. In reality, I haven't always had the best, most open relationship with my parents because we are weirdly closed off emotionally sometimes. But we are getting better. And if you have something like that with your family – I urge you to work at it and get better because these are special people in your life and I get terrified when my dad tells me about friends of his, people close to his age, that are having serious health issues, etc. Enjoy and love these people while you can. Anyway, this show and my experiences with my parents while working on it have been very important in many ways and I thank for you the part you all have played in it.
Jada Pinkett Smith joins the ABC pilot Murdertown.
Tracy Morgan will play Redd Foxx in the upcoming Richard Pryor biopic.
Shanice Williams and Stephanie Mills from The Wiz Live! duet on “Home” for People.
Rihanna has launched a new agency to represent makeup artists and stylists.
Grimes has a new song, featuring none other than Janelle Monáe.
We end on the best news ever, Missy Elliott is back!