PoC News in America

A little tardy to the party, but we’re back and ready to celebrate with Oscar Isaac and Taraji P. Henson on their Golden Globe wins!

National News

The Oregon militia Federal Building protest continues and The Root has a roundup of articles exploring what would happen if the armed militia wasn’t white.  A Native Tribal Council has a few things to say about the militia.

Maine Governor Paul LePage uses some not so subtle racist language to describe the cause of the heroin epidemic. Surprise, he blames black people.

57 people were granted a total of $5.5 million in reparations 40 years after being tortured by Chicago police.

Another reminder that black people are still being killed by the police almost daily, and often getting away with itIn the case of Tamir Rice, at least some administrative action is happening. 

Bill Cosby was arraigned in sexual assault cases.  Camille Cosby was ordered to give a deposition against her husband and quickly filed a motion to delay it.

Last week, black women writers paid tribute to Zora Neale Hurston on what would’ve been her 125th Birthday.

Affirmative Action continues to be an issues in campuses across the country. University of Michigan describes their approach to attracting a diverse student body in the New York Times.

Philadelphia is back to being a sanctuary city.

Presidential Race 2016

Donald Trump’s campaign is using images of the Morocco border to spread alarmist xenophobic propaganda.

A Muslim silent protestor was forcibly removed from a Trump rally. Rose Hamid speaks about her experiences with CNN.

Bernie Sanders is gaining traction following a sit down with Killer Mike.

Golden Globes 2016

Let’s just take one more look at the glory that is Taraji P. Henson.

Denzel Washington was honored and reminded us why he is one of the most famous actors in the world.

MTV Australia tried to make a joke about America Ferrera and Eva Longoria’s bit at the Globes, and it did not go well.

Jennifer Lawrence was rude to a foreign reporter backstage after her win and it reminded many non-Native English speakers about their frustrations with communication.

Pop Culture & Celebrity News

Ken Griffey Jr. is being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Hey, guess what language they speak in Pakistan? If you ask DC comics, it’s Pakistanian.

The Aerogram looks at the politics of naming in Aziz Ansari’s Master of None. #AllAsiansAreNotTheSame

NPR has a conversation about the movies Mexican-American millenials grew up on.

Dwayne Johnson is producing a documentary for HBO on youth prisons called Rock and a Hard Place.

Guillermo Del Toro has an animated series coming to Netflix because 2016 knows what I want in life. See also: his remake of Fantasic Voyage.

Speaking of things I want: Sci-fi movie with Tessa Thompson and Gina Rodriguez from Ex-Machina director Alex Garland.

More things I want: an alien abduction comedy with Wyatt Cenac called People of Earth.

Also the sizzle reel from Netflix’s The Get Down looks and sounds great.

Horror fans: Tales from the Crypt is coming back. Bad News: M. Night Shamalayan is producing.

Yara Shahidi, Teyonah Parris, and #BlackLivesMatters activist Johnetta Elzie are on the cover of Essence this month.

Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, and Priyanka Chopra are just some of the actresses featured in Elle Magazine’s February issue.

Amandla Stenberg continues to be the coolest girl in the world on the cover of Teen Vogue talking about black girls and being a role model for young women.

Jaden Smith is the face of Louis Vuitton’s Womenswear campaign.

Kerry Washington is Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year.

Here’s a sneak peek of Disney’s Moana. Get hyped!

Feministing calls out Tyga and other men who prey on young women, and the conversations about them in the media.

Kanye West announced the release date of his new album, Swish, and his headlining of this year’s Governor’s Ball. He also “auditioned” for American Idol.

Boyz II Men are joining Grease Live as Teen Angels.

Andre 3000 is ready to make new music!

Brandy already made some new music!

Concerned about the halftime show since Coldplay is the main performer? Don’t worry, Bruno Mars and Beyoncé will be there to make it actually entertaining.

Here’s Beyoncé’s surprise visit to Lip Sync Battle to perform with Channing Tatum.

We lost Natalie Cole at the start of the year, who was simply one of the greats, so we end it on her.

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