Happy Friday, Unicorns! Time once again to catch up on some of the news stories catching my eye this week.
NYPD Officer Peter Liang was convicted for killing Akai Gurley in a stairwell.
After “accidentally” billing Tamir Rice’s family for emergency services, the Cleveland Mayor apologizes.
Reproductive Justice groups have partnered with #BlackLivesMatter in a great move towards intersectional social justice causes.
A naked and unarmed black teen was killed by police in Austin, Texas last week.
Justice Scalia passed away over the weekend, and the President released a statement about his years of service.
Wellesley College just appointed their first black President.
Hampton University is the first HBCU to play Division I lacrosse.
Race-related campus violence continues as Texas A&M investigates incidents of black students who were victims of racial slurs.
Here’s something new and different, black hairstyles being co-opted for a fashion trend. Speaking of black hair, ever notice how black women always seem to lose their weaves as part of romcom character growth?
A high school in Arizona fought back when a referee banned traditional Navajo hairstyles from a basketball game.
Latino celebs are speaking out against the racist and xenophobic language being used by the GOP candidates.
Check out A Brown Table food photography for beautiful food and what looks like delicious recipes.
Marley Dias, the 11-year old girl trying to diversify books, has reached her #1000BlackGirlBooks goal.
Celebrities won’t stop talking about the Oscars and we’re not talking about these Chris Rock “Shonda Rhimes” themed promos.
Also misguided, Steven “I have two black kids” Spielberg’s comments.
Proving why we all love her, Emma Thompson suggests we kill off older members and increase opportunities for actors of color.
Also of note, the #OscarsSoWhite backlash is spreading, including to this past weeks’ #BAFTABlackout.
John Boyega won BAFTA’s Rising Star award and shared the win with his cat in the cutest way.
I love John Boyega and his cat so much pic.twitter.com/mhdpGtN3iu
— gabs (@spacedameron) February 15, 2016
Speaking of cute things, here’s the How to Get Away With Murder cast celebrating with Viola Davis at her vow renewal ceremony.
It’s been a while since this happened, but this week in all celebrities of color look alike, TeenVogue mistook Azealia Banks for Keke Palmer.
The new trailer for the Roots miniseries, featuring Laurence Fishburne, Forrest Whitaker, and Anika Noni Rose was released.
Also out this week, the trailer for Confirmation with Kerry Washington about the Anita Hill story.
Damon Wayans is getting too old for this
shit joke and will be taking on the role of Murtaugh in the Fox Lethal Weapon tv series.
Star Wars Episode VIII is filming and may have an Asian female lead in Kelly Marie Tran.
Taraji P. Henson is playing a NASA math genius because we may actually be seeing diverse storytelling.
You know what, here’s the trailer for Keanu again because this kitten is the cutest kitten ever.
Maya Rudolph just got her own variety show for NBC.
While you were starting a GoFundMe page to get Beyonce tickets, SNL pretty much nailed the weird white panic following the “Formation” video
Kanye West in typical Kanye fashion started some shit with Taylor Swift which means we’ll be subjected to endless think pieces about the world “bitch” and “squad” feminism. So thanks, Kanye. I guess you can stream his album if you so decide.
Here’s Misty Copeland recreating and becoming works of art.
Hope you caught the Hamilton performance at the Grammys. If you didn’t, here’s Christopher Jackson singing with Elmo to help you get through still not winning lottery tickets.
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!
Hope you are enjoying this long wonderful, 3-day weekend if you are stateside. Read More PoC News in America
This weekend I did not watch the MTV VMAs but I did watch most of these unforgettable hip-hop performances from the VMAs. Kanye West received the Video Vanguard Award and host Miley Cyrus defined white feminism. Read More PoC News in America