PoC News in America

This weekend was a big weekend for the world of sports, so let’s get to it.

American Pharoah won the Triple Crown, and jockey Victor Espinoza is celebrating by donating his winnings to the California-based clinical research center, City of Hope.

Serena Williams has won her 20th Grand Slam Title. Here’s why she may be America’s greatest athlete.

Latinos and African Americans in retail jobs get paid and promoted less.

The Supreme Court ruled that Abercrombie & Fitch violated the 1964 Civil Rights Act when it refused to hire a hijab-wearing Muslim teenager.

United Airlines refused to serve a drink to a Muslim passenger, which points to the rampant Islamophobia in many parts of the country.

This is your weekly reminder that police in America unfairly scrutinize and attack black bodies, this time with an officer pulling a gun at a pool party. Yes, you read that correctly.

Flavorwire has a roundup of how white and male the media continues to be. Over at NPR, Al Letson builds his manifesto for diversity in the media.

All students in the Baltimore public schools will now receive free breakfast and lunch!

The True Cost, a new documentary about the effects of fast fashion on factory workers around the world.

In other documentary news, No Más Bebés is a documentary about the lawsuit Madrigal v. Quilligan, filed by ten Mexican-American women who had been sterilized in the early ’70s after having emergency Cesarean sections.

Where do we even begin with the whole Chet Haze debacle? These articles seem like a good place to start.

During a “Is this Funny or Racist?” panel discussion, comedian Crissle had to explain to a white audience member why his defense of Sarah Silverman’s blackface was weak and ill-informed. Crissle completely destroyed him.

Franchesca Ramsey has a new webseries for MTV to discuss race, sexism and pop culture and we couldn’t be more excited.

Are you ready for Orange is the New Black season 3 at the end of this week? Some of the ladies covered Essence to get you hyped.

Inspired by Caitlyn Jenner, OiTNB actress, Selenis Leyva wrote a piece for Huffington Post about being a sibling of a transwoman.

Laverne Cox also took to her tumblr to talk about #TransisBeautiful, Caitlyn Jenner, and intersectional issues.

Dave Chappelle is joining the cast of Spike Lee’s Chiraq.

Grace Jones, Lenny Kravitz, and Kelis are among the headliners of this year’s Afropunk festival in Brooklyn, later this summer.

In Tidal news, Tidal is launching a desktop app and a student discountHot 97’s Summerjam was also streamed via Tidal on June 7.

In people we were rooting for news, Das Racist’s Heems was called out for his use of the n-word during a lecture on “The Policing of Brown Bodies Post-9/11.” PoC Solidarity needs work, especially when it comes to examining anti-blackness within non-black communities.

Zoë Kravitz has been announced as the lead of the  woman-directed and written western, Black Belle.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is starring in a Big Trouble in Little China remake.

Cameron Crowe apologized for his casting choices in Aloha, sort of.

Hey Cameron Crowe, here’s a video that might break it down for you and explain why that apology misses the point.

Justin Lin is taking over directing duties for the next Star Trek. Uproxx discusses why he might be a perfect fit.

In sadder Star Trek news, original Uhura Nichelle Nichols is recovering from a stroke.

We end this week’s roundup with this video of the casts of Broadway’s Lion King and Aladdin singing during a six-our delay at LaGuardia Airport.

By Karishma

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.

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