PoC News in America

This past Monday was unofficially Indigenous Peoples’ Day so let’s start with the people we are trying to recognize and their feelings about the day.

This past long weekend also saw the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March in Washington, D.C.

A U.S. Border Agent was indicted for killing a Mexican teen across the border.

Kiesha Jenkins is the latest transwoman who was killed this year. #sayhername

Walter Scott’s family reached a 6.5 million dollar settlement with Charleston over Scott’s death earlier this year

Private investigations concluded that the officers in the Tamir Rice shooting were “reasonable” in their actions.

Over at Bitch Magazine, they discuss issues that Muslim women actually care about.

Indian teenagers talk about the double standards for boys and girls by discussing chores.

Hillary Clinton meets with black lives matter activists to have a candid conversation about race.

Valentino’s Spring/Summer 2016 show is inspired by Africa, so you know it’s done respectfully.

Oh hey, The Martian whitewashed its Asian characters.

Meryl Streep (and other white feminist celebrities like Anne Marie Duff, Carey Mulligan and Romola Garai) disappointed all their women of color fans with their participation in a misguided promo for Suffragette. It should be noted that the premiere of the movie was interrupted by protesters calling out the whitewashing of history in the film.

In other white feminists not getting it news, Rooney Mara feels “really bad” about the whitewashing in Pan. I don’t feel bad that it’s a complete critical and box office failure.

Because news comes in threes, Emma Watson seems to sideline women of color and queer women because she can’t speak on intersectionality. While I applaud her ability to acknowledge her limitations, white women can’t continue to gloss over or ignore women of color and queer women and all the intersectional identities therein because it doesn’t fit their experience.

Ava DuVernay talks about race and Hollywood with NBC News.

Raven-Symoné proved that she is still great at sticking her foot in her mouth and completely lacking self-awareness by calling out “black” names. She later backtracked.

Gawker and Roxane Gay got into a Twitter fight over Gay’s complaints over poor Apple customer service. #MillenialProblems

Hamilton continues to kill it in both ticket sales and now the Billboard charts.

Here’s a preview of “Paradise,” a song from the new Broadway musical Allegiance about Japanese internment during World War II, from George Takei.

Allegiance star Lea Salonga reunited with Alan Menken and Brad Kane to perform “A Whole New World” to celebrate the rerelease of Aladdin.

14-year-old Auli’i Cravalho has been announced as the voice of Disney’s Moana and she is beyond precious.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw joins Star Wars VIII!

Carmen Ejogo and Gemma Chan join the cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

F. Gary Gray will be directing Fast and Furious 8.

The first clip from the Miles Davis biopic with Don Cheadle, Miles Ahead, finally made its way online.

Sanaa Lathan and Gina Prince Bythewood reunite for a new Fox TV series.

Quvenzhané Wallis just signed a four book deal with Simon and Schuster because that’s what 12-year-olds do.

Quantico is the only new fall TV show to gain viewers between its premiere and week 2.

Gina Rodriguez talks about not being “Latina enough.”

You can now watch part one of Telemundo’s Celia Cruz miniseries online.

The 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees have been announced so you can go ahead and vote for Janet Jackson or Chaka Khan.

Erykah Badu is joining the “Hotline Bling” bandwagon with her own version of the song.

Rihanna embarrasses everyone by calling Rachel Dolezal a hero.

The New York Times embarrasses themselves with this article on Nicki Minaj focusing on the “drama” around her.  For another take on the piece, see Flavorwire’s dissection of the Times article and celebrity profiling.

Nicki Minaj still made musical waves this past weekend when she surprised everyone by appearing during The Weeknd’s “The Hills” performance on SNL.

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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