PoC News in America

This week, our hearts are with the victims of terrorism in Paris, Beirut, and elsewhere around the world.

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.

NPR also looks at how Asian Americans are finally more visible in Hollywood.  Fresh Off The Boat writer Nahnatchka Khan and Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi are among the interviews.

Then again, we have a long way to go if the upcoming Death Note and Gods of Egypt movies are any indication.

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.

Erykah Badu has a new song called “Phone Down” about someone named Aubrey. I wonder who it is

We end on the best news ever, Missy Elliott is back!

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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