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A Pink Pu**y Hat Was Placed On A Statue Of Harriet Tubman, Black Twitter Asks 'What Are You Doing?'

On the surface, the Women's March appears to be an all-inclusive resistance movement that has women of color's interest at heart. But for some, there …

Black History

Worried About Robots Taking Your Job? Learn Spreadsheets

Musing on the future of the economy earlier this year, Bill Gates warned of smart machines replacing human workers and suggested a tax on robots. A …

Obama Administration

Zendaya To Star In Film About First Black Graduate Of Vassar Who Passed As White

Zendaya is set to produce and star in “A White Lie,” a film about the first black woman to graduate from Vassar College, Variety reports.<p>In the film, based on Karin Tanabe’s book <i>The Gilded Years</i>, the 21-year-old actress will portray Anita Hemmings, a light-skinned descendant of slaves who passed as …

Zendaya

Black lottery winner decides to rebuild Florida's Black business community with winnings

Miguel Pilgram, who won $52 million in the lottery in 2010, is using his winnings to help rebuild Florida’s Black community.<p>Specifically, Pilgram is …

Fort Lauderdale

Ta-Nehisi Coates Perfectly Explains Why White People Shouldn't Use The N-Word

In October, author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates addressed students at Evanston Township High School in Illinois during an event, where he …

Ta-Nehisi Coates

If You Don't Have Any Black Friends, This Georgia Organization Invites You To 'Come Meet a Black Person'

Despite being a branded a melting pot, this country can be very segregated in terms of personal relationships.<p>A 2014 study from Robert Jones of the …

Getting Latino Students To and Through College

By Marilyn Garateix <br>Latino Ed BeatMichele Siqueiros recalled the day she arrived on a college campus.“I thought I had arrived on another planet,” she …

College & University

Stuntwoman Killed On The Set Of ‘Deadpool 2’ Was The First African-American Female Road Racer

Joi “SJ” Harris died while filming as a stunt double for ‘Dead Pool 2,’ <b>PEOPLE</b> reports. The Brooklyn native was hailed as the “first licensed African …

African-American News

Solange Deletes Twitter Account After Condemning White Nationalists

The singer also called activist Takiyah Thompson, the woman who removed a Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina, a hero.<p>Solange Knowles is …

Rights & Freedoms

A Chicana/o Manifesto on Community Organizing: Reflections of a Scholar-Activist

As an urban planning and ethnic studies scholar with an extensive background in community activism —over the past three decades— I’ve become an …

City Halls

Salma Hayek: I Still Struggle As A Latina Actress In Hollywood

Salma Hayek’s decadeslong career in film and television doesn’t seem to be enough for Hollywood.<p>During a recent BET interview pegged to her new movie “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” the Mexican-born actress said that she continues to struggle as a Latina in the entertainment industry.<p>The 50-year-old star …

Celebrity News

This Iconic Mexican Artist Inspired The Land Of The Dead In 'Coco'

“Coco” director Lee Unkrich recently revealed the inspiration for the film’s Land of the Dead.<p>In the Pixar animated film, 12-year-old Miguel accidentally finds himself in the Land of the Dead after taking a guitar from the grave of his favorite musician on Day of the Dead (Nov. 1), a day in which …

Animation

"Despacito" Wasn't Nominated For the MTV VMAs, and This Is How Luis Fonsi Responded

Luis Fonsi's "Despacito" made history when it became the most watched video of all time on YouTube, hitting over three billion views, so you could imagine everyone's confusion when it wasn't nominated for the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.<p>An MTV spokesperson told the <b>Associated Press</b> the hit music …

Rep. Gutiérrez Arrested at White House Rally on DACA Anniversary

This is what democracy looks like. Trump escucha, estamos en la lucha. #defendDACA #twill #tps #Immigration pic.twitter.com/FTRBrDYSdt<p>— Luis V. …

Immigration

California Becomes First State to Sue Trump Administration for Controversial Sanctuary City Policy

Following in the footsteps of Chicago and San Francisco, the state of California has sued the Trump administration over its controversial sanctuary …

Trump Administration

“Latino Calendar” shares positive stories about Latinos every day

<b>GritoBlast!</b> — College completion rates among Latinos, while improving, are still astronomically low across the country. According to some of the most …

Education

Badly Injured Charlottesville Victim Natalie Romero Doesn’t Have Medical Insurance & Needs Your Help

As a group came together to counter-protest the “Unite the Right” rallies – a gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia of white supremacists aiming to …

White Supremacism

US and Mexico Immigration: Portraits of Guatemalan Refugees in Limbo

Pedro and family. (Photo Manuel Gil, CC BY<br>https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)<p>Many of Guatemala’s refugees produced by its long civil war …

Immigration

Latina’s Guide to San Ignacio, Belize: Where to Eat, Drink, Sleep, and Play

Whether you’re looking for adventure activities in the rainforest, local punta music and authentic comida in town, or simply some WiFi-free time in a hammock with a book, you can do it all in San Ignacio, Belize.<p>Find More of Latina’s Travel Guides Here

Bruno Mars Makes A $1 Million Donation To Victims Of Flint Water Crisis

BET.com<p>https://www.bet.com/music/2017/08/12/bruno-mars-makes-a--1-million-donation-to-victims-of-flint-water.html?cid=facebook<p>The money was …

Ferguson Doc 'Whose Streets' Shows The Power Of Black People Telling Black Stories

Wednesday marked the third anniversary of the death of Mike Brown, the 18-year-old Ferguson, Missouri, native whose killing at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson launched a nationwide movement against police brutality. We think we know the story of what happened in Ferguson ― Brown’s …

Justice

The Story Behind ‘Step,’ The Inspiring Documentary Michelle Obama Loved

The first time Broadway producer and “Step” director Amanda Lipitz watched the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women’s (BLSYW) step team ― the Lethal Ladies, as they’re called ― she realized she was witnessing something worth showcasing.<p>“It was what happens in a great musical,” Lipitz told …

Michelle Obama

Issa Rae and Solange host fundraiser for struggling black business owner

On Friday, Issa Rae and Solange Knowles hosted an event to raise money to help a black businesswoman save her restaurant.<p>The event was meant to help …

Confederate States of America

Treeo’s new social polling game lets you vote with emojis

A new social polling game called Treeo has launched its modern-day (and cleaned up version) of the popular party game, <i>f*ck, marry, kill.</i> But this time, instead of voting on your plans for celebrity crushes, you’re voting on other topics categorized into sections like Home, Fashion, Movies, Food, …

Apps

Minecraft, the most popular game in the world, is turning its biggest fans into entrepreneurs

Microsoft subsidiary Mojang, the developer of the global phenomenon Minecraft, says it has what you might call a good problem: People want new Minecraft levels and items faster than they can build them.<p>So to close that gap, <b>Mojang is launching the Minecraft Marketplace — a store where players can</b> …

Mojang

Queen Latifah Wants To Inspire More Black Travel Through New Mini-Series

Queen Latifah is giving fans a glimpse at how celebrities experience the world’s most beautiful destinations with her new Travel Channel mini-series, “The Best Place To Be.”<p>Executive produced by Latifah and business partner Shakim Compere’s production company Flavor Unit, each one-hour episode …

Mini-series

'Hidden Figures' Author To Write Two New Books On Overlooked Black Icons

Margot Lee Shetterly’s <i>Hidden Figures</i> (subtitled: <i>The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race</i>) thoroughly debunked the idea that white men alone were responsible for winning the space race and, in the process, became a major hit.<p>Both the …

Black History

Angela Benton moves NewMe Accelerator from Silicon Valley to Miami

Angela Benton, the founder of the NewMe Accelerator, has been going strong in the Silicon Valley world of startups since 2011 and felt it was time …

Startups