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How Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates Defines Today's 'Race Beat'

How Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates Defines Today’s ‘Race Beat’

by Carla Murphy on October 31 2014, 1:14PM

He doesn’t ignore periodic eruptions of racial violence but focuses on the less visible systemic roots of these incidents.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Spike Lee: 'Post-Racial America is Bullshit'

Spike Lee: ‘Post-Racial America is Bullshit’

by Jamilah King on October 31 2014, 1:13PM

The director talked about race and police brutality with Jorge Ramos.

Topics: Culture

Angela Davis Praises Toni Morrison's Friendship and Editing

Angela Davis Praises Toni Morrison’s Friendship and Editing

by Jamilah King on October 31 2014, 11:28AM

“It was quite an amazing experience for me to have her as a mentor.”

Topics: Culture

Peshmerga Fighters in Syria, Zuckerberg Answers Your Questions, Dead Galaxies' Ghost Light

Peshmerga Fighters in Syria, Zuckerberg Answers Your Questions, Dead Galaxies’ Ghost Light

by Aura Bogado on October 31 2014, 10:03AM

Some of the morning’s headlines

Topics: /NOW

De-Centering Whiteness is Essential to Thinking About Street Harassment Play

De-Centering Whiteness is Essential to Thinking About Street Harassment

by Aura Bogado on October 30 2014, 5:05PM

Aura Bogado argues that the Hollaback! should consider centering trans women of color.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Society

On That Street Harassment Video and Race Play

On That Street Harassment Video and Race

by Akiba Solomon on October 30 2014, 5:04PM

The viral video of a New York City woman suffering endless street harassment is effective. If only it wasn’t complicated by race.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Society

ICYMI: Meet the Artist of Color Behind Those 'Stop Telling Women to Smile' Posters

ICYMI: Meet the Artist of Color Behind Those ‘Stop Telling Women to Smile’ Posters

by Jamilah King on October 30 2014, 2:15PM

Brooklyn-based artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh has taken her anti-street harassment message nationwide.

Topics: Culture

Is Your Halloween Costume Racist? Check This Flowchart

Is Your Halloween Costume Racist? Check This Flowchart

by Jamilah King on October 30 2014, 11:48AM

Don’t be a jerk.

Topics: Culture

Ebola Quarantine Showdown in Maine, Tim Cook Comes Out, Giants Win World Series

Ebola Quarantine Showdown in Maine, Tim Cook Comes Out, Giants Win World Series

by Aura Bogado on October 30 2014, 9:59AM

Some of the morning’s headlines

Topics: /NOW

Powerful Short Film Captures High School Football Team in Oakland's 'Kill Zone'

Powerful Short Film Captures High School Football Team in Oakland’s ‘Kill Zone’

by Jamilah King on October 29 2014, 3:43PM

Follow the new coach of Castlemont High School’s football team.

Topics: Culture