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Macklemore Gets His Own Signature Jordan Sneaker

Macklemore Gets His Own Signature Jordan Sneaker

by Jamilah King on April 21 2014, 11:32AM

Which you probably can’t find at the thrift shop.

Topics: Culture

'Mad Men's' First Black Character Finally Gets a Storyline

‘Mad Men’s’ First Black Character Finally Gets a Storyline

by Jamilah King on April 21 2014, 11:06AM

And it only took seven seasons.

Topics: Culture

Poll: Laverne Cox is More Influential Than Justin Bieber

Poll: Laverne Cox is More Influential Than Justin Bieber

by Jamilah King on April 21 2014, 10:15AM

That’s according to voters in an annual survey for Times Magazine.

Topics: Culture

Concussion Studies: From NFL Players to Jailed Youth

Concussion Studies: From NFL Players to Jailed Youth

by Carla Murphy on April 21 2014, 10:03AM

New research looks at high rates of concussions among jailed youth

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Boston Marathon Begins, Biden in Ukraine, UAW Withdraws VW Union Vote Appeal

Boston Marathon Begins, Biden in Ukraine, UAW Withdraws VW Union Vote Appeal

by Aura Bogado on April 21 2014, 9:49AM

Here’s what I’m following on this morning.

Topics: /NOW

Lack of Diversity is Only a Symptom

Lack of Diversity is Only a Symptom

by Aura Bogado on April 18 2014, 4:59PM

Daniel José Older’s powerful essay calls out the publishing industry’s institutional racism.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

After Twitter Debate, Univ. of Michigan Details New Plan to Increase Black Enrollment

After Twitter Debate, Univ. of Michigan Details New Plan to Increase Black Enrollment

by Julianne Hing on April 18 2014, 12:59PM

It all began on Twitter.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Video: Immigration Policy Harms U.S. Citizens, Too

Video: Immigration Policy Harms U.S. Citizens, Too

by Aura Bogado on April 18 2014, 10:59AM

The citizen son of undocumented immigrants explains what’s at stake for mixed-status families.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Here's the 'Orange is the New Black' Season 2 Trailer Play

Here’s the ‘Orange is the New Black’ Season 2 Trailer

by Jamilah King on April 18 2014, 10:50AM

Get ready to watch on June 6.

Topics: Culture

Muslims Push to Add Holidays to New York City School Calendar

Muslims Push to Add Holidays to New York City School Calendar

by Jamilah King on April 18 2014, 10:26AM

Muslim students make up about 10 percent of the city’s public school population.

Topics: Culture