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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: /NOW, Arts & Culture

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

More Voting Rights Restoration Coming for Virginia

More Voting Rights Restoration Coming for Virginia

by Brentin Mock on April 18 2014, 10:01AM

Anyone with drug felony convictions in Virginia will now be eligible for automatic voting rights restoration.

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, /NOW, Politics

Watch Shonda Rhimes Talk About 'Scandal's' Season Finale Play

Watch Shonda Rhimes Talk About ‘Scandal’s’ Season Finale

by Jamilah King on April 18 2014, 9:58AM

It’s already been called the show’s “best episode yet.”

Topics: Culture

García Márquez, 6-Year-Old Shoots and Kills, and Lifetime Consequences of Bullying

García Márquez, 6-Year-Old Shoots and Kills, and Lifetime Consequences of Bullying

by Aura Bogado on April 18 2014, 9:54AM

Aside from better Gabo obits in Spanish here’s some of what I’m reading this morning:

Topics: /NOW

Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez, 1927-2014

Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez, 1927-2014

by Julianne Hing on April 17 2014, 4:47PM

The literary icon had been hospitalized after falling ill.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Grandmother of Girl Who Covered Edward Sharpe's 'Home' Faces Deportation Play

Grandmother of Girl Who Covered Edward Sharpe’s ‘Home’ Faces Deportation

by Jamilah King on April 17 2014, 2:51PM

They’re trying to keep their family together.

Topics: Culture