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Grace Lee Boggs, Activist And American Revolutionary, Turns 100

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Boggs, famous for her role in helping shape the labor, civil rights and environmental movements in Detroit, has established a legacy of passionate and philosophical protest.

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Denmark Vesey And The History Of Charleston's 'Mother Emanuel' Church

Thursday, June 18, 2015

In 1822, Vesey, a carpenter and former slave who bought his own freedom with lottery winnings, tried to organize what could have been the nation's biggest slave revolt.

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BuzzFeed's Saeed Jones Wrote A Beautiful Thing On Being Black In The Book World

Thursday, May 28, 2015

"Combing through mastheads and tables of contents for the names of writers who are not straight white men can make you feel crazy. And it is crazy that doing so is still necessary."

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The Slants Frontman Fights Government To Register His Band's Name

Friday, May 08, 2015

Simon Tam, the founder and bassist of The Slants, has spent six years trying to register his group's name. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office says the name disparages Asians.

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Reaction To Baltimore Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby's Remarks

Friday, May 01, 2015

On Friday, Mosby announced that the death of Freddie Gray was a homicide. She is charging the city police officers with a range of offenses — including second-degree murder and manslaughter.

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Virtual Readings For Baltimore's Freddie Gray

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Here are some words from novelists, poets and rappers that folks are sharing on social media to make sense of what's going on in Baltimore.

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In Its Season Finale, 'Fresh Off The Boat' Is Still Wrestling With Authenticity

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Its fiercest critic, Eddie Huang, whose memoir inspired the show, says his life isn't recognizable in it. What's "real" or not is up for debate.

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George Takei And Company To Hollywood Gatekeepers: Fix Your Diversity Problem

Monday, April 20, 2015

A coalition of multi-ethnic Hollywood watchdogs is pushing talent agencies to add some color to their lineups.

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How The South Korean Government Made K-pop A Thing

Thursday, April 16, 2015

K-pop — or Korean pop — makes its latest move toward the center of American pop culture with Nickelodeon's new show, Make It Pop. But beyond "Gangnam Style," how did K-pop evolve?

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Way More College Students Are Studying Korean. Is 'Hallyu' The Reason?

Friday, April 03, 2015

Overall, college students aren't enrolling in foreign language classes as much as they used to. But more people are enrolling in Korean language classes.

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The Director Of 'Home' On Its Immigration Storyline

Monday, March 30, 2015

"I think an immigrant story can be a very large story, and that this one is very large," Tim Johnson, who directed the animated film, told Latino Voices.

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Some Messy History Behind A Fight Over A Restaurant Called 'Chop Chop Chinaman'

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Both "chop chop" and "Chinaman" have long, complicated histories, which we thought we'd surface in light of this story.

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Why It's So Hard For Us To Agree About Dong From 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'

Thursday, March 26, 2015

With a name like Dong — and so few roles for Asian-American men on TV — it's understandable that this character has been raising eyebrows. But in the context of the show, Dong makes complete sense.

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The Time A Cartoonist Was Told To 'Lighten Up' A Character

Friday, March 20, 2015

Artist Ronald Wimberly uses a cartoon essay to tell us this story: He was drawing a Marvel character who's Mexican and African-American, so he drew her brown. But his editor had different ideas.

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Starbucks Campaign Already Inspiring Awkward Conversations About Race

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Video blogger and DJ Jay Smooth was on MSNBC Tuesday night to talk about Starbucks' "Race Together" campaign, which has already birthed a very public, cringeworthy conversation about race.

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The Fascinating Story Of New Orleans' Two Lost Chinatowns

Friday, March 06, 2015

Let's rewind the clock 150 years to the end of the Civil War, when Southern planters had to find new laborers.

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Study: At 'Rate My Professors,' A Foreign Accent Can Hurt A Teacher's Score

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Teachers with Asian-sounding names were given poorer marks, and their accents were the main reason.

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Rapper Jin Tries To Stretch His '15 Minutes' Of Fame

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

In 2004, Jin was one of the first Asian-Americans to drop a major label rap album. One controversial song, "Learn Chinese," raised eyebrows. A decade later, he's trying to rephrase the message.

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A 'Show Boat' With An Asian-American Cast Hits The Rocks

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Racial tensions between blacks and whites are at the heart of the "Ol' Man River" musical. Asian-American actors say it doesn't make sense to get on board.

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African Emoji CEO: Apple 'Missed The Whole Point' With Its Diverse Emojis

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Alpesh Patel released the first-ever set of black emoticons last year. He says Apple still has a long way to go.

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