There have been a staggering 80+ transpeople murdered (mostly women of color) since last year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR). Events in their memory will continue to be held through this weekend.
‘Orange Is the New Black’ star and trans activist Laverne Cox teams up with MTV and LOGO for ‘The T Word,’ an eye-opening documentary on the lives of trans youth.
Common, Vince Staples and Jay Electronica brought the parents of Michael Brown onstage for their “Kingdom” remix at the 2014 BET Hip-hop Awards.
On Tuesday, the ladies of ‘The Real’ surprised 11-year-old Jonas Corona and his charity Love In The Mirror with a gift for the homeless individuals he serves in the Los Angeles and Orange counties.
Variety unveils “Power Of Women” covers featuring Jennifer Lopez, Reese Witherspoon, Jane Fonda, Viola Davis, and Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley, who are being honored for their humanitarian efforts.
Dream Defenders’ executive director Phillip Agnew speaks on systematic inequality on PBS’ unique town hall discussion, ‘America After Ferguson.’
This week Alicia Keys premiered a socially-conscious new piano-ballad titled “We Are Here” with an accompanying music video.
Rapper Pharoahe Monch discusses his new album ‘PTSD’ and his struggle with asthma and mental health on ‘The Takeaway.’
Katy Perry has teamed up with the Staples organization to “celebrate and support” teachers with her “Make Roar Happen” initiative.
July 19th will mark the first of many gatherings for people of African-Native American ancestry in the nation’s capital.
In celebration of Pride Month, as well as the upcoming World Cup in Brazil, gay athletes and supporters in sports worldwide have come together in a campaign called #ProudToPlay, which is sponsored by Youtube and Google.
Hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis has partnered with the Tony-nominated play ‘Mothers and Sons’ to raise awareness and funds for the Construction for Change, which will help build medical centers for victims of HIV.
‘Orange Is the New Black’ star Laverne Cox covers TIME Magazine, where she speaks on the intersection of race, class, and gender issues, a burgeoning “Transgender Movement,” and much more.
There is art and beauty in everything and the medical field is no different. In fact, it’s often said that medicine is equal parts art and science.
Award-winning actor/poet Daniel Beaty recently stopped by the Arsenio Hall Show to deliver a moving spoken word performance of his original poem, titled “A Black Boy Speaks.”
TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” 2014 list includes Beyoncé, Richard Sherman, Steve McQueen, Kerry Washington, Pharrell Williams, Matthew McConaughey, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, and Serena Williams.
Chef Marcus Samuelsson is helping families impacted by last month’s tragic gas explosion in East Harlem with a charity event on Wednesday, April 2nd.
Singer-songwriter, actor, activist and icon Harry Belafonte was presented an honorary doctor of music degree from Boston’s Berklee College of Music on Thursday, which also featured a concert in his honor.
Watch Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong’o reflect on the personal effects of colorism at Essence’s 7th annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon.
American Ballet Theatre’s sole Black ballerina Misty Copeland, whose memoir is out March 4th, is profiled in Teen Vogue’s March 2014 issue.