October 4, 2013 In the reboot of the TV series Ironside, Blair Underwood plays the titular character once played by Raymond Burr. Underwood joins a long list of able-bodied actors who portray characters with disabilities — which one activist likens to "white actors going onstage in blackface."
September 14, 2013 Famed fashion icons Bethann Hardison, Iman and Naomi Campbell have joined a coalition that presses for more diverse representation on the runway. The group has sent a letter to the governing bodies of the fashion world calling out specific designers for their lack of diversity.
September 10, 2013 Two new books published Tuesday tell the story of Harlem. The first features the white women involved in the Harlem Renaissance. And the second profiles three black female artists during World War II.
August 25, 2013 From history to memoir to fiction, these books tell the stories of the men, women and children who played pivotal parts in the struggle for equal rights.
August 13, 2013 After an editor asked him to tone down his racial politics, the first-time author walked away from his book deal, moved to a smaller press and eventually published two books to critical acclaim. He hopes his story helps make the case for why publishers should welcome different voices to the table.
August 11, 2013 Most Americans think of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a brilliant young minister who was one of the architects of the civil rights movement, and who was martyred for it in 1968. But to the revered leader's eldest son, Martin Luther King III, the famous man was just "Daddy."
July 29, 2013 The photographer behind a touching photo of five children that gained a lot of attention recently says that it is "good to know that even in this day and age, when we are bombarded by imagery from every direction, that one photograph can matter to someone."
July 24, 2013 A popular Spanish-language radio show hosted by Eddie Sotelo, also known as Piolín or "Tweety Bird," has been abruptly canceled by Univision.