On Wednesday, we released the ‘Black Millennials in America‘ report. Since then, the findings have been covered on any major news outlets including Huffington Post and the Washington Post. The Wall Street Journal put together a great round-up video on the report summarizing some of the key findings in the release. Watch the video below and provide your thoughts in the comments section.
On Tuesday, Amazon Studios released the first trailer for Spike Lee’s forthcoming and long discussed film, Chi-Raq. From the visuals, this movie is likely to draw a lot of attention.
Gabriel Ramirez’s poem, “On Realizing I Am Black,” performed at the 2015 National Poetry Slam in Oakland, CA is an eloquent oration on personhood at the margins.
It is painfully obvious that Hollywood has a race problem. Hit movie after hit movie features lead characters who are phenotypically White while movies with diverse casts are categorized as “race-themed” movies. Dylan Marron, a self-described “Neo Futurist” and performer, sliced up a few top films which perfectly highlight this point.
Alia Atkinson made history last weekend by becoming the first black woman to win a world swimming title.
Atkinson took home the trophy for the women’s 100 breasstroke at the world short-course championships in Doha, Qatar on Saturday.
BYP100 member and national co-chair Jessica Pierce recently appeared on PBS with a couple of other young activists.
Pierce, who has been involved in activism since her days at University of California at Santa Cruz, talked the importance of youth-led protests, and why she insist of being part of them.