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Serena Williams Gets Candid With Common in Interview On Race, Gender, and Fame

When it comes to MAKER Serena Williams, there is seemingly nothing she cannot do. From her impeccable strength and talent both on and off the court, t... Read More »

Women Take to Twitter to Show #WhatADoctorLooksLike After Delta Flight Discrimination

Since last week, the Internet has been buzzing about Tamika Cro 's Facebook testimony about a discriminatory incident aboard a Delta flight from Detro... Read More »

Serena Williams Speaks Up About Police Brutality

Even with her popularity and praise, Serena Williams has faced racism throughout her athletic career. Overall, she has been quiet about some of these... Read More »

Twitter Permanently Banned One of Its Worst Trolls

By Maggie Mallon Twitter just took a major step in its efforts to curtail online bullying: The social media service banned notorious troll Milo Yianno... Read More »

As Free Speech Becomes Cyber Bullying, When and for Whom Do Social Media Platforms Draw the Line?

After very recent episodes of cyber bullying against Taylor Swift and Leslie Jones (for separate reasons), executives of Twitter and Instagram took to... Read More »

#LoveForLeslieJ: Celebrities Take a Stand Against Racist Tweets Directed Toward Leslie Jones

Just before the "Ghostbusters" premiere, actre Leslie Jones was having a hard time finding someone who would design her dre because she is not "samp... Read More »

This African-American Female Cop Makes an Important Point About Community Policing

Nakia Jones became a police officer in 1996 because she wanted to make a difference in her community in Ohio. Though when she saw the video of the fat... Read More »

The 'Rosa Parks of Saudi Arabia' Wants to End Racism and Sexism in the Best Way

Ever since the event for Saudi's National Day was held in 2013, Nawal al-Hawsawi — or the "Rosa Parks" of Saudi Arabia — has fought for equality for p... Read More »

Gina Rodriguez Speaks Out On Being 'Latino Enough'

It's been quite the year for actre Gina Rodriguez. After her emotional acceptance speech for winning a Golden Globe for Best Actre went viral, Rodri... Read More »

"Humans" Star Gemma Chan Calls Out Lack of Diversity In Hollywood

Hollywood has long received flack for its lack of diversity among its stars in televisions shows and movies. Even with popular shows and movies like "... Read More »