Pipeline Protesters Cheer in North Dakota

The United States Army Corps of Engineers has denied a permit that would be needed to complete the controversial oil pipeline under the Missouri River. For months, tension reached a boiling point between the US Government and thousands that protested the project. The fight is finally over!

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Marc Anthony Named Person of the Years by Latin Grammy’s

Singer, songwriter Marc Anthony will be honored as person of the year at the 2016 Latin Grammy’s for his contribution and career in latin music. Marc Anthony is proud to be Puerto Rican and grew up in New York where his singing talent was evident at an early age.

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An Important Silver Lining to Highlight

While the results of the election have left many Americans in disbelief and questioning the values of our country, the election also produced several exciting new female senators who are breaking barriers and making history across our nation. Read More →

CL, The Biggest Asian Female Rapper

The biggest Asian female rapper known simply as CL, is growing her popularity and extremely well known in the Asian American community, especially among millennials. CL continues to grow her name by performing with top hit makers like  Diplo, who called her the “the Nicki Minaj” of K-Pop.

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Guatemala’s Hidden Gem

Since leaving her native home in Guatemala to pursue her dreams in Los Angeles, singer songwriter Gaby Moreno released her 5th full length album “Ilusión” in early September to much critical acclaim. Moreno has been establishing herself in the music industry for some time now and has reached great musical success.

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“Get Out”- A Horror Film About Race in America

With lots of reactions and conversation on social media, about the trailer for “Get Out”, written and directed by Jordan Peele of Key & Peele. There is no denying the film touches on sensitive topics in America that people are not willing to fully address.      

For Jordan Peele, the film is his directorial debut and brings to life his real passion, horror films. Peele’s describes the film as “a satirical, sort of horror, social world that brings a comedic aspect to such sensitive topics. Based on the trailer, people have been reacting to multiple issues addressed in the trailer like systemic racism, interracial relationships, stereotypes, and white privilege. Horror films have a reputation for killing off black characters fairly quickly. The lead is a black man (Daniel Kaluuya), which is already atypical of a horror movie.

 

 

People have been very positive about the film on social media by commenting on racial issues they have experienced themselves. Some people are also just freaked out about the horror aspect of the film. But this is the reaction Peele was going for as it sparks the conversation and causes a reaction from it’s audience. Peele describes it as getting a “very physical kind of reaction. It’s about tension and it’s about the release of tension”. With a release date not until February 24th, 2017, Peele has already left an impact with his audience.

Watch the trailer: Get Out

 

The Great Wall Controversy

When the preview for the film The Great Wall was released over the summer, it was immediately confronted with “whitewashing” controversy. The film tells the story of an elite force making a stand against a mythical creature on one of the world’s most iconic structures, The Great Wall of China. The film also takes on historical research over a 1,000 years old, in this epic monster movie.

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Race Ahead with raceAhead, Fortune’s New Corporate Diversity Newsletter

Multinational business magazine Fortune is releasing its newest newsletter on culture and diversity in corporate America, and it’s aptly named raceAhead. The newsletter aims to help leaders in the workplace make better, more informed decisions about racial diversity because we all know that discussing race at work tends to lead to awkwardness. But diversity often leads to better business, and opening up the discussion on diversity can only fuel progress.
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