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What Is a War Crime? And How Are War Criminals Prosecuted?

All war is devastating, but some acts cross the line. Here, we explore what constitutes war crimes—and whether Putin can be held responsible for Russia's brutality in Ukraine.

What Is Environmental Racism, and How Can We Fight It?

Environmental racism isn’t a new problem, but it often flies under the radar—with disastrous consequences. Here, experts explain what it...


11 LGBTQ+ Charities to Support All Year Long

Whether you're a member of the LGBTQ community or an ally, consider donating to or volunteering with an LGBTQ charity...


15 Podcasts from LGBTQ+ Creators to Add to Your List

Covering everything from history and politics to pop culture, LGBTQ podcasts are as diverse as the queer community.


Companies Are Trying to Cash In on Juneteenth. Here’s Why That’s a Problem

Big brands are trying to profit off Juneteenth, but that's not what the holiday is about.

As an Immigrant, This Is What the 4th of July Means to Me

For many U.S. immigrants, the 4th of July is a day to reflect on what America stands for, recommit to...


15 Asian American and Pacific Islander Podcasts You Need to Listen To

From comedy to cooking, these Asian American and Pacific Islander podcasts give voice to authentic stories that go beyond the...

10 Ways to Celebrate and Commemorate Juneteenth in 2022

Honor the holiday's true meaning with a Juneteenth celebration that focuses on reflection, education, and the joy of liberation.


31 LGBTQ-Owned Businesses to Support During Pride Month and All Year Long

From queer-centered bookshops to gender-diverse apparel, we've rounded up some excellent LGBTQ-owned businesses to shop throughout the year.


These Volunteers Risked Their Lives to Save 2,000 Animals from War-Torn Ukraine

Amid constant danger, volunteers at a Ukraine pet shelter are making sure no animal is left behind.


How to Help Ukraine Right Now

After Russia’s recent military invasion, Ukraine’s residents are in need of aid. Here are some quick and effective ways to...

What Is Critical Race Theory, and Why Is It Important to Understand?

Critical Race Theory has been alternately criticized and celebrated, but do you actually know what it is? Here, experts define...


170 Black-Owned Businesses to Support Right Now (and All Year Long)

Support the Black community—and score some seriously amazing items in the process.


50 BLM Charities (and Organizations) to Donate to Right Now

Today and every day, Black Lives Matter and numerous nonprofits exist in a show of allyship toward the Civil Rights...


This Is the Word of the Year for 2021

This year's winner is a centuries-old throwback.


How to Respond When Someone Says “All Lives Matter”

There is actually a productive, positive way to counter this statement that can help promote understanding and combat racism.

What Anti-Racism Means and What It Means to Be Anti-Racist

It's not enough to get mad about racial inequality. You have to do something about it.


Colorism vs. Racism: What’s the Difference?

Even within minority communities, discrimination persists in unexpected ways. If you’ve never heard of colorism, here’s what you need to...


20 Podcasts About Race You Need to Hear

Learning about race relations in America has to be a deliberate choice, and the responsibility falls on all of us....


What Is Implicit Bias? How to Recognize and Change Our Unconscious Stereotypes and Assumptions

Experts say we all have some bias, but there are ways to fight against it.


I Came Out After 20 Years of Marriage and Met the Love of My Life

Larry Best thought he had the perfect love and the perfect marriage, but until he found his husband and soul...


What Black Lives Matter Means: The History of the Movement

What is the true meaning of Black Lives Matter? Many are still muddling the powerful message of the global movement.


The Juneteenth Flag: The History Behind Its Colors and Symbols

It's red, white, and blue—and a proud symbol of African American history. Meet the Juneteenth flag.


What Exactly Is White Privilege?

Understanding the inherent privileges of being White in America isn't about guilt or fingerpointing. Rather it's the essential work that...


Latino, Hispanic and Latinx: What the Terms Mean and How to Use Them

Not sure when to use Hispanic vs. Latino or Latino vs. Latinx? We asked the experts what each means and...

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How the Clenched Fist Became a Black Power Symbol

The clenched fist has been closely tied to social tumult throughout history, yet the gesture's representation of strength and hope...


50 Asian-Owned Companies You Can Support Right Now

The rise of anti-Asian sentiment during the pandemic has taken a psychological and financial toll on the Asian American community....


How to Be an Ally to the Asian American Community

Are you outraged by the recent surge of anti-Asian hate crimes throughout the country? Here's what you can do to...


Why Black History Month Is More Important Than Ever

While it's important to celebrate Black culture and contributions, it's equally important to acknowledge how society still oppresses and discriminates...


11 “Facts” About the Civil Rights Movement That Aren’t True

Separating fact from fiction isn’t just important from a historical perspective—it’s also essential in winning today’s fight against racial injustice.