Good Night, David Letterman: 10 Memorable Appearances by Black Stars

The Root , News Report, Posted: May 20, 2015

David Letterman’s retirement from his long-running Late Show With David Letterman—which began on Feb. 1, 1982, as Late Night With David Letterman on NBC and later moved to CBS on Aug. 30, 1993, after NBC chose Jay Leno to succeed the legendary Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show—has rightfully prompted a lot of celebration.


At Manifest: Justice Exhibit, Life Reflects Art


Long Beach VoiceWaves, News Report, Michael Lozano, Posted: May 08, 2015

The weeklong exhibit in Los Angeles features the works of 200 artists focusing on social issues impacting communities of color in America.

R&B Legend Ben E. King Dies at 76


The Root, News Report, Kirsten West Savali, Posted: May 05, 2015

Ben E. King, the soul singer known for big hits like “Stand by Me,” has died of natural causes.


Catherine Karnow's Vietnam: Documenting a Changing Country


New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Apr 09, 2015

Stanley Karnow recorded the nightmares of the Vietnam War with words, and Catherine Karnow has managed to chronicle Vietnam’s long night’s journey into day with her photos.


Indian or American? Fight Over Yoga in US Can Tie Us Up in Knots


New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Apr 07, 2015

In that sense yoga too has become the classic immigrant story – born in India and remade in America.

South Korea to Inject $90 Million to Nurture Gaming and Tech Startups


Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Apr 01, 2015

South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s office announced Monday that more than 100 billion won (US $90 million) will be injected to nurture startups in gaming and other tech industries.

Deadline TV Editor Thinks There’s Too Much Diversity in the New Pilot Season


The Root, News Analysis, Posted: Mar 25, 2015

Yes, you read correctly. The multicultural crew has taken over television, and OMG, white people won’t have jobs. The world is coming to an end.


BBC Rape Documentary Misses the Point


New America Media, Commentary, Sakhi for South Asian Women, Posted: Mar 11, 2015

The BBC documentary on a December 2012 gang rape in India presents a flawed understanding of violence.

George Takei Says Leonard Nimoy Was A Voice of Diversity


Asam News, News Report, Posted: Mar 02, 2015

Takei remembered when a cartoon version of Star Trek was proposed, the producers had no plans for including Takei or other actors of color from the show. Nimoy spoke out, according to a story in the Washington Post originally told to MSNBC.

Marvel’s Cindy Moon Swings Solo in New Comic Series, ‘Silk’


Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Feb 23, 2015

Months after debuting in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man, Cindy Moon, aka “Silk,” makes a silky transition to her own comic book series as Marvel’s newest Asian American superheroine.

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