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‘Gold Diggers’ Captures The Weight Of The Model Minority Myth

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Sanjena Sathian’s riveting debut novel is already being developed into a TV series by Mindy Kaling’s production company.

Erica Chidi Is Helping Black Women Understand Their Bodies In A Broken Health Care System

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The health coach co-founded Loom to help women have healthy and empowered sexual and reproductive lives.

Emilia Ortiz Is Providing Self-Care Practices — With Guidance From Her Ancestors

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The Brooklyn-based mental health advocate is creating space on Instagram to honor the spirit of radical resistance and the collective healing of her Afro-Puerto Rican ancestors.

Céline Semaan-Vernon Is Using Fashion To Spark Social And Environmental Change

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The advocate and designer is changing the way we think about fashion’s impact on the world around us.

Mariah Moore Is Fighting For Trans People In New Orleans

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The 32-year-old activist uses her political savvy and compassion to get trans and gender-nonconforming people in Louisiana the care they need.

Janaya Future Khan Is Reinventing The Sunday Sermon With A Focus On Social Change

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The activist is using Instagram to spur Black Lives Matter supporters into action.

Emily Barker Wants Accessibility To Become The Norm

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The Los Angeles-based model is building a career around making art and advocating for people with disabilities.

Mandy Harris Williams Is Challenging You To #BrownUpYourFeed

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The artist has been dissecting algorithm bias on social media, and she wants users — especially Black and brown people — to reclaim their space online.

Jermaine Fowler Is Telling His Truth And Baring It All In His Quest To Dominate Hollywood

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The “Coming 2 America" actor’s path began on the stage with stand-up comedy. Now he’s starring alongside comedy greats.

Tessa Forrest Is Getting Vulnerable On Instagram — One Quote At A Time

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The graphic designer behind Subliming.jpg is figuring out how to connect with the world through art — both on and off of Instagram.

Isaias Hernandez Is Educating The Masses About Veganism And Environmental Justice

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With @QueerBrownVegan on Instagram, the 24-year-old environmental educator is guiding his followers toward a path of less food waste and more solutions to injustice.

Da’Vine Joy Randolph Is The Comedic Genius We’ve Been Waiting For

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The “High Fidelity” and “Dolemite Is My Name” actor is making a name for herself as one of Hollywood’s funniest talents.

Sydney Freeland Is Writing TV Dramas With Native American Families At The Center

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The Navajo filmmaker and writer has been working on several TV series — hoping to create new narratives around Indigenous experiences.

Alok Is Pushing Art And Activism Beyond The Gender Binary

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The nonbinary poet and activist has helped redefine the fashion industry by challenging heteronormative beauty standards.

Joshua Kissi’s Images Of Black Life Are Disrupting The Photography Industry

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The Ghanaian American photographer is increasing Black visibility in the media with Tonl, See In Black and other projects.

KevOnStage Is Leveling The Playing Field For Black Comedians

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Kevin Fredericks’ “Keep Your Distance” comedy show opens up new audiences for Black comics.

Jasmyn Lawson Is Working To Get Iconic Black Shows And Films Back On Your TV

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The Netflix executive loves the intersection of internet and entertainment — and is finding ways to make sure Black audiences are being served the content they deserve.

Bowen Yang Is Adding Fresh Irreverence To Late Night Comedy

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The "SNL" actor and host of popular podcast "Las Culturistas" is leading TV's changing comic tide.

The Culture Shifters Who Are Shaping Our Future

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Our annual list of artists, activists, entertainers and entrepreneurs who are changing the way we think about the world around us.

TV Writer Cord Jefferson Is Challenging Audiences To Think More Deeply

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From "Succession" to "Watchmen," the Emmy Award-winning writer is changing the TV landscape — and empowering others to do the same.

Zenat Begum Is Redefining What A Coffee Shop Can Be — And The Community It Serves

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Playground Coffee Shop is fighting food insecurity, centering its Black and brown neighbors and holding the restaurant industry accountable.

Vatican Issues Street Art Stamp, Ends Up Getting Sued

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Italian street artist Alessia Babrow alleges the Vatican used a reproduction of one of her images as its 2020 Easter postage stamp.

'Legend' Janet Malcolm Dead At 86: Esteemed Journalist 'Gave Us So Much'

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The New Yorker staff writer of more than five decades died Wednesday. She was remembered on social media by writers like Susan Orlean, Pete Wells and more.

This English Artist Is Carving Out Powerful Messages About U.S. Gun Violence

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Ben Turnbull has transformed school desks and church materials with chilling effect.

The 'Succession' Season 3 Teaser Is Finally Here

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The Roy family is back, and they're ready to rip each other apart.

Artist Flips Face Masks Into Things Of Olympic Beauty

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Tatsuya Tanaka's miniature twist on face coverings have to be seen.




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