The Wonkblog over at the Washington Post has a pretty interesting write-up of new research from the Public Religion Research Institute. In a study of race and friendship, PRRI found that a large majority (75 percent) of whites have “entirely white social networks without any minority presence.” And, for what it’s worth, the same holds true for less than two thirds of Blacks. […]


If you’re looking for people of color in your summer sci-fi blockbuster, you’ll be waiting for a long time. A new infographic form Lee & Low Books details just how lacking fantasy films are in the diversity department: only 14 percent of movies feature a female protagonist and only 8 percent feature a protagonist of […]


[CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE TO EXPAND TO FULL SIZE] Ever thought about who makes all the food we purchase? Here’s a graphic to help show you where your money is going when you fill up your grocery cart. How do you feel about only a handful of companies owning a majority of foods that you eat? RELATED […]

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A brand new infographic highlights just how white and male the Academy Awards really are. According to research by book publisher Lee & Low, since the Academy Awards’ inception in 1927, the academy has been dominated by whites males. Lee & Low found that, of the 6,000 industry professionals that compose the academy, 94 percent white. Lee & […]

—– This month, NewsOne presents a special exploration of Black Americans’ influence on social media, #TWEETING WHILE BLACK. —– The concept of “Black Twitter” actually has a history that is years-deep. We believe that the phenomenon has its roots in Black innovation — our cultural predilection to take tools and technology and use them in […]

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As California prisons currently house 180% of their intended capacity, the Supreme Court ordered on Monday that the state drastically reduce its inmate population 2013. In an effort to meet the mandate, the state is now proposing the release of more than 30,00 inmates, cutting its current population from 143,435  to 109,805 by 2013. Good […]