The rising star shares the personal struggles she went through in becoming an LGBT icon in the New York art world.
We talked to Rahman about the idea of reverse racism, Charlie Hebdo, and the place of politics in stand-up.
The UK election is getting a little heated.
We talked to filmmaker Kate Kunath about gentrification, queer spaces, and the legacy of south Brooklyn gay club Starlite.
Fifty years after the march that spurred the Voting Rights Act, civil rights leaders in towns like Macon, Georgia face an uphill battle to stop discrimination at the polls.
You'd think that by now Alabama would be tired of being the state where marginalized Americans have to demand their dignity the loudest.
To find out what it's like for minorities working in the fashion industry, we reached out some prominent people of color who are involved in modeling, styling, editing, designing, and photography.
The rapper's homophobic Twitter rant about me revealed how little she knows about gender and sexuality in 21st century America.
"You've got a sort of mini-genocide going on and it just doesn't penetrate because America's so racially divided."
The Academy snubbed minority actors and filmmakers this year, but the problem runs deeper than black faces not holding little gold statues.
"I feel very strongly that most of the history that we have been taught is at best incomplete, and at worse fiction."
It should come as no surprise that the Obama family has felt the sting of racial prejudice in their lives. The Obama presidency has been defined by race, because in America, we're all defined by race.
"Lightskin or Darkskin," Nate Hill's latest project, explores the weird pigment-based prejudices we carry around in our heads.
Civil rights activists in Ferguson and New York have pinned their hopes for justice to federal investigations into police misconduct. But these probes aren't a silver bullet.
A couple of decades ago, Mark Wahlberg was convicted of assault after almost killing a dude because of the color of his skin. Now, he's asking for a pardon he probably doesn't deserve from the state of Massachusetts.
The former mayor's death signals the end of the go-go era in Washington, DC.
Institutionalized racism isn't just about the headlines you read or the grand jury verdicts that inspire protests, it's something that infects the consciousness of black people everywhere.
The Dellwood Lounge remained unscathed through all the unrest. Maybe the people on the street were just as afraid of what was behind the plywood as the men on their barstools were of the chaos outside.
Being black is not a choice, but what if it were? I made a list of pros and cons for my ethnicity amid my Ferguson-fueled depression.
We'll be keeping you updated as the town of Ferguson and the nation at large respond to the news that the cop who shot unarmed black teen Michael Brown this summer was not indicted.
I don't think that Jews are moneychangers or that slurs for Chinese people are OK, but a rich guy with my name apparently does.
For decades, NYPD have been busting people for small amounts of weed not because of any state law, but because they were rewarded every time they made an arrest.
Protesters suspect the officer who shot unarmed black teen Michael Brown this summer will not be indicted. Then what happens?
VICE Alps Tori Reichel is a black Austrian whose photo was plastered all over his university's website as an example of a foreign-exchange student. Except he's not foreign.