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A Black Teen Got His Throat Slit Over Rap Music. Activists Say It's a Hate Crime.

The white assailant quickly admitted to killing Elijah Al-Amin over the rap music because it made him feel “unsafe.”
Trone Dowd
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Why Hong Kong Won’t Back Down

One young father who quit his job to join the protest is among millions fighting to keep their autonomy from mainland China
Kelly Wong
Vicky Liu
Crystal Wong
Angad Singh

Police Are Feeding Celebrity Photos into Facial Recognition Software to Solve Crimes

Law enforcement agencies are using facial recognition systems with little to no rules, found a new study by the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology.
Sarah Emerson

Aretha Franklin's Sketch of Black Femininity

The iconic musician embodied the trials and tribulations that all black women could relate to, and provided the blueprint to alleviate them.
Kaila Philo
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

Saying Goodbye to Aretha Franklin

We celebrate the queen of soul, and the impact she had on our music and culture.
VICE Staff

The Best Way to Fight Sexism Is to Make Men Experience It

The lessons I learned at a now-closed summer camp for LA teens hold up in the #MeToo era.
Kelli Auerbach

Powerful Vintage Photos Contrast Hollywood Glitz with Civil Disobedience

George Rodriguez has lived a double life in LA, photographing Chicano activists as well as famous musicians like Eazy-E and Michael Jackson.
Miss Rosen
martin luther king jr.

The Strange, Tangled Web of Assassination Plots Against Martin Luther King

Before he was actually murdered, the civil rights legend was targeted for at least a decade by vile racists of all stripes, according to a new account.
Seth Ferranti

Elemental Portraits Peel Back the Layers of Racial Identity

Lauren Machen draws inspiration from the classical elements (earth, fire, wind, and water) for her latest photography series.
Annie Armstrong

A New Exhibit at the Tate Gives Voice to Civil Rights-Era Black Artists

'Soul of a Nation' looks at what it was like to be a black artist from 1963 to 1983.
Catherine Chapman

A Photographer's Honest Portraits Recontextualise Black Masculinity

Jonathan Gardenhire captures "honest pictures of black men" that are once familiar and transformative.
Antwaun Sargent
gallery show

How to Survive Systemic Racism in America

Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter explores the politics of survival at We Buy Gold in Brooklyn.
Antwaun Sargent