Engage with news and opinions from around the web about under-reported, untold stories from undercovered communities.
Tyler Perry to youth in Penn State scandal: 'I am your brother!'
Tyler Perry, who has spoken publicly of being molested as a child, writes an open letter to the young boy whose allegations spurred the 2008 criminal investigation of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky: "I must tell you, what you have done is so courageous. The strength that it must have taken for your 11-year-old voice to speak out about such a horrible act is something that I didn’t have the strength or courage to do at that age." – Newsweek/The Daily Beast
Study: The high price of low social status
Does one's perceived social status impact how much one will pay for a product? Stanford researcher Daisy Grewal writes about a recent set of studies that investigate how one's perceived social status, the more some are willing pay for services, products and healthcare. - Scientific American
Video: 'How I stopped worrying and learned to love discussing race'
John Randolph, known as "Jay Smooth" to listeners of his hip-hop radio show and viewers of his Ill Doctrine vlog, speaks in this TEDx Talk about the best way to talk about race: "So I know that this is no small task, but if we could shift a little bit closer, toward viewing these race conversations the same way we view a conversation about something stuck in our teeth, it would go a long way toward making our conversations a bit smoother and allow us to work together on bigger issues around race." - Ill Doctrine/TEDx
Profile: Jennifer Lim, star of Broadway's 'Chinglish'
Jennifer Lim is the star of "Chinglish," a Broadway play that explores the "misadventures of miscommunication," and speaks of how her identity impacted her art: “I had read nothing like [the play "Chinglish"] before, so it almost feels like I’ve lived my life to this point in preparation for this role.” - The New York Times