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Franklin, a ‘Peanuts’ Character Created in the Civil Rights Era, Turns 47

On Friday, we said Happy Anniversary to Peanuts character Franklin, who first met his curly-haired friend named Charlie Brown, or "Chuck" to...

Awkwafina Becomes First Asian-American Actress Ever To Win Golden Globe For Best Comedy Film

On Sunday, Awkwafina became the first actress of Asian-American descent to win a Golden Globe in the Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy category. The...

Don’t Yuck My Yum: Kids Books That Dismantle Orientalism & Food Shaming

Referring to Asian food as ‘ethnic’ centers whiteness as the normActually – stop calling all of our stuff – particularly us...

Stunt work took her from UCLA gymnast to ‘Watchmen’ hero

The fog clears, the music intensifies and Sadiqua Bynum gets to work. Wearing a black, hooded trench coat, she fires...

Afghan girls’ robotics team who were denied entry to US wins top European competition

An all-girls robotics team from Afghanistan who hit the headlines when they were briefly denied entry to the US over the summer, have won a major...

Prentice Penny Scripting Film About Compton Cowboys For Fox Searchlight

Prentice Penny, currently the showrunner and executive producer of HBO’s comedy series Insecure, has been tapped to craft the screenplay for...

Pixar’s ‘Wind’ honors Korean grandmother’s sacrifices to get her sons to America

EMERYVILLE, Calif. -- The two main characters of "Wind," the latest short released from Pixar's innovative SparkShorts program, are a grandmother and...

Disney’s First Jewish Princess Arrives in Time for Hanukkah

Finally, just in time for Hanukkah, a bona fide Disney Jewish princess has arrived.Princess Rebecca, of the Latino kingdom of Galonia, appeared...

Ali Wong Lands ‘8-Figure’ Netflix Deal for 2 Stand-Up Specials

Netflix has more exciting things lined up for Ali Wong fans.After the massive success of Wong’s 2016 stand-up special “Baby Cobra”...

‘Elena of Avalor’s Upcoming Hanukkah Episode Features a Princess From a Jewish Latino Kingdom

Elena of Avalor — the only fictional figure on People en Español’s 2016 “25 Mujeres Más Poderosas” list — is giving us...

‘Float’ Director Bobby Rubio on Unconscious Bias and Pixar’s First Filipino American Character

Bobby Rubio, who made his directorial debut with Pixar’s animated short “Float” on Disney Plus earlier this month, has worked at...

New ‘Mulan’ trailer: Disney drops first full look at live-action remake

New 'Mulan' trailer: Disney drops first full look at live-action remakeThe trailer opens on a similar note as the 1998 animated classic:...
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In 2015, 8-year-old Ty Murray’s hips were uneven. It hurt for him to walk and his left leg was slow growing. Ty was not...

News of the day: Judge rules 2020 census will continue through October

Late Thursday, Northern California U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh issued a preliminary injunction that pushes the 2020 census deadline to October 31.  The decision comes...

Culturas Corner: Meet Ankita & Gayatri Bansal

Culturas Corner highlights individuals who make their community a better place through their work, business, volunteering or activism. Today we learn about THERE!, a...

The Hispanic Heritage Month history lesson continues

Hispanic Heritage Month runs through October 15, so Culturas took a dive into more important historical figures! Next up are Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera,...

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