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Chicago artist Ervin A. Johnson in front of his portraits

Art As Protest: How One Artist Uses Portraits To Confront Injustice

A Chicago artist turns his art into activism in order to honor blackness and protest police brutality.


0:33A couple poses with a metal band.
Wheeland Photography

Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Something ... Black Metal Band?

0:49Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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Justice Ginsburg Will Perform In An Opera — Again

0:32Michael Grab balancing stones.
Michael Grab / Gravity Glue

Meet The Artist Who Defies Gravity — One Rock At A Time

3:38A Chicago-style hot dog being prepared at the 2016 Chicago Hot Dog Fest.
Newsy / Ben Schamisso

Drag It Through The Garden: The Chicago Hot Dog's Immigrant History

1:32An illustration of a meteor hitting Earth
NASA / Donald Davis

Clinton or Trump? Some Millennials Prefer A Life-Ending Meteor Strike

1:40A #GOPHandsOffMe protestor dressed in a vagina costume poses in front of Trump Tower in Chicago.
Newsy / Ben Schamisso

#GOPHandsOffMe Protesters Get Explicit To Make A Point

1:43A Chicago police officer struggles with a man before he attacks her.
Chicago Police Department

Chicago Police Assault Revives 'Ferguson Effect' Theory

2:23A spray-painted figure flashes a middle finger on a brick wall.
Mark Turnauckas / CC BY 2.0

We Know What The Middle Finger Means, But Where Did It Come From?

0:33A teacher hugs a student.
Oak Park High School

These Teachers Want Their Students To Know They're Important

3:57Newsy's Noor Tagouri travels to Yassin's Falafel House.
Newsy / Noor Tagouri

How A Syrian Man Used Food To Connect To His New Home In Tennessee

0:41A split screen showing a woman looking upset and a pile of dirty plastic cartons
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Some Americans Get Pretty Angsty When People Are Wasteful

0:57James Charles appears with the CoverGirl logo. He wears makeup, a backwards baseball cap, overalls and a shirt.
Twitter / @COVERGIRL

The Newest Face Of CoverGirl Is A Boy

1:13Various items from Moschino's latest collection

This Drug-Themed Fashion Collection Was Kind Of A Flop

3:23The LaGrow family
Newsy / Cody LaGrow

I'm Gay. My Sister Is, Too. Here's What It Taught Our Parents

6:07Khaldon Masri makes Kanafa at his family's bakery in Dearborn, Michigan
Newsy / Kevin Clancy

How Middle Eastern Bakeries Found A Place In America's Rust Belt

2:09Images of the Winchester Mystery Mansion, the Jersey Devil and Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau
Mike Shelby / CC BY 2.0

These Haunted Destinations Will Scare The Pants Off Of You

1:34A sign for the vice presidential debate outside Longwood University
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Meet The Small-Town University Hosting The VP Debate

1:01A photo of the White House taken through trees that have shed their leaves.
Getty Images

The White House Wants To Add A New Racial Category To The US Census

1:35Noor Tagouri spoke with Playboy for its recent "Renegades" issue.
Kate Warren

Noor Tagouri Talks About That Playboy Interview

1:22A frog holds a Star of David and wears a Nazi hat with a Swastika on it.
Know Your Meme

This Is How A Cartoon Frog Became A Hate Symbol

1:11Students sit in a classroom and listen to a guest speaker.
Getty Images

How Black Preschoolers Are Disciplined Says A Lot About Racial Bias

3:16Ashton Sanders from the film "Moonlight."
Newsy / Ben Schamisso

'Moonlight' Film Gets Honest About Black Identity And Vulnerability

1:23Immigrant detainees pray during a prayer group in a general population block at the Adelanto Detention Facility.
Getty Images / John Moore

Hillary Clinton's Claim On Ending Private Prisons Isn't Totally True

1:23Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández smiles while running off the field after a game.
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After MLB Star's Death, Friends And Teammates Remember Him With Love

1:07The National Museum of African American History
National Museum of African American History

Obama Is Pretty Pumped About The New Black History Museum

4:06Cody LaGrow and Adam Rich at Scratch DJ Academy
Newsy / Ben Schamisso

Asking For A Friend: Are DJs Faking It?

3:10Embrey has modeled around the world for seven years.
Newsy / Kevin Clancy

Beyond The Runway: The Unseen Side Of Life As A Model

:50A pair of glasses on top of a dictionary.
Kate Ter Haar / CC BY 2.0

Don't Feel Bodoh — We Didn't Know What These Words Meant, Either

1:48Hillary Clinton.
Getty Images / Mark Makela

Hillary Clinton Gets Personal With 'Humans Of New York'

2:24Newsy's Noor Tagouri speaks with UnCutt Art
Newsy / Kevin Clancy

We Tracked Down The Street Artist Behind #ProtectYoHeart