Overall, sources like Reuters and the Associated Press are reputable and reliable. However, news sources do have biases; In many cases these are neither conscious or malicious. It is unfortunate that such biases tend to both underrepresent and poorly present a variety of demographics and groups. To find sources that actively seek to better present and represent these groups please try the resources listed here.
“We’re a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom reporting on gender, politics and policy.”
“AsAmNews is a community of users interested in reading, learning and commenting on news, events, people & issues in the Asian Americans and Pacific Islander communities.”
“Blavity is an American Internet media company and website based in Los Angeles, created by and for black millennials. Their mission is to ‘economically and creatively support Black millennials across the African diaspora, so they can pursue the work they love, and change the world in the process.’” – Wikipedia
“The goal of theGrio is to satisfy the need of African-Americans to stay informed and connected with our community. TheGrio’s editorial mandate is to focus on news and events that have a unique interest and/or pronounced impact for the African-American audience.”
“Dedicated to highlighting the diversity of the U.S. Latina experience, HipLatina empowers and entertains by providing thoughtful, engaging content on the topics Latinas care about most. From politics to beauty to culture, we give a voice to our strong, forward-thinking readers.”
“We started as a group of like-minded individuals who knew that social media is real and here to stay. We believe in authentic, unfiltered and independent voices. With over 500 contributors, our stories range from reported articles to opinion pieces.”
“National Native News provides listeners with relevant, timely coverage on Native American and Indigenous communities. The program began in 1987 and is currently produced in Albuquerque, New Mexico. NNN appeals to radio listeners who are engaged in the world around them and who seek out a broader range of viewpoints.”
“Native News Online reaches out to all nations. Native News Online is an online American Indian publication that is published six days each week Mon-Sat. Native News Online is a privately held entity that has no direct business allegiances to any particular American Indian tribe, government, or religious organization.”
PC started in print and continues to publish in print; “More than nine decades old, the Pacific Citizen is an award-winning Asian Pacific American semi-monthly national newspaper.”
“Prism is a BIPOC-led non-profit news outlet that centers the people, places, and issues currently underreported by national media. We’re committed to producing the kind of journalism that treats Black, Indigenous, and people of color, women, the LGBTQ+ community, and other invisibilized groups as the experts on our own lived experiences, our resilience, and our fights for justice.”
“The TRiiBE is a digital media platform showcasing innovative content to reshape the narrative of Black Chicago. Our original works in journalism and documentary, alongside creative writing and video, capture the multifaceted essence of our communities. As an independent, alternative news source, we hope to unify Black Chicago in the common purpose to create a safer, more vibrant Chicago.”
This is a living collection of books, articles, documentaries, series, podcasts and more about the Black origins of traditional and popular music dating from the 18th century to present day.
An audio series from The Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery.
“A Black exploration of the deliberate creation of the whitest state in the nation [Maine].”
About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge
From the author behind the bestselling Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, comes a podcast that takes the conversation a step further. Featuring key voices from the last few decades of anti-racist activism, About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge looks at the recent history that lead to the politics of today.
All My Relations is a team of folks who care about representations, and how Native peoples are represented in mainstream media. Between us we have decades of experience working in and with Native communities, and writing and speaking about issues of representation.
What’s CODE SWITCH? It’s the fearless conversations about race that you’ve been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between.
Come Through with Rebecca Carroll
Join host Rebecca Carroll for 15 essential conversations about race in a pivotal moment for America.
How we can come together as human beings? Join me, Dr. Miguel E. Gallardo, as I address ways in which human beings can better understand “the other,” while learning how to create meaningful change.
“How We Got Here is a podcast for journalists about how history and identity shape narrative. As journalists, we like to say we’re writing the first draft of history. But if we don’t know our own history, we run the risk of misinterpreting what we see and what we hear. Of failing to connect the dots. George Floyd’s murder, the Black Lives Matter movement, the election, the attempted coup — they’ve all brought America to a reckoning with its national character.”
Interchangeable White Ladies Podcast
“We’re launching the Interchangeable White Ladies podcast a show where we discuss education, culture, and local activism. We’re teachers so we have an essential question–How can white women use their privilege to deconstruct white culture, confront their own biases, be better allies, and be less basic?”
Intersectionality Matters with Kimberle Crenshaw
Intersectionality Matters! is a podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory.
Outside Voices Podcast is a podcast featuring personal stories from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ folks and others who redefine “outdoorsy”. We’re co-creating stories with outdoor enthusiasts, educators, storytellers, activists, social media influencers, artists and more.
Native Opinion is a unique education, entertainment and informational radio show and podcast. Hosts, Michael Kickingbear, of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, and, David GreyOwl, a member of the Echota Cherokee Tribe of Alabama, present an Indigenous view on American history, politics and culture, and how those things impact and shape Native American lives.
Co-hosts Sadia Azmat and Monty Onanuga tackle Life, love and work in a white man’s world. Let’s help each other figure it out!
Just what is going on with white people? Police shootings of unarmed African Americans. Acts of domestic terrorism by white supremacists. The renewed embrace of raw, undisguised white-identity politics. Unending racial inequity in schools, housing, criminal justice, and hiring. Some of this feels new, but in truth it’s an old story.
“This Way Out is the only internationally distributed weekly LGBTQ radio program, currently airing on some 200 local community radio stations around the world. The award-winning half-hour magazine-style program features a summary of some of the major news events in or affecting the queer community (NewsWrap), in-depth coverage of major events, interviews with key queer figures, plus music, literature, entertainment — all the information and culture of a community on the move!”
A podcast about Asia, Asian America, and life during the Coronavirus pandemic, featuring Jay Caspian Kang, Tammy Kim, and Andy Liu.
The Othering & Belonging Institute’s official podcast, Who Belongs? demonstrates our commitment to public dialogue. The question of who belongs in our societies, whether local, national, or global, is one of the central drivers that underpin how people are othered, or how the conditions of belonging are created. Our podcast addresses this foundational question to open pathways to explore a range of policies, movements, scholarship, and narratives that get us closer to the goal we seek, which is to advance a society where all belong.
“Photos in the image library, which depict older people in non-stereotypical ways, are available to download for free.”
Bezalel Narkiss Index of Jewish Art
The Bezalel Narkiss Index of Jewish Art is a largest virtual Jewish museum in the word, which includes about 300,000 images from ca. 800 museums, libraries, private collections and synagogues in 41 countries
Beautiful illustrations of black people for your next digital project. From your websites, web applications to mobile apps, we’ve built these designs to be used anywhere and everywhere. Welcome to a future of inclusion.
Culturally Authentic Pictorial Lexicon (CAPL)
CAPL is a free, online, non-commercial visual glossary comprised of authentic photos for language and cultural instruction and research. Created at Washington & Jefferson College, CAPL seeks to provide teachers and learners with high-quality authentic images for their classrooms and teaching materials.
This collection is a disability-led effort to provide free and inclusive stock photos shot from our own perspective, featuring disabled Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC) across the Pacific Northwest.
Fresh Folk is an illustration library of people and objects. Mix and Match. Each character comes with a range of poses, outfits and skin tones
The Gender Spectrum Collection
The Gender Spectrum Collection is a stock photo library featuring images of trans and non-binary models that go beyond the clichés. This collection aims to help media better represent members of these communities as people not necessarily defined by their gender identities—people with careers, relationships, talents, passions, and home lives.
Too often, images from low- and middle-income countries focus on poverty and tremendous need rather than what we see everywhere we go: women in decision-making roles, working to earn income, and accessing and providing reproductive health information and services to care for themselves and their families.
Beautiful, high-res photos of black and brown people. For free.
PICNOI’s tag line, “Free Stock Photo for a Colorful World”, is a pretty good description of this royalty free photo library covering people of color.
American Indian Film Gallery (AIFG)
The AIFG presently contains over 450 non-fiction films that document Native lifeways from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego, with a large concentration on peoples of the Southwest. The films range from a 1922 silent newsreel to recent footage of pow-wows and political meetings in 2011. The majority of the films date to the golden age of U.S. educational and sponsored filmmaking, after World War II up to the advent of portable video. Interestingly, the video age marks a shift in the collection from films about Native peoples to films by Native peoples.
An online film archive to watch films (documentaries, short films, talks & more). Promote films here and join the mission to promote global consciousness. Believe in yourself who sees the future to be united and harmonious, for the wellbeing of all. Support learning about the ‘self’, culture, nature and the eternal soul – the evolution of life.
Ethnographic Video for Instruction & Analysis (EVIA)
The EVIA Digital Archive Project is a collaborative endeavor to create a digital archive of ethnographic field video for use by scholars and instructors.
Folkstreams is a non-profit dedicated to finding, preserving, contextualizing, and showcasing documentary films on American traditional cultures.
Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library (HIDVL)
The Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library (HIDVL) is the first major digital video library of performance practices in the Americas.
Sites & Repositories
Amistad Research Center is committed to collecting, preserving, and providing open access to original materials that reference the social and cultural importance of America’s ethnic and racial history, the African Diaspora, human relations, and civil rights.
ASEAN Cultural Heritage Digital Archive
The ASEAN Cultural Heritage Digital Archive (ACHDA) celebrates the rich and diverse cultural heritage of ASEAN ( Association of Southeast Asian Nations), and showcases a veritable treasure trove of exemplary artefacts and history.
Black Craftspeople Digital Archive
From 1619 to beyond, black craftspeople, both free and enslaved, worked to produce the valued architecture, handcrafts, and decorative arts of the American South. The Black Craftspeople Digital Archive seeks to enhance what we know about black craftspeople by telling both a spatial story and a historically informed story that highlights the lives of black craftspeople and the objects they produced.
Black Freedom Struggle in the United States: A Selection of Primary Sources
“…this website focused on Black Freedom, featuring select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history. Our intention is to support a wide range of students (see examples for using in teaching and learning), as well independent researchers and anyone interested in learning more about the foundation of ongoing racial injustice in the U.S. – and the fights against it.”
The struggle for racial equality in the 1950s and 1960s is among the most far-reaching social movements in the nation’s history, and it represents a crucial step in the evolution of American democracy. The Civil Rights Digital Library promotes an enhanced understanding of the Movement by helping users discover primary sources and other educational materials from libraries, archives, museums, public broadcasters, and others on a national scale.
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
The Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse collects documents and information from civil rights cases across the United States. It is available to scholars, teachers, students, policymakers, advocates, and the public, to allow greater understanding of historical and contemporary American civil rights litigation.
Confluence connects you to the history, living cultures, and ecology of the Columbia River system through Indigenous voices.
The Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami Libraries is home to the largest repository of materials on Cuba outside of the island and the most comprehensive collection of resources about Cuban exile history and the global Cuban diaspora experience.
Digital Library on American Slavery
The Digital Library on American Slavery is an expanding resource compiling various independent online collections focused upon race and slavery in the American South, made searchable through a single, simple interface.
“We all have a story to share. Our stories show who we are and develop our individual identities. These stories may take form as lifelong biographies, short experiences, art and photography, or even a dessert recipe we love. The Diversity Story is a platform that allows people to submit and share stories of culturally diverse experiences around the world.”
Early Caribbean Digital Archive (ECDA)
ECDA is an open access collection of pre-twentieth-century Caribbean texts, maps, and images. Texts include travel narratives, novels, poetry, natural histories, and diaries that have not been brought together before as a single collection focused on the Caribbean.
Freedom Narratives focuses on the enforced migration of enslaved Africans in the Atlantic world during the era of the slave trade from the 16th to the 19th century. The biographical accounts included here include the testimonies and stories of individuals born in West Africa whose voices have long been silenced.
Jewish Digital Collections and Jewish Study Guides
This site complements my [Diane Romm] original Jewish Guide to the Internet. The goal of that project is to provide access to the vast array of Jewish materials online.
LGBTQIA+ Studies: A Resource Guide (Library of Congress)
This guide offers an introduction to the impressive LGBTQIA+ collections of the Library of Congress. The Library collects at the research level in the area of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) studies. Library holdings are particularly strong in LGBTQ+ politics, history, literature and the performing arts. This guide is organized by subject, format, and time period.
The Religion Stylebook is an easy-to-use guide created for journalists who report on religion in the mainstream media. It’s an independent supplement to The Associated Press Stylebook and is a service of the Religion Newswriters Association.
Slave Societies Digital Archive
The Slave Societies Digital Archive (formerly Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies), directed by Jane Landers and hosted at Vanderbilt University, preserves endangered ecclesiastical and secular documents related to Africans and African-descended peoples in slave societies.
This digital memorial raises questions about the largest slave trades in history and offers access to the documentation available to answer them.
sourceAFRICA is Africa’s premier repository for ‘actionable documents’. What do we mean by actionable documents? Documents that the public need to help make more informed decisions, or that help civic watchdogs such as the media or social justice NGOs substantiate their reportage, or documents that have been suppressed or censored elsewhere.
Southeast Asia Digital Library
The Southeast Asia Digital Library (SEADL) exists to provide educators, students, scholars and members of the general public with a wide variety of materials published or otherwise produced in Southeast Asia.
Welcome to SAOA. South Asia Open Archives is a free open-access resource for research and teaching – a rich and growing curated collection of key historical and contemporary sources in arts, humanities and social sciences, from and about South Asia, in English and other languages of the region.
Tribal Nations & the United States: An Introduction
“The guide ‘Tribal Nations and the United States: An Introduction’ developed by the National Congress of American Indians seeks to provide a basic overview of the history and underlying principles of tribal governance. The guide also provides introductory information about tribal governments and American Indian and Alaska Native people today.”
The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) project for safeguarding and promoting documentary heritage.