Arts & Culture

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Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Sundance Institute Collaborate to Support Underrepresented Screenwriters

The partnership centers around a two-day screenwriting workshop.

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3 Best Lines on Race from Aziz Ansari's 'SNL' Debut

The show's first-ever South Asian-American host had a lot to say about the recently inaugurated president and his most racist supporters.

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How Your Faves Really Feel About the #Inauguration

The Obamas' departure from the White House and Donald Trump's first day as president compelled many entertainers of color to speak their minds on social media. They didn't hold back.

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WATCH: Solange and Esperanza Spalding Sing for Resistance at Peace Ball

The sold-out show took over the National Museum of African American History and Culture during the official inauguration concert.

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Janelle Monáe, Janet Mock Join Women's March on Washington Lineup

The march is positioned as an act of solidarity for women who value human rights as the nation changes leadership.

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Miles Morales Gets His Own Animated Spider-Man Feature

The still-untitled film hits theaters in December 2018.

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ABC Developing Comedy From Zainab Johnson, Wanda Sykes

The still-untitled project focuses on a Muslim model forced to move in with her brothers.

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John Lewis Doc Coming to PBS in February

"Get in the Way" will air on February 10.

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QUOTABLE: 3 Blistering Excerpts From Michael Eric Dyson's New Book on Race

Dyson does not mince words in “Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America.”

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''I Am Not Your Negro' Director Raoul Peck on James Baldwin's Legacy

The Haitian filmmaker's new documentary weaves the compelling story of Black resistance from the 1950s to present using Baldwin's unfinished "Remember This House" manuscript as its guide.

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APIA Rockers The Slants Take Name Trademark Battle to the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court's decision on Lee v. Tam could impact the trademark battles of the Washington NFL team and other entities with names based on racist stereotypes.

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LIVESTREAM: David Oyelowo, Q-Tip and More Honor Dr. King's Legacy at 'MLK Now 2017'

Blackout for Human Rights and the Campaign for Black Male Achievement's second "MLK Now" event airs live from Harlem's Riverside Church at 2 p.m. EST. 

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This 'Black-ish' Scene Perfectly Captures Many Black Americans' Reaction to the Election

"Black people wake up every day believing that our lives are gonna change, even though everything around us says it's not."

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Fat Joe: At Hip-Hop's Creation, 'There Was a Latino Right There'

The Bronx MC spoke to The Root ahead of tonight's episode of TV One's "Unsung," which documents his rise to stardom.

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Aziz Ansari Will Be 'SNL's' First Desi Host

The "Master of None" auteur is only the show's fourth host from the Asian diaspora. 

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Beyoncé Just Interviewed Solange: 3 Must-Read Excerpts From Their Convo

“The biggest reward that I could ever get is seeing women, especially Black women, talk about what this album has done, the solace it has given them.”

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Showtime Greenlights Jamie Foxx-Created Jay Pharoah Vehicle, 'White Famous'

The half-hour comedy series is based on Foxx's experiences rising through the entertainment ranks.

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'This is Us' Star Sterling K. Brown is Excited About the Future of Black Stories on Film and TV

"To be African-American and alive—it's a good thing," said the Emmy award-winning actor to The Undefeated. 

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'Hidden Fences' Isn't Real, but These Hilarious #GoldenGlobeErrors Tweets Are

The hashtag came in response to red carpet interviewer Jenna Bush Hager and award presenter Michael Keaton conflating the names of two predominantly Black movies, "Hidden Figures" and "Fences," during the Golden Globes broadcast.

Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers looks on from the sidelines during a game against the Atlanta Falcons on December 18, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia. He announced his December donations for his $1 million pledge Friday, January 6.

Colin Kaepernick Donates $50K to Standing Rock Health Clinic

Half of the quarterback's December 2016 donations went toward the free healthcare clinic providing support to frontline #NoDAPL supporters.