Arts & Culture

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Jessica Williams to Write, Produce and Star as Rising Black Sci-Fi Writer in New Showtime Comedy

The series reunites Williams with her “The Incredible Jessica James” collaborator, Jim Strouse.

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Jordan Peele Developing Nazi Hunter Series, 'The Hunt'

The fictional drama is inspired by real investigators who tracked down former Nazis secretly living in 1970s America.

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Sterling K. Brown Hopes Emmy Win Opens Door for More Black Actors

Brown discusses his historic win in the “Lead Actor in a Drama Series” category in a new Variety cover story.

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Shonda Rhimes Says Emmys' Self-Congratulatory Attitude Toward Diversity is 'Embarrassing'

In a new Vanity Fair profile, the Shondaland executive discusses the need to empower artists of color and the launch of her new content platform.

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In 'Strong Island,' Filmmaker Yance Ford Explores How the Racist Killing of His Brother Went Unpunished

The Sundance award-winning documentary about his brother’s 1992 killing during a dispute with a White mechanic is now available on Netflix. Ford talks about the film’s most difficult scenes, giving his loved ones closure and more. 

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WATCH: Missy Elliott, Lil' Kim Bring All the Nostalgic Feels to VH1 'Hip Hop Honors'

From Missy’s “She’s a Bitch” opener to Kim, Fabolous and Havoc’s tribute to the late Prodigy, here are some of the highlights from VH1’s annual celebration.

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Cartoon Network Introduces Long-Lost 'Powerpuff Girl' of Color

Bliss reconnects with her siblings Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup in five-part special, “The Powerpuff Girls: The Power of Four.”

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Lena Waithe, Donald Glover, Riz Ahmed Make History at the Emmys

Actors and writers of color earned TV’s most prestigious awards for performances and projects that speak to racial identity and justice in the U.S.

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READ: Adam Beach on Hollywood's Erasure of Native Actors

“There is no need to cast non-Native performers and actresses in Native roles. This is not 1950. The practice of Whitewashing is unnecessary, unacceptable and discriminatory.”

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After L'Oréal Fired Her For Criticizing White Supremacist Violence, Munroe Bergdorf Books New Beauty Campaign

L’Oreal Paris dropped the Black British trans model after she called out White complicity in hate violence.

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Marsha P. Johnson's Friends and Allies Investigate Her Mysterious Death in New Documentary Trailer

“The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson” will debut on Netflix on October 6.

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How We Feel About New CoverGirl Issa Rae in 7 Tweets

The “Insecure” auteur joins the likes of Zendaya, Rihanna and Janelle Monáe as one of the beauty brand’s celebrity ambassadors.

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Devin Allen Captures Baltimore's Everyday Joy and the Pain of Freddie Gray's Death in 'A Beautiful Ghetto'

The West Baltimore photographer’s new book, “A Beautiful Ghetto,” is both a visual love letter to his hometown and a chronicle of its 2015 unrest after police killed Freddie Gray. Here are five key shots and the stories behind them.

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AMC Greenlights Series Adaptation of Racial Justice Movement Chronicle 'They Can't Kill Us All'

Screenwriter and producer LaToya Morgan will turn Wesley Lowery’s 2016 book about the contemporary movement against racist police violence into a drama series.

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Spike Lee and Jordan Peele Join Forces to Adapt KKK Infiltration Memoir, 'Black Klansman'

John David Washington will star in the thriller as Ron Stallsworth, a Black detective who successfully joined a local Ku Klux Klan chapter as part of an undercover sting operation.

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A Black Football Fanatic Explains Why Now Is the Time For Him to Kick His NFL Habit

Filmmaker, activist and former quarterback Byron Hurt has been obsessed with the game of football since he was a 7-year-old pee wee player. But recent events have convinced him to boycott an NFL he calls ”as toxic and racist as this nation’s current president.”

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'Atlanta' Star Lakeith Stanfield Takes a Serious Turn With Wrongful Imprisonment Drama 'Crown Heights'

The rising star breaks from the absurdity of ‘Atlanta’ to portray Colin Warner, a Black man who served over two decades in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. As ‘Crown Heights’ hits a growing number of screens, we spoke to the actor and his subject about their first meeting, what drives them, and the importance of telling real stories of injustice.

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VH1 to Honor Martin Lawrence at 'Hip Hop Honors'

VH1’s Hip Hop Honors: The ’90s Game Changers” will revisit the music, film and television that defined Black creative achievement in the last decade of the 20th century. 

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New Documentary Explores Current Segregation in America's Schools

The Netflix release of “Teach Us All” coincides with the 60th anniversary of the Little Rock Nine’s school integration action.

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USPS Dedicates Stamp Series to Color Barrier-Breaking Children's Book, 'The Snowy Day'

Ezra Jack Keats’ 1962 picture book was one of the first full-color titles to feature a Black protagonist.