Arts & Culture

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DC Comics Superhero Vixen Makes TV Debut in New Special

The CW will air the series—which follows Vixen, a Black woman who employs her power to mimic any animal’s abilities to fight crime—in full as a two-hour television special.

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Following Whitewashing Criticism, Actor Ed Skrein Withdraws from Originally-APIA 'Hellboy' Role

“It is clear that representing this character in a culturally accurate way holds significance for people, and that to neglect this responsibility would continue a worrying tendency to obscure ethnic minority stories and voices in the arts.” 

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Black Joy and a Love Supreme at Afropunk Fest 2017 [PHOTO ESSAY]

Despite complaints about its commercialization, Afropunk Fest in Brooklyn still drew an eclectic mix of cool kids of color who danced hard, sang loud and shined as bright as the stars onstage. 

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Soledad O'Brien and Ice-T Ask, 'Who Shot Biggie & Tupac?' in Upcoming Fox Special

The journalist and rapper-actor will host the two-hour special, which features never-before-seen footage including Biggie talking about Pac’s death.

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Kendrick Lamar's Fiery Performance and More VMAs Highlights

K-Dot’s “Humble” video earned him more awards than any other artist at MTV’s annual celebration of music video achievement.

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MAC Honors Aaliyah With Fan-Driven Cosmetics Collection

The R&B singer died in a plane crash 16 years ago.

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Web Series 'Keloid' Builds Sci-Fi Narratives Around Black Teen Protagonist

The first season of the digital series follows a Black teenage boy at odds with his mother over his newfound superhero abilities. Now, “Keloid” creator Huriyyah Muhammad is looking for crowdfunding support to create the next chapter.

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'Whitney. Can I Be Me' Explores the Artist's Struggles With White Entertainment Industry Standards

The new feature documentary, which chronicles Houston’s life from pre-superstardom to her sudden 2012 death, airs exclusively on Showtime.

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Dave Chappelle, Tiffany Haddish Celebrate 'Def Comedy Jam's' 25th Anniversary With Netflix Special

“Def Comedy Jam 25” boasts a who’s-who of Black stand-ups performing and paying tribute to the comedy showcase that gave some of the world’s most famous comedians their first major TV exposure.

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John Leguizamo's One-Man 'Latin History for Morons' Hits Broadway This Fall

The prolific actor’s show breaks down lesser-known aspects of Latinx history in the U.S. and beyond.

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Malcolm X Biographical Scripted Drama Series in the Works

Independent studio Critical Content will adapt “Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention” into an original narrative series. 

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Common to Star in RZA-Produced 'Black Samurai' Series on Starz

The upcoming action series draws from Marc Olden’s novel, “Black Samurai,” which was previously adapted as a Blaxploitation film of the same name.

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WATCH: Issa Rae, Maxine Waters, Solange Pay Tribute to Greatness of Black Women at 'Black Girls Rock!'

These must-see speeches from BET’s awards show celebrated Black women in all their brilliance, resilience and complexity.

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BET to Honor Excellence at 'Black Girls Rock!' Ceremony

Taraji P. Henson hosts the annual awards and concert special, whose 2017 honorees include Issa Rae and Maxine Waters.

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Showrunner Marco Ramirez, Star Mike Colter Reflect on Episode of 'The Defenders' That Confronts White Privilege

Warning: this post contains spoilers for the “Luke Cage” partner series.

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This Supa Dupa Fly Petition Wants to Replace a Virginia Confederate Statue with Missy Elliott's Likeness

“She rose to become a platinum recording artist with over 30-million albums sold. All this without even once owning a slave.”

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7 Black Creators Remember Dick Gregory's Legacy

The comedian and activist’s death at age 84 leaves a gaping hole in both the art and activism worlds. Here are how some of the people living in his legacy addressed his passing.

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Veteran MC Dudley 'Declaime' Perkins On His New Album,'Young Spirit'

The experimental California rapper’s new album, produced almost entirely by wife Georgia Anne Muldrow, is an impassioned ode to the resilience of people of color. Here, Declaime shares his overall vision for “Young Spirit” and faces a question about a homophobic hook. 

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Documentary 'Digging for Weldon Irvine' On the Enigmatic Life of Nina Simone, Q-Tip Collaborator

Filmmaker and DJ Victorious DeCosta turns to Indiegogo to support his film about the man whose prolific career built a bridge from Simone to Mos Def.

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How One Black Woman Celebrated Whiskey's Black Roots When Jack Daniel's Wouldn't

Fawn Weaver thought Jack Daniel’s didn’t give Nathan “Nearest” Green, the enslaved Black man who taught Daniel how to make whiskey, the credit he deserved. So she took matters into her own hands.