Arts & Culture

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Black Artists Demand New York City Museum Remove, Destroy Painting of Emmett Till

"It is not acceptable for a White person to transmute Black suffering into profit and fun," reads Hannah Black's open letter about Dana Schutz's painting, "Open Casket."

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Deadly Police Violence and Unsolved Murder Ignite Racial Turmoil in 'Shots Fired'

Fox's new limited series stars Sanaa Lathan and Stephan James investigating the death of a White student at the hands of a Black sheriff's deputy in a small North Carolina town.

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Firelight Media Announces Inaugural Class of 'Impact Producer Fellows'

Director Stanley Nelson's new fellowship offers training for selected activists and artists of color as they produce a campaign for a documentary film.

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John Ridley's L.A. Riots Doc, 'Let it Fall,' Coming to Theaters Ahead of TV Premiere

The "12 Years a Slave" writer's documentary about the rising racial tension that led to the 1992 unrest is the first ABC News production to earn a theatrical release.

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Library of Congress Acquires Archive of Civil Rights Movement Photos

Bob Adelman's photos of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and other racial justice figures from the 1960s onward will now be part of the Library's collection. 

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Honor Chuck Berry's Guitar-Slinging Greatness With These Classic Clips

Berry—hailed by many as a pioneer of what would become rock n' roll—died at age 90. Celebrate his legacy with these songs and performances.

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New Orleans Bounce Artists, Documentarians 'Bring That Beat' to SxSW

Panelists talked about the dance music genre's history and prominent artists at South by Southwest.

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Netflix Acquires Film About 1969 LAPD Raid of Black Panther Party Headquarters

“The Stand Off” will show the hours-long raid from the perspective of the activists and the police.

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How 'Neurospeculative AfroFeminism' Uses Virtual Reality to Explore Otherworldly Transformation at a Black Hair Salon

Colorlines sat down with designers from Hyphen-Labs, a multidisciplinary creative collective led by women of color, to discuss the inspiration behind the immersive experience they showcased at South by Southwest.

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Upcoming Doc, 'Burn, Motherf***er, Burn!' Explores Origins and Legacy of L.A. Riots

"Fresh Dressed" director Sacha Jenkins' latest documentary premieres on Showtime April 21, 25 years after racial tensions exploded into days of unrest that shook Los Angeles. 

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WATCH: Jussie Smollett Attacks Oppressive Political Climate in New Music Video

The "Empire" star directed the video for his song, which pleads for love and justice in the face of police violence, xenophobia and attacks on reproductive justice.

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Dontre Hamilton's Family Fights for Justice in 'The Blood is at the Doorstep'

The new documentary follows the Hamilton family's demands for accountability after a White Milwaukee police officer killed Dontre in 2014. Family members joined director Erik Ljung for a Q&A after the film's second South by Southwest screening.

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WATCH: New Trailer for Pixar's 'Coco'

It’s the animation company’s first feature-length film to star a protagonist of color.

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Issa Rae Reveals 'Insecure' Season Two Premiere Date

“It’s about to get hot this summer.”

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Cheryl Boone Isaacs at SxSW: Hollywood Diversity Depends on 'Hiring, Mentoring, Promoting'

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president discussed post-#OscarsSoWhite inclusion efforts in a conversation with "Hidden Figures" screenwriter Allison Schroeder at South by Southwest.

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SxSW #YoutubeSoBrown Panel Tackles Show Business, Empowerment

The session is one of many tackling race, representation and opportunity in entertainment at this year's South by Southwest festival.

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ICYMI: SportsCenter Remade the Intro to 'A Different World' and It Is Glorious

Can you spot the cameos from the original actors?

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This Instagram Account Chronicles the History of Austin's Black and Brown Community

ATX Barrio Archive's Alan Garcia: "I'm trying to bridge that gap between what is normally available to people in privileged positions and trying to bring it back to the barrios where I believe it belongs."

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WATCH: Your New Favorite Group Kills NPR Tiny Desk Performance

New Orleans-based Tank and the Bangas plays a mix of soul, hip-hop and jazz bright enough to illuminate even the dreariest of days.

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WATCH: Rapper Akua Naru Honors Black Literary Achievement in 'Toni Morrison'

The rapper released a live version of her 2015 ode to the "Song of Solomon" author.