Arts & Culture

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Madame Tussauds NYC Honors Selena With Wax Figure

Selena's sister Suzette: "What an honor and what a great way to have her here and to represent Latinos."

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Chance's Speech, Prodigy Shout-outs and More 2017 BET Awards Awesomeness

Comedian Leslie Jones hosted the ceremony, which featured social and racial justice-minded awards, a tribute to Prodigy and a joint performance of New Edition and the actors who played them in their BET biopic.

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Shonda Rhimes, Lin-Manuel Miranda Awarded Hollywood Walk of Fame Stars

The Shondaland and "Hamilton" creators will join Taraji P. Henson, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg and more in receiving stars in 2018.

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WATCH: Kansas City Fast-Food Workers Share Stories of Struggle

Join cooks and cashiers working with Stand Up KC and Fight for $15 as they narrate personal stories of corporate mistreatment, poverty and resistance via live performances.

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Mobb Deep's Havoc on Prodigy's Death: 'I Still Can't Believe It'

"I can't even listen to 'Shook Ones' or any song."

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Young Thurgood Marshall Tackles Northern Racism in New 'Marshall' Trailer

The Reginald Hudlin-directed movie stars Chadwick Boseman as Marshall during his time at the NAACP.

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Teenage Syrian Refugee Navigates Islamophobia, Multiculturalism in New Documentary

Dalya Zeno and her mother Rudayna Aksh feature in "Dalya's Other Country," a documentary premiering soon on PBS' "POV."

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Prodigy's Death at 42 Leaves Rap Fans 'Shook'

A representative says the Mobb Deep MC was hospitalized after a Las Vegas show due to sickle cell anaemia complications.

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Mattel Introduces Ken Dolls With Various Races, Body Types

Customers can now choose from a number of Kens, including Black, Asian and Brown ones.

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A 'Race Detective' Investigates Racism in 'American Koko'

Stream the second season of the digital satire series for free via ABC Digital.

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'Atlanta,' 'This is Us' Lead Television Critics Association Awards Nominees

Both shows boast predominantly or exclusively Black writers' rooms.

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SCOTUS Rules That Government Can't Censor Offensive Trademarks

Even if they disparage an ethnicity or race.

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Beyoncé's Fans Rejoice, Reprimand Mathew Knowles Over News of Twins' Birth

Beyhive members love the artist's children, but hate that her father announced their birth before she did.

Jorge R. Gutierrez attends "The Book of Life" on October 13, 2014, in Miami, Florida. The director announced its sequel earlier this week, on June 14.

Director Announces He Is Releasing a Sequel to A Favorite Day of the Dead Animated Film

"Book of Life 2" is no longer a dream.

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New Magazine Aims to Illuminate Asian Americans in All Their Complexity

Slant'd co-founder Katerina Jeng: "By sharing real stories from real people, we are empowering Asian Americans to rewrite the narrative that has been historically written by non-Asians for far too long."

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The Recording Academy Creates New Review Committee for Rap Nominations

The organization that runs the Grammy Awards says it wants to "eliminate the potential for a popularity bias that puts emerging artists, independent music and late-year releases at a disadvantage."

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A Black Queer Filmmaker Seeks Intersectional Acceptance in 'black enuf*'

Carrie Hawks' autobiographical documentary mixes animation with family interviews and dry humor to explore their lifelong journey to qualify their Blackness and LGBTQ identity with White and Black peers alike.

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Tracy K. Smith Named 22nd U.S. Poet Laureate

Smith earned a Pulitzer Prize for her 2011 outer space-inspired poetry collection, "Life on Mars."

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O'Shea Jackson Jr. Cast as Baseball Legend Dock Ellis in New Biopic

The late Ellis achieved noteriety for admitting to pitching a 1970 no-hitter while high on LSD.

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EXCERPT: Writer Clay Cane Explores Hip-Hop Masculinity in New Book

The essays in Cane's "Live Through This: Surviving Intersections of Sexuality, God and Race" illustrate his path to self-acceptance.