Kenan Thompson in black vest and black and red and white plaid shirt in front of black wall with white and red and blue text

'SNL' Vet Kenan Thompson Talks TV Comedy Evolution

The new Emmy nominee—and longest performer in “SNL” history—discusses his career and the show’s slow work in increasing Black representation in a new profile.

Puerto Rico Faces Extensive Damage After Hurricane Maria

All of Puerto Rico's Residents Have Electricity Again, But Grid Is Still Fragile

Nearly one year after a full blackout, the electrical utilitys executive director acknowledges the situation remains a mess.

Kelly Lytle-Hernandez in blue patterned shirt and black glasses and white pants leans on grey metal handrail in front of white wall and brown floor with multicolored paint

These Storytellers of Color Just Earned American Book Awards

The 39th cohort of awardees features several novelists, scholars, poets and other literary figures whose works interrogate race in America’s history and present.

Painting of "Black Panther" cast in multicolored clothing against blue sky on red and gold carpet

How Fans Created The First Ever Wakandacon

Black storytellers successfully envisioned what Wakanda—a futuristic African country unencumbered by colonial baggage—could be. Then a group of “Black Panther” fans brought Wakanda to Chicago.


Arts & Culture

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Listen to This Show About the Enduring Strength of the Black National Anthem


It's Time for Atlanta to Stop Colluding With ICE [OP-ED]

Trump Presidency

Lawsuit says federal agencies lured undocumented immigrants into interviews before arresting them.

ACLU: Federal Agencies Set 'Traps' for Immigrants Seeking Legal Status

Gender & Sexuality

Aretha Franklin in green dress with silver embroidery holding black microphone in front of black screen

How Aretha Franklin Lent Her Voice to the Civil Rights Movement

Facing Race

An overhead photo of the Detroit skyline

VIDEO: Welcome to Detroit! (Teaser)