'Crazy Rich Asians' Uplifts Women As Resilient, Complex and Resolutely Human
By giving its female leads room to explore the complexities of their relationships, this Asian-led rom-com goes beyond the boundaries of its genre and centers their agency for the world to see.
Fight Misogynoir Via the 'Kekubian Assassin' Mobile Game
Colorlines chats with “Random Acts of Flyness” producer, composer and writer Nelson Mandela Nance about the new mobile game, which follows a Black woman as she successfully neutralizes racist and sexist threats to her well-being.
'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.
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.
Singaporean Critics Ask Who 'Crazy Rich Asians' Really Represents
While many Asian Americans and allies see film as a game-changer for representation, some Singaporeans feel the movie’s focus on a largely Chinese-descended economic elite ignores marginalized Asians.
Five Must-Read Takes On 'BlacKkKlansman'
Check out what people have to say about Spike Lee’s film about the Black cop who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan.
READ: Spike Lee On Revisionist History and the Death of the Dog Whistle
The director talks about the relevance of his new film, “BlacKkKlansman,” whose release marks the one-year anniversary of the deadly Unite the Right march in Charlottesville, Virginia.
'Charmed' Creators, Stars Defend Reboot's Women of Color-Led Cast
“We’ve had the chance to see three White witches.”
Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga Star in 'Passing' Adaptation
The actresses will star as a pair of childhood friends who wrestle with the fallout of one friend passing as White.
LeBron James Spins Pundit's Insult Into Sports Activism Docuseries
Showtime’s “Shut Up and Dribble,” which counts the NBA superstar among its executive producers, will explore the history of the NBA and activism.
See ICE's Terrifying Impact on Columbus' 'Refugee Road'
A new documentary highlights the impact of Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids and xenophobic rhetoric on the Mauritanian community in Ohio’s capital city.
5 Insights From Beyoncé's Vogue Story, In Her Own Words
The superstar got real about her pregnancy, Beychella, being photographed by Tyler Mitchell for the cover and more in her story for Vogue.
Watch The First Episode of 'Random Acts of Flyness' For Free
HBO made the premiere episode of Terence Nance’s surreal series, complete with segments about Black love and survival, available to stream gratis.
Sanaa Lathan Seeks Hair Liberation in 'Nappily Ever After'
“My hair was a second job. Now I’m forced to focus on myself. I wonder who I’ll be.”
ICYMI: Why California's API Caucus Made Diversity in Filmmaking the Law
“We were just sick of the whitewashing.”
Follow These Five BlackStar Film Fest Flicks After the Festival Ends
Of the many movies being screened at the annual event, here are the must sees once they open to the public.
The 'Crazy Rich Asians' Team Took a Crazy Chance on Theaters
Will their gamble work out?
WATCH: 'If Beale Street Could Talk' Brings James Baldwin's Harlem to Life
Oscar-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins dropped the first trailer for his film adaptation of the novel.
'The Hate U Give' Illustrator Disappointed With Movie For Casting Light-Skinned Actress
“I was hoping it would be a very Brown-skinned actress, because there’s so little opportunities in these big movies for darker-skinned actresses. I can’t fudge. That’s how I felt.”
See Trayvon Martin's Parents Get Real on Resilience
Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin went on Hot 97’s “Ebro in the Morning” to discuss their new docuseries—and how they persevere through trauma.