Arts & Culture

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Marvel's Moon Girl Headlines New Animated Series

The forthcoming series will follow 9-year-old Black superhero Lunella Lafayette, who uses her tremendous intelligence to save humanity.

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READ: How Hoover's FBI Targeted Black-Owned Bookstores

In his drive to crush advocacy in the Black community, J. Edgar Hoover, surveilled Black bookstores across the country.

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WATCH: MH the Verb Drops Afrofuturist 'Yo America' Video

The Philadelphia MC raps about systemic racism over clips of the “Afronaut”—the time traveler at the center of his latest album—exploring a bookstore.

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Read Ryan Coogler's Touching Thank You Letter to 'Black Panther' Fans

“I am struggling to find the words to express my gratitude at this moment, but I will try.”

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WATCH: Big Daddy Kane Gets 'Raw' for Tiny Desk Concert

The “Smooth Operator” delivered a few of his biggest hits for the NPR concert series. 

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New Podcast Chronicles Internment of Japanese Americans

American Public Media podcast “Order 9066” takes its name from the executive order that authorized the forced relocation of tens of thousands of Japanese Americans during World War II.

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Word to Wakanda: Five Must-Read Articles About 'Black Panther'

Jump into the conversation about the movie’s place in ongoing discussions about race.

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Oscar-Nominated 'Traffic Stop' Explores Violent Arrest of Breaion King

The short documentary delves into the Black teacher’s interaction with two White Austin Police Department officers in 2015. 

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LISTEN: Ava DuVernay Chronicles Journey from Compton to 'A Wrinkle in Time' on New Podcast

The filmmaker discussed her experiences in a White male-dominated industry on the debut episode of “Edge of Fame.”

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TBS Greenlights Lena Waithe's Comedy Series With Queer Black Woman Protagonist

“Queer Black characters have been the sidekick for long enough, it’s time for us to finally take the lead.” 

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Representation Matters: Long Before the Movie, Black Panther Validated My Black Self

“Representation matters” has become a catchphrase. Because it’s true. Here, one lifelong Black Panther fan explains why he’s so passionate about a superhero movie.

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'Get Out' Returns to Select Theaters For Free on Presidents' Day

Jordan Peele’s Oscar-nominated thriller will screen in celebration of the film’s release a year ago.

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WATCH: 'Robbin' Season' Arrives in New 'Atlanta' Trailer

The second season of Donald Glover’s awardwinning show debuts March 1. 

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Wakanda's Finest Shine on Three Essence Covers

The stars of “Black Panther” discuss the film’s exploration of Black identity in the magazine’s March cover story.

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WATCH: New Doc Explores Life and Disappearance of Oscar Zeta Acosta

“The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo” follows the Chicano Movement activist’s battle against the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Ava DuVernay Launches Entertainment Diversity Initiative With City of Los Angeles

“Real change happens when we take tangible action, and that means giving young women and people of color opportunities in the industry early on so they have the chance to shape its future.”

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New Children's Book Shatters Monolithic Depictions of Motherhood

Juniper Fitzgerald and Elise Peterson’s new picture book, ‘How Mamas Love Their Babies,’ shows the many ways that mothers use their bodies to take care of and love their children.

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Syreeta Gates Chronicles Hip Hop Journalism History in 'Write On!'

Gates created a Kickstarter campaign to fund her documentary on the reporters and critics who influenced hip hop culture and music journalism. 

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Lupita Nyong'o Stuns in Natural Hairstyles for Allure Magazine

The “Black Panther” star shares her hair history in the magazine’s “The Culture of Hair” issue.

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LIVESTREAM: Smithsonian Unveils Barack and Michelle Obama Portraits

Created by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, the images will hang in the National Portrait Gallery.