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WATCH: Jamila Woods and Chance the Rapper Showcase Beauty of Windy City in 'LSD' Video

The video—which depicts friends of color enjoying a chill BBQ—was written by Chicago Public Schools students.

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Pantone Unveils Prince-Inspired Custom Color, 'Love Symbol #2'

The new shade matches Prince’s signature piano.

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How We Feel About Shonda Rhimes Leaving ABC for Netflix in 5 Tweets

The announcement comes just a week after ABC Studios parent company Disney said it would pull its shows from the streaming service.

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RuPaul's 'Queen,' Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson's '2 Dope Queens' Heading to Small Screen

RuPaul will executive produce a series about his life for Hulu, while Williams and Robinson will adapt their comedy podcast into a limited-run HBO show.

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This Media Platform Centers POC-Created Video Streaming Content

Third Space Media’s Faiza Farah wants to upgrade her Oakland-based enterprise into a full-fledged video streaming service for creators of color—and she turned to Kickstarter to make it happen.

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Celebrate Hip-Hop's 44th Birthday With Google's DJ Simulation Doodle

Forty-four years have passed since DJ Kool Herc first looped instrumental breaks for an enthusastic crowd of Black and Latinx Bronx residents. Google celebrates the creation of hip-hop with a Doodle that lets you mix your own breaks on virtual turntables.

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4 Questions With the Directors of the Ferguson Uprising Doc, 'Whose Streets?'

Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis embedded themselves within the protests against the police killing of Michael Brown, braving violent police suppression to capture the uprising from the perspective of Black local activists.

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FaceApp Learns Nothing from Past Mistakes, Introduces and Promptly Removes More Racist Filters

The newest filters let users render their selfies with “Asian, Black, Caucasian and Indian” features, because apparently Blackface and its derivative forms are hot with young people right now.

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FX Unveils POC-Driven 'Snowfall' Renewal, 'Mayans MC' Preview

The network behind “Atlanta” announced a second season renewal for John Singleton’s show about the 1980s crack cocaine boom. It also shared footage of its “Sons of Anarchy” spinoff, which will focus on a Latinx outlaw motorcycle club.

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Must-Read Roundup: 3 Boundary-Pushing Black Artists Spill on Creativity and Politics

Kendrick Lamar, Donald Glover and Chance the Rapper each discuss their work and influence in a trio of new interviews.

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A New 'Dawn' Emerges With Ava DuVernay's Upcoming Octavia Butler Adaptation

DuVernay, Victoria Mahoney and Charles D. King round out the all-Black creative team developing the first book in Butler’s “Lilith’s Brood” trilogy into a television series.

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Alan Yang's 3 Most Illuminating Revelations on Directing Jay-Z's 'Moonlight' Video

The “Master of None” co-creator spoke to Vulture about directing Hov’s latest video, which cast Issa Rae and Jerrod Carmichael in an all-Black “Friends” remake.

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READ: Zendaya and John Boyega's Most Revealing Quotes About Racism From Their 'Variety' Cover Profiles

The “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Detroit” actors feature in two of three cover stories for Variety’s new “Power of Young Hollywood” issue.

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Guess Who's Coming Back for a Third Season?

Issa Rae got y’all.

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The Roots and Bilal Shout for Justice on Explosive 'Detroit' Soundtrack Cut, 'It Ain't Fair'

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’s” house band linked up with an orchestra to perform the epic song from the new movie.

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#MuslimsInLove Twitter Chat Explores What's Really at Stake in Muslim-American Love Stories

Facilitated by literary advocacy group PEN America, the chat brings together entertainment experts to discuss the history of on-screen depictions of Muslims in love.

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From the Streets to the Stage: Singer and Attorney Sri Panchalam Advocates for Disability Rights

We’re profiling five advocates who carry their activist principles into sidelines as singers, songwriters and DJs. Today, we feature Sri Panchalam.

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'This is Us,' 'Atlanta' Earn Television Critics Association Awards

The two programs have predominantly Black writing teams.

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This New Short Documentary Explains How Tobacco Companies Infiltrate Black Communities

“Black Lives/Black Lungs” filmmaker Lincoln Mondy: “Understanding the history of this 50-year-plus campaign is critical for taking back the health of our community.”

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From the Streets to the Stage: Nikki López Spins Records, Holds Space for Queer Youth

We’re profiling five advocates who carry their activist principles into sidelines as singers, songwriters and DJs. Today, we feature Nikki López.