Arts & Culture

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How Diverse Is Your State?

WalletHub’s latest report: “The research literature is pretty clear in showing that diversity leads to increases in innovation and creativity.”

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Ntozake Shange's 'For Colored Girls' Returns to the Stage

The choreopoem will enjoy a six-week revival at New York City’s Public Theater.

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EXCERPT: Imani Perry on Raising Black Sons in a Hostile World

In this excerpt from “Breathe: A Letter to My Sons,” writer and professor Imani Perry reflects on her dreams for her two boys despite the psychic assaults of White supremacy.

John Leguizamo. Latinx man with short dark hair wearing dark tuxedo jacket and purple shirt in front of step and repeat.

John Leguizamo On the Current State of Hollywood

“It needs to start accepting our stories, because I’ve been pitching Latinx stories for 20 years.”

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Beyoncé Pulls Back the Curtain on 'The Gift'

In “Beyonce Presents: The Gift,” the singer gives fans an intimate look at the making of the album.

"El Norte." Central American women, one young, one elder, wrapped in traditional blankets.

Classic Film 'El Norte' Returns to Theaters For One Day Only

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the groundbreaking 1984 film about a family traveling to the United States will screen in theaters nationwide. As director Gregory Nava says: “The message of this film is needed much more today.”

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HBO Wants to Hear From Asian Pacific American Filmmakers

Program ambassador Shannon Lee, CEO of Bruce Lee Enterprises: “HBO APA Visionaries is creating opportunities that didn’t exist for someone like my father back when he was making media in the ’60s and ’70s.”

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James Baldwin Residence Officially Listed as Historic Site

The NYC row house on 137 West 71st Street is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

Dia de Muertos doll. Plastic doll with face painted like a white skeleton wears a crown of marigolds and a black dress with multicolored flowers and yellow butterflies.

Barbie Celebrates Día de Muertos With New Doll

The Day of the Dead doll honors the 3,000 year-old Mexican tradition.

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Filmmakers Behind 'The Obituary of Tunde Johnson' Talk Black Male Queerness

Screenwriter Stanley Kalu: “I was really trying to parse my experience in America with my experience within the African context.”

Prince. Black man with short dark hair wearing blue suit holding a guitar in the rain.

Prince's Estate to Release Expanded Version of '1999'

The seminal album will be reissued with new music, remixes, B-sides, concerts and even handwritten song lyrics.

For Season 2 of 'The North Pole,' Rosario Dawson Proudly Wears Her Activist Hat

“The North Pole,” a web comedy about Oakland friends fighting gentrification, climate injustice and mass deportation, is entering Season 2. Here, co-executive producer Rosario Dawson reflects on how she got involved with the show and the political power of storytelling. 

Zendaya. Young Black woman wearing braids and raffia off-the-shoulder top.

Garage Magazine Taps Zendaya and Simone Leigh to Offer 'New Vision of Black Womanhood'

Drop into the convo as the actress and artist talk to curator Thelma Golden about the inspiration they draw from the intellectual thought of 21st century Black women.

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'Amazing Grace' and Poor People's Campaign Embark On Voter Registration Tour

The Aretha Franklin-focused documentary will screen for free in 22 states ahead of the general election.

Wangechi Mutu. Black woman dressed in black standing on ladder in front of wall art.

Wangechi Mutu's Sculptures Transform Iconic Steps at The Met

The artist’s new exhibition, “The NewOnes, will free Us,” is the museum’s first-ever exterior installation—and the first thing people will see when they visit.

Jacqueline Olive, Black woman with Afro wearing black and white graphic top.

StoryShift Series Breaks Down the Art of Accountable Storytelling

Working Films’ new interview series features filmmakers discussing how they make projects that center the agency of participants.

Adele Lim. Asian woman with long dark straight hair wearing a blue top in step of step and repeat.

'Crazy Rich Asians' Co-Writer Quits Project Over Pay Gap

Adele Lim: “What I make shouldn’t be dependent on the generosity of the White guy writer.”

Michael B. Jordan. Black man with short dark hair wearing dark gray suit jacket, dark tie and white shirt.

Watch Michael B. Jordan in Dramatic Trailer for 'Just Mercy'

The movie brings the real life story of criminal justice reform advocate Bryan Stevenson to the big screen.

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YouTube Ramps Up Removal of Hateful Videos and Comments

The company says it took down about 100,000 videos, 17,000 channels and 500 million hate speech-filled comments in just three months.

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Kentucky Lawmaker Calls Out Jay-Z for Linking Single-Parent Homes to Police Violence

Representative Charles Booker: “It’s criminalization, lack of accountability, and structural racism. Ignoring that helps no one.”