Arts & Culture

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Meet Your New Fave: Naia Izumi Just Won the 2018 Tiny Desk Contest, And He is Everything

Listen and learn why the Georgia-raised, Los Angeles-based singer and guitarist came out on top.

How One American Muslim Woman's Instinct Led to the Uncovering One of the Largest FBI Probes in U.S. History

In her new documentary, “The Feeling of Being Watched,” journalist Assia Boundaoui sought to find evidence for the paranoia she felt growing up in her Arab-American hometown. She ended up uncovering one of the largest counterterrorism investigations in United States history. 

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The Internet Goes Crazy Over 'Crazy Rich Asians' Trailer

The film about an Asian-American woman navigating the social mores of her wealthy Singaporean boyfriend’s family is one of very few major studio films with a leading cast of Asian diasporic actors.

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Zendaya On Racism, Colorism and Representation

“We’re vastly too beautiful and too interesting for me to just be the only representation of that.”

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'I'm Passing the Baton': Inside Denzel Washington and Michael B. Jordan's Epic Conversation

The powerhouse actors talked about their prolific careers and creating opportunities for other Black artists.

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READ: Janelle Monáe Embraces Her Truest Self

The Electric Lady discussed her upcoming album, “Dirty Computer,” its messages for the LGBTQ community and her pursuit of intersectional equity with The New York Times Magazine.

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WATCH: Police Violence, Gentrification Threaten Oaklander's Freedom in 'Blindspotting'

Daveed Diggs stars as a man on probation who sees a police officer shoot a Black man. 

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Tarana Burke and Tiffany Haddish Cover Time's '100 Most Influential People' Issue

The activist and actress join Issa Rae, Chloe Kim and several other people of color on this year’s list of global changemakers.

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Classical Music Orgs Launch Initiative to Diversify Orchestras

The National Alliance for Audition Support will develop mentorship and audition programs to help more Black and Latinx classical musicians land spots in the United States’ predominantly White orchestras.

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'Boom For Real' Paints a Portrait of Jean-Michel Basquiat As a Young Man

The upcoming documentary explores Basquiat’s formative teenage years in New York City.

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Lauryn Hill Commemorates 20th Anniversary of 'The Miseducation' With New Tour

Hill: “I hope the love and energy that permeated this work can continue to inspire change with love and optimism at the helm.”

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Shonda Rhimes On How 'Scandal,' Olivia Pope Have Changed Hollywood

“It feels normal and obvious that women of color can lead the shows.”

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Cathy Yan Is the First Asian-American Woman to Direct a Superhero Film

Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment tapped the “Dead Pigs” director for a Harley Quinn-focused film.

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WATCH: Sandra Bland's Family Confronts Official Story in New Doc, 'Say Her Name'

HBO releases a trailer from “Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland” ahead of the film’s premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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John Ridley Adapting His Comic Series 'The American Way' For Big Screen

The film will focus on a multicultural group of superheroes, created by the U.S. government, as they navigate racial tension and the social upheaval of the 1970s. 

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Beyoncé Celebrates HBCUs Off-Stage With $100,000 in Scholarships

The inaugural Homecoming Scholars Award Program will support four students at HBCUs throughout the South and Midwest.

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Kendrick Lamar, James Forman Jr., Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah Honored With Pulitzer Prizes

This year’s winners include artists and journalists who fearlessly explored contemporary racial identity and oppression.

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Activists and Elected Officials Rally in Philadelphia to #FreeMeekMill

Criminal justice advocates continue in their quest to liberate the jailed rapper.

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#Beychella Forever: Five Must-See Takes on Beyoncé's Coachella Debut

The singer brought an unapologetically Black celebration of HBCUs, #BlackGirlMagic and her own career to the California desert. 

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3 Questions With Tamar-kali, Film Composer Extraordinaire

The genre-incinerating musician talked to Colorlines about her musical heritage and scoring films like “Mudbound” and the just-released “Come Sunday.”