Arts & Culture

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Graphic Novel 'Elk Mountain' Tackles Xenophobia

Jordan Clark’s project features a Latinx immigrant superhero who disappears during a heated battle, leaving his tiny town of Elk Mountain to fend for itself.

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WATCH: Kofi Siriboe Doc On Black Millennials' Mental Health

“Making ‘WTF Is Mental Health?’ has been a part of a healing process for me, one I’m still exploring.”

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Google Doodle Honors Indigenous Marathoner Tom Longboat

Longboat made history in 1907 as the first member of an Indigenous tribe to win the Boston Marathon.

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West Virginia State University Honors Katherine Johnson With Statue, Scholarship

The mathemetician’s alma mater plans to endow the scholarship with $100,000 to support students seeking degrees in STEM.

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Why Moctesuma Esparza Opens Theaters in Rural Latinx Communities

The producer of “Selena” and “Walkout” says: “Everyone should have a right to dream.”

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WATCH: Black Thought On The Healing Power of Art

The Roots frontman discussed his journey to rap distinction and late-night stardom in an interview with NPR ahead of the release of his new project, “Streams of Thought Vol. 1.”

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Action!: Iconic Shows From Playwrights of Color

The New York Times featured works from Suzan-Lori Parks, David Henry Hwang and other writers of color in a new list of the greatest American plays from the last 25 years.

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Author Q&A: Understanding Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis Through Marx, Monsters and a Queer Decolonial Lens

Colorlines talks to Philadelphia poet laureate Raquel Salas Rivera about their new book, “lo terciario/the tertiary,” which revisits Karl Marx’s “Capital” to examine Puerto Rico’s debt crisis from a queer decolonial lens.

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What Can Wakanda Teach Us About Foreign Policy?

According to one Dartmouth College instructor, a lot.

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QUOTABLE: 3 Excerpts From Darnell L. Moore's Luminous Debut, 'No Ashes in the Fire'

The activist and journalist’s debut memoir, “No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black & Free in America,” just dropped. Revel in its radical honesty and beauty.

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Petition Demands ABC Air 'Black-ish' Episode on Athlete Protests

In the wake of canceling “Roseanne” following the star’s racist tweet, Color of Change wants ABC to honor its professed values.

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Watch This Artist Celebrate Oakland Through Dance

Frankie Lee Peterson III channels Oakland’s Black artistic heritage while dancing around the city.

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Jamie Foxx Stars in New 'Spawn' Adaptation

This is the second live-action take on Todd McFarlane’s comic character after 1997’s “Spawn”—the first superhero film with a Black lead.

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Valerie Jarrett Calls 'Roseanne' Cancellation 'A Teaching Moment'

“I’m fine. I’m worried about all the people out there who don’t have a circle of friends and followers who come right to their defense.”

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ABC Cancels 'Roseanne' Reboot After Star Gets a Little Too Racist About the Wrong Person on Twitter

The network dropped the series after its namesake wrote that former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett was the offspring of the “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes.” But this was far from Rosanne Barr’s first foray into unvarnished racism. 

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Late to Record-Breaking K-pop Group BTS? Start Here.

“Fake Love,” the lead single from the K-pop ensemble’s Billboard-topping album, offers a quick entry into the next big music sensation.

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'The Chinese Exclusion Act' Documentary Explores Roots of Xenophobic Policy

Co-director Li-Shin Yu: “This is essentially who were are, but is this who we want to be?”

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Morgan Freeman Loses Endorsement Deals After Sexual Harassment Allegations

Several women accused the actor of lewd comments and unwanted groping.

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Google Doodle Honors Cinematographer James Wong Howe

The Chinese-American film artist pioneered several techniques that cinematographers still use to this day.

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Lyric Cabral to Direct R. Kelly Documentary

The “T(error)” filmmaker’s upcoming documentary draws from BuzzFeed News’ reporting on the singer’s alleged sexual abuse of Black women and girls.