Arts & Culture

“We Never Asked Permission.” Illustration of Black woman braiding hair of another.

Trans Day of Resilience Celebrates Beauty and Resistance of Trans People of Color

Forward Together’s annual project features 10 transgender and gender nonconforming artists who created art around their visions for trans freedom.

Margaret Cho. Korean American woman wearing orange top holding microphone in front of sign reading "The Ice House."

Margaret Cho On Racism and Inclusion in Comedy

“I think there’s still some way to go in terms of diversity.”

Yellow image of the United States with blue images of protest behind it and the words "Organize" and "Dear Walmart."

Workers Tell Their Stories In 'Dear Walmart' Doc

Late activist Evelin Cruz: “Instead of helping people come out of poverty, they perpetuate it with the wages that they pay.”

Colin Kaepernick. Black man with large Afro wearing black tank and shorts, holding a football.

Reactions Are Mixed About How Colin Kaepernick Handled His NFL Workout

Kap’s surprise move from an NFL-sanctioned location to an Atlanta-area high school put the league in an uncomfortable position. 

Lance Gumbs. Native American Shinnecock man dressed in traditional feathered headdress. with white beaded vest and yellow jacket.

In a New Doc, the Shinnecock Nation Fights to Maintain Their Rich Heritage in The Hamptons

Lance Gumbs: “This land was stolen from us. Flat out, hands down, no questions, stolen.”

Person holding belly of pregnant person, in silhouette.

Intersectionality Matters Podcast Exposes Attacks on Black Motherhood

Host Kimberlé Crenshaw: “It wasn’t the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution nor the Stars and Stripes that gave birth to America; it was the Black vagina that laid the golden egg.”

Mo'Nique. Black woman with brown hair shoulder length. wearing black.

Mo'Nique Sues Netflix For Racial and Gender Discrimination

Alleges the suit: “It perpetuated the pay gap suffered by Black women.” 

Lupita Nyong'o. Profile of Black woman with dark hair in bun.

Lupita Nyong'o Gets Real About Diversity In Hollywood

“I am benefiting from the efforts of a lot of other Black women who have had it a lot rougher than I have.”

Arrokoth. A rendering of a double-domed connected world.

Distant World Takes Name From Algonquian Language

After discovering the ancient ice world, which rotates four billion miles away, NASA named it Arrokoth, an Algonquian word for “sky.”

Christian Serratos. Close up of Latinx woman with dark hair putting on red lipstick.

WATCH: Christian Serratos to Star in New 'Selena' Series

Netflix dropped a trailer for its new 2020 series, which shows “The Walking Dead” star giving new life to the story of singer Selena Quintanilla.

Mj Rodriguez. Latinx woman wearing yellow embellished dress with straight dark dark chin-length hair.

Mj Rodriguez is Newest Face of Olay

“A lot of girls like myself—trans women—we don’t get the opportunity to have open dialogue, let alone be in partnership with organizations like this.”

Billy Porter. Black man wearing yellow and black hat and green jacket.

The Number of LGTBQ Characters of Color on TV Has Risen, Again

For the second year in a row, these characters outnumber their White counterparts, according to a new report by GLAAD.

Anthony Robles. Young Black man wearing yellow wrestling uniform and being named winner by older White man.

Dwayne Johnson to Tell Story of Champion Wrestler Anthony Robles

Robles: “I’m hopeful that people who see ‘Unstoppable’ will walk away believing that you should never let your challenges define you.”

Little Brother. Rapper Big Pooh wears a black t-shirt with a picture from "The Golden Girls." Phonte wears a black t-shirt that says "Thank you."

Little Brother Are Just Your Neighborhood Friendly Legends

On tour for “May the Lord Watch,” the Little Brother reunion album that no one thought would happen, Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh talk Blackness, survivors guilt and making another classic after nine years.

Overwatch. Black animated woman character with white dreds pulled back into ponytail with shaven sides.

'Overwatch' Says First Black Woman Hero is Finally Joining the Game

But gamers are skeptical when the universe already includes a gorilla and a hamster as stars: “One character among a roster of 31 is the absolute bare minimum of representation.”

Ernest J. Gaines and Ralph Ellison. Two Black men wearing dark suits in conversation surrounded by White men.

Author Ernest J. Gaines Dead at Age 86

A dedicated storyteller who centered Black lives in the deep South, the award-winning author of “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” gave voice to the frequently silenced.

Slave Rebellion Reenactment. Two men and one woman dressed in period clothing and carrying weapons.

Slave Rebellion to be Reenacted

Artist Dread Scott organized hundreds in Louisiana for a two-day event that will re-imagine the largest revolt of enslaved people in American history.

Kansas City  MLK street sign.

Kansas City May Vote to Remove Martin Luther King Jr. From Major Street Sign

The city will decide today if they want to go back to being one of the nation’s largest without a street or major building honoring the civil rights leader.

Ta-Nehisi Coates. Black man with short hair wearing a blue suit.

Ta-Nehisi Coates Tackles Freedom and Enslavement in His Latest Book

“I didn’t want it to be slavery porn. There’s no need for that.”

Kerry Washington. Black woman with topknot wearing gray shirt.

'American Son' Star Kerry Washington On Fear and Navigating Spaces While Black

“I’ve been that Black woman who’s having big feelings in an appropriate moment and being stereotyped to be something other.”