Arts & Culture

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Lupita Nyong'o Stuns in Natural Hairstyles for Allure Magazine

The “Black Panther” star shares her hair history in the magazine’s “The Culture of Hair” issue.

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LIVESTREAM: Smithsonian Unveils Barack and Michelle Obama Portraits

Created by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, the images will hang in the National Portrait Gallery.

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Kumail Nanjiani and Alan Yang Team Up For Immigration Anthology Series, 'Little America'

The half-hour series draws on the “Little America” first-person essay series.

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WATCH: Viola Davis and Kerry Washington Meet for Epic Shondaland Crossover

Annalise Keating seeks Olivia Pope’s help in bringing a case to the U.S. Supreme Court during an upcoming set of “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder” episodes.

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Danai Gurira: 'Black Panther' Will Change Hollywood Depictions of Africa

“No one can really now try to put forth some product where Africa is seen begging for a White superhero to come and save it.”

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Etsy Prevents Alaska Native Artisans From Selling Ivory Art

Per the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act, indigenous people of Alaska can legally use ivory from walrus tusks and whale teeth and bones.

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Ryan Coogler and Sounwave Discuss Creation of 'Black Panther: The Album'

The “Black Panther” director and Top Dawg Entertainment producer explore how the film’s hip hop-heavy soundtrack came to be.

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Jesmyn Ward Plans Two New Novels, Including First for Young Adults

The National Book Award winner’s latest works will feature Black women as protagonists.

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#WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe Trends as Fans Celebrate Cultural Importance of the New Film

Hashtag creator Kayla Sutton: ”To have a film filled with people that look like me and my family is the most amazing gift.”

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'Blindspotting' Director Carlos López Estrada: 'Being Mexican-American Gives Me a Certain Responsibility'

The filmmaker discusses his new narrative film about gentrification and racism in Oakland in a new interview.

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Jermaine Dupri, Kool & The Gang Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame

Dupri is the second hip hop musician to be inducted.

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ICYMI: 9 Women of Color Accuse Hollywood 'Gatekeeper' of Sexual Harrassment

Manager Vincent Cirrincione, whose clients included Halle Berry and Taraji P. Henson, allegedly used his reputation for breaking famous Black actresses into a competitive industry to proposition and sexually harass them.

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Dodge Faces Backlash for Using Anti-Capitalist Martin Luther King Jr. Sermon in Super Bowl Ad

The truck commercial uses part of King’s “The Drum Major Instinct” sermon—conveniently omitting the part where he denounces advertising as part of an oppressive economic system.

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White Supremacist Group's Plan to Tank 'Black Panther' Rotten Tomatoes Score Fails

The ”Down With Disney’s Treatment of Franchises and its Fanboys” Facebook page no longer exists.

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#MeToo Founder Tarana Burke Writes Memoir, 'Where the Light Enters'

“The book will also help readers understand the often overlooked historical connections of the role sexual violence plays in communities of color, specifically Black communities.”

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Libros 787 Fights to Conserve Puerto Rico's Literary Legacy

The online bookstore, named for the island’s primary area code, is developing a singular location for Puerto Rican literature.

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What It Means That MC Rich Chigga Changed His Name to Rich Brian

A new article examines racism and cultural appropriation with one of the Internet’s most famous Asian MCs. 

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Kendrick Lamar Drops 'Black Panther' Album Track List

The rapper brought his Top Dawg Entertainment compatriots SZA and Jay Rock onto the Marvel movie soundtrack. 

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WATCH: Black and Latinx Teens Survive High School in 'On My Block' Trailer

The Netflix comedy series focuses on making it through adolescence in South Central Los Angeles.

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Nas Brings New Life to 'One Love' With National Symphony Orchestra

The clip comes from the rapper’s upcoming PBS concert special, “Nas: Live from the Kennedy Center.”