Arts & Culture

Toni Morrison. Older Black woman wearing gray headscarf and gray and black top.

'Beloved' Author Toni Morrison Dead at Age 88

The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer who consistently gave America unapologetic Blackness on the page has passed away.

Tan France. Pakistani man with styled white and black hair wearing black shirt and pants in front a yellow book with his name and image on it.

Tan France Talks Racism and Loving the Skin You're In

The fashion guru discusses his memoir, race and why he loves being brown.

Afton Williamson: Black woman with dark pixie haircut, wearing a black top.

Actress Afton Williamson Calls Out Racism, Harassment on TV Show

“The Rookie” co-star quits and alleges racial discrimination and sexual misconduct on the set of the ABC show.

Daniel Pantaleo protest.

NYPD Judge Says Eric Garner’s Killer, Daniel Pantaleo, Should be Fired

The fate of Daniel Pantaleo, the police officer who used the fatal chokehold on the Staten Island father, is now in the hands of the police commissioner.

Bill de Blasio. White middle-aged man with short gray hair wearing dark suit, white shirt, and red tie on stage.

WATCH: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Is Heckled During Democratic Presidential Debate

Activists for Eric Garner, who was killed by police via an illegal chokehold, interrupted opening statements with chants of “Fire Pantaleo.”

Steven Wilson. Young Lakota man with short dark hair wearing gray jacket and tan pants performing National Anthem in University of South Dakota's gym.

The National Anthem Will Be Performed in Lakota At Upcoming Presidential Forum

Steven Wilson will set the tone for the first-ever presidential election forum to focus entirely on Native American issues.

Miles Davis. Profile of middle-aged Black man wearing dark glasses, dark suit and blowing a trumpet.

[WATCH] There's a Fresh New Trailer for 'Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool'

The highly anticipated Stanley Nelson documentary about the jazz legend will screen in select theaters starting in late August.

Dora Film. All-Latinx cast of the live action film representing different ages.

All Latinx Cast Talks Race at 'Dora and the Lost City of Gold' Premiere

At the Los Angeles premiere of the live-action version of “Dora the Explorer,” Eva Longoria and others talked cultural pride and busting down stereotypes.

Danielle Brooks. In character. Black woman with Afro wearing blue prison uniform and white long sleeve t-shirt as she stands in front of brick wall.

‘OITNB’ Star Danielle Brooks Talks Taystee and Fighting for Justice

As fans binge the final season, the actress contemplates her character’s growth: “I think it’s just a matter of time for the system to change, and for Taystee to get the justice that she deserves.”

Slavery reparations rally. Black 6-year-old girl stands in front of pro-reparations signs.

The Who, What and How of Reparations for Slavery

A new online “Reparations Toolkit” gives a detailed breakdown of why Black people deserve this financial payback.

Black person in dark top holds copy of Ebony high in their left hand. The cover features Barack Obama and reads "In our lifetime."

Foundations Unite to Purchase Ebony and Jet Archives

“This archive is a national treasure and one of tremendous importance to the telling of Black history in America.”

Mike Moh. Korean American man with short dark hair wearing a dark suit jacket and white shirt in front on a step and repeat.

Ahead of Playing Bruce Lee, Mike Moh Talks Asian Stereotypes and Representation

The “Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood” star says he pities people who reduce him to a stereotype of an Asian-American man.

Cynthia Erivo and Janelle Monáe. Two Black women dressed in 1800s-styled clothing and holding a gun.

Watch the Trailer for 'Harriet'

The iconic abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor hits the big screen.

Simu Liu. Asian man with short dark hair wearing gray sweater standing in front of Comic-Con step and repeat.

Simu Liu is First Asian Star to Lead Superhero Franchise

Liu will star in Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.”

Yifei Liu. Asian woman in black top stands in front of window, looks toward the camera.

In Defense of a Mushu-less Mulan: It's Time to Take Asian Leads Seriously [OP-ED]

As Disney releases live action versions of its classic films into the world, writer Claudia Vaughan argues that losing the fantastical aspects of “Mulan” will finally allow us to treat the warrior with the weight and complexity she warrants.

Beyonce. Black woman with blonde high ponytail wearing off-shoulder black top in front of image of lion head.

Beyoncé Drops 'The Lion King: The Gift,' World Stops

Beyoncé: “It was important that the music was not only performed by the most interesting and talented artists, but also produced by the best African producers. Authenticity and heart were important to me.”

Billy Porter. Black man with short dark hair in front of Tony Award sign, wearing red and white tuxedo-style dress with tulle.

Are the Emmy Awards Moving Backwards?

Even with Billy Porter’s nod for his work on “Pose”—which makes him the first openly gay Black man recognized for leading a drama—there remains a problem.

R. Kelly. Black man with short hair in courtroom, wearing dark suit, dark tie and white shirt.

R. Kelly Denied Bond in Latest Abuse Arrest

Prosecutor in courtroom: “He sexually abused them hundreds of times before they turned 18.”

Scarlett Johansson. White woman with shoulder-length blonde hair.

QTPOC and More Respond to Scarlett Johansson and Her Privilege

“Pose” actress Indya Moore: “Why compare trans people and poc to trees and animals?”

R. Kelly. Black man wearing dark suit, dark glasses, white shirt, tie, under umbrella.

R. Kelly Arrested By Homeland Security Officers On Federal Sex Charges

Indicted by New York and northern Illinois federal courts, the singer was taken into custody while walking his dog in Chicago.