Arts & Culture

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Study and Roundtable Explore How Latinx Community Experiences Colorism

Those with darker skin are more likely to say they’ve been discriminated against, drawing a line directly to race.

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Ava Duvernay Uses Clips From '13th' to Explain the Southern Strategy to Black Conservative

“A Black woman spouting revisionist history about pain suffered by Black people,” wrote DuVernay, is proof that “the Southern Strategy succeeded in many ways.”

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Amazon Film Fest Wants to Give a Director of Color $25K

The Amazon Film Festival seeks to highlight the work of artists pushed to the margins.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. A Black man with a blue jacket and gray beard stands outside with green lawn behind him.

Henry Louis Gates Explores Reconstruction Via New Docuseries and Book

“Reconstruction: America After the Civil War” begins with the exuberant hope that accompanied the end of the war and ends with the hard realities of Jim Crow.

Twon women hug outside the Emanuel AME Chucrh. To their right are flowers left for the victims.

WATCH: Trailer for Viola Davis and Steph Curry Documentary, 'Emanuel'

The new documentary follows the people whose lives were most impacted by the shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Taja Lindley Turns Her Artistic Eye to Black Maternal Mortality

The New York City-based artist will center the voices of Black women who are often ignored by the health system.

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'Pose' Producers on the Driving Force Behind the Show

“Pose” co-creator Steven Canals on why his show needed to be made: “We weren’t seeing Black and Brown people who also happen to be queer and trans.”

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ICYMI: John Cho to Lead Netflix's 'Cowboy Bebop'

Cho’s casting in the anime is a win for the meme-turned-movement #StarringJohnCho, which showed what major films would look like if they cast more Asian actors in lead roles.

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New Podcast 'Voices of a Movement' Brings Legendary Civil Rights Era Stories to Life

 “Some of them are names you know, some aren’t—but all of them have stories that need to be told while they’re still here to tell them,” say the podcast’s creators. 

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MUST-READ QUOTE: With Projects in Theater, Film, TV and Music, Suzan-Lori Parks is a Quadruple Threat

The Pultizer Prize-winning playwright is seemingly everywhere at the moment.  

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'Blowin’ Up' is a New Doc About a Court Room That Rules In Favor of Compassion

What happens when sex workers receive support rather than punishment? Everything. 

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10 Books by Writers of Color That Embrace Self-Love, Resilience and Authenticity

From poetry to memoir, self-help to commentary, let these spring reads enrich your mind and spirit.

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A Play About Maya Angelou is Being Developed for Broadway

“Phenomenal Woman: An Evening with Maya Angelou” will debut in 2021.

Rihanna. A Black woman stands against a black wall that reads "Sephora" in white letters, while wearing a gray and black snakeprint dress and matching hat.

Fenty Beauty Pulls Controversially Named Product From Shelves

A highlighter dubbed “Geisha Chic” prompted Instagram users to educate the Rihanna-helmed company.

A Black woman side view on the red carpet with her hair up and wearing a shoulder-bearing burgundy dress.

Lupita Nyong'o Unveils the Cover for New Book, 'Sulwe'

“I wrote ‘Sulwe’ to encourage children (and everyone really!) to love the skin they are in and see the beauty that radiates from within.”

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LISTEN: The Fight to Bring An Afro Emoji to Your Phone

Writer Rhianna Jones wants to increase the representation of natural hair, one text message at a time.

A Latinx  man waring a brown suit jacket and tie stands on a stage with a mic in his hand.

John Leguizamo's One-Man Show 'Latin History for Morons' Hits the Road

The comedian will break down Latinx history through the ages on his nationwide tour.

Six Black Men and Women stand next to each other on stage laughing after winning award, TVOne signage behind them.

Beyonce, 'Black-ish' and 'Black Panther' Take Home Top Prizes at NAACP Image Awards

Here’s who won big at this year’s show.

A young mixed race boy sits on he lap of his father while they both color on paper in a visiting area in jail.

New PBS Doc 'Tre Maison Dason' Explores Growing Up With An Incarcerated Parent

One in 14 American children has a parent who is currently, or was previously, in prison. “Tre Maison Dasan” follows three of these children.

A Black man with a salt and pepper view is turned to the side in front of a black background with a blue sign that reads "The Twilight Zone " behind him.

Jordan Peele Brings Trademark Boundary Breaking Vision to the 'Twilight Zone' Reboot

The classic TV series comes back to life, more intriguing and racially diverse than ever.