Barry Jenkins to Direct Alvin Ailey Film
The famed choreographer will finally get the Hollywood treatment.
'The Boondocks' May Return For Fifth Season
Actor John Witherspoon says that Huey, Riley and Ruckus may be back and Twitter is abuzz.
NYC to Honor Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera With Monuments
The sculptures are billed as the first public art monuments in the world to honor trans women.
'When They See Us' Is a Punch to the Gut
Ava DuVernay takes the Central Park Five’s horror story to cinematically emotional heights. Get your tissue ready.
Black Historic Sites Top Most Endangered Places List
The National Trust for Historic Preservation says that these sites are in danger of being lost forever.
Lonnie G. Bunch III Named New Secretary of Smithsonian Institution
The founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture is the first Black person to lead the Institution since it was founded in 1846.
Aretha Franklin Posthumously Honored With 2019 Pulitzer Prize
Jennifer Hudson surprised the audience with a performance of “Amazing Grace” in tribute to the Queen of Soul.
Shinnecock Indian Nation Erects Billboards to Assert Sovereignty
Tribe chairperson Bryan Polite in response to restraining order: “We don’t recognize their authority on our sovereign lands.”
Furman University to Honor First Black Student
The school voted unanimously to erect a statue in honor of Joseph Vaughn and review its mission and vision with an eye toward inclusivity.
Hollywood Still Struggles With Representation of LGBTQ+ and Trans People of Color
GLAAD’s newest diversity report shows a drop for LGBTQ+ characters of color and improvement with regard to trans characters.
Last-Known Slave Ship Discovered
Nearly 160 years after the Clotilda brought the last kidnapped Africans to the shores of the United States, researchers have located the ship’s remains.
Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Delayed
Treasury Secretary confirms that the note will not be updated until the current White House occupant leaves office.
'Vida' Showrunner Tanya Saracho Talks Authenticity
As the all-Latinx series returns on Starz, its co-creator gets real on colorism and other typically taboo topics.
Toni Morrison Awarded Gold Medal for Fiction
The beloved author receives the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ highest honor.
Kamala Harris Debuts Plan to End Gender Wage Gap
The senator says that if she is elected president, she will take executive action instead of waiting for Congress to act.
The World Mourns Renowned Architect I.M. Pei
Pei designed iconic works—including the Louvre and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame—that are nothing short of amazing.
Gucci Under Fire for Appropriating Sikh Culture
The company is still selling inappropriate designs.
Standardized Test to Add 'Adversity Score' to Results
The organization behind the SATs wants to provide race- and class-related context to college admissions testing.
Latinx Parents Deported in Emotional 'Party of Five' Reboot
The 2019 version of the series follows five siblings after their parents are sent to Mexico.
San Francisco Says Nah to Facial Recognition Software
The city is the first in the nation to ban the police and other municipal departments from using the technology.