Arts & Culture

Nina Simone. Black and white photo of a Black woman in dress with large-gauge white netting sits at a piano.

Nina Simone's Treasured Childhood Home Will Be Rehabilitated

After years of working to preserve the place where the iconic singer discovered music, a coalition of organizations has raised enough money to restore the home.

Ling comic. Illustration of young Chinese-American girl with facial birthmarks wearing a blue hat.

In 'Ling,' The Chinese-American Hero's Superpower is Being Normal

Creators Dennis Liu and Marie Iida say the star of their new comic series is no model minority.

Jessey Norman. Black woman wearing gold headband and gold jacket.

Jessye Norman Dies at Age 74

The renowned soprano’s career ran across five decades.

Braceros. Older Latinx men wearing workers hats and dark-colored tops.

New Monument Honors Mexican Braceros

The Bracero Monument in Los Angeles pays tribute to the 4.5 million Mexican nationals who crossed the border to help the U.S. mitigate labor shortages caused by World War II.

Dominique Jackson. Black woman with long reddish brown hair wearing dark dress.

WATCH: Dominique Jackson Delivers Powerful Speech On Trans Women of Color

The “Pose” star at the Human Rights Campaign’s National Dinner: “You do not have the power to accept or tolerate me; I take that from you. You will respect me.”

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. Two Latinx women in gold and black with red, white and blue lights behind them

J.Lo and Shakira to Headline Super Bowl Halftime Show

As the NFL boycott continues, the league says the Super Bowl LIV halftime show will feature two Latinx women for the first time.

"Sunnyside." Diverse cast of Asian Americans standing in a courtroom.

Kal Penn's 'Sunnyside' Finds Comedy in Immigration

“It’s really amazing that there are opportunities right now to develop comedy in this authentic space that’s also very inclusive.”

No Latin Grammys. Illustration of gold Latin Grammy Award with a red X over the image.

Artists Call Out Latin Grammys for Whitewashing

Reggaeton artists and fans are protesting the awards show for primarily recognizing musicians from Spain.

Mattel Doll. Gender-fluid Black doll shown wearing long braids and also wearing a fedora.

These Gender-Inclusive Dolls Will Make You Say, 'Barbie and Ken, Who?'

“It’s important that kids of all different types can see themselves reflected in culture, in media and especially in the toys that they play with.”

2019 MacArthur Fellows. A diverse group of 26 individuals.

Meet the New Class of MacArthur Fellows

Many of the new “geniuses” are people of color, and the McArthur Foundation says they “give us reason for hope, and they inspire us all to follow our own creative instincts.”

Ta-Nehisi Coates. Black man with short hair wearing a blue suit jacket and white shirt standing in front of podium.

WATCH: Ta-Nehisi Coates On His New Novel and the Value of Collective Freedom

The acclaimed writer’s first novel, “The Water Dancer,” follows a man with a mysterious gift.

Maria Moreno. Black and white photo of Latinx woman with dark hair wearing checkered shirt.

Film Explores Legacy of Activist Maria Moreno

“Adios Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno” tells the forgotten story of America’s first woman to organize farm workers into a union.

Billy Porter and Jharrel Jerome. Two Black men, one middle age, one younger, wearing black, holding Emmy trophy.

Billy Porter and Jharrel Jerome Make History With Emmy Wins

But most entertainers of color were shut out this year.

Bald Black woman smiling holding Black newborn.

Good News: Fewer Black People Are Dying From Cancer

But the American Association of Cancer Research says deadly health disparities remain.

Ten colorful book covers on a white background with "2019 Longlist Fiction" written beneath them in black

Writers of Color Loom Large on National Book Awards Longlist

Stories that center people of color are prominently recognized across all the honored genres, from fiction to poetry to translated literature.

"School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play." Seven Black women in a school room with six dressed in colorful dresses.

Plays Written by Women of Color Reign on Broadway

Larissa FastHorse: “I honestly never expected to be on this list as a Native American playwright, and that’s really sad.”

Huey. Animation of a young Black boy with dark Afro and big eyes.

'The Boondocks' to Return in 2020

The Freeman family will now live on HBO Max. And yes, creator Aaron McGruder is running the show.

Colorful covers of eight books.

#ColorlinesReads: Fall Into These Books This Autumn

These are all the books we look forward to curling up with as the nights turn cold.

"Living Undocumented." Young Latinx man with short dark hair wearing blue polo shirt.

Watch the Trailer for New Docuseries 'Living Undocumented'

The Netflix show follows eight families as they fight to stay in America.

Lilly Singh. South Asian woman with long dark hair wearing a mint green suit and white unicorn slippers.

Lilly Singh's New Late Night Show Shakes Things Up

The YouTube sensation made history as the first queer woman of color to host a late night show on a major television network.