Arts & Culture

Red cursive lettering reads "El Detour" on white background.

Pandora Debuts New Station in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

Streaming station “El Detour” features genre-bending Latinx artists.

Diahann Carroll. Middle-age Black woman with shoulder length brown hair wearing geometric print top and glasses.

Trailblazing Actress Diahann Carroll Passes Away at Age 84

The actress, renowned for her glamour, broke ground during her lifelong TV, film and theater career. 

Aretha Franklin. Cynthia Erivo. One photo of an older Black woman with short hair and jewels. Another photo of a younger Black woman with short natural hair wearing coral colored dress.

Cynthia Erivo Set to Embody the Queen of Soul in ‘Genius: Aretha’

The “Harriet” actress will star as the late vocal powerhouse in the next installment of National Geographic’s “Genius” series.

 

R.Kelly. Black man with short hair wearing dark gray suit.

New York Judge Denies R. Kelly Bail

The performer, who is in jail on a series of sexual assault charges, was deemed a flight risk.

"Bitter Root" comics panel shows Black people with weapons in lush, colorful surroundings

Comics Series 'Bitter Root' Gets Sweet Hollywood Adaptation

Ryan Coogler will helm the project, which follows a Black family fighting supernatural evil in New York City.

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.