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WATCH: 'Quest' Follows a Black Family's Highs, Lows for 8 Years

The PBS-streamed documentary follows the Rainey family throughout the Obama administration to offer a rare, complex portrait of a working-class Black family.

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'Bao' is Brainchild of Domee Shi, First Woman to Direct A Pixar Short

The much discussed animated film short screens immediately before “Incredibles 2.”

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Mara Brock Akil's 'Love Is_' Updates Black Sitcom Golden Age

The woman behind “Girlfriends” and “Being Mary Jane” on how her new OWN series differs from—and connects to—the Black-cast sitcoms of the 1990s.

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WATCH: Bobbito Garcia's 'Rock Rubber 45s' Celebrates Hip Hop

Famous friends of the renowned DJ—including Rosie Pérez, Questlove and Lin-Manuel Miranda—examine Garcia’s decades-long dedication to hip hop in his new documentary.

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GoldLink Brings It Home for Tiny Desk Performance

The “Crew” MC visited his hometown for an intimate set at NPR’s Washington, D.C. headquarters.

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Family Auctions Rosa Parks' Restored Detroit Home

The house is part of a larger auction of rare artifacts of Black history, which includes Alex Haley’s manuscript for “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” and The Jackson Five’s first professional record contract.

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New Monticello Exhibit Explores Sally Hemings' Legacy

The new exhibit is part of the Mountaintop Project, which seeks to tell the stories of Hemings and other Black people who were enslaved on President Thomas Jefferson’s plantation.

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Tiffany Haddish's Must-Read Tale of Meeting Roseanne Barr

“She been racist, why’d you all give her a TV show?”

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Deborah S. Esquenazi Adapts Her 'Southwest of Salem' Doc for TV

The series centers on four Latinx lesbian women wrongfully accused of gang rape.

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WATCH: Mariah Dillard Rules Harlem in 'Luke Cage' Trailer

“Harlem doesn’t need a hero. It needs a queen.” 

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READ: Harlem Hops Gives Craft Beer Fans a Black-Owned Home

Kim Harris, Stacey Lee and Kevin Bradford talked to The Undefeated about their new venture: Harlem’s first entirely Black-owned craft beer bar.

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Viola Davis Offers 'The Last Defense' For People on Death Row

The new docuseries explores the case of Julius Jones, a Black college student sentenced to death for killing a White man despite his repeated protests of innocence.

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WATCH: SOL Development Uplifts Black Activism, Resilience in 'Helicopter'

“‘Helicopter’ is about historicizing and contextualizing the Black experience, so that we begin to understand the precarious nature of Black life.”

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Lindsay Mendez, Tony Shalhoub Win Big at Tony Awards

Here are a few of the artists of color who took home Broadway’s biggest award.

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Reflections on Anthony Bourdain, Celebrated Chef and TV Host Who Opposed Racism and Xenophobia

People of color remember the award-winning chef, tv host and author who advocated for immigrants, supported the #MeToo movement, and fiercely opposed racism and colonialism.

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3 Questions With 'Crazy Rich Asians' Star Tan Kheng Hua

Colorlines talks to the Singaporean actress about her relationship with Asian America and why representation matters.

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Prince Estate Celebrates 60th Birthday With Unearthed Recordings

“Piano & A Microphone 1983” contains nine songs that Prince recorded while working through what would become “Purple Rain.”

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Miles Morales Swings 'Into the Spider-Verse' in New Movie Trailer

The debut full-length trailer for “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” follows Afro Latinx teen Morales as he deals with an embarrassing father and a growing awareness of his superpowers.

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Firelight Media Selects 2018 Class of Impact Producer Fellows

The second cohort of fellows features eight artists and activists of color who aspire to be documentary filmmaking change agents.

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Graphic Novel 'Elk Mountain' Tackles Xenophobia

Jordan Clark’s project features a Latinx immigrant superhero who disappears during a heated battle, leaving his tiny town of Elk Mountain to fend for itself.