Viola Davis Set to Bring Ma Rainey to Hollywood
August Wilson’s play about the legendary blues singer will be adapted for the big screen.
Richmond Boulevard Renamed to Honor Arthur Ashe
The tennis great is honored via a series of events in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia.
New Center Will Celebrate Heritage of the Mohawk Nation of Akwesasne
A grant from the National Endowment for the Arts breathes new life into how the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe showcases its culture.
Janet Mock Makes History With Massive Netflix Deal
The “Pose” producer is the first transgender woman to sign a creator-in-charge deal at a leading entertainment company.
EXCLUSIVE: Powerful Clip From HBO Doc on Bryan Stevenson's Liberatory Work
In “True Justice,” the Equal Justice Initiative founder connects the dots between enslavement and death sentences for Black people—and breaks down why he is committed to ending mass incarceration.
Joy Harjo is Nation's First Native American Poet Laureate
The author and performer says that “words are powerful and can make change.”
Jenni Rivera Biopic In the Works
The world-famous Banda singer will be celebrated via a film penned by the screenwriter who created “What’s Love Got to Do with It.”
Two Popular Hawai‘i State Parks Reopen Following 2018 Flood
Kaua‘i island’s Hāʻena State Park and Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park welcome visitors back after a 2018 flood forced them to close.
Twitter Users Return Bill Cosby's Father's Day Message to Sender
Cosby, who is serving prison time for sexual assault, thought the holiday was a great time to talk to the world about strengthening communities.
Tracee Ellis Ross to Helm 'Jodie,' a Spinoff of '90s Classic 'Daria'
The Emmy-winning actress will introduce Jodie Landon, the wry, self-aware Black friend of Daria Morgendorffer, to a new generation. It will be the first adult animated series to feature a Black woman in nearly 20 years.
Iconic Author Toni Morrison to Star in Luminous New Documentary
“Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,” in theaters next week, tells the amazing life story of one of the world’s most beloved writers, in her own words.
'The Boondocks' Reboot Confirmed
Creator Aaron McGruder is all set to breathe new life into his cult classic show.
'When They See Us' Prosecutor Gets the Boot
Linda Fairstein, who has a second career as a crime novelist, is dropped from her literary agency in the aftermath of the Netflix series.
Voguing Stars Take Center Stage at The Met
Dancers slay for a large crowd and judges outside the famed museum.
On This Anniversary of the Pulse Massacre, a Playlist to Celebrate Our Resilience
Members of the DC-based DJ crew Anthology Of Booty are here to help us center love on the dance floor.
New Podcast Explores Connection Between a Murder and the Fight for Tribal Sovereignty
This Land follows how a 1999 murder paved the way for an upcoming 2019 Supreme Court decision that will decide the land rights of five tribes in Oklahoma.
Ramy Youssef Rejects Idea of Portraying an 'Average Muslim Family'
“No one has ever been asked to make the Christian show that really represents all Christians.”
LISTEN: Code Switch Dives Into Story Behind the 'Welfare Queen'
The podcast offers an in-depth look at Linda Taylor, the first woman to be called a “welfare queen,” and the political and policy consequences of the racist stereotype.
Broadway Vet André De Shields Wins 'Best Performance By An Actor' at Tony Awards
He joins several other people of color who were honored with awards for their excellence in theater.
Pinkster Celebration Has Honored African Ancestors in NYC Since Colonial Times
NYC’s African Burial Ground National Monument will host the “oldest [Black] holiday of the United States.”