Arts & Culture

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Gina Prince-Bythewood is First Female Filmmaker of Color to Direct Superhero Flick

Sony Pictures tapped the "Shots Fired" creator to helm "Silver & Black," featuring "Spider-Man" characters Silver Sable and Black Cat.

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WATCH: April Ryan Explains Press Responsibility in Age of Trump

The White House pool reporter appeared on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” to talk about the president’s war on the media.

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Geeta Gidwani Bonds With Family Through Heartbreak, Cultural Disconnect in 'Geeta's Guide to Moving On'

You can stream Puja Mohindra's web comedy, about a Desi woman who moves in with her parents after a broken engagement, through Open TV.

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Chance the Rapper and Jamila Woods Want Chicago Students to Create Their Next Music Video

The native Chicagoans are collecting "LSD" video treatment submissions from local high school students.

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Asian-American MCs Hustle for Respect in 'Bad Rap' Music Doc

You can stream the feature documentary on Asian-American rappers via Video on Demand.

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#BlackTwitter Dreams Come True: Rihanna, Lupita Nyong'o to Star in Ava DuVernay-Directed, Issa Rae-Penned Buddy Flick

The film went from meme to Netflix greenlight in just over a month. 

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ICYMI: This Passage From Ava DuVernay's Peabody Speech Sums Up Why We Must End Mass Incarceration

DuVernay won a Peabody Award for her documentary, "13th," which examines the relationship between contemporary mass incaraceration and slavery.

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Honor Sasheer Zamata's Understated Greatness With These 3 'SNL' Clips

Zamata was the first Black woman cast on "Saturday Night Live" since 2007—and she just left the late-night sketch institution after three-and-a-half years. Here, we reflect on some of her definitive performances.

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'Breaking' Presents: Ricardo Gamboa, a Latinx Actor and Auteur Who Deftly Mixes Comedy With Righteous Anger

Along with regular theater acting stints, the Chicago native created "Brujos," a hilarious digital series about gay male Latinx witches, and "The Hoodoisie," a live news show highlighting local changemakers of color.

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WATCH: Diddy 'Can't Stop, Won't Stop' in New Documentary Trailer

"Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story" comes to Apple Music on June 25.

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'Our 100 Days' Short Film Series Tells Stories of Resistance

Firelight Media, Field of Vision and Fusion's short-doc program highlights underserved communities resisting the Trump Administration's policies.

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Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting Breaks Art Auction Records With $110.5 Million Sale

Yusaku Maezawa purchased the late neo-expressionist artist's "Untitled."

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READ: Solange Affirms Inner Strength in 'A Letter to My Teenage Self'

"You will learn how to love yourself and how to empathize with and forgive those who may have taken a bit of that pure love away from you." 

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Jordan Peele and Misha Green Adapt Horror-Fantasy 'Lovecraft Country' for HBO

The "Get Out" director and "Underground" creator received a straight-to-series order for the adaptation of Matt Ruff's novel about a Black veteran traveling through 1950s America.

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Ava DuVernay and Other Showrunners of Color Sound Off on Creative Pressure, Pigeonholing

"For me to say no [to projects], in my mind, there may not be another chance."

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Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Demise of 'Black Panther & The Crew'

The comic series, which followed Black Marvel superheroes investigating the death of a social justice activist in police custody, will wrap with its sixth issue.

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Beyoncé Tops 2017 BET Awards with 7 Nominations

Solange, Bruno Mars, Chance the Rapper and Migos also earned multiple nods.

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WATCH: Danai Gurira Brings Afeni Shakur to Life in 'All Eyez on Me' Clips

"The Walking Dead" star portrays the Black Panther Party activist in an upcoming biopic on her son, Tupac.

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Donald Glover Partners With Brother Stephen for 'Deadpool' Animated Series

The Golden Globe-winning siblings behind "Atlanta" reunite to bring Marvel's foul-mouthed antihero to FXX. 

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'Most Endangered Places' List Celebrates Little Rock Central High, Other Preservation Successes

For the 30th anniversary of the list, the National Trust for Historic Preservation highlights 11 once-threatened locations, including several central to communities of color.