WATCH: New Doc Takes You Behind Scenes of AOC's Campaign
Netflix documentary “Knock Down the House” follows the grassroots campaigns of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three other women who ran for Congress in 2018.
New Documentary Explores Racism in the War on Drugs
Caron Butler’s “The Green Dream” shines a light on the devastation faced by Black and Latinx people who are criminalized for marijuana in record numbers.
Long-Awaited Prince Memoir Gets October Release Date
Fans will get a glimpse into the artist’s personal world via his new book, “The Beautiful Ones.”
The Slants Front Man Pens Artist, Activist Memoir
Simon Tam’s “Slanted: How an Asian-American Troublemaker Took on the Supreme Court” chronicles the fight to trademark the band’s name.
'The Curse of La Llorona' Tops Box Office, Draws Criticism for Appropriation
Many criticized Warner Bros. for appropriating Latinx culture in its marketing for the film: “It heightens the fear factor around a traditional practice and commodifies and exploits our culture just to get people to see their movie.”
Gugu Mbatha-Raw's Superpowers Shine in 'Fast Color'
Mbatha-Raw: “The idea that we have power within us is something that I’ve always been interested in.”
WATCH: Trailer for Ava Duvernay's 'When They See Us'
The four-part limited Netflix series about the Central Park Five stars a slew of esteemed actors, including Michael K. Williams and John Leguizamo.
Femme It Forward Concerts Showcase Female Empowerment
The “multi-format” event series features Cardi B, Teyana Taylor and City Girl onstage and behind the scenes.
Beyoncé Pens Moving Essay On Michelle Obama for Time's '100 Most Influential People'
“She resembled us and was moving in spaces where, as Black Americans, we weren’t exactly meant to be,” the pop icon wrote about Obama.
Peabody Awards Honors Documentary Films on Dolores Huerta, Lorraine Hansberry
Skateboarding film “Minding the Gap” also snagged a win.
Marijuana Doc 'Grass Is Greener' Highlights War on Black and Latinx Communities
Fab 5 Freddy’s directorial debut explores the history of weed in the United States, including its criminalization and impact on music.
Pulitzers Honor Work of Three Black Icons
Aretha Franklin wins a history-making honor, and works that explore the lived experiences of Frederick Douglass and Alain Locke snag the coveted prize.
Jemele Hill Launches New Podcast With Spotify
“Jemele Hill is Unbothered” will feature interviews and unapologetic commentary on sports, politics and culture.
Yo-Yo Ma Performs at Border: 'Build Bridges, Not Walls'
Said the celebrated cellist during his performance at the U.S.-Mexico border: “A country is not a hotel and it’s not full.”
Chicago Sues Jussie Smollet for Money Spent on Investigation
The civil suit seeks roughly $130,000 plus legal fees, which is the maximum amount allowed by law.
On 'The Best of Enemies': Hollywood Must Stop Using Black People as Narrative Devices
Tambay Obenson writes that the film relegates Black people to “supporting roles in their own fight for freedom and recognition.”
Study and Roundtable Explore How Latinx Community Experiences Colorism
Those with darker skin are more likely to say they’ve been discriminated against, drawing a line directly to race.
Ava Duvernay Uses Clips From '13th' to Explain the Southern Strategy to Black Conservative
“A Black woman spouting revisionist history about pain suffered by Black people,” wrote DuVernay, is proof that “the Southern Strategy succeeded in many ways.”
Amazon Film Fest Wants to Give a Director of Color $25K
The Amazon Film Festival seeks to highlight the work of artists pushed to the margins.
Henry Louis Gates Explores Reconstruction Via New Docuseries and Book
“Reconstruction: America After the Civil War” begins with the exuberant hope that accompanied the end of the war and ends with the hard realities of Jim Crow.