Arts & Culture

A brown and peach sign has the words "Slave Play" and a recommendation of 17+

Despite the Hype, I Hated 'Slave Play' [Op-Ed]

Black theater writer Juan Michael Porter II isn’t buying the hype about playwright Jeremy O. Harris’ controversial Broadway hit.

Blossom Brown. Black trans woman with long brown hair wearing dark colored dress holding a microphone.

Black Trans Activist and Actress Blossom C. Brown Reclaims Her Time at CNN's Equality Town Hall

After watching question after question exclude Black trans people, she stole the mic and told CNN, “You have erased Black trans women for the last time!”

Nina Yang Bongiovi. Asian American woman with long dark hair wearing  black tuxedo jacket and black top.

‘Godfather of Harlem’ Producer Nina Yang Bongiovi Has No Time for Naysayers

She asks the doubters: “Is it hard for you to support an Asian American doing well in Hollywood?”

Rihanna. Black woman with hair pulled back and long bangs wearing a tan colored jacket and white shirt with long green nails.

Rihanna Pulls No Political Punches in Vogue Cover Story

“You came in and murdered the real Americans,” she said of the original European immigrants.

Simone Leigh, Amy Sherald and Lorna Simpson: Three Black women in black shirts look at the camera.

How Three Superstar Black Women Artists Take Up Space

Simone Leigh, Amy Sherald and Lorna Simpson break down how Black people are shifting the narrative in the art world.

"The Green Book" cover art (1940) and black and white photograph featuring the name "Philando Castile."

Photographer Jonathan Calm Updates 'The Green Book'

The artist is creating a new archive that explores what it means to drive while Black in America today.

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.”