Arts & Culture

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.”

2019 MacArthur Fellows. A diverse group of 26 individuals.

Meet the New Class of MacArthur Fellows

Many of the new “geniuses” are people of color, and the McArthur Foundation says they “give us reason for hope, and they inspire us all to follow our own creative instincts.”

Ta-Nehisi Coates. Black man with short hair wearing a blue suit jacket and white shirt standing in front of podium.

WATCH: Ta-Nehisi Coates On His New Novel and the Value of Collective Freedom

The acclaimed writer’s first novel, “The Water Dancer,” follows a man with a mysterious gift.

Maria Moreno. Black and white photo of Latinx woman with dark hair wearing checkered shirt.

Film Explores Legacy of Activist Maria Moreno

“Adios Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno” tells the forgotten story of America’s first woman to organize farm workers into a union.

Billy Porter and Jharrel Jerome. Two Black men, one middle age, one younger, wearing black, holding Emmy trophy.

Billy Porter and Jharrel Jerome Make History With Emmy Wins

But most entertainers of color were shut out this year.

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Writers of Color Loom Large on National Book Awards Longlist

Stories that center people of color are prominently recognized across all the honored genres, from fiction to poetry to translated literature.

"School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play." Seven Black women in a school room with six dressed in colorful dresses.

Plays Written by Women of Color Reign on Broadway

Larissa FastHorse: “I honestly never expected to be on this list as a Native American playwright, and that’s really sad.”

Huey. Animation of a young Black boy with dark Afro and big eyes.

'The Boondocks' to Return in 2020

The Freeman family will now live on HBO Max. And yes, creator Aaron McGruder is running the show.

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#ColorlinesReads: Fall Into These Books This Autumn

These are all the books we look forward to curling up with as the nights turn cold.

"Living Undocumented." Young Latinx man with short dark hair wearing blue polo shirt.

Watch the Trailer for New Docuseries 'Living Undocumented'

The Netflix show follows eight families as they fight to stay in America.

Lilly Singh. South Asian woman with long dark hair wearing a mint green suit and white unicorn slippers.

Lilly Singh's New Late Night Show Shakes Things Up

The YouTube sensation made history as the first queer woman of color to host a late night show on a major television network.

Protest sign that reads, "Arab, Immigrant, Woman, Teacher, Furious."

How Diverse Is Your State?

WalletHub’s latest report: “The research literature is pretty clear in showing that diversity leads to increases in innovation and creativity.”

For Colored Girls. Book cover and red, yellow and brown dresses.

Ntozake Shange's 'For Colored Girls' Returns to the Stage

The choreopoem will enjoy a six-week revival at New York City’s Public Theater.

Imani Perry. A Black woman in a white shirt next to a multicolored book jacket

EXCERPT: Imani Perry on Raising Black Sons in a Hostile World

In this excerpt from “Breathe: A Letter to My Sons,” writer and professor Imani Perry reflects on her dreams for her two boys despite the psychic assaults of White supremacy.

John Leguizamo. Latinx man with short dark hair wearing dark tuxedo jacket and purple shirt in front of step and repeat.

John Leguizamo On the Current State of Hollywood

“It needs to start accepting our stories, because I’ve been pitching Latinx stories for 20 years.”

Beyoncé. Black woman with long straight blond hair wearing gold dress in front of an orange step and repeat.

Beyoncé Pulls Back the Curtain on 'The Gift'

In “Beyonce Presents: The Gift,” the singer gives fans an intimate look at the making of the album.

"El Norte." Central American women, one young, one elder, wrapped in traditional blankets.

Classic Film 'El Norte' Returns to Theaters For One Day Only

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the groundbreaking 1984 film about a family traveling to the United States will screen in theaters nationwide. As director Gregory Nava says: “The message of this film is needed much more today.”

Three images. First is dancing Asian woman with bright lights on her, second is an Asian man in a black suit, walking toward the camera, third is an Asian woman in short white gloves and dark dress, dancing.

HBO Wants to Hear From Asian Pacific American Filmmakers

Program ambassador Shannon Lee, CEO of Bruce Lee Enterprises: “HBO APA Visionaries is creating opportunities that didn’t exist for someone like my father back when he was making media in the ’60s and ’70s.”

James Baldwin. Black and white archive photo of Black man, dark short hair, wearing black glasses and white shirt with a dark tie.

James Baldwin Residence Officially Listed as Historic Site

The NYC row house on 137 West 71st Street is now on the National Register of Historic Places.