James Baldwin

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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.

Regina King and Colman Domingo in "If Beale Street Could Talk." Black woman in blue shirt and Black man in gray shirt dance in front of beige wall

Regina King and Colman Domingo Make Us Better With 'If Beale Street Could Talk'

The veteran actors discuss their relationships to James Baldwin, what they brought to their portrayal of Sharon and Joe Rivers and the passion for rich Black characters.

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Gorgeous New 'If Beale Street Could Talk' Trailer Celebrates Black Families

The latest look at Barry Jenkins’ upcoming film illuminates how Baldwin’s characters build community while navigating uncertainty and trauma.

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'If Beale Street Could Talk' Showcases Black Love, Resistance

Berry Jenkins, the Oscar-winning director of “Moonlight,” brings James Baldwin’s work to the big screen—and it’s never been more relevant.

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Why the New Reprint of James Baldwin's Children's Book Still Matters

Baldwin’s “Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood” offers a haunting exploration of how Black children learn about racism. Colorlines talked to the late writer’s niece and one of the scholars who shepherded the title back to bookshelves about this unique work.

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WATCH: 'If Beale Street Could Talk' Brings James Baldwin's Harlem to Life

Oscar-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins dropped the first trailer for his film adaptation of the novel.

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Stephan James Cast in Barry Jenkins' Adaptation of 'If Beale Street Could Talk'

The “Shots Fired” actor will star as Fonny, the main character who is incarcerated on false rape charges in James Baldwin’s 1974 novel.

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Barry Jenkins Adapting James Baldwin Novel for Next Movie

The “Moonlight” director and co-writer will bring ”If Beale Street Could Talk”—Baldwin’s 1974 novel about an engaged couple racing against time and the legal system—to the big screen.

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Rocker Benjamin Booker Channels James Baldwin on 'Witness'

The singer and guitarist’s new album, which features guest vocals from Mavis Staples, is available now.

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'Moonlight,' 'Fences' and Actors of Color Make Oscar History

Viola Davis, Mahershala Ali and four others round out the most diverse Academy Awards acting nominee pool ever.

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''I Am Not Your Negro' Director Raoul Peck on James Baldwin's Legacy

The Haitian filmmaker’s new documentary weaves the compelling story of Black resistance from the 1950s to present using Baldwin’s unfinished “Remember This House” manuscript as its guide.

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WATCH: Trailer for 'I Am Not Your Negro' Trailer Brings James Baldwin's Words to Life

The Samuel L. Jackson-narrated documentary opens in theaters February 3.

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'I Am Not Your Negro,' '13th' and 'O.J.: Made in America' Shortlisted for Oscar Doc Nominations

Will one of these projects win an Oscar in January?

Novelist James Balnddwin in Hyde Park, London, in 1969.

James Baldwin's French Home Could Become an Artist Colony

There is an $11.2 million fundraising campaign underway to make it happen.

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Keep The Activist Athlete Convo Going With The #ColinKaepernickSyllabus

Mark Anthony Neal collaborated with scholars across disciplines to create the extensive syllabus, which features works on sports and race from James Baldwin and Jackie Robinson.

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QUOTABLE: 3 Important Passages From New Book 'The Fire This Time'

Jesmyn Ward’s “The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race” hit bookshelves earlier this month. Here are three passages you must read even before you buy your own copy.

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Honor James Baldwin's Birthday With This Poignant Book Excerpt

The seminal writer and race discourse pioneer would have turned 92 today.

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Proof for Why We Need James Baldwin Now More Than Ever [Excerpt]

Published in 1955, the anthology ”Notes of a Native Son” helped establish the Harlem novelist, essayist and playwright James Baldwin as one of the most important thinkers in the world. This exclusive excerpt from the book about America’s toxic relationship with its Black folks is just as relevant in the #BlackLivesMatter era as it was 61 years ago. 

EXCLUSIVE: Listen to Studs Terkel’s 'Black Power' Interview with Activist Charles Hamilton

As Chicago’s WFMT kicks off a campaign to bring the broadcaster’s legacy to the Internet, Colorlines has rare audio of his interview with the man who co-authored “Black Power: The Politics of Liberation” with Kwame Ture.

Clothing Line Imagines Black Leaders as University Namesakes

Philadelphia Printworks’ “School of Thought” line features shirts from fictional universities built on the philosophies of Audre Lorde, James Baldwin and other Black ideological leaders.