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2017 Favorite: 'Moonlight'

The Colorlines team is sharing our favorite 2017 videos, books, hashtags, movies and more. Here, arts and culture reporter Sameer Rao explains why Jay Z’s “Moonlight” is his top music video of the year.

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5 Must-Read Excerpts From Jay-Z's Expansive Q&A With The New York Times Style Mag

Hov discussed power, parenthood and politics in his latest interview.

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READ: Jay-Z Demands Justice for Meek Mill in New Editorial

“What’s happening to Meek Mill is just one example of how our criminal justice system entraps and harasses hundreds of thousands of Black people every day.”

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'SNL' Viewers Praise, Critique Michael Che's Call for 'Cheap Cracker' Trump to Help Puerto Rico

The “Saturday Night Live” season premiere also featured musical guest Jay-Z, who performed while wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey.

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Alan Yang's 3 Most Illuminating Revelations on Directing Jay-Z's 'Moonlight' Video

The “Master of None” co-creator spoke to Vulture about directing Hov’s latest video, which cast Issa Rae and Jerrod Carmichael in an all-Black “Friends” remake.

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Mahershala Ali, Kendrick Lamar and Other Black Artists Talk Candidly About Race in 'Story of O.J.' Footnotes

Ali: “We move through the world playing defense, we don’t have the capacity to play offense.”