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The Wins, Losses and Controversies From the 2019 Oscars

Relive Spike Lee winning his first Oscar, the joys of Black women making history and the drama of the biggest night in film.

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A Few Artists of Color Won at Golden Globes, But There's Still a Lot of Work to Do

Sandra Oh, Regina King and Darren Criss took home awards, but “Pose,” “Black Panther,” “Crazy Rich Asians” and “BlacKkKlansman” came up short.

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Mahershala Ali Will Lead HBO's Third 'True Detective' Season

The Oscar-winning actor will portray Wayne Hays, an Arkansas state police detective investigating a crime in the Ozarks.

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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.” 

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Our Feelings About Mahershala Ali's GQ Cover Summed Up in One Tweet

Shine bright like a diamond.

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Really Though: What the Hell is '4:44'?

We finally know—and it has nothing to do with the twins.

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'Moonlight' Stars Offer 'Revelation' in New Calvin Klein Spread

Mahershala Ali, Trevante Rhodes, Alex Hibbert and Ashton Sanders feature in the design house’s new black-and-white fashion campaign.

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The People of Color Who Won Big at the Oscars

…And the craziest, must-see moment of the night.

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Black Thespian Excellence Shines at SAG Awards

The “Hidden Figures” cast, Viola Davis, Denzel Washington and Mahershala Ali dominated the film awards. 

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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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Black Women Dominate SAG Awards' Best Supporting Actress Nominations

It’s the first time since 2008 that women of color are a majority in that group.

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WATCH: Viola Davis' Moving Critics' Choice Awards Acceptance Speech

Davis received the #SeeHer Award.

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'Moonlight,' 'Atlanta' Earn Golden Globe Noms

Several directors, writers and performers of color in television and film were nominated for Golden Globes.

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Films About Michael Brown, Roxanne Shanté Featured in 2017 Sundance Lineup

These films will bring issues of racial justice and emergent voices of color to Park City.

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Remember All That Badass Music in 'Luke Cage'? Now You Can Own It

The Adrian Younge- and Ali Shaheed Muhammad-composed score, including some of the songs played at Harlem’s Paradise, is now available via digital download and on vinyl.

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The 13 Most Badass Moments From Every Episode of 'Luke Cage'

Because we love you—and “Luke Cage” star Mike Colter—the Colorlines staff binged the entire season of this epic new edition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Here are the sexiest, craziest and otherwise Luke Cage-iest moments from each episode of season one.

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Harlem Has a Supernatural Savior in New 'Luke Cage' Trailer

A series about one of Marvel’s most prominent Black superheroes premieres September 30 on Netflix.

Get Ready For Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge's Badass 'Luke Cage' Score

The new series—which features one of Marvel’s few Black protagonists—premieres on Netflix on September 30.