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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.


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Nat Geo Developing 'Hidden Figures' Scripted Series

The series draws from the Oscar-nominated movie about the Black women whose mathematical expertise made some of NASA’s earliest missions possible.  

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Critics Say National Geographic's Attempt to 'Rise Above' Its 'Racist' Past Falls Short

They argue that the magazine’s new special issue on race relies on old habits.