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Angela Flournoy on Barry Jenkins: 3 Must-Read Passages

The celebrated novelist profiled the Oscar-winning filmmaker ahead of the November release of his upcoming film, “If Beale Street Could Talk.”

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Amandla Stenberg On Integrating Activism Into Her Career

The 19-year-old actress says an urgent need to challenge White supremacist structures powers her path through the entertainment industry.

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Kelly Marie Tran Defies Racist Trolls and Erasure in New Essay

“My real name is Loan. And I am just getting started.”

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'SNL' Vet Kenan Thompson Talks TV Comedy Evolution

The new Emmy nominee—and longest performer in “SNL” history—discusses his career and the show’s slow work in increasing Black representation in a new profile.

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Sandra Oh Hopes Emmy Nod Uplifts 'All Our Other Brothers and Sisters'

The Korean-Canadian actress recently became the first Asian woman to earn a Lead Actress in a Drama Series nomination, but she doesn’t want the representation conversation to stop with her.

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'Luke Cage' Creator Cheo Hodari Coker on Race and Gender Justice

Coker breaks down the themes that rule the show both on and off screen as the second season drops.

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Mara Brock Akil's 'Love Is_' Updates Black Sitcom Golden Age

The woman behind “Girlfriends” and “Being Mary Jane” on how her new OWN series differs from—and connects to—the Black-cast sitcoms of the 1990s.

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Action!: Iconic Shows From Playwrights of Color

The New York Times featured works from Suzan-Lori Parks, David Henry Hwang and other writers of color in a new list of the greatest American plays from the last 25 years.

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READ: How Meghan Markle Brought Black Excellence to the Royal Wedding

“The world came to see Ms. Markle as she wants to be seen and, arguably, has always seen herself: as a woman who embraces Blackness as forthrightly and easily as she wears a Givenchy wedding dress and Queen Mary’s diamond tiara.”

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Spike Lee on 'BlacKkKlansman': It's Not 'Just a History Lesson'

The director talked to The New York Times about the contemporary relevance of his film, which follows a Black cop who infiltrated a Ku Klux Klan chapter in the 1970s.

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'I'm Passing the Baton': Inside Denzel Washington and Michael B. Jordan's Epic Conversation

The powerhouse actors talked about their prolific careers and creating opportunities for other Black artists.

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READ: Janelle Monáe Embraces Her Truest Self

The Electric Lady discussed her upcoming album, “Dirty Computer,” its messages for the LGBTQ community and her pursuit of intersectional equity with The New York Times Magazine.

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5 Key Takeaways From That New Report on the Wealth of Black Men

“Black boys fare worse than White boys in 99 percent of America.”

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Ava DuVernay Discusses Her Stepfather's Deep, Unexpected Influence on 'A Wrinkle in Time'

The director shared why she “doesn’t care” what anyone thinks about the new movie. 

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Word to Wakanda: Five Must-Read Articles About 'Black Panther'

Jump into the conversation about the movie’s place in ongoing discussions about race.

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States Fight to Safeguard Open Internet Against FCC Net Neutrality Ruling

State legislators across the country are advancing their own open internet protection measures.

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WATCH: Kneeling Protests and Confederate Monuments Converge for Shreveport Family

In a new mini-documentary, The New York Times profiles a mother who fought to remove a long-standing Confederate monument—and her teenage son who was prevented from kneeling before a high school football game.

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READ: Lena Waithe Discusses Goals, Path to 'The Chi'

The Emmy Award-winning writer and actress talks about her new ensemble drama in a new profile.

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How Alexandra Bell Turns Biased Media Coverage Into Anti-Racist Art

“Art people try to get me to diversify my work and not pigeonhole myself so I won’t be seen as the ‘race girl’ in the art world. But everything is about race. It’s tough not to say it’s about race.”

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Lupita Nyong'o Writes About Her Sexual Harassment at the Hands of Harvey Weinstein

“I wish I had known that there were ears to hear me. That justice could be served.”