MSNBC Special Tackles Race and Politics as Election Season Heats Up
Hosted by Reverend Al Sharpton, “Not Just Black and White: Race and the 2020 Election” will feature an interview with Stacey Abrams and 13 of the people running for president.
New Doc 'The Apollo' Tells the Story of Harlem's Most Iconic Theater
The HBO documentary screened as the opening selection for the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.
New Prince Album Highlights Songs He Penned for Other Artists
In honor of what would have been his 61st birthday, Prince’s estate will let the world hear his unreleased “Originals.”
READ: Former CBS Exec Calls Out Racism at Media Giant
Former head of diversity Whitney Davis writes that the company is “fraught with systemic racism, discrimination and sexual harassment.”
Brooklyn's Newest Monument Honors Shirley Chisholm
Chisholm repped Bed-Stuy in Congress. Now, she finally gets her hometown props.
WATCH: New Doc Takes You Behind Scenes of AOC's Campaign
Netflix documentary “Knock Down the House” follows the grassroots campaigns of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three other women who ran for Congress in 2018.
New Documentary Explores Racism in the War on Drugs
Caron Butler’s “The Green Dream” shines a light on the devastation faced by Black and Latinx people who are criminalized for marijuana in record numbers.
Long-Awaited Prince Memoir Gets October Release Date
Fans will get a glimpse into the artist’s personal world via his new book, “The Beautiful Ones.”
The Slants Front Man Pens Artist, Activist Memoir
Simon Tam’s “Slanted: How an Asian-American Troublemaker Took on the Supreme Court” chronicles the fight to trademark the band’s name.
'The Curse of La Llorona' Tops Box Office, Draws Criticism for Appropriation
Many criticized Warner Bros. for appropriating Latinx culture in its marketing for the film: “It heightens the fear factor around a traditional practice and commodifies and exploits our culture just to get people to see their movie.”
Gugu Mbatha-Raw's Superpowers Shine in 'Fast Color'
Mbatha-Raw: “The idea that we have power within us is something that I’ve always been interested in.”
WATCH: Trailer for Ava Duvernay's 'When They See Us'
The four-part limited Netflix series about the Central Park Five stars a slew of esteemed actors, including Michael K. Williams and John Leguizamo.
Femme It Forward Concerts Showcase Female Empowerment
The “multi-format” event series features Cardi B, Teyana Taylor and City Girl onstage and behind the scenes.
Beyoncé Pens Moving Essay On Michelle Obama for Time's '100 Most Influential People'
“She resembled us and was moving in spaces where, as Black Americans, we weren’t exactly meant to be,” the pop icon wrote about Obama.
Peabody Awards Honors Documentary Films on Dolores Huerta, Lorraine Hansberry
Skateboarding film “Minding the Gap” also snagged a win.
Pulitzers Honor Work of Three Black Icons
Aretha Franklin wins a history-making honor, and works that explore the lived experiences of Frederick Douglass and Alain Locke snag the coveted prize.
Jemele Hill Launches New Podcast With Spotify
“Jemele Hill is Unbothered” will feature interviews and unapologetic commentary on sports, politics and culture.
Yo-Yo Ma Performs at Border: 'Build Bridges, Not Walls'
Said the celebrated cellist during his performance at the U.S.-Mexico border: “A country is not a hotel and it’s not full.”
Check Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande and Tame Impala from Your Couch This Weekend
You can skip the heat, dust and sweaty crowds and livestream Coachella’s top music performances on YouTube instead.
Chicago Sues Jussie Smollet for Money Spent on Investigation
The civil suit seeks roughly $130,000 plus legal fees, which is the maximum amount allowed by law.