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.
On 'The Best of Enemies': Hollywood Must Stop Using Black People as Narrative Devices
Tambay Obenson writes that the film relegates Black people to “supporting roles in their own fight for freedom and recognition.”
Study and Roundtable Explore How Latinx Community Experiences Colorism
Those with darker skin are more likely to say they’ve been discriminated against, drawing a line directly to race.
Ava Duvernay Uses Clips From '13th' to Explain the Southern Strategy to Black Conservative
“A Black woman spouting revisionist history about pain suffered by Black people,” wrote DuVernay, is proof that “the Southern Strategy succeeded in many ways.”
Amazon Film Fest Wants to Give a Director of Color $25K
The Amazon Film Festival seeks to highlight the work of artists pushed to the margins.
Henry Louis Gates Explores Reconstruction Via New Docuseries and Book
“Reconstruction: America After the Civil War” begins with the exuberant hope that accompanied the end of the war and ends with the hard realities of Jim Crow.
WATCH: Trailer for Viola Davis and Steph Curry Documentary, 'Emanuel'
The new documentary follows the people whose lives were most impacted by the shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
'Pose' Producers on the Driving Force Behind the Show
“Pose” co-creator Steven Canals on why his show needed to be made: “We weren’t seeing Black and Brown people who also happen to be queer and trans.”
ICYMI: John Cho to Lead Netflix's 'Cowboy Bebop'
Cho’s casting in the anime is a win for the meme-turned-movement #StarringJohnCho, which showed what major films would look like if they cast more Asian actors in lead roles.
New Podcast 'Voices of a Movement' Brings Legendary Civil Rights Era Stories to Life
“Some of them are names you know, some aren’t—but all of them have stories that need to be told while they’re still here to tell them,” say the podcast’s creators.
MUST-READ QUOTE: With Projects in Theater, Film, TV and Music, Suzan-Lori Parks is a Quadruple Threat
The Pultizer Prize-winning playwright is seemingly everywhere at the moment.