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.
'Blowin’ Up' is a New Doc About a Court Room That Rules In Favor of Compassion
What happens when sex workers receive support rather than punishment? Everything.
A Play About Maya Angelou is Being Developed for Broadway
“Phenomenal Woman: An Evening with Maya Angelou” will debut in 2021.
Fenty Beauty Pulls Controversially Named Product From Shelves
A highlighter dubbed “Geisha Chic” prompted Instagram users to educate the Rihanna-helmed company.
Lupita Nyong'o Unveils the Cover for New Book, 'Sulwe'
“I wrote ‘Sulwe’ to encourage children (and everyone really!) to love the skin they are in and see the beauty that radiates from within.”
LISTEN: The Fight to Bring An Afro Emoji to Your Phone
Writer Rhianna Jones wants to increase the representation of natural hair, one text message at a time.
John Leguizamo's One-Man Show 'Latin History for Morons' Hits the Road
The comedian will break down Latinx history through the ages on his nationwide tour.
Beyonce, 'Black-ish' and 'Black Panther' Take Home Top Prizes at NAACP Image Awards
Here’s who won big at this year’s show.
New PBS Doc 'Tre Maison Dason' Explores Growing Up With An Incarcerated Parent
One in 14 American children has a parent who is currently, or was previously, in prison. “Tre Maison Dasan” follows three of these children.
Jordan Peele Brings Trademark Boundary Breaking Vision to the 'Twilight Zone' Reboot
The classic TV series comes back to life, more intriguing and racially diverse than ever.
Afropunk Brooklyn Announces Its 2019 Lineup
Jill Scott, FKA Twigs, Kamasi Washington, Santigold, Leon Bridges and others head to Commodore Barry Park in August.