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Our picks for the best in black entertainment this year.
With a tender portrait of one family in Queen Sugar and a searing indictment of the prison system in 13th, DuVernay deepens her career-long commitment to addressing injustice.
The comedian’s HBO show celebrates the city with rich landscapes and a soundtrack that captures LA’s laid-back mood — and sticks with viewers long after the credits roll.
Allyship isn’t a one-time thing — it’s a series of investments. Here are some concrete actions you can take to support people of color in Trump’s America.
As marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa crossed the finish line to win the silver medal at the Olympics this summer, he raised his arms over his head in an X to defiantly protest the Ethiopian government’s treatment of his fellow Oromo people. Three months later, unable to go home or see his family, he contemplates the price of being a world-class athlete speaking out.
Artists like Jamila Woods, Noname, Mick Jenkins, Malcolm London, and Ric Wilson make music that honors their hometown as it is and as they want it to be.
In a world where any interaction with police could turn us into hashtags, black people remind each other that our lives matter.
Fifteen years after the glossy battle of the sexes rom-com was released, we spoke to members of the cast and crew about how the film came to be, how it opened doors for a generation of black entertainers – and an iconic ponytail GIF even politicians use.
“Where does it hurt? Everywhere. Everywhere. Everywhere.”
To be black in America is to exist in haunting, mundane proximity to death at all moments.
A conversation about our bodies, the messages we receive about them, and how being black women complicates it all.
The stunning visual album marks a new chapter for the singer. Here are the most insightful, complex pieces about her latest offering.
In a world that demands that I straighten and shrink myself, I haven’t always been comfortable enough to dance freely. But nothing makes me feel more connected to my community — or my own body.
Champagne Papi’s public affection for black women may be both corny and calculated, but we still make him put in work (work work work work work).