Months after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam came under fire for the racist images on his yearbook page from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1984, he remains in office, a battered and chastised public...

March 22, 2019

Throughout her career, Janine Sherman Barrois has been infusing her identity as a Black woman into the television shows that have entertained diverse audiences. After graduating from Howard University...

March 22, 2019

Quincy Jones has been called many things, and perhaps it’s best to think of Jones as Black culture’s institutional memory — fitting for a career that has spanned almost 70 years. While many are aware...

If anyone in Hollywood embodies the idea of working with intention, it’s Sterling K. Brown.

He is all about supporting the accurate, realistic, forward-thinking portrayals of Black people on screen. An...

The Hate U Give was one of 2018’s most discussed films. That’s because it struck a nerve for Black America — and for White America, too. The story deals with police brutality, how children deal with t...

Brian Tyree Henry is everywhere nowadays.

From starring in Widows, If Beale Street Could Talk and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse — not to mention his breakout role in FX’s Atlanta — Henry is hoping...

March 22, 2019

When UK-based production company Impossible Factual approached Yoruba Richen in the summer of 2017 to helm a new documentary about The Negro Motorist Green Book, a manual that helped African Americans...

March 21, 2019

Since appearing in last year’s blockbuster hit, Black Panther, Winston Duke’s life hasn’t been the same. The Yale School of Drama graduate dazzled audiences with his scene-stealing performance as M’Ba...

March 19, 2019

I stand on the muddy banks of the Allegheny River and watch my daughter’s paddle slice through the polluted water as if her future depends on it.  It just might. She rises at 4:45 a.m. three days a we...

March 19, 2019

College admissions have long been shrouded in mystery with policies constructed to favor the privileged. Correspondingly, it has been rife with malfeasance. As we continue to struggle to define merito...

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