Metalheads Are Terrible at Confronting the Grim Realities of Death
On "Resting in Power" and metal's fear of the dark.
I Was Forced to Fight, Now I'm Learning to Cry
Black boys have to bury their emotions as they face off against racism and chase machismo.
Wilbert L. Cooper
With Joyful Photos, a 19-Year-Old Artist Confronts Media Bias Against Black Male Teens
Myles Loftin's 'HOODED' photo series challenges a news cycle that reaffirms stereotypes about black males.
50 Artists Interrogate 25 Years of Police Brutality
'VIRAL: 25 Years from Rodney King' explores what's changed—and what hasn't—in the 25 years since the beating.
The VICE Guide to Right Now
Trayvon Martin's Parents Will Tell Their Son's Story in a New Memoir
"Everyone who's been reading the manuscript is in tears by the second chapter."
Cardboard Paintings Take an Unflinching Look At Police Brutality
Contemporary racial politics get explored in 'Black is the giant.'
Frank Ocean Isn’t Telling The Truth
His fictions are better than reality.
Richard S. He
Frank Ocean Just Released Another New Track, "Nikes," With an Intricate, Vaguely NSFW Video
The video dropped on Apple Music in the early hours of the morning with the long-awaited album due out this weekend.
Alex Robert Ross
A Plush Handgun Takes Aim at George Zimmerman's Evil Auction
Natalie Baxter quilts a counterpoint to Zimmerman's fateful Kel-Tec.
16-Second Video Artwork Sums Up Police Brutality
Sanford Biggers’ 'BAM' is a gripping tale of police violence against black bodies.
Dead or in Jail: The Burden of Being a Black Man in America
There was a time when I vowed to never bring another black child into this world. "For what?" I thought. "To be beaten, to be caged, to be taught to hate himself and everyone who shares the same skin as him?"
Wilbert L. Cooper
Can News of Police Violence Cause PTSD in the Black Community?
Recent studies claim that violence in the news can lead to PTSD for viewers, so we asked a psychology professor what kind of psychological harm police brutality may be causing the black community at large.