Tari Ngangura

Culture

The Fight to Repatriate African Skulls in European Museum Collections

Africans have been calling for the return of ancestors’ remains for decades, and at least one Western leader is now listening.
Tari Ngangura
1.25.19
Film

'Brown Sugar' Is Still a Love Letter to the Golden Age of Hip-Hop

On it's sweet sixteen, Rick Famuyiwa's hip-hop romance reminds us how both love and the genre evolves.
Tari Ngangura
10.15.18
tv

‘Jack Ryan’ Introduces a New Archetype: The Guilty White Saviour

This trope will be haunting us for years to come.
Tari Ngangura
9.27.18
#metoo

Stop Applauding Men for Not Assaulting Women

Putting men on a pedestal for performing basic decency is not helping the #MeToo cause.
Tari Ngangura
8.28.18
LGBTQ

The Black Queer Films, TV and Books That Will Help You Through Pride

Here are the marginalized stories, from 'The Color Purple' to 'Bessie,' that haven’t been airbrushed for mainstream audiences.
Tari Ngangura
6.25.18
Film

Stop Raiding Tombs, Lara Croft

Archeological action movies have a destructive white hero complex.
Tari Ngangura
4.11.18
Film

Marvel’s Black Superheroes Speak to Our Double-Edged Political Moment

Not merely existing to assuage white guilt, Heimdall, Storm, Black Panther and Luke Cage have given us more to think about.
Tari Ngangura
4.3.18
Black Women Making History

Yrsa Daley-Ward's Intimate Poems Have Become an Instagram Sensation

The Nigerian-Jamaican writer has a new memoir called 'The Terrible' hitting shelves in June.
Tari Ngangura
3.20.18
Culture

Kidada Jones Is One of the Most Underrated People Behind 'Black Cool'

It’s time for a re-evaluation.
Tari Ngangura
3.6.18
Culture

On Being Black in Europe and Confronting Zwarte Piet

Seeing blackface in photos from my childhood helped me make sense of the anti-black racism I grew up with.
Marny Garcia
12.22.17
entertainment

Gerard Butler Is a Terrible Actor

The veteran action star's newest film is the latest in a string of duds. How did this happen?
Tari Ngangura
11.24.17
Television

'Siesta Key' Is MTV's Latest Escape From Reality for White America

Whenever times are tough, there’s a show like ‘Laguna Beach’ or ‘Jersey Shore’ to offer a uniquely American approach to mythmaking.
Tari Ngangura
11.22.17
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