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.
'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.
‘Jack Ryan’ Introduces a New Archetype: The Guilty White Saviour
This trope will be haunting us for years to come.
Stop Applauding Men for Not Assaulting Women
Putting men on a pedestal for performing basic decency is not helping the #MeToo cause.
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.
Stop Raiding Tombs, Lara Croft
Archeological action movies have a destructive white hero complex.
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.
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.
Kidada Jones Is One of the Most Underrated People Behind 'Black Cool'
It’s time for a re-evaluation.
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.
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?
'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.