blackness

Art

This Artist Builds Sculptures Using Only Black Lego

We had a chance to speak with Toronto’s Ekow Nimako about why he’s building monuments for black youth.
VICE Staff
11.2.18
Art

MoMA Is Finally Giving Legendary Black Artist Charles White His Due

White was one of the first artists to depict black life in fine art. Nearly 40 years after his death, he's finally getting the acclaim he deserves.
André-Naquian Wheeler
10.24.18
tv

‘Luke Cage’ Wasn’t Black Enough to Be a Classic

'Luke Cage' tried to appeal to every audience. And the show's quality suffered because of it.
Noel Ransome
10.23.18
TIFF 2018

‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Is a Raw Adaptation of Black Love

Love as an antidote to black struggle is the most real thing that I can imagine.
Noel Ransome
9.11.18
tv

‘Random Acts of Flyness’ Nails the Horror Show of My Black Mind

Why this HBO show is the most daring thing on TV right now.
Noel Ransome
9.6.18
tv

‘Insecure’ Sees My Messy, Awkward Blackness

In season three, Issa reminds us we don’t always have to strive for excellence.
Noel Ransome
8.22.18
tv

You Need to Watch 'Random Acts of Flyness,' HBO's Wild New Late-Night Show

Terence Nance's new show is a cross between 'Tim and Eric'-era Adult Swim and 'Atlanta.'
Aaron Barksdale
7.31.18
Culture

To the Producers of Marvel’s Luke Cage: Enough with the Ja'Faikans

In the latest season of 'Luke Cage', the portrayal of the Cinematic Jamaican falls short.
Andray Domise
Sharine Taylor
6.27.18
tv

Mike Colter Is Frustrated That ‘Luke Cage’ Remains So Relevant for Black Men

We spoke to the face behind ‘Luke Cage’ on what season two, out Friday, reveals about America.
Noel Ransome
6.20.18
tv

Atlanta’s Episode on Fatherhood Helped Me Understand My Own Dad’s Disappearance

Earn learns about black sacrifice and I learned a lot about my own life.
Noel Ransome
5.11.18
Art

This Dumpster Diving Artist Makes Beautiful Mosaics Out of Trash

He's putting blackness back into classic mythology.
Antwaun Sargent
5.11.18
tv

‘Atlanta’s’ “FUBU” and Why Brands Matter in the Black Community

What l learned from a flashback episode of Atlanta where a young Earn encounters the power of a FUBU shirt.
Noel Ransome
5.4.18