blackness

Culture

Meet the Black Anime Cosplayers Blowing Up on Instagram

Five cosplayers tell us about their love for anime, finding a community within cosplay, and overcoming racist comments.
Janae Price
5.3.19
tv

Comedy Central's 'The New Negroes' Is Perfect for the Black TV Renaissance

The all-Black stand up show broadens perspectives on Blackness in layered ways.
Taylor Hosking
4.26.19
tv

The Complications Of Liking 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' as a Black Man

Television shows about good cops are hard to enjoy when you are used to negative experiences with the justice system.
Funké Joseph
3.5.19
Oscars

Why People of Colour Winning at the Oscars Matters

Let’s not deny the importance of the Academy Awards, even if they continue to do a disservice to us.
Noel Ransome
2.25.19
View My Own

Black People Die Every Year From a Liam Neeson ‘Impulse’

Liam Neeson’s brand of racism never comes from an impulse. It’s innate.
Noel Ransome
2.5.19
tv

‘Atlanta’ Was the Blackest Thing on TV, Which Made It Best of 2018

It was a season that was bold in the way it chose to be the inside joke for black audiences everywhere.
Noel Ransome
12.27.18
Art

Artists like Damon Davis Are Transforming the Image of Blackness

We talk with BLM Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors-Bignac and Damon Davis about black art becoming more than the trauma and struggle.
Noel Ransome
11.29.18
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
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