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TV

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

This trope will be haunting us for years to come.
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9.28.18
LGBTQ

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

Here are the marginalised stories, from 'The Color Purple' to 'Bessie', that haven’t been airbrushed for mainstream audiences.
Tari Ngangura
6.26.18
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.
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4.4.18
Film

White Liberals Are Taking the Wrong Lessons Away from ‘Get Out’

All white people are Rose.
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3.5.18
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
11.27.17
Books

'Beloved' Is Still a Testament to the Black Spirit

Thirty years later, the book still has the capacity to cut to the heart of the pain and pride of the black experience in America.
Tari Ngangura
9.7.17
Film

Filmmakers Tell Us Why It’s So Difficult to Make a Great Biopic

From 'All Eyez on Me' to 'Nina' and 'Lincoln', there are a lot of ways to tell and/or ruin a life story.
Tari Ngangura
8.24.17
column

Why Black Women Are Speaking Out on Domestic Violence

When the media is silent, black women take to Twitter to tell their necessary stories.
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7.19.17
Essays

Black Women’s Voices Are the Sound of Rock ’n’ Roll

Unending love and appreciation is the least we can offer pioneers like Big Mama Thornton and Tina Turner.
Tari Ngangura
2.17.17
Essays

Michael Jackson's 'Dangerous' Is 25 Years Old, but the World It Saw Looks Like the Present

With its blend of funk, social themes, and unapologetic blackness, 'Dangerous' said as much about its star as it did society.
Tari Ngangura
11.28.16
Stuff

The Painful Reality of Being a Black Woman on the Internet

From racist Twitter trolls to misogynist memes, using social media as a woman of colour sucks.
Tari Ngangura
8.3.16