Wilbert L. Cooper

Culture

It's Been 10 Years Since Obama Was Elected. Here's What It Meant

A reflection on election night 2008 and what it meant for black journalists to see America vote in its first black president.
Wilbert L. Cooper
11.7.18

We Asked the Real 'BlacKkKlansman' Some Hard Questions About Being a Black Cop

Retired undercover cop Ron Stallworth talked about what it means to align yourself with law enforcement when you're black.
Wilbert L. Cooper
8.21.18
Black Women Making History

The Sisterhood Behind the Raciest, Rawest Podcast on the Internet

'Whoreible Decisions' brings listeners inside the illicit conversations of professional young black women.
Wilbert L. Cooper
5.11.18
masculinity

I Was Forced to Fight, Now I'm Learning to Cry

Black boys have to bury their emotions as they face off against racism and chase machismo.
Wilbert L. Cooper
9.14.17
Views My Own

Let's Get Rid of Mount Rushmore

Donald Trump says removing confederate statues is a slippery slope that could get out of control. Maybe he's right—would that be such a bad thing?
Wilbert L. Cooper
8.18.17
Trash Talk

This Artist Transforms Herself into Gruesome Movie Monsters

We visited the home of Jaimie Warren, who is famous for her self-portraits as pop-culture icons. She let us dig through her garbage.
Wilbert L. Cooper
7.21.17
Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby Doesn't Deserve Our Black Tears

It's time for the people still clinging to the comedian despite dozens of sexual assault allegations to let go.
Wilbert L. Cooper
6.13.17
Art

Maurizio Cattelan Will Never Stop Trolling the Art World

The director of the new Maurizio Cattelan documentary, 'Be Right Back,' tells us what it's like documenting the controversial and elusive artist.
Wilbert L. Cooper
4.19.17
Trash Talk

Siki Im’s Trash Is Filled with Art, Snacks, and Star Wars Cards

We found a bunch of other cool things while rifling through the celebrated New York fashion designer's rubbish.
Wilbert L. Cooper
4.10.17
black-women

This Group of Black Women Is Taking Up Arms to Fight Racism and Misogyny

What radical black womanist politics organized around self-defense actually looks like, and why it matters.
Wilbert L. Cooper
2.9.17
Photos

Photos from the 'Black Male Re-Imagined'

The Campaign for Black Male Achievement and famed photographer Ruddy Roye have collaborated on 'Black Male Re-Imagined,' a stunning new narrative photo project that highlights black community leaders.
Wilbert L. Cooper
1.16.17
Health

This Doctor Is Fighting the AIDS Epidemic Spreading Among Black Men

Few populations are more at risk of contracting HIV than black men in Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Leandro Mena runs a clinic there that fights back against this crisis.
Wilbert L. Cooper
12.2.16
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