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A Photographer Recreates His Family's Lost History

Chad Hilliard's photos build narratives for his African-American ancestors, filling in the blanks left by enslavement and migration.


This Neuroscientist Uses Art to Fight Hate

Hyphen-Labs' Ashley Baccus-Clark co-created a VR project that puts users into the body of a black woman.


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.


Tender Photos of Black Men That Redefine Masculinity

Emerging artist Shikeith Cathey's first European solo exhibition challenges the way America sees black men and the way black men see themselves.


A PULSE Contemporary Art Fair Wrap-Up | Art Guides

Here's our curated roundup of the art and the artists we spoke with at the PULSE Contemporary Art Fair at Art Week Miami 2016.


These Chicago Barbers Have a Message: No More Violence

56 barbers gathered in Englewood to stop gun violence, one haircut at time.


The New 'Roots' Proves That Slave Narratives Are Still Important

The reboot of the seminal TV classic doesn't break new ground the way its predecessor did, but that doesn't mean it's not worthwhile.


What Malcolm X Would Say About Donald Trump

We asked an expert what the black icon might have thought of Trump's plan to build a wall, ban Muslim immigration, and make America great again.


Black Atheists Explain What It's Like to Be a 'Double Minority' in America

We talked to five black atheists about what it's like to be black in America and reject the the idea of a higher power.


The Work Songs of Enslaved Africans Have Shaped American Culture

Jazz artist Jaimeo Brown breaks down the power of work songs, which have an influence that extends from the plantation to the trap.


Did the Death of a Mississippi Mayor End a Great Experiment in African American Liberation?

Revolutionary Mayor Chokwe Lumumba made Jackson a model of new African American politics and economics—a form of resistance more durable than protest.


We Need More Than Hope to Overcome White Supremacy

At worst, hope can be a balm that only hides deep lacerations. It's used to soothe the shock of inequality, instead of actually addressing the legacy of oppression.