What Does a Metalhead Wear to a Funeral?

Sometimes an all-black wardrobe is more of a curse than a blessing (plus new tunes from Blackrat, High Cost, Dropdead, and more).


Black People Explain Their Own #PermitPatty Moments

Unfortunately, black people getting the cops called on them is not a rare or new thing. It's an everyday occurrence many are too familiar with.


Blacks Were Enslaved Well into the 1960s

More than 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, there were black people in the Deep South who had no idea they were free. These people were forced to work, violently tortured, and raped.


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.


People of Colour Talk About the Times They ‘Code Switched’

“Acting white” can be a survival strategy, but it also comes with a lot of baggage.


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.


A Queer Black Poet's Quest for Liberation

Aziza Barnes​ tells us about her journey to find herself in a country ruled by tired notions of race and gender.


100 Days of Fascinating Black, White, and Bloody GIF Art

Min Liu's tricolored cel animations range from the disturbing to the enrapturing.


Donae’O, JME, and Dizzee Team Up For “Black”, Wear a Lot of Black

When three London heavyweights connect, the result is massive.


260-Laser Light Art Installation Hits Houston

Tundra's incredible immersive array of light and sound comes to Day for Night in Houston.


Simple Wire Drawings Show the Fragility of Human Life

Switzerland-based artist Gavin Worth sculpts human lives with wire lines.


This Playwright Brings the Pain and Power of the Black Experience to the Stage

We caught up with first-time playwright Cyrus Aaron about his stellar debut, 'Someday,' which explores what it's like to live under the shadow of racism in America.