Barry Jenkins on the Burden of Honouring James Baldwin with ‘Beale Street’
Jenkins on turning the classic novel ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ into a soon-to-be-classic film.
Benjamin Booker Releases Power Pop Gem "Right on You," Another Brilliant 'Witness' Cut
The LA-based R&B-punk master's second album is out June 2.
Alex Robert Ross
Black History Month
The Fight to Save the House of James Baldwin
The property is slated to be razed and turned into luxury apartments, but activists say the author's home is an important piece of black history worth saving.
Matt St. John
How an Unfinished James Baldwin Manuscript Became a Documentary Film
'I Am Not Your Negro' director Raoul Peck links Baldwin’s ideas to issues still surrounding race and poverty in America today.
'I Am Not Your Negro' Is a Brilliant Documentary About James Baldwin's Never-Finished Book
We caught up with director Raoul Peck to talk about the author's legacy, politics, and the ever-presence of history.
James Baldwin's Queerness Was Inseparable from His Blackness
Though 'I Am Not Your Negro' doesn't address Baldwin's homosexuality, it was integral to his political philosophy in ways that can give us hope today.
Celebrate James Baldwin at Hilton Als' New Exhibition
'James Baldwin/Jim Brown and the Children' goes on display at The Artist’s Institute.
Britain’s First Black Circus Gets a Live Radio Art Tribute
Artist Derrick Adams reimagines Pablo Fanque’s Victorian era Circus Royal.
What the Freddie Gray Protests Have in Common with the Riots of the 60s
Then, as now, people came together in anger over how the police, and society at large, were treating young black people.
Black Lives Matter
Institutionalised racism isn't just about the headlines you read or the grand jury verdicts that inspire protests, it's something that infects the consciousness of black people everywhere.
Wilbert L. Cooper
Ferguson Shows How the Police Can Kill and Get Away with It
Police kill. They get away with it. They kill again. Eventually, you realise that this process is not a bug in the system but a feature.