James Baldwin

Film

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.
Noel Ransome
12.5.18
Noisey News

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
4.20.17
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
2.24.17
Film

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.
Charlie Schmidlin
2.5.17
Film

'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.
Brandon Harris
2.4.17
LGBTQ

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.
Michael Cuby
2.4.17
Art

Celebrate James Baldwin at Hilton Als' New Exhibition

'James Baldwin/Jim Brown and the Children' goes on display at The Artist’s Institute.
Antwaun Sargent
6.1.16
Art

Britain’s First Black Circus Gets a Live Radio Art Tribute

Artist Derrick Adams reimagines Pablo Fanque’s Victorian era Circus Royal.
Antwaun Sargent
11.30.15
Stuff

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.
Beenish Ahmed
5.4.15
Stuff

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
12.5.14
News

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.
Molly Crabapple
11.26.14