representation

Black History Month

Black Creatives Tell Us What Black History Month Means to Them in 2019

"Slavery is behind us, but racism is still there. We need more than just a month to stop it."
Yasmine Seck
Alexandre Perras
3.1.19
Film

'I Thought He Was a Fake': Why Yalitza Aparicio Almost Left Her 'Roma' Audition

Her Oscar nomination broke ground, but it almost didn't happen over a suspected catfishing situation.
Ollin Velasco
2.26.19
Oscars

Spike Lee's Oscar Speech Was A Lesson In Black History

The Oscar-winning writer and director of 'BlacKkKlansman' paid honor to his legacy of work and those that got him to the Academy Award stage.
Stacie Williams
2.25.19
golden globes

Why It's Important for Diverse, Emerging Artists to Win Awards

Representation matters more than you think.
Kara Weisenstein
1.8.19
Culture

Stop Telling Black Writers to Stop Writing About Race

A recent series of comments forced me to confront the issues of writing like everyone else as an other.
Noel Ransome
10.15.18
LGBTQ

Don't Get the Outrage Over Jack Whitehall 'Playing Gay'? Listen to These Queer Actors

If Disney are going to make a big deal about creating a gay character, they should probably make a big deal about casting a gay actor.
Michael Segalov
8.17.18
Film

The Lasting Legacy of Hollywood’s Recent Casting Controversies

For years the industry has been accused of whitewashing roles in its films. Here’s a timeline of the recent offenders.
Connor Garel
8.15.18
tv

If 'Insatiable' Wanted to Skewer Fatphobia, It Should Have Cast a Fat Actress

There are better ways to joke about body shame, and 'Dietland' pulls it off.
Shailee Koranne
7.24.18
LGBTQ

The Black Queer Films, TV and Books That Will Help You Through Pride

Here are the marginalised stories, from 'The Color Purple' to 'Bessie', that haven’t been airbrushed for mainstream audiences.
Tari Ngangura
6.26.18
porn

Porn Stars Tell Us Why Representation Gets Everyone Off

Bailey Jay, Dana Vespoli and others on how the adult industry is slowly changing to allow for more diverse voices.
Graham Isador
4.20.18
Film

Talking to Black Nerds About What This 'Black Panther' Film Means to Them

"These are African people who haven’t had their identity tarnished by colonisation. This is a movie that we need."
Noel Ransome
2.13.18
Gaming

The Video Game for Every Black Woman Who's Had a Stranger Grab Her Hair

We spoke to the creator of 'Hair Nah'.
Ruth Faj
11.21.17
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