'Brown Sugar' Is Still a Love Letter to the Golden Age of Hip-Hop
On its sweet sixteen, Rick Famuyiwa's hip-hop romance reminds us how both love and the genre evolves.
‘Jack Ryan’ Introduces a New Archetype: The Guilty White Saviour
This trope will be haunting us for years to come.
Stop Applauding Men for Not Assaulting Women
Putting men on a pedestal for performing basic decency is not helping the #MeToo cause.
The Films, TV, and Books That Celebrate Black Queer Women
Here are the marginalized stories, from 'The Color Purple' to 'Bessie,' that haven’t been airbrushed for mainstream audiences.
Marvel’s Black Superheroes Speak to Our Double-Edged Political Moment
Not merely existing to assuage white guilt, Heimdall, Storm, Black Panther, and Luke Cage have given us more to think about.
Black Women Making History
Yrsa Daley-Ward's Intimate Poems Have Become an Instagram Sensation
The Nigerian-Jamaican writer has a new memoir called 'The Terrible' hitting shelves in June.
'Chicago' Is Proof That Men Sometimes Get What They Deserve
They had it coming, and they only had themselves to blame.
Gerard Butler Is a Terrible Actor
The veteran action star's newest film is the latest in a string of duds. How did this happen?
'Soul Food' Was a Delicious Feast for Black Cinema's Golden Age
The 1997 dramedy captured the lives and loves of black families in America, and the history they share.
'Beloved' Is Still a Testament to the Black Spirit
Thirty years later, the book still has the capacity to cut to the heart of the pain and pride of the black experience in America.
Why It's Nearly Impossible to Make a Good Biopic
From 'All Eyez on Me' to 'Nina' to 'Lincoln,' there are a lot of ways to tell and/or ruin a life story.
White Liberals Are Taking the Wrong Lessons Away from ‘Get Out’
All white people are Rose.