blackness

Culture

Meet the Black Anime Cosplayers Blowing Up on Instagram

Five cosplayers tell us about their love for anime, finding a community within cosplay, and overcoming racist comments.
Janae Price
5.2.19
Sex

'Pro Hoe' Is My New Definition of Sexual Freedom

Kink was integral to developing my sexual identity free of the stereotyping of Black women I experienced.
Penda N'Diaye
5.2.19
tv

Comedy Central's 'The New Negroes' Is Perfect for the Black TV Renaissance

The all-Black stand up show broadens perspectives on Blackness in layered ways.
Taylor Hosking
4.26.19
tv

The Complications of Liking 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' as a Black Man

Television shows about good cops are hard to enjoy when you are used to negative experiences with the justice system.
Funké Joseph
3.5.19
Oscars

Why People of Color Winning at the Oscars Matters

Let’s not deny the importance of the Academy Awards, even if they continue to do a disservice to us.
Noel Ransome
2.25.19
Books

Morgan Parker’s 'Magical Negro' and the Multiplicity of Blackness

“I was thinking about ‘Black Girl Magic,’ which is cool, but I’m also a real person, so I wanted to explore what is magical about us according to us.”
Dianca Potts
2.21.19
View My Own

Liam Neeson Had the Sort of 'Impulse' That Literally Kills Black People

Power walking will never kill this brand of racism because it's innate.
Noel Ransome
2.5.19
Profile

Terence Nance Is Conquering Hollywood with the Power of His People

The creator of 'Random Acts of Flyness' has a bold vision of blackness that revolutionized TV in 2018—and he's just getting started.
Taylor Hosking
1.8.19
Art

Artists Like Damon Davis Are Transforming the Image of Blackness

We talk with Patrisse Cullors-Bignac and Damon Davis about black art becoming more than trauma and struggle.
Noel Ransome
11.29.18
Art

This Artist Builds Sculptures Using Only Black Lego

We had a chance to speak with Toronto’s Ekow Nimako about why he’s building monuments for black youth.
VICE Staff
11.2.18
Art

MoMA Is Finally Giving Legendary Black Artist Charles White His Due

Black people have made great art forever but have been mostly ignored by large museums. Nearly 40 years after his death, White is finally getting the acclaim he deserves.
André-Naquian Wheeler
10.24.18
tv

‘Luke Cage’ Wasn’t Black Enough to Be a Classic

In trying to appeal to every audience, the show's quality has suffered greatly.
Noel Ransome
10.23.18
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