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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘Luke Cage’ Wasn’t Black Enough to Be a Classic
In trying to appeal to every audience, the show's quality has suffered greatly.