blackness

TIFF 2018

‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Is a Raw Adaptation of Black Love

Love as an antidote to black struggle is the most real thing that I can imagine.
Noel Ransome
9.12.18
tv

‘Random Acts of Flyness’ Nails the Horror Show of My Black Mind

Why this HBO show is the most daring thing on TV right now.
Noel Ransome
9.6.18
tv

‘Insecure’ Sees My Messy, Awkward Blackness

In season three, Issa reminds us we don’t always have to strive for excellence.
Noel Ransome
8.22.18
tv

You Need to Watch 'Random Acts of Flyness,' HBO's Wild New Late-Night Show

Terence Nance's new show is a cross between 'Tim and Eric'-era Adult Swim and 'Atlanta.'
Aaron Barksdale
7.31.18
tv

Being a Black Superhero Keeps Mike Colter Humble

We spoke to the face behind ‘Luke Cage’ on what season two, out Friday, reveals about America.
Noel Ransome
6.20.18
tv

The 'Atlanta' Episode on Fatherhood Helped Me Understand My Dad’s Disappearance

Earn learns about black sacrifice and I learned a lot about my own life.
Noel Ransome
5.11.18
Art

This Dumpster Diving Artist Makes Beautiful Mosaics Out of Trash

He's putting blackness back into classic mythology.
Antwaun Sargent
5.10.18
tv

FUBU, 'Atlanta,' and Why Brands Matter in the Black Community

What l learned from a flashback episode of 'Atlanta' where a young Earn encounters the power of a FUBU shirt.
Noel Ransome
5.7.18
Culture

A Black Man's Guide to Not Getting Shot by the Cops

Because you never know how your visit to Starbucks will end.
Noel Ransome
4.16.18
Views My Own

'Black Panther' Made Me Feel Beautiful as a Black Person

Some black folks have had to deal with self-hatred for way too long.
Noel Ransome
2.14.18
POP CULTURE

‘Black Mirror’ Is Obsessed with Black Suffering

"Black Museum" is perhaps the first episode to address race head-on. But does it do it justice?
Lindsey Addawoo
1.8.18
travel

Traveling as a Person of Color Is Stressful

Trips are supposed to be relaxing, but I can’t help but be on edge.
Sarah Hagi
7.25.17