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‘BlacKkKlansman’ Creates a Safe Space for White Audiences to Trivialize Racism
I’m a huge Spike Lee fan and this movie was such a disappointment to me.
I Rebuilt Malcolm X's Old Prison Debate Team
The audience responded with a chorus of laughter as I won points for my team—and for incarcerated people everywhere.
Daniel S. Throop
From ‘25th Hour’ to ‘BlacKkKlansman’: The Man Behind Spike Lee's Music
Troubled by racism, the NFL and police brutality, Terence Blanchard plays on.
How an Unfinished James Baldwin Manuscript Became a Documentary Film
'I Am Not Your Negro' director Raoul Peck links Baldwin’s ideas to issues still surrounding race and poverty in America today.
James Baldwin's Queerness Was Inseparable from His Blackness
Though 'I Am Not Your Negro' doesn't address Baldwin's homosexuality, it was integral to his political philosophy in ways that can give us hope today.
Malcolm X’s ‘The Ballot or the Bullet’ Inspires an Art Exhibition
Zachary Fabri investigates power and politics through video and pop culture.
3 Black Women Photographers Capture the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement
From Malcolm X to Madame Mama Bush, these photos offer varying visions of how the Civil Rights Movement affected black life.
Cass McCombs and the Cosmos
We meet up with the mystery that is Mr. McCombs to talk Bush, Obama, Trump, and Malcolm X. Plus the importance of taking psychedelics to fully understand your place in the universe.
‘Biblical Swarm of Insects’ Unleashed on Burger Chain
London activists had in mind when threw 8000 locust, 2000 crickets, and 4000 cockroaches into a London burger joint at the heart of an immigration controversy.
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election
Black Muslims in Cleveland Are Bracing for Donald Trump
"What makes us nervous is that one of his supporters is going to do something crazy or extreme just to show their support for him."
Wilbert L. Cooper
Muhammad Ali Redefined Black Masculinity in America
When he rhymed, we rhymed too, believing that we could spit homespun verse to proclaim our majesty. We too could "float like a butterfly and sting like a bee." We too could "rumble, young man, rumble." We too could say that we "shook up the world."
Michael Eric Dyson
Muhammad Ali's Conversion to Islam Changed the World
For my father and many others, it wasn't what Ali did in the ring that made him the Greatest of All Time—it was the decision to convert to Islam.