representation

Culture

Stop Telling Black Writers to Stop Writing About Race

A recent series of comments forced me to confront the issues of writing like everyone else as a person of color.
Noel Ransome
10.12.18
Film

New Study Shows How Badly Girls Are Starved for Superheroes

Yes, representation matters. A lot.
Nicole Clark
10.9.18
LGBTQ

How Straight Actors 'Playing Gay' Can Hurt the LGBTQ Community

Queer actors told us how they feel about Jack Whitehall reportedly being cast to play a queer role in Disney's upcoming 'Jungle Cruise' film.
Michael Segalov
8.17.18
tv

If 'Insatiable' Wanted to Skewer Fatphobia, It Should Have Cast a Fat Actress

There are better ways to joke about body shame, and 'Dietland' pulls it off.
Shailee Koranne
7.24.18
Film

Scarlett Johansson To Play a Transgender Man in New Movie ‘Rub & Tug’

The problem with this should be apparent.
Connor Garel
7.3.18
LGBTQ

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.
Tari Ngangura
6.25.18
Black Panther

Look at How Much These Afro-Brazilian Kids Love 'Black Panther'

A crowdfunding campaign took 200 children from São Paulo to the movies to see Marvel's blockbuster. They absolutely loved it.
Bruno Costa
4.2.18
entertainment

Meet the Asian George Washington and Actors Defying Asian Stereotypes

“One of the writers in our cast told me [she wrote a role for me]. The character was a waiter who spoke in a Chinese accent. We are no longer friends.”
Belinda Cai
3.19.18
Gaming

The Video Game for Every Black Woman Who's Had a Stranger Grab Her Hair

We spoke to the creator of 'Hair Nah.'
Ruth Faj
11.21.17
Television

'The Night Of' Was a Win, Just Not for Brown People

I couldn’t be happier for Riz Ahmed’s Emmy win, but it comes with a caveat.
Noel Ransome
9.25.17
column

'Black Panther' Could Change the Black Film Narrative

The film that features an almost all-black cast, a black director, and is set in a world that portrays people of color in a superior light is something black people have never seen before.
Noel Ransome
6.13.17
Photography

A 21-Year-Old Photographer Brings 70s Black Power to Modern Times

Micaiah Carter's photos empower a new generation of black thought leaders.
Antwaun Sargent
6.1.17