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This Congresswoman Thinks the Time Has Never Been Better to do Reparations

Ta-Nehisi Coates and Danny Glover testified about reparations in Washington on Juneteeth and debated whether we should just cut checks to the descendants of slaves or invest in social services that help them.


9 Mic-Drop Moments from the Reparations Hearing

In which Mitch McConnell and American kleptocracy get owned by Ta-Nehisi Coates.


Ta-Nehisi Coates Is Writing a Different Kind of 'Captain America'

"I'm not convinced I can tell a great 'Captain America' story—which is precisely why I want so bad to try."


Dev Hynes Drops ‘Freetown Sound’ Three Days Early

And he's released the video for "Augustine" to cap it off.


Black Atheists Explain What It's Like to Be a 'Double Minority'

We talked to five black atheists about what it's like to be black in America and reject the the idea of a higher power.


Ta-Nehisi Coates' 'Black Panther' Rules: This Week in Comics #12

We look at issue #1 and more in this week’s comic rundown.


Ta-Nehisi Coates on ‘Black Panther’ and Creating a Comic That Reflects the Black Experience

We spoke to the acclaimed journalist and author about how he made 'Black Panther' into a searing reflection of the world today.


Ahead of South Carolina, Clinton and Sanders Show Off Support from Prominent Black Leaders

From the Congressional Black Caucus and Sandra Bland's mom to Al Sharpton and Harry Belafonte, the Democratic candidates are rushing to lock down key African-American endorsements.


A Danish Newspaper Rated Black Celebrities on a Scale of Evil and Integration

Human rights activist Malcolm X was depicted as being both America's angriest man and equally as evil as Bill Cosby.


Ta-Nehisi Coates’s ‘Between the World and Me’ Is as Important and Necessary as Everyone Says It Is

One of America's sharpest cultural commentators delivers a rich, abrasive meditation on the existential quandaries of modern American negro life.


What Are Americans Terrified of This Week?

Random gunmen, the Islamic State, the cold dead universe, our own families, and other things that we can't stop worrying about.


A Tense Conversation with 'Chappelle's Show' Co-Creator Neal Brennan

We talked to Chappelle's Show co-creator Neal Brennan about saying the N-word in front of black people, his new show, and hanging out at Eddie Murphy's house with Dave Chappelle.