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Powerful Exhibit by Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle Examines Urgency of Missing Black Women

A collection of one hundred drawings of missing Black women by Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle at the California African American Museum sheds light on the thousands who disappear every year in the United States. The exhibit consists of Hinkle’s notebook-size contour drawings of Black women in black ink that represent thousands of Black women who have…

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Two California Students Overturn Their School’s Attempt to Censor Black Lives Matter Article

Thinking back to your high school days, how high did activism fall on your list of concerns and priorities? In the case of 16-year-old Vanessa Mewborn and 17-year-old Ariana Coleman, The Black Lives Matter movement and the right to free speech meant much more to them than the approval of their school principal. The school made…

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Pharrell Set to Produce Musical Film ‘Atlantis’ Based on Childhood

After producing Hidden Figures, Pharrell Williams and Fox Studios have reconnected for yet another endeavor. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Fox studios picked up Atlantis, a musical film inspired by the mega-producer’s childhood. Marking Pharrell’s second production with Fox and a follow up to Roxanne Roxanne, which debuted in January at Sundance, the project is said to…

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Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels Opens We Buy Gold in Bed-Stuy

Bed-Stuy based gallerist, Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels opened up the doors to We Buy Gold in the heart of Brooklyn’s beloved neighborhood to serve as a roving gallery space for showcasing exhibitions, projects, and events. Within their walls and locations in New York, Bellorado-Samuels told The Cut that she hopes the space is not only one for the community’s artists, curators and writers,…

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The Dance Theatre of Harlem Brings Life to Art in Short Film

With their spring season around the corner, the Dance Theatre of Harlem collaborated with the ethereal India.Arie to create High Above, a short film awakening the power of dance. Written by Charlie Sohne and directed by Daniel Schloss, the short follows a young girl who’s searching for healing in the wake of her grandmother’s passing. After her mother…

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The Internet Demands Action to #FindOurGirls

An alarming amount of young Black and Latina girls have gone missing in the greater Metropolitan area of Washington D.C. Until today, national coverage of the alarming disappearances didn’t exist. But when the internet erupted with demands for media coverage, that changed. Over 500 girls have disappeared from D.C. since the beginning of 2017, and…

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Jay Z is Set to Produce Docuseries & Film about Trayvon Martin

The poetic rapper, Jay Z a.k.a Sean Carter, known for his clever lyricism about hustling and being Black in America has more to say, and it isn’t through music. Following up the six-part docuseries about the late Kalief Browder, the mogul has plans to release a new docuseries and a narrative film with the Weinstein Company…

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Director of ‘Burning Sands’ Hopes To Spark A Discussion In The Black Greek Community

Gerard McMurray, the writer and director behind the Netflix original film Burning Sands is prepared to lead the discussion that surrounds keeping Black Greek organizations alive. As a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, one of the nine historically Black fraternities and sororities that make up the “Divine 9” organizations, he is ready to…

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Nancy Abu-Bonsrah To Be Johns Hopkins’ First Black Female Neurosurgery Resident

After moving to the U.S. from Ghana with her parents at the age of 15, Nancy Abu-Bonsrah can now add pioneer to her resumé. Abu-Bonsrah will be the first Black female neurosurgery resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Truly a woman of many firsts, Abu-Bonsrah will also the be first in her family to become a physician. “I…

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Jordan Peele Makes History as First Black Writer-Director with a $100 Million Debut

Actor, writer, director and comedian Jordan Peele has made history with the creation of a horror movie that makes a monster of racial injustice. As of last week, “Get Out,” has earned $110 million in box-office sales, making the writer-director the first black person in his position to ever reach the coveted $100 million threshold with a feature movie…

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Dave Chappelle Talks Friendship With Prince, Leaving The ‘Chappelle Show’, & New Netflix Series on ‘CBS This Morning’

Dave Chappelle is as known for his privacy as his humor. After leaving the acclaimed Chappelle Show, he has only granted interviews on a case by case basis, preferring to live a relatively quiet life with his family. But recently, he’s been slowly coming back onto stages across America and soon he’ll be back on…

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Talented Duo Chloe X Halle to Star in Ivy Park’s Spring/Summer Campaign

My friend put me on to Chloe x Halle a few years ago, when YouTube covers were at its height. (People who put you on to new music are important, FYI.) I knew then, that it was only a matter of time before the rising starlets made it to the big leagues. A couple of covers and…

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