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We’re Crying Already: The Trailer For If Beale Street Could Talk Is Here

James Baldwin‘s work remains so precious because it has captured Blackness in so many ways. Through his essays that have illuminated the facts, realities, and spirits of movements. To his fiction that has captured the souls, experiences, and worlds of Black folks. His interviews that pulled no punches during which he stood in front of…

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Yara Shahidi Voyages to Deauville in Short Film by Renell Medrano for Chanel

Bronx-born photographer Renell Medrano was tapped for a project with Chanel introducing their Les Eaux De Chanel capsule. The tripartite fragrance line is inspired by Coco Chanel’s favorite places – Deauville, Biarritz, and Venice. Medrano’s lush visuals, shot on a Super8, follow the luxury label’s Brand Ambassador Yara Shahidi on an Orient Express ride to…

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Mykki Blanco Takes on Racism, Homophobia and White Supremacy in ‘Wypipo’ Short Film

Mykki Blanco is taking on racism in his new short film titled Wypipo and he left the sugarcoating at the kiddie table for this conversation. In a direct confrontation of America’s prejudices, he plays the role of a few characters (read “real life people”) who perpetuate and sustain the hideous and harmful existence of racism,…

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Beyoncé Shares a Raw and Poignant Historical Interview For the September Issue of ‘Vogue’

Portraying raw beauty and elegance on Vogue’s coveted September Issue cover, Beyoncé gave an interview as equally poignant as her photos. Though this isn’t the first time Bey has graced the September Issue cover (the last time was in 2015), this feature still made history. In the interview, Beyoncé spoke in depth about the importance…

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HBO Strikes Gold with Terence Nance’s Inventive ‘Random Acts of Flyness’

Last night on HBO was the series premiere of Terence Nance‘s Random Acts of Flyness and it’s definitely a statement piece for the premium network. While Hollywood continues to diversify roles, the content is still lacking and it appears Nance has the skill to change that. The inventive and still effective sketch-style series (originally described as…

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Barry Jenkins Celebrates James Baldwin’s Birthday with Trailer-teaser for ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

We’ve been anxious for new developments on Barry Jenkins‘ progress with his film adaption of James Baldwin‘s ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ and we’ve finally got something. On what would have been the unparalleled author and activist’s 94th birthday, the first official trailer-teaser was unveiled and it’s gloriously gorgeous. In a tweet reverencing this day…

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ICYMI: Lena Waithe Will Executive Produce HBO Comedy Series Written by Kid Fury

As Black people continue kicking down Hollywood’s doors, I get a little extra excited to see LGBTQ-centered content getting some steam. The latest of these is a Lena Waithe and Kid Fury production for HBO. In case you’ve been under a rock, Kid Fury is a comedian and co-host of the esteemed The Read podcast…

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Daniel Kaluuya, Lena Waithe and Melina Matsoukas To Create New Film, ‘Queen & Slim’

The very talented Melina Matsoukas is always working on artful projects to push the culture forward, and her newest creation happens to bring together two other names doing that same thing in their own way. She is on her way to directing Queen & Slim, a forthcoming film originally imagined by James Frey. The film is screen-written by…

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Watch the Season 3 Extended Trailer for Issa Rae’s ‘Insecure’

Much like this same time last year, we’re gearing up for the season premiere of Issa Rae‘s hilarious and relatable life in HBO’s hit series Insecure. News that show would return for Season 3 on August 12th had previously been shared, but now we’ve got the official and extended trailers with sneak peaks at what…

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Stevona Elem-Rogers Launches First Black Women’s Literature Little Free Library in New Orleans’

While we’re all aware of the need for (and the current rise in) Black representation in art, it’s often forgotten how inaccessible art remains to a lot of historically marginalized communities by design. Everything from white normative curriculum, financial lack or physical location can inhibit explorative range and in response writer Stevona Elem-Rogers, in collaboration…

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Saint Heron Announces Creative Collaboration with IKEA

Saint Heron is excited to announce an upcoming creative collaboration with IKEA, exploring architectural and design objects with multifunctional use. Our brand, founded in 2013 is a multidisciplinary cultural hub with a focus on “building the community that we wish to see exist” through music, visual art, and performance art mediums. The hub has been…

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Issa Rae’s ‘Insecure’ Season 3 Premiere is Scheduled for August 12th

Issa Rae has been silently working to wow fans with more and we’re ready for it. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen our friends Issa and Molly and the last we’ve seen of them, Issa moved in with Daniel and Molly was involved with a mystery man. In season 2 of HBO’s beloved…

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