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click to enlarge Kristen Ritter stars in the Orphan Black sequel. June brings new seasons from three of TV”s hottest shows: The Boys, House of the Dragon . . .

It was the evening of March 27, 2022 and many Black Americans were doing what we always do – suffering through the boredom of the Oscar Awards, hoping to see some of our faves win the coveted trophy associated with the event. It was almost a given that rapper turned actor Will Smith would win […]

Dionne Brown as Queenie Jenkins in the show Queenie, based on the novel by Candice Carty-Williams. Hulu hide caption toggle caption Hulu This week, Pat Sajak saw his last spin, we heard about a musical it’s surprising we didn’t already have, and the prequels

The Bill Pickett invitational rodeo in Conyers, Georgia, in 2019. Photograph: Diwang Valdez/Rolling Stone/Penske Media/Getty Images When Larry Callies went to the movies as a boy in Rosenberg, Texas, the heroes riding horses and wearing 10-gallon hats were all white men. But the real cowboys Callies knew were Black. His great-grandfather Lavel Callies was an […]

Unlock the Editor’s Digest for free Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter. Efforts by US republican lawmakers to ban lab-grown meat are an “own goal” that will give Asia a competitive advantage, just as with semiconductors, according to one of the few producers with an approved product. […]

In the same way that we acknowledge, respect, and listen to civil rights organizers like Ella Baker, Diane Nash, and Julian Bond of the SNCC, it’s crucial we hear from digital organizers who started or contributed to influential hashtags like #BlackLivesMatter, #OscarsSoWhite, #BlackGirlMagic, and even the less politically-leaning hashtags that fostered joy and community, like […]

Cowboys are so often depicted like John Wayne—meaning, as a white man on a horse. For a long time, this representation has overshadowed the existence, and importance, of Black cowboys, but in the 19th century, an estimated one in four cowboys was Black. They were often barred from competing against white riders in rodeos, though, […]

New York district attorney accuses two prominent art dealers of the illegal trafficking of antiquities worth $3m. Prosecutors in New York City have announced that they returned to Cambodia and Indonesia 30 antiquities that were looted, sold or illegally transferred by networks of American antiquities dealers and traffickers. The antiquities were valued at a total […]

BALTIMORE — During the oppressive era of Jim Crow Laws, Black people were often excluded from public beaches along the Chesapeake Bay. However, a section of beach on the Annapolis Neck Peninsula, purchased by a formerly enslaved man, became a hub for Black culture, recreation and entertainment. It hosted the likes of Ray Charles and […]

The U.S. military’s ongoing embrace of the far-left culture war has drawn increased attention and ire from lawmakers. Despite Pentagon officials waving off concerns, a steady stream of evidence has shown that the most progressive ideas on race, gender and sexuality have become the norm, in particular within the administrative parts of the U.S. military. […]


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