“Love Is ___,” from Mara Brock Akil, explores how the hip-hop and TV shows of the 1990s influenced each other and shaped a generation of African-American writers.
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In “Air Traffic,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gregory Pardlo grapples with a complicated family legacy.
I set out to write a warm, whimsical book about a black girl’s hair. Twenty years on, that’s still a powerful subject.
John Doyle’s Tony Award-winning style lends itself to working across racial boundaries, and breathing new life into a largely forgotten classic featuring an all-black cast.
The powerful National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Alabama is meant to perturb, not console — and to encourage truth-telling far and wide.
Ms. Barr cited “The Planet of the Apes” in discussing Valerie Jarrett, a black woman and former adviser to President Barack Obama. ABC Entertainment’s president called it “abhorrent.”
“Fashion does not take care of its people. No one is going to take care of me, except I am going to take care of myself.”
Many elements of Saturday’s ceremony bridged Meghan Markle’s African-American identity with the black British one that she was about to enter.
“Past Times,” which sold for $21.1 million this week, “has found a home in a collection with purpose and an eye toward preserving legacy,” said Jack Shainman, who represents Mr. Marshall.
Though their stories are quite different, the underlying message in “The Last Black Unicorn” and “Every Day I’m Hustling” is the same.