Review: ‘Black Twitter’ Looks at Who Gave the Platform Its Voice

Hulu’s docuseries on a social-media subculture doubles as a serious snapshot of recent history.


How the High Cost of Borrowing May Skew the Presidential Race

Kimberly Jolasun, a 32-year-old entrepreneur in Atlanta, has never voted for the Republican candidate for the presidency. That may be…


These 5 Black Ballerinas Blazed Their Own Trail

THE SWANS OF HARLEM: Five Black Ballerinas, Fifty Years of Sisterhood, and Their Reclamation of a Groundbreaking History, by Karen…


Mickalene Thomas Takes Los Angeles

The Broad Museum kicks off a touring exhibition of the artist’s work over the last 20 years.


What if O.J.’s Trial Happened Now?

Among the signature images of O.J. Simpson’s acquittal of the murders of his ex-wife and her friend was the contrasting…


Review: ‘The Wiz’ Eases Back to Broadway

Almost 50 years after it debuted, this classic Black take on “The Wizard of Oz” tries to update its original…


Black Prisoners Face Higher Rate of Botched Executions, Study Finds

Lethal injections of Black people in the United States were botched more than twice as often as those of white…


A Child’s-Eye View of One Black Family’s Covered-Wagon Journey

Lesa Cline-Ransome’s new novel in verse adds female voices to the late-19th-century Black homesteaders movement.


It’s Time to End the Quiet Cruelty of Property Taxes

Property taxes, the lifeblood of local governments and school districts, are one of the most powerful and stealthy engines of…


Rev. Cecil Murray, Leader Amid Los Angeles Riots, Dies at 94

He used his church, First African Methodist Episcopal, as a base to address the social ills that confronted the city’s…

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