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Big, Black and On Broadway

But "King Kong," the musical, doesn't quite confront its disturbing history as a metaphor for racism.

Black Power Art Raises a Fist at the Brooklyn Museum

“Soul of a Nation” takes a breathtaking look at the political and aesthetic work of Black Power artists.

The 10 Most Important Films in the 56th New York Film...

This year's cream of the crop combines artistry with insightful sociopolitical commentary.

Five Off-Broadway Actors Admit to Being ‘Separate and Equal’

America was always destined to be so much more, and so much better, than "separate but equal." Yes, it's disheartening and infuriating and galvanizing...

Yinka Shonibare MBE’s ‘Wind Sculpture’ Is Disappointing Public Art

A bloodless public sculpture doesn't adequately address the bloody themes it claims to.

Punishing Faith Fennidy For Her Black Hair Is What’s Unnatural

Discrimination against Black hair is a modern way of keeping us out of spaces we had to fight, march and protest our way inside.

How Kelly Jenrette and Melvin Jackson Jr. Made Emmy History

Meet the first black couple to both be nominated for Emmys in the same year.

‘Being a Dancer Is Fun and All, But What’s Your Real...

Reflecting on a career trajectory from professional dance to politics and diplomacy.

Trump Is OK With Immigrants (Just Not Immigrants of Color)

White people and their descendants aren't asked where they're from.

Marcus Gardley Constructs ‘The House That Will Not Stand’

A spunky, engaging, sardonic story of women making their way in a society framed by -- who else? -- men.

Nick Cave’s Soundsuits Turn Dance Into Political Action

The multidisciplinary artist creates ecstatic action at the Park Avenue Armory.

Adrienne Danrich on the Black Opera Divas Who Broke Barriers

Shining "This Little Light of Mine" on two legends: Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price.

How to Make a Black Man Disappear From Broadway

Here's what Ben Brantley did -- or didn't do -- in his review of "Angels in America" on Broadway.

Paul Rucker Makes Colorful Klan Robes to Fight Racism

The activist-artist takes a historical, artifact-based view of American racism yesterday and today.

Who Should Educate White People About Racism?

Am I improving conditions for artists of color? Or providing feel-good education for white people?

The Artist, Reimagined: 60 Minutes with LeRoi Johnson

Colorful symbolism, modernism, pan-Africanism, geometric forms -- and many careers.

On Starbucks and the Criminalization of Blackness

While waiting for a friend at Starbucks, two black men were arrested.

Ordinary Citizens Can Be Civil Rights Activists. Just Ask Edna.

Meet someone who survived Jim Crow and demanded justice.

At SoHo Rep, “Is God Is” Mostly Is, Until It Isn’t

Playwright Aleshea Harris is bound and determined to offer us an allegory. Or several.

As Racial Tensions Rise, Fuller’s “A Soldier’s Play” Stands Army Strong

Chatting with Charles Weldon, artistic director of the legendary Negro Ensemble Company.
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