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How Kelly Jenrette and Melvin Jackson Jr. Made Emmy History

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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...

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

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

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

Marcus Gardley Constructs ‘The House That Will Not Stand’

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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

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

Adrienne Danrich on the Black Opera Divas Who Broke Barriers

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

How to Make a Black Man Disappear From Broadway

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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

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

Who Should Educate White People About Racism?

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

The Artist, Reimagined: 60 Minutes with LeRoi Johnson

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

On Starbucks and the Criminalization of Blackness

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

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

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Meet someone who survived Jim Crow and demanded justice.

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

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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

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

Adrienne Kennedy’s New Play of Love, Race and Puppets

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Memories of her white grandfather animate the 86-year-old legend's first play in a decade.

Orlandersmith Finds Documentary Theater in Ferguson, MO

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A quiet contemplation of America’s newly energized racist past.

When It’s Time to Protest, Are You On the Right Side...

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A protest has the extraordinary ability to shed light on the fractured internal relations of our country.

How “Mudbound” Smartly Deconstructs the Mammy Myth

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No more whitewashing the history of forced black domestic labor under slavery.

Meghan Markle Is More Than “Descended From Slaves”

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To say that Markle is descended from slaves on her maternal side, solely, is to deny the truth.

I Have Anxiety, Anxiety, Anxiety in the Age of Donald Trump

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I have anxiety that turns to terror.
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Herman Cain (and Republicans Unable)

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And then there was Jerry Falwell, Jr., with his open pants, evangelical FUPA and his hands veering into prime side-boob territory with -- hey, doesn't she have a name?