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The Family Party “On Striver’s Row” Is Hot Harlem Satire

Only the fear of becoming impoverished can bring the Van Strivens to speak civilly.

Why Nijla Mu’min is a Director to Watch

In this podcast Mu'min discusses her upcoming film Jinn, a Muslim coming-of-age tale.

Chris Rawson, Theater Critic, On Honoring August Wilson

"If something seems wrong about the show...it may be the key to something important."

Why I No Longer Know How To Relate To Whiteness

Whiteness kills. Understand it. Acknowledge it. Dismantle it. Overcome it. Reject it.

“Jitney,” Wilson’s First Play, Last to Debut on Broadway

There’s a TV term for something like this play.

All Hail, Emperor Trump! Pssst, Rome Is Burning!

We must take our own safety -- and liberation -- into our own hands.

Dear God: “Nat Turner in Jerusalem” Arrives Off-Broadway

A harrowing scene from America's past, still alive in our present.

My Name Is Tim, and I Am Addicted to White Privilege

The only way to begin to address racism meaningfully is to acknowledge our addiction.

True Ture: Recalling Stokely Carmichael’s Revolution

"I have no hatred for those classified as white."

Star-Spangled Slavery and the Great American Novel

Natashia Deón has come to bear witness.

Diverse Narratives Flourish at the House of Chay Yew

Victory Gardens's Artistic Director on history, Asian American representation, and Beyoncé

“UnREAL,” “Orange Is the New Black,” & White Folks

The new seasons of "UnREAL" and "OINTB" raise questions about white audience expectations.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Wages “War”

Two metaphorical wars and a literal one.

A Stew of Black Anger in “The Total Bent”

The son of a preacher man as a Jesus figure?

We Don’t Believe in the Autonomy of Black Women

Have you cited a Black woman today?

The Complex Prison Creative Part 2

For a few days, inmates at Sing Sing experience the freedom of the Bard's Illyria.

The Complex Prison Creative, Part 1

Rehabilitation Through the Arts and director Kate Powers bring Shakespeare to Sing Sing.

Reginald Edmund, Idris Goodwin Stage Black Lives, Black Words

Today on The Scene, two writers from the global Black Lives, Black Words theater project.

“Shuffle Along,” Mostly With Verve

The grim early buzz about the show’s growing pains was only that.

Can I Be A Black Woman At Work?

I struggle with how Black to be at work.

‘Working Woman’: Humans First, Gender Second

Can women and men work together? Yes, says Israeli filmmaker Michal Aviad -- when the roots of sexual harassment are finally rooted out.
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