Nathalie Emmanuel’s role as Ramsey shows intelligence is the not-so-secret ingredient in Black girl magic

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Smoke from Burning Buildings During the Tulsa Race Massacre in 1921 (Library of Congress/Public Domain)

Commemorating The Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921

The popular TV series opened eyes about basic American history

Regina King stars in “Watchmen,” a series on HBO that referenced the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Photo: Getty Images

“This is one…


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When racialized horror gets too deep, some viewers tune in while others tune out


The legendary costume designer talks power, beauty, and film


White people solo-judging television and film is so normative for them that it didn’t even seem wrong until recently

John Boyega accepts the Best Supporting Actor-Television award for “Small Axe” via video from Angela Bassett at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards on February 28, 2021. Photo: Christopher Polk/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images


‘I think the reason her story is still relevant is because it’s never truly been told’

The United States vs. Billie Holiday” Photo: Hulu


In a new book, Michelle Duster shares intimate details of her great-grannie, Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells. Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG/Getty images


Music is integral to the movement. Take a listen.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, STEVIE WONDER, 1980

Ronda Racha Penrice

ATL-based Ronda Racha Penrice is a writer/cultural critic specializing in film/TV, lifestyle, and more. She is the author of Black American History For Dummies.

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