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What’s in a Name? Exhibit explores identity, prejudice

Organized by Gallery Luperca, Donna Woodley’s pop-up exhibition "What’s in a Name?"is a timely and poignant exploration of issues related to …

Netflix and Spike Lee are making a 'She's Gotta Have it' series

Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of a series based on <i>She's Gotta Have It,</i> Spike Lee's 1986 independent film. Lee will direct each 30-minute show and serve as the executive produce with his wife and production partner, Tonya Lewis Lee. The movie, made in just 12 days for $175,000, was considered …

The Root Of Black Women’s Anger: We Want To Matter, But Don’t Expect To Be Treated Like We Do

OWNIyanla Vanzant is deconstructing the myth of the angry black woman in the first four episodes of the newest season of <i>Iyanla: Fix My Life</i>, and just …

Here's How Beyoncé Fans Reacted to 'Lemonade' Losing to 'Grease Live' At the Emmys

The petty prevails on Twitter yet again!<p>Beyoncé made history when her visual album, <i>Lemonade</i>, was nominated for not one, but four, Emmy awards.<p>With …

Urban Culture

A life of discrimination and fear led an Ethiopian marathoner to protest on the world stage

At night, Feyisa Lilesa and his friends hid in the farms to evade the security forces who were arresting people across the country. As a 15-year-old growing up in Oromia region, Lilesa says he was always aware that many of his fellow citizens didn’t approve of the government’s treatment.<p>But the …

Africa

After Seeing 'Hamilton,' My Obsession Became An Addiction

I saw <i>Hamilton: An American Musical</i> on Saturday, and it was everything I dreamed it would be and more. My family's obsession with the musical has spanned the entirety of 2016; we've listened to little else besides the soundtrack for the last 256 days (exactly as many days as I am deep into my …

How DJ Moma took Afrobeat to the Guggenheim - CNN Style

Written by By Yousra Elbagir, for CNN<p>The undulating sounds of Nigerian sensation P-Square echo throughout the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan, as priceless art hangs on the towering white walls.<p>Sudanese-born DJ Moma is on the decks, churning out Afrobeats, Caribbean Soca sounds and R&B at …

Take a book. Give a book. Little Free Libraries at Arts Center's Porch- News Center

Looking for your next good read? Want to donate a few of your favorite books? We've added three colorful Little Free Library boxes, filled with a …

Performing Arts

Locol offers fast food for social change - Inside Scoop SF

Locol is a grand experiment in what two chefs call “revolutionary fast food.” The goal is to bring healthful and affordable food to areas that have traditionally been lacking in options.<p>Chef Daniel Patterson, best known for Coi in San Francisco and Roy Choi, who started the food truck revolution …

Solange Knowles Writes Insightful, Personal Essay on Racial Discrimination

Today I woke up to a Facebook post that my roommate from college shared on her feed. Her response to that tauntingly generic Facebook encouragement— …

Marc Jacobs triggers more criticism after defending dreadlocks at New York fashion show

Marc Jacobs has been accused of cultural appropriation and sparked a social media backlash after defending his decision to cast predominantly white …

Marc Jacobs Apologizes After Comments on NYFW Faux Dreadlocks ‘Cultural Appropriation’

Marc Jacobs has changed his tone after firing off a visceral response to those who criticized him of “cultural appropriation.”<p>The designer took to …

Cultural Appropriation

What It’s Like to Live Between Two Cultures

When you look mono-racial, shit gets weird and racist real quick.<p>Looking back, I probably looked like one confusing-ass kid.<p>Despite my circle of racially diverse friends, I was one of the few kids with an actual multi-ethnic background. To make matters worse, I didn't exactly fit the stereotype of …

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