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These Stunning, Gilded Portraits Paint Black Women as Queens

British-Liberian artist Lina Iris Viktor uses a stunning palette of inky blues, black, and 24-karat gold. She talks to Broadly ahead of her solo show at the New Orleans Museum of Art.<p>In Lina Iris Viktor’s work, Black women are queens—in one case, quite literally. In <i>Yaa Asantewaa</i>, the …

Women of Color

2018 Monterey Car Week Mega Photo Gallery | Beauty abounds

Here's a look at how the other half drives<p>MONTEREY, Calif. — From Pebble Beach to The Quail to Laguna Seca to Carmel, Monterey Car Week as usual has offered a wealth — and wealth certainly is the operative word — of sumptuous, fabulous vehicles. Here is our gallery of galleries, with links to our …

Supercars

World’s Best Job Wants to Pay You $120,000 to Be a Beach Bum for a Year

On the last day of a much-needed beach vacation, we’ve all had the same thought: “Why can’t <i>this</i> be my job?” Well now, for one lucky person, it can be.<p>…

Employment

The racist language of space exploration

The language of colonialism is infecting outer space, thanks to dominance by rich white businessmen and politicians.<p>On Thursday, Vice President Mike …

Space Travel

The Ultra-Wealthy World of Crazy Rich Asians Is a Real Thing. Here's Why

“I can tell you one thing—these people are richer than God,” exclaims one character in Kevin Kwan’s novel <i>Crazy Rich Asians</i>. Featuring an all-Asian …

10 Black Authors Everyone Should Read | PBS

They are poets, playwrights, novelists and scholars, and together they helped capture the voice of a nation. They have fearlessly explored racism, …

The Only Thing More Extravagant Than Crazy Rich Asians Was Its Red Carpet Premiere

Have you heard of a quiet little film called <i>Crazy Rich Asians</i>? It’s based on a trilogy of the same name and it has a real indie feel.<p>Just kidding.<p>For …

The Myth of Irish Slavery: A History of One of the Alt-Right's Oldest Memes

The alt-right has always painted white people as victims of a system they rule.<p>On July 15, comedian Josh Androsky tweeted a video of a Proud Boy, a …

Afrocentric love is, in addition to taking care of ourselves, a detoxification process from a Eurocentric standard that affects us all

Photo: Jamine Wallace/Nappy<p><b>Note from BW of Brazil</b>: <i>The ideas and opinions expressed in today’s post are slowly beginning to catch on among</i> …

What Is China Doing In Africa?

Chinese corporations are all over Africa. In June 2017 a McKinsey & Company report estimated that there are more than 10,000 Chinese-owned firms operating in Africa.<p>What are Chinese corporations doing in Africa? That’s a highly controversial issue.<p>The reason Chinese corporations are in Africa is …

University of Chicago

Oh Wow, Chris Rock Will Lead Fargo Season 4 | TV Guide

Chris Rock is heading to <i>Fargo</i>.<p>Well, Kansas City, to be exact, which is where Season 4 of the acclaimed FX limited series will be set. FX announced …

The 8 Kinds of Black Donald Trump Supporters

Black people love Donald Trump.<p>In the 2016 election, Donald Trump earned more black votes (8 percent, according to the Roper Center) than Mitt Romney …

The Best Books of 2018 (So Far)

Whether you’re looking for a captivating novel, a spine-tingling thriller, a fascinating investigation, or a poignant memoir, 2018's new book …

Books

gianni lee is the modern-day basquiat painting skeletons on nyc streets

The deliberately crude figures are inspired by ancient African hieroglyphics.<p>If you’ve spent any time in New York City recently, there’s a good chance you’ve seen Gianni Lee’s street paintings. The artist recently left his Los Angeles studio to spend the summer painting vibrant skeletons and …

After a makeover, this local “shack” becomes the envy of the neighborhood

Nearly everyone has strolled through a darling neighborhood and suddenly come across an orphan house. Sitting silently, often in the shadows of the …

Some Of The Best Cosplay From The 2018 San Diego Comic-Con

Comic-Con, the biggest nerd show on Earth, wrapped up earlier this month, and aside from over-priced toys and exhausting panel talks there was also a …

Halsey Reveals Butt In Racy Thong Bustier, Garter Belt & Stockings At Playboy Party

Halsey’s look at the Playboy event on July 28 was absolute FIRE. The singer rocked a black bodysuit, garter belt and thigh-high tights for the party. …

How to Use Your White Privilege the Right Way 

When bigotry abounds, it’s easy to get frustrated and want to give up (particularly on white people), but every now and then, someone steps up and …

The slacker’s guide to saving money and building wealth

<b>Building wealth sounds like something that requires endless amounts of time that, let’s be honest, many of us just don’t have. But the reality is</b> …

Economic Data

Chameleon Villa

Just as its name implies, the Chameleon Villa disguises itself to blend into the lush Bali landscape. The home is built on a steep slope. Its …

At Piedmont Park’s cusp, $1.9M ‘modern Beltline masterpiece’ impresses

Topped by an “oasis,” this former HGTV subject makes a Bauhaus Modernist statement in Virginia-Highland<p>A Virginia-Highland property that qualifies as one of intown Atlanta’s most ambitious—and audacious—home expansions is back on the market.<p>Glass catwalks, steel beams, and a surreal rooftop “oasis” …

Anne Hathaway’s thoughts on Nia Wilson’s murder are really worth reading

“White people DO NOT have equivalence for this fear of violence.”<p>Actor Anne Hathaway has some thoughts about the murder of Nia Wilson — and they’re pretty on-point.<p>Wilson, a black 18-year-old, was murdered last weekend at a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station in Oakland, California, after a man …

American white people really hate being called “white people”

A Twitter poll drama, explained.<p>A few days ago, I came across this rather striking finding from a recent public opinion survey by the Public Religion Research Institute:<p>It is striking for a couple of reasons. For one thing, the question is not about illegal immigrants, or even immigrants at all; …

The Best Coming-of-Age Novels Will Make You Rethink the World

What does it really mean to grow up? Loss of innocence? Becoming self-sufficient? Turning 18? Running out of "firsts" to check off the bucket list? …

Black Journalist Groups Call Out TV Station for Airing Photo of Stabbing Victim Nia Wilson Appearing to Hold a Gun

Several prominent black media groups have slammed a local Bay Area news station for running a photo of Nia Wilson - the 18-year-old black woman …

What Is Edging, and Does It Actually Make You Last Longer In Bed?

Believe it or not, there's more to sex than orgasms.<p>Have you ever been in bed with your partner and they just can’t, well, finish? Or, even worse, you strongly suspect they're <i>faking it</i>? It seems nothing is as big a blow to a guy’s self-esteem as failing to get someone off.<p>But we're going to let you …

8 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. However, after reading the books on this list and …

Striking images of black struggle

The photographer Omar Victor Diop re-enacts defining moments of black struggle in Africa and its diaspora for his latest project.<p>Liberty: A Universal Chronology of Black was conceived and created in Dakar, Senegal, the city where Omar Victor Diop was born and lives today.<p>The project visualises some …

Africa

This $6 Million Miami Estate Is A Contemporary Shangri-La

A new construction, modern architectural gem in Miami with vertical gardens designed by a celebrated landscape architect is on the market for $5.9 million.<p>Constructed by Norway Builders, the home was designed by O’Donnell Dannwolf & Partners Architects who complimented the striking contemporary …

Everyone’s Making The Same Joke About That ‘Titans’ Trailer

When TNT pulled out of developing a <i>Teen Titans</i> live-action TV series, DC’s Geoff Johns said the show was still in development because “it’s a huge piece of DC and we have plans.” Two years later, we learned those plans involve a new streaming service and a <i>Titans</i> trailer in which Robin straight up …

Geoff Johns