Thandie Newton: We dont just need more black women in movies. We need intersectionality, now

Not all black people are men; not all women are white. Too often the distinct and different stories of women of colour are overlooked or erased I have been an actor for more than diversity in Hollywood? How many people of colour and women are enough? Does diversity sell? First it was: why are there […]

Fox News faces 11-person lawsuit for racial discrimination against staff

Current and former employees allege Plantation-style management but TV channel denies allegations, calling them copycat complaints An expanded lawsuit filed on Tuesday accuses Fox News Channel of racial discrimination that appears more akin to plantation-style management than a modern-day work environment. The lawsuit, filed in state supreme court, adds eight former and current Fox employees […]

Claudia Rankine on Whitney Biennial row: ‘Anyone who is subject to a culture can use it’

The poet and playwright talks about the scandal surrounding Dana Schutzs Emmett Till painting, which has led to accusations of exploiting black suffering Whitney Biennial. Black artist Perspectives on Race and Representation: An Evening with the Racial Imaginary Institute, hosted by award-winning poet and playwright Racial Imaginary Institute, a Manhattan-based organization (and this fall, it […]

The story of the British Black Panthers through race, politics, love and power

The experience of black people in the UK in the 1970s is examined in Guerrilla, a new drama series written by 12 Years a Slave screenwriter John Ridley. Now that story finds echoes in a powerful exhibition of photographs of the time A group of girls pose with schoolbags stencilled with the words Black Power. A […]