In his new book, historian Joseph Crespino offers lessons drawn from Harper Lee's ambivalent treatment of this iconic character.
Journalist Howard Bryant's new book looks at how black athletes have historically ignored the mandate to "shut up and play."
The glossy coming-of-age dramedy is about gay people writing their own lives—and it's empowering some people to come out.
The historian debunks myths around civil rights history and makes the case for why a more honest history is key to moving forward.
A new documentary highlights how the playwright took full advantage of her talents to advance mid-century civil rights.
Luca Guadagnino's new film shows how, for many queer people, moralistic norms can create a sense of belatedness—even when they finally find love.
A local chapter of Black Lives Matter tells white allies to put up or shut up.
The severity and speed with which the current crisis is escalating threatens to make it the worst flare-up of mass migration the country has seen in decades.
Andrea J. Ritchie's new book offers fresh perspective on how American law enforcement reserves particular abuse for black women.
The viral short film reanimates clichés about love with a queer twist.
The fatal stabbing of a black Bowie State University student must be viewed in America's longer historical tradition of racial violence.
Twenty-five years ago, the Rodney King riots shook the country. It's unclear what we've learned.
The new Netflix series dramatizes the challenges that black students often face, while maintaining a vital focus on the fullness of the students' individual lives.
The new movie shows us the various, sometimes contradictory reasons why young men pledge — and whether it’s worth it.
In Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, the victims are black—and so are the heroes.
In I Am Not Your Negro, Raoul Peck offers a devastating portrait of Baldwin — and a possible blueprint for political action.