Black Futures is our black history month coverage highlighting how Gen Z and millennial creators celebrate Black creativity, entertainment, and health.
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Marvel Actor Letitia Wright Clarified Her Comments About “Black Panther 3” Already Being “In The Works" After Sending Fans Into A Frenzy
Her latest chat about the third Black Panther film took place in a red carpet interview with BuzzFeed.
ASL Interpreter Justina Miles Almost Stole The Show From Rihanna During Her Halftime Performance
The 20-year-old Philadelphian made history as the first deaf woman to perform during the Super Bowl halftime show.
Rihanna Unveiled A Baby Bump During Her Super Bowl Halftime Performance
After the world spent the whole halftime show googling "Rihanna pregnant?", her rep confirmed to AP that another Baby Fenty is on the way.
Samara Joy's Excellence Is Self-Evident
Joy, a 23-year-old jazz singer from the Bronx, won the Best New Artist Grammy over breakout musicians like Brazilian pop star Anitta, indie darling Wet Leg, and Latinx R&B singer Omar Apollo.
“We're Talking About Misogynoir”: Danielle Deadwyler Addressed Her Oscar Snub For “Till”
“We're talking about misogynoir — like, it comes in all kinds of ways, whether it's direct or indirect. It impacts who we are."
6 Sci-Fi Novels By Black Authors You’ve Got To Read
These recent speculative books provide plenty of intrigue and adventure while featuring Black female protagonists showing the world what “magic” really is.
Black Doulas Want To Make Pregnancy Safer For Black People. Here’s How They’re Doing It.
Black people who are pregnant are at higher risk of having their pain and other symptoms ignored, which in many cases can have deadly consequences. These doulas are trying to make the experience safer for people at risk.
“Litefeet” Has Become A Symbol Of New York City. This Subway Dancer Is Keeping The Legacy Alive.
In an illustrated essay, Molly Crabapple talks to Sony Jayy, one of the many New York City hip-hop dancers behind “showtime” on the New York City Subway.
The Grammys’ Biggest Award Should Have Gone To Beyoncé Or Bad Bunny
Awards shows routinely ignore groundbreaking Black or brown artists in favor of seemingly apolitical white ones.
Keke Palmer Is Using A “Sims” Childbirth Simulator To Get Ready For Motherhood
The multi-hyphenate can add metaverse show host, Twitch streamer, and expectant mother to her long list of accomplishments.
Lizzo Admitted In Her Grammys Speech She Skipped School To See Beyoncé Perform
“I skipped school to see you perform. You changed my life.”
Beyoncé Has Broken The Record For Most Grammy Wins
She's that girl.
Viola Davis Became The 18th Person To Achieve EGOT Status After Winning A Grammy For Her Audiobook
Davis won the Grammy on Sunday for Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording for her memoir, Finding Me.
How SZA Rose From Indie Favorite To National No. 1
The singer’s latest genre-bending album stayed atop the charts for seven weeks, cementing her as a superstar.
9 Performances From Black Actors That Should’ve Received Oscar Nominations This Year
Only two Oscar acting nominations went to Black actors this year, but there were many more performances worthy of such praise.
The “No Love” Challenge Brought Majorette Culture To TikTok
“You’re not just using your body, you’re using your soul. People feel when you’re dancing, and I feel like that’s one of the differences between majorette and every other style of dance.”
The Writing On The Game “Forspoken” Is As Bad As Everyone’s Saying. Its Black Woman Lead Is Just One Of The Casualties.
The game uses tokenized diversity to try to make a generic Hero’s Journey feel fresh, but the end result is completely uninterested in its characters’ interior lives.
Maxwell Frost Has Become The First Gen Z Member Of Congress
"Don't count out young people,” Frost said in August.
They Were The Models On The Boxes Of Hair Relaxer Kits. This Is What They Look Like Today.
A viral Twitter thread captured hair transformations and revisited the legacy of Black haircare marketing.
African Influencers Hope Khaby Lame’s Rise Will Mean That Global Success Is Attainable For More Of Them
“When people talk about influencers, I don't believe African creators are mentioned at all, except for Khaby and maybe Elsa.”
Meet The Woman Behind The Iconic “Woman Stepping Into The New Year” Artwork
“Lord, please free my people from the hold of this illustration.”
16 Books Written By Black Women That Everyone Should Read
Love stories, adventure, and words of wisdom – what more could you want?
Why Chadwick Boseman's Death Hurts So Much
In an already difficult year filled with so much Black death, losing an actor who celebrated Black life feels especially painful.
An Essential Reading Guide For Fighting Racism
From Audre Lorde's groundbreaking essays to Ibram X. Kendi's guide to being antiracist, these books are a great resource for understanding why people are protesting right now.
Kayode Ewumi's "Enterprice" Is Back And Funnier Than Ever
“I didn't go to uni or study my craft to become a meme."
She Went Viral After Being Cropped Out Of A Photo. Now She Says It’s Time For African Climate Activists To Be Heard.
Vanessa Nakate said she hopes this is a watershed moment for climate crisis activism and how it's reported.
The Generosity Of Toni Morrison
She committed to holding the door open wide for other black writers for as long as she could, writes Hanif Abdurraqib.
Meet The Women Who Are Building A Better Romance Industry
A trio of black women at Kensington Publishing is challenging the old, predominantly white narratives of who gets to fall in love.
Lena Waithe Is What The Future Of Hollywood Looks Like
The Master of None star has sold a drama to Showtime, will be acting in a Steven Spielberg movie, and cowrote one of the best episodes of television this season. And she's just getting started.