Geoffrey Holder: Iconic Dancer, Artist and Actor Dies at 84

Jennifer Dunning and William McDonald of the New York Times are reporting that legendary choreographer, actor and artist Geoffrey Holder has...

Somalia’s First Formal Musical Event in 25 Years

Phil Moore of Al Jazeera is reporting that Somalia held its first formal musical performances in more than 25 years last week....

EXCLUSIVE: Director Mickalene Thomas Talks Mama Bush as Muse in HBO Documentary

The HBO Documentary Film Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman is the directorial debut of New Jersey-born visual artist Mickalene Thomas....

‘Nas: Time is Illmatic’ Documentary Explores Tragedy and Triumph

Nas: Time is Illmatic is a feature documentary that chronicles the preconditions and circumstances leading up to the making of the...

Best Man Holiday Reunion: Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long and Morris Chesnut

Writing for The Root, the Burton Wire's founder & editor-in-chief Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., sat down and chatted with members of...

African Diaspora: Blacks Dominate 2014 Golden Globe Nominations

Shadow and Act is reporting that British actor Chewitel Ejiofor (Nigeria) was nominated for 2014 Golden Globe award for the best...

Scotty Barnhart: New Director of Count Basie Orchestra Talks Jazz Education

Scotty Barnhart was recently named the new director of the Count Basie Orchestra (CBO). The talented jazz trumpeter returned home to...

Ryan Coogler: ‘Fruitvale Station’ Director Talks Filmmaking and Oscar Grant

Ryan Coogler is the writer/filmmaker responsible for the tear-jerking independent feature, Fruitvale Station. The 27-year-old Oakland native with a serious Bay...

'Invisible Universe' Documentary Explores Blackness and Science-Fiction

M. Asli Dukan's documentary 'Invisible Universe: A History of Blackness in Speculative Fiction' explores the relationship between the Black body and...

American Cypher: Mendi + Keith Obadike Talk Race, DNA and Digital Art

Who says black folks don't create digital art? New media artists Mendi + Keith Obadike beg to differ, having worked in the...

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