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Meet Zaila Avant-garde: The First African-American Winner Of The Scripps Spelling Bee, And Basketball Prodigy

Meet Zaila Avant-garde: The First African-American Winner Of The Scripps Spelling Bee, And Basketball Prodigy

On Thursday night, history was made as 14-year-old Zaila Avant-garde became the first African-American winner of the Scripps National Spelling…
At The 2021 BET Awards, Black Women Were Given Their Accolades

At The 2021 BET Awards, Black Women Were Given Their Accolades

Getty Images Sunday marked the 21st annual BET Awards, which honors Black excellence in television, film, music, and sports.  Focusing…
“Beyond The Pleasure Principle”: Artist Mickalene Thomas To Globally Present New Body Of Work This Fall

“Beyond The Pleasure Principle”: Artist Mickalene Thomas To Globally Present New Body Of Work This Fall

Courtesy of Lévy Gorvy Brooklyn-based artist Mickalene Thomas will showcase her new collection of work this fall in a series…
Ava DuVernay’s Cutting-Edge Arts Collective ARRAY Wins Peabody’s Distinguished Institutional Award

Ava DuVernay’s Cutting-Edge Arts Collective ARRAY Wins Peabody’s Distinguished Institutional Award

Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY has been honored with the prestigious Peabody Institutional Award for Peabody’s 81st annual awards ceremony. The Institutional…
Inside The Graphic Novel ‘Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts’

Inside The Graphic Novel ‘Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts’

A new graphic novel and memoir titled Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts by Dr. Rebecca Hall and…
Celebrating 91 Years Of Exceptional Service For The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

Celebrating 91 Years Of Exceptional Service For The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

Celebrating 91 years this week, the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) was founded on May 10th, 1930 at Howard University in…
Ghanaian Artist Kwesi Botchway On Artistic Expression Through Portraiture And New Exhibit “Homecoming”

Ghanaian Artist Kwesi Botchway On Artistic Expression Through Portraiture And New Exhibit “Homecoming”

Kwesi Botchway / by Nii Odzenma, courtesy of Gallery 1957. Kwesi Botchway, a distinguished artist from Accra-Ghana, spoke with Artnet’s…
These Artists Have Collaborated To Form Kugali, A Revolutionary Pan-African Comics Company

These Artists Have Collaborated To Form Kugali, A Revolutionary Pan-African Comics Company

Inspired by Afrofuturism, African artists Ziki Nelson, Tolu Foyeh, and Hamid Ibrahim joined forces to create Kugali, a Pan-African comics…
‘A reset button’ — Black theater leaders push for change

‘A reset button’ — Black theater leaders push for change

Audra McDonald attends the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington on Dec. 8, 2019, from left, Billy Porter arrives…
Poet Amanda Gorman Will Be Interviewed By Oprah For “The Oprah Conversation”

Poet Amanda Gorman Will Be Interviewed By Oprah For “The Oprah Conversation”

23-year-old poet Amanda Gorman, who made history as the youngest inaugural poet, will join Oprah Winfrey in conversation this Friday…
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