Arts & Entertainment

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Anti-slavery classic revived for the stage as “Tom”

A nineteenth-century American classic, re-imagined for the stage as a tale of racial injustice.

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“Turn Me Loose”: Dick Gregory brought to life on NYC stage

Provocative and at times hilarious, the new one-man show captures Gregory's way of afflicting the comfortable.

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This week in history: Hattie McDaniel, first African American Oscar winner

On February 29, 1940, Hattie McDaniel became the first African American to win an Academy Award.

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Documentary on Black Panther Party explores organization’s complex history

The film shows people who wanted to stand up and fight back against the oppression they faced.

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General Nat Turner, the Black Spartacus in a new play

It does not do Turner and his courageous followers justice, but it may be worth seeing for those who know little about one of the most electrifying moments in American history.

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Artists to link up Sept. 26 for world peace and justice

In Oakland, Cassandra Lopez and the We Tell Our Stories Film Collective will be contributing to the event with their documentary.

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Misty Copeland named first black female principal dancer at ABT

Ms. Copeland, the dancer who has become a forceful voice for diversity in ballet, was named a principal dancer on Tuesday.

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"The Other Blacklist": Red Scare's impact on African Americans

Mary Helen Washington's book is a welcomed addition to the history of the period, especially its impact on African Americans.

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Opera company makes history, casts black singers in "Don Carlo"

When King Philip II faces off against the Grand Inquisitor in "Don Carlo," they won't just be portraying history, they'll be making it.

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Today in women’s history: Queen Latifah’s birthday

Dana Elaine Owens was born on this March 18, 1970, in Newark, New Jersey.

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