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Black Joy Is an Act of Resistance — And Real Patriotism

Our fellow Americans have tried to extinguish us for centuries now, and yet still we rise. Still we vote. And still we believe in America

Chadwick Boseman Didn’t Just Play Heroes: For the Black Community, He Was One

Despite making his name playing icons — from Jackie Robinson to King T’Challa — Boseman’s legacy isn’t just his roles, but the strength of the man behind them

10 Movies Where Black People Actually Get to Be the Main Character

Did you know that Black characters can be more than just stand-ins for white guilt?

The Complex Legacy of Black Comedians in Blackface

How African-American comics came to subvert and reclaim minstrelsy as their own — and ensure Black comedy could no longer be defined by white people