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At this year’s African Film Festival, ‘Visions of Freedom’ turns aspiration into possibility

This year’s festival featured films that interrogate race in France, reimagine artificial intelligence as an ally against social injustice, and show a Nigerian village’s struggle for water.

O-T Fagbenle is showing us a different side of Barack Obama on The First Lady

“My job was to find out what are the insecurities? What are the fears? What are the times he messed up?”

On Hypnos, Ravyn Lenae grapples with sex and commitment

The prodigious singer’s debut is an enchanting, coming-of-age quest into womanhood.

On Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, Kendrick Lamar begs you to put your phone down

The Compton rapper’s fifth album is a rumination on technology and trauma.

20 years ago, Cam'ron came home

Come Home With Me was the moment that everything came together for Cam — and rap changed forever as a result.

Why we need Black abortion doulas more than ever

When Black women decide to have an abortion, the resistence to their decision is often racist.

Ella Mai is trying to inject the romance back into R&B

Four years later, the singer proves she's retained the optimism of her doe-eyed debut.

How Black queer women are finding agency in a full set

The longer the nails the closer to god, I always say.

On Pusha T’s It’s Almost Dry, refinement is the name of the game

Pusha T calls on Kanye and Pharrell to double down on what he does best.

Mariah the Scientist is creating her own formula

The former biology major’s intimate, innovative tunes have earned her a slot at Coachella and millions of YouTube views. Now, she's figuring out how to navigate stardom.

On TikTok and in life, it's time to be delusional

Why TikTok's “delusional girl” trend and the power of escapism is so appealing to women — particularly women of color — right now.

A love letter to Coco Jones and all the dark-skinned women I love to watch

We deserve to be seen.

Vince Staples finds quiet, meditative brilliance on Ramona Park Broke My Heart

The rapper’s second album in eight months successfully continues a slow shift in tone from the start of his career.

After a decade behind the scenes, Stromae is here to have fun

“I’m not running after anything anymore,” the Belgian artist says of his new album, ‘Multitude.’

Jerrod Carmichael’s coming out breaks a cycle of Black queer shame

The comedian is living freely for those who couldn’t.

Jabari Banks went from couch surfing to being the new prince of Bel-Air

“When you see a lot of the things that I’m doing in the show, Jabari’s life mirrors Will’s life.”

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