Mati Diop on being the first black female director in Cannes | The Washington Post

Jake Coyle | AP, The Washington Post Ms. Rivers founded the Black Bourbon Society in 2017. It now has more than 4,700 members.CreditAaron Borton for The New York Times. Featured Image CANNES, France — Mati Diop was initially disappointed when she, by reading a news article, discovered that she was the first black female filmmaker in the […]

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Now the Richest Black American, He’s Also One of America’s Biggest Philanthropists | Inside Philanthropy

Ade Adeniji, Inside Philanthropy Throughout most of my (still relatively) young writer’s lifetime, Oprah Winfrey loomed large as the pinnacle of black American financial success. The 64-year-old Oprah recently denied presidential bid rumors on the heels of a rousing speech, and stars in the new Disney film A Wrinkle in Time, opening this week. Oprah […]

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The ‘Brown Babies’ who were left behind | BBC

Lesley York, BBC Many of the babies were put in children’s homes, such as Holnicote House in Somerset. Featured Image When Babs Gibson-Ward was born in 1944, her mother’s navy officer husband did not question whether he was her father. “He honestly believed I was his child, I think because my complexion at that time […]

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NY Metropolitan Opera to Hire All-Black Chorus for Fall Revival of “Porgy And Bess” | Good Black News

Lori Lakin Hutcherson, Good Black News UNITED STATES – CIRCA 1939: African American Evicted sharecropper, New Madrid County, Missouri (Photo by Buyenlarge/Getty Images). Featured Image According to washingtonpost.com, The Metropolitan Opera in New York plans to hire an all-Black outside chorus for its first presentation in nearly thirty years of ”Porgy and Bess,” which opens […]

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These Extraordinary Shirts Define Black Pride | Buzzfeed

Treye Green, Buzzfeed Naomi Wadler talks about gun violence at a Smithsonian Institution event on December 7. (Erin Schaff; Lily illustration), Featured Image We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — […]

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