Roxanne Roxanne | Kennedy-Center.org From the producers of Fruitvale Station and Dope comes this Netflix film that chronicles the journey of Lolita “Roxanne Shanté” Gooden from a fierce teenage battle emcee to Hip Hop legend. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Kennedy Center Hip Hop Culture Council member and film producer Mimi Valdés, Roxanne Shanté, and more.

From the producers of Fruitvale Station and Dope comes this Netflix film that chronicles the journey of Lolita “Roxanne Shanté” Gooden from a fierce teenage battle emcee to Hip Hop legend. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Kennedy Center Hip Hop Culture Council member and film producer Mimi Valdés, Roxanne Shanté, and more.

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‘Passing for white’: how a taboo film genre is being revived to expose racial privilege | The Guardian Rebecca Hall’s directorial debut is an adaptation of Nella Larsen’s 1929 novel Passing, a theme little seen since the likes of Show Boat and Pinky

Rebecca Hall’s directorial debut is an adaptation of Nella Larsen’s 1929 novel Passing, a theme little seen since the likes of Show Boat and Pinky.

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There’s Nothing Wrong With Black English | The Atlantic Accepting it as an alternative form of the language, and not a degraded one, requires being open to artists employing it in their work, even if they didn't grow up speaking it.

Accepting it as an alternative form of the language, and not a degraded one, requires being open to artists employing it in their work, even if they didn’t grow up speaking it.

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‘They put us in a little box’: how racial tensions shape modern soul music | The Guardian While white Americana singers have infused more soul into their sound, black artists such as Leon Bridges still feel restricted by limited expectations

While white Americana singers have infused more soul into their sound, black artists such as Leon Bridges still feel restricted by limited expectations

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Michelle Obama: ‘I Wish that Girls Could Fail as Bad as Men Do and Be OK’ | The Washington Informer At the United State of Women Summit in Los Angeles on Saturday, former first lady Michelle Obama talked with actor and activist Tracee Ellis Ross, star of “Black-ish,” about gender equality.

At the United State of Women Summit in Los Angeles on Saturday, former first lady Michelle Obama talked with actor and activist Tracee Ellis Ross, star of “Black-ish,” about gender equality.

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