READ: Janelle Monáe Embraces Her Truest Self | Colorlines The Electric Lady discussed her upcoming album, “Dirty Computer,” its messages for the LGBTQ community and her pursuit of intersectional equity with The New York Times Magazine.

The Electric Lady discussed her upcoming album, “Dirty Computer,” its messages for the LGBTQ community and her pursuit of intersectional equity with The New York Times Magazine.

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Jamie Hector: Portrait of an Artist | Brooklyn Magazine The first time Jamie Hector visited BAM, in Fort Greene, he was 21. As the youngest of seven to a Haitian mother—who worked as a nursing assistant—Jamie lived in Brooklyn his whole life.

The first time Jamie Hector visited BAM, in Fort Greene, he was 21. As the youngest of seven to a Haitian mother—who worked as a nursing assistant—Jamie lived in Brooklyn his whole life.

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Underground Railroad Freedom Center will take Mavis Staples there. Singer-activist to be honored. | Cincinnati.com The Freedom Center created the Everyday Freedom Hero Award to recognize individuals and organizations who strive to live up to the ideals of the Underground Railroad movement – courage, cooperation and perseverance – while using one’s resources for the well being and betterment of their community.

The Freedom Center created the Everyday Freedom Hero Award to recognize individuals and organizations who strive to live up to the ideals of the Underground Railroad movement – courage, cooperation and perseverance – while using one’s resources for the well being and betterment of their community.

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‘Orange Is the New Black’ Actress Uzo Aduba to Play the First Female Baseballer Toni Stone | Atlanta Black Star Stone, a Black woman, made history in 1953 when she became the first woman ever to play in men’s professional leagues after joining the Negro Leagues.

Stone, a Black woman, made history in 1953 when she became the first woman ever to play in men’s professional leagues after joining the Negro Leagues.

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Octavia Spencer To Produce New Film About First Black Woman To File And Win Her Freedom Suit | MadameNoire Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer has been linked to a new project and we’re particularly excited about it. According to Variety, Spencer has signed on to executive produce an independent movie about Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman.

Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer has been linked to a new project and we’re particularly excited about it. According to Variety, Spencer has signed on to executive produce an independent movie about Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman.

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New Doc Explores How ‘Mr. SOUL!’ Brought Black Culture to Talk Show TV | Colorlines The PBS show celebrated art and activism with guests including James Baldwin, Sonia Sanchez and Stokely Carmichael.

Ellis Haizlip broke the talk show and public television color barrier when he introduced “SOUL!,” the weekly program he hosted during the late ’60s and early ’70s, to PBS.

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw: on Oprah, race and Hollywood | The Guardian Already one of Britain’s most promising actors, Gugu Mbatha-Raw is now joining the A-list and working with the likes of Oprah, Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon

Already one of Britain’s most promising actors, Gugu Mbatha-Raw is now joining the A-list and working with the likes of Oprah, Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon

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