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Ruth Carter and Cynthia Erivo on Clothes, Culture and Self-Expression | The New York Times Style Magazine

Two creative people in two different fields in one wide-ranging conversation. “This has been a long time coming!” said Ruth Carter, 59, in her Academy Award acceptance speech for best costume design for her work on the film “Black Panther” (2018). Carter, who was born in Springfield, Mass., and lives in Los Angeles, is the first African-American to win that Oscar, and her résumé reads like a tour through the past three decades of black cinema: After getting her start with the director Spike Lee on “School Daze” (1988) and “Do the Right Thing” (1989), she went on to costume […]

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Lena Horne Will Make History With Artist Prize Named In Her Honor | Shadow And Act

Lena Horne made history throughout her life of activism and entertainment. She’s now set to make history once again. Horne has become the first woman of color to have a prominent entertainment award named after her. The Town Hall theater in New York City has announced its new award, the Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact. The award will honor “excellence at the intersection of arts and activism,” according to The Root via a press release, and will “recognize today’s leading artists that are using their platform to promote awareness and create social change.” Monique Jones, Shadow And […]

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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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‘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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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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