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How do you celebrate six decades of groundbreaking dance? If you’re the legendary Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, you stage a yearlong anniversary celebration titled “Ailey Ascending,” with a star-studded gala and new ballet as its centerpiece.

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Fun fact: I’ve been low-key lobbying for us, just once, to turn The Root 100 into a costume party, where all of the guests and honorees are expected to come as their favorite black historical figure or pop cultural reference. After all, our annual gala takes place close to Halloween—and it’d be an understatement to…

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A funny thing happens when white people attempt to co-opt black slang while simultaneously misinterpreting what the slang they are trying to co-opt actually means. They usually end up looking silly, and even when actual black ass people come through and try to point out where they went wrong, they willfully—and often…

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DETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, belonged to her God, her city, her […]

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When it comes to finding low-maintenance hairstyles for our children that are school-appropriate, it’s beginning to seem we’re damned if we do, damned if we don’t. Last week, a video of a first-grader in Florida being turned away from his first day of school because of his dreadlocks sparked viral outrage and…

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Avengers: Infinity War, Black Culture, Black Panther, Black Women, Entertainment, News, Opinion, Video, Wakanda -

'Black Panther' is the single best-reviewed comic book film ever. For Black folks, it wasn’t “did you see the film?” It was “how many times did you see it?”

The post Real Talk: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is ‘Black Panther II’ for Black folks appeared first on theGrio.

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Writer, actor, and producer Lena Waithe stopped by the weekly, critically acclaimed Questlove Supreme Pandora podcast to share a wide range of stories about her winding path to success and what her future holds.

The post Lena Waithe gets candid about being a Black artist on Questlove Supreme podcast appeared first on theGrio.

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Flourgon, a Jamaican dancehall artist legally known as Michael May, has sued Miley Cyrus and Sony Music to the tune of $300 million for copyright infringement.

The post Miley Cyrus And Mike Will Made It sued for $300 million in copyright infringement lawsuit appeared first on theGrio.

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A New York City teacher is going viral for her unapologetically Black classroom art in […]

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Black Culture, blackface, carnival, News, Rio Brazil, Salgueiro Samba School, South America, World -

A celebration intended to pay homage to Black women in Brazil soon erupted in controversy […]

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Black Culture, National Historic Landmark, News, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture -

The National Park Service announced 24 new National Historic Landmarks, and among this list was the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

The post ​Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture named Historic Landmark​ appeared first on theGrio.

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For "Culture Day," 17-year-old Josh Welch came to high school dressed as a thief, because white people steal other people's cultures.

The post Teen dresses as thief for culture day because white people steal culture appeared first on theGrio.

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The influence of white supremacy permeates every area of life. Here are seven ways to […]

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Atlanta, Black Culture, Childish Gambino, Donald Glover, Entertainment, FX, New Show, Opinion -

Donald Glover has created something no one else could have created. The buzz surrounding his new series on FX Atlanta is growing, and deservedly so. As TV Guide’s Liam Matthews writes, Glover’s show depicts “complexity in a way most shows don’t bother to even try.” The comedy/drama follows the journey of Earnest ‘Earn’ Marks, a young father and Ivy-League dropout attempting […]

The post Why we all should be tuning into ‘Atlanta’ tonight appeared first on theGrio.

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Juneteenth Atlanta Parade and Music Festival, June 17-19 – Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta’s Juneteenth festival celebrates […]

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Black cookbooks, Black Culture, Culture, Editor's Picks, Famous Black cooks, food, History of Black cookbooks, List -

Title: Good Things to Eat As Suggested by Rufus About:  Rufus Estes rose to prominence as a […]

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Have Our Children Grow Up With Images of Themselves This means we must give them […]

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Political commentator Dinesh D’Sousa thinks he knows why some Black cultures succeed and others do […]

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