The opening scenes of the filmed version of the Broadway musical “Hamilton,” which started streaming on Disney+ this Independence Day weekend, pull you back in time to two distinct periods. The people onstage, in their breeches and brass-buttoned coats, belong to the New York of 1776. That i…

Getting into "good trouble" is a guiding principle for John Lewis. It's not only OK, but necessary to enact and inspire meaningful change. And it's not just rhetoric, either. The 80-year-old congressman has the receipts to prove it. He has been arrested 45 times, five of which happened while…

First Jimmy Fallon and now Jimmy Kimmel offers his apology for past blackface performances. Kimmel released a statement that began saying he was reluctant to apologize because it’s to the advantage of those who see apologies as weakness and root for racial division. Nonetheless, the ABC-TV l…

NEW YORK — Back in March, filmmakers Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz gathered their artist friends and a few journalists at Manhattan’s members-only social club, Soho House, for a screening of their first feature-length project, “Antebellum.”

LOS ANGELES  — "Do the Right Thing" is free to rent on several platforms all week and an online discussion will be held with director Spike Lee on his 1989 film about racism, protests, police brutality and a New York neighborhood in turmoil.

Tyler Perry is stepping up in these turbulent times. The filmmaker and studio mogul is paying for the funeral of Rayshard Brooks. Brooks, a 27-year-old husband and father of four, was killed by Atlanta police after their interaction over a suspected drinking and driving violation. Brooks was…

The death of George Floyd at the hands of police has inspired renewed action against racism worldwide, but it has also resulted in some celebrities not quite getting the words right on social media. Actors Terry Crews and Mark Wahlberg are catching it on social media. First, Crews warned abo…

A few weeks after “A Raisin in the Sun” opened in New York in March 1959, making 29-year-old Lorraine Hansberry the first Black woman with a play produced on Broadway, a reporter for The New York Post asked what other projects she had in the works. For “Raisin,” she had drawn on her family’s…

NEW YORK — The 2019 film "Just Mercy," which chronicles courtroom struggles against racial injustice and mass incarceration, will be made free on digital platforms throughout June in the wake of George Floyd's death, Warner Bros. said Tuesday.