Behind the scenes with the creator of Black-ish.
The story of a small town just outside Pittsburgh that has suffered through a half-century of economic decline, racial tension, and endless crime. Despite that trajectory, or perhaps because of it, Aliquippa has also produced an astounding number of NFL players.
“What it means — for the reporting we do, for the brands we represent, and for our own mental health — that we don’t stop being black people when we’re working as black reporters. That we quite literally have skin in the game.”
“Richard Williams raised her to go to war with the world. Post-tennis, she plans to live in it.”
She was an overnight YouTube success. Then she tried to make a TV show.
An investigation into serial killings in a small North Carolina city.
“Here is what I would like for you to know: In America, it is traditional to destroy the black body—it is heritage.”
Remembering jazz musician Ornette Coleman.
On black bodies in the age of the Charleston shootings.
“I underwent, during the summer that I became fourteen, a prolonged religious crisis. I use “religious” in the common, and arbitrary, sense, meaning that I then discovered God, His saints and angels, and His blazing Hell. And since I had been born in a Christian nation, I accepted this Deity as the only one. I supposed Him to exist only within the walls of a church—in fact, of our church—and I also supposed that God and safety were synonymous.”