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How Octavia E. Butler Mined Her Boundless Curiosity to Forge a New Vision for Humanity

By Alyssa Collins, University of South Carolina In 2021, Alyssa Collins was awarded a yearlong Octavia E. Butler Fellowship from The Huntington Library, Art Museum,...

Taye Diggs Writes A Children’s Book About Racial Injustice

By Mark Kennedy, AP Entertainment Writer “Why?: A Conversation About Race” by actor Taye Diggs with illustrations by Shane W. Evans is an unvarnished look...

What I learned when I recreated the famous ‘doll test’ that looked at how...

By Toni Sturdivant, Texas A&M University-Commerce Back in the 1940s, Kenneth and Mamie Clark – a husband-and-wife team of psychology researchers – used dolls to...

IN MEMORIAM: Film and Stage Legend Cicely Tyson Dies at 96

Among her more memorable stage performances were 1968’s “Carry Me Back to Morningside Heights,” 1969’s “To Be Young, Gifted and Black,” and 1983’s “The Corn is Green.” “So many great stories about Cicely Tyson,” Tweeted Soledad O’Brien. “Whew, that lady was amazing. While shooting a doc on her in Spanish Harlem, people kept stopping their cars. In the street. To hop out and say hi. Old people. Teenagers. Middle-aged fans. “Ciss-el-lee” they’d chant as she’d walk by.”