Peter Williams, whose colorful paintings — sometimes humorous, sometimes disturbing, often both — reflected his own history, Black history and contemporary issues like police brutality and mass incarceration, died on Aug. 19 in Wilmington, Del. He was 69. His wife, Elishka Vitanovska Mayer, said the cause was a heart attack.
The upcoming Netflix western “The Harder They Fall” chronicles a blood feud between the Nat Love Gang and the Rufus Buck Gang. As in many westerns, the dueling outlaws hold deep grudges. They live outside polite society. They shoot first and occasionally get around to asking questions. They’re also all
Her acting style, Mr. Woodberry, the director, said in an interview, was not naturalistic but realistic, informed by small expressions and actions and drawn from personal experience. “She’s a person who knew a lot about life,” he said of Ms. Moore, “and she could bring that to the character.” Ms.
ASSEMBLY By Natasha Brown The narrator of Natasha Brown’s “Assembly” is a Black British woman. She is the obedient daughter of immigrants, the dutiful girlfriend to a self-satisfied liberal white man, and an amenable employee at a soul-crushing corporate bank in London. She floats through the world, chillingly observing others
In Thursday night’s season opener, players stood on the field at Raymond James Stadium with their arms intertwined as Alicia Keys and the Florida A&M choir performed “Lift Every Voice and Sing” before the game’s start. The N.F.L. began airing the song, also known as the Black national anthem, as
How do you find purpose, joy and peace in the great outdoors? Our series, Black History, Continued, is exploring these questions. In a virtual event on Sept. 19, we will celebrate the multifaceted perspectives of discovery and wonder outside, and shatter stereotypes about how Black nature lovers experience the outdoors.
Rochelle Houston had an advantage. Her father, Joe Goldthreate, is a legendary tennis coach in Nashville, who taught her not only how to play the game, but how to coach it, too. Houston is now the head of tennis at Florida A&M, which until recently meant she coached both teams.
“We worked with people who are strong swimmers, who know the sport, who can predict where the surfers are going to go,” Ms. Hopkins said. Ultimately, each of the three shoots went smoothly and the surfers were fortunate to find waves, even though the conditions were different. In California, there
On an overcast day on the cusp of summer last year, a group of surfers gathered on a historically Black beach known as the Ink Well in Santa Monica, Calif., with messages written on their boards. They were preparing for a paddle-out — a ritual for surfers to honor the
“As soon as I started writing, I knew that was what I wanted to do,” Ms. Greenfield said in an interview in 1997 with Language Arts, a journal for elementary and middle-school teachers. “Just putting the words down and rearranging them and trying to say precisely what I wanted to