‘A blemish on America’ – Spike Lee Denounces Trump for Charlottesville Response

Director of BlacKkKlansman calls president a ‘motherfucker’ and explains how he spoke to victim Heather Heyer’s mother to clear use of footage of last August’s attack

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Black Activist Jailed For His Facebook Posts Speaks Out About Secret FBI Surveillance

Rakem Balogun spoke out against police brutality. Now he is believed to be the first prosecuted under a secretive US effort to track so-called ‘black identity extremists’

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The Rise of Donald Glover – How He Captured America

The award-winning writer, actor, singer and rapper has dominated the internet with his provocative, politically charged hit This is America, the latest step in an illustrious, unconventional career

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Jesmyn Ward – ‘Black girls are silenced, misunderstood and underestimated’

The author of Sing, Unburied, Sing, had a tough childhood in Mississippi, survived Hurricane Katrina, and became the first woman to win two US national book awards for fiction

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