By Jamilah King, Pop Culture Collaborative Senior Fellow

Shonda Rhimes has big plans for Netflix. Is Donald Trump our first white president? What Dylan Roof didn’t understand about black people. Even racist white folks want to condemn white supremacists. Why a Black Panther movie is revolutionary. Lupita Nyong’o speaks out about Harvey Weinstein. Ava DuVernay urges Hollywood to take an intersectional approach. There is no middle ground for Black Lives Matter. Latinas in Hollywood are building their power. Harry Belafonte, in his last public appearance, says we will overcome. The Obamas tapped Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald to paint their official portraits. Facebook orders Kerry Washington’s “Five Points.” Black girls are flocking to comic books. A cinematographer on keeping HBO’s “Insecure” lit. A Princeton professor who studies prejudice just won a MacArthur Genius grant. Colin Kaepernick, suddenly awakened, has a job. Oakland’s North Pole is melting. Black people are already in the future.


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