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How Phillipa Soo Channeled Beyonce & More ‘Diva Queens’ for Netflix Animated Feature ‘Over the Moon’

The beautiful story, directed by Glen Keane, features spritely and often moving songs by Chris Curtis, Majorie Duffield and Helen Park, and a luminescent score by Oscar-winner Steven Price. For Soo, who is Chinese-American, the story of Change was familiar — up to a point. We’ve never seen Change like…

Adding ethnic studies into college curricula has long been controversial, but is this moment different?

For two and a half years, scholar and social activist Melina Abdullah traveled weekly from her home in Los Angeles to Sacramento — uncompensated trips that took a personal toll and kept her apart from her three children. She was working to build support for California legislation requiring all undergraduates across…

Margaret Busby: how Britain’s first black female publisher revolutionised literature – and never gave up

There is a revealing story Margaret Busby tells, about the first novel she published. A family friend had bumped into a former US serviceman called Sam Greenlee. Greenlee said he had written a novel, rejected by 40 American publishers, a satirical thriller about the first African American man hired by…