‘It’s diabolical’: arts programs under threat as Trump aims to slash funds

If Trump gets his way, the National Endowment for the Arts – which provides support for artists and arts programs – will see an 80% budget cut

When it finally became clear that Moonlight had won the 2017 Oscar for best picture, nowhere were the cheers more intense than at a small community arts center in one Miami neighborhood.

Tarell Alvin McCraney, whose play was made into the movie and also won him the adapted screenplay Oscar, held his golden statuette aloft and dedicated it to “all those black and brown boys and girls and non-gender-conforming who don’t see themselves, we’re trying to show you you, and us.”

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