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Even as a 5-Year-Old Maya Rudolph Was Ready for the Camera

Even as a 5-Year-Old Maya Rudolph Was Ready for the Camera

by Jamilah King on July 30 2014, 10:01AM

And she gets her sense of humor from her mother, according to one of Minnie Ripperton’s old friends.

Topics: Culture

Israel Strikes UN School, Landslide in India and Big Decision on McDonald's Workers

Israel Strikes UN School, Landslide in India and Big Decision on McDonald’s Workers

by Aura Bogado on July 30 2014, 9:58AM

Some of what I’m reading up on this morning

Topics: /NOW

Mother Sues U.S. Border Patrol in Slain Son's Death

Mother Sues U.S. Border Patrol in Slain Son’s Death

by Julianne Hing on July 29 2014, 4:55PM

Border Patrol officers killed 15 people between 2011 and 2012 alone.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, /NOW

Watch Beyonce Cover Lauryn Hill's 'Ex-Factor' Play

Watch Beyonce Cover Lauryn Hill’s ‘Ex-Factor’

by Jamilah King on July 29 2014, 4:02PM

And the crowd in New Orleans loved it.

Topics: Culture

Why Public Housing is Falling Apart in NYC

Why Public Housing is Falling Apart in NYC

by Carla Murphy on July 29 2014, 11:50AM

New report chronicles a decade of defunding at every level of government

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Hari Kondabolu is Really Excited About His New NYU Artist Residency

Hari Kondabolu is Really Excited About His New NYU Artist Residency

by Jamilah King on July 29 2014, 11:15AM

And you should be too. Here’s why.

Topics: Culture

Crime Writer Rachel Howzell Hall Explores South L.A.'s Gentrification in New Novel

Crime Writer Rachel Howzell Hall Explores South L.A.’s Gentrification in New Novel

by Jamilah King on July 29 2014, 10:15AM

She says that her hometown has a story to tell.

Topics: Culture

Israel Intensifies Gaza Attacks, High Debt and Va. Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Israel Intensifies Gaza Attacks, High Debt and Va. Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

by Aura Bogado on July 29 2014, 8:43AM

Some of the news I’m reading this morning

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Hilton Als Speaks of 'Ghosts in Sunlight' to Graduating Class

Hilton Als Speaks of ‘Ghosts in Sunlight’ to Graduating Class

by Jamilah King on July 28 2014, 2:22PM

He manages to perfectly capture hope and loss.

Topics: Culture

PBS Explores Gender, Fashion and 'the Right to be Handsome' Play

PBS Explores Gender, Fashion and ‘the Right to be Handsome’

by Jamilah King on July 28 2014, 12:52PM

A new segment by Ivette Feliciano explores how and why clothing for gender non-conforming people is on the rise.

Topics: Culture