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Dave Chappelle and Michael Sam Do GQ

Dave Chappelle and Michael Sam Do GQ

by Akiba Solomon on November 19 2014, 1:53PM

Dave Chappelle and Michael Sam grace two of the six covers of GQ’s December 2014 “Men (and Women) of the Year” issue.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Culture

Facing Race 2014 Keynote Livestream: Dr. Bernice Johnson, Toshi and Tashawn Reagon

Facing Race 2014 Keynote Livestream: Dr. Bernice Johnson, Toshi and Tashawn Reagon

by Akiba Solomon on November 14 2014, 3:00PM

Three generations from the Reagon family will inspire.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Facing Race 2014

Facing Race 2014 Youth Panel Livestream: 'This is How We Do It'

Facing Race 2014 Youth Panel Livestream: ‘This is How We Do It’

by Akiba Solomon on November 14 2014, 8:10AM

A new generation of racial justice leaders are interrupting and innovating in the ways racial justice work is made relevant in our times. Tune in for leading activists and advocates at 9 - 10:45 CT!

Topics: Arts & Culture, Facing Race 2014

Remezcla's New Video Explores the Politics of the Dance Floor

Remezcla’s New Video Explores the Politics of the Dance Floor

by Aura Bogado on November 13 2014, 5:32PM

Mexico City’s Fvded and Haiti’s Cyborg Dance Collective tear it up

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Eddie Huang Sounds Off About 'Fresh Off the Boat'

Eddie Huang Sounds Off About ‘Fresh Off the Boat’

by Julianne Hing on November 13 2014, 4:04PM

The restaurateur takes his show’s producers to task.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Randall Park Knows You're Nervous About 'Fresh Off the Boat'

Randall Park Knows You’re Nervous About ‘Fresh Off the Boat’

by Julianne Hing on November 13 2014, 7:00AM

TV’s newest Asian-American dad talks about race and the pressure that comes with being on the first Asian-American family sitcom in 20 years.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Ferguson's Tef Poe Drops a Powerful 'War Cry' [AUDIO]

Ferguson’s Tef Poe Drops a Powerful ‘War Cry’ [AUDIO]

by Akiba Solomon on November 12 2014, 1:33PM

In a NSFW new song, the St. Louis native blasts Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'9-man' Film Explores the Little-Known History of a Chinese-American Sport

‘9-man’ Film Explores the Little-Known History of a Chinese-American Sport

by Julianne Hing on November 11 2014, 12:30PM

Ostensibly a film about a variation on volleyball, “9-man” tackles race, identity, and masculinity head on.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Society, Sports

Sterlin Harjo Explains Why He Makes Films About Poor Indians

Sterlin Harjo Explains Why He Makes Films About Poor Indians

by Aura Bogado on November 10 2014, 2:20PM

‘I’m doing this for something better than just money.’

Topics: Arts & Culture, Native Affairs

Watch the Trailer for 'Selma'

Watch the Trailer for ‘Selma’

by Aura Bogado on November 7 2014, 1:18PM

The film opens nationwide January 9

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

What Happens When You're Tired of Saying 'Dear White People?'

What Happens When You’re Tired of Saying ‘Dear White People?’

by Jamilah King on October 27 2014, 7:00AM

It’s important to name the ways that we thrive when we’re not in opposition to something.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Native Appropriations Reminds You: Don't Dress up Like an Indian on Halloween

Native Appropriations Reminds You: Don’t Dress up Like an Indian on Halloween

by Aura Bogado on October 24 2014, 12:03PM

This collection of eight posts should resolve any confusion you may still have about this.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Native Affairs, /NOW

Gay Sex is Gay Sex and Politically, That Matters

Gay Sex is Gay Sex and Politically, That Matters

by Jamilah King on October 23 2014, 1:44PM

Shonda Rhimes is making history with the gay sex scenes on her shows. We should own it.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Watch FKA twigs Battle in a New Google Glass Video

Watch FKA twigs Battle in a New Google Glass Video

by Aura Bogado on October 23 2014, 10:28AM

‘Was she the girl that’s from the video?’

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Junot Díaz Endorses Call to Boycott Israel

Junot Díaz Endorses Call to Boycott Israel

by Aura Bogado on October 21 2014, 4:16PM

The author formally supports a campaign for the “academic and cultural boycott” of Israel.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Matthew McConaughey Defends Washington, D.C., NFL Team Name

Matthew McConaughey Defends Washington, D.C., NFL Team Name

by Aura Bogado on October 21 2014, 3:15PM

The actor says the logo gives him ‘a little fire and some oomph.’

Topics: Arts & Culture, Native Affairs, /NOW

Picking a Halloween Costume? Watch This Cupcake Tutorial First

Picking a Halloween Costume? Watch This Cupcake Tutorial First

by Aura Bogado on October 21 2014, 2:16PM

‘So ignorantly tasty’

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Rinku Sen and Jeff Chang Discuss His Latest, 'Who We Be'

Rinku Sen and Jeff Chang Discuss His Latest, ‘Who We Be’

by Rinku Sen on October 21 2014, 8:15AM

Chang’s new history of multiculturalism, “Who We Be: The Colorization of America,” drops today.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Society

Cinematographer Bradford Young on Lighting Dark Skin and the 'Subversive' Power of the Black Church

Cinematographer Bradford Young on Lighting Dark Skin and the ‘Subversive’ Power of the Black Church

by Jamilah King on October 10 2014, 11:00AM

The Sundance award-winner describes his approach to filmmaking and his new, experimental work.

Topics: Arts & Culture

'What Was America's First Music?'

‘What Was America’s First Music?’

by Aura Bogado on October 9 2014, 3:18PM

Sterlin Harjo’s ‘This May be the Last Time’ searches for the origins of early American songs.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW