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Lack of Diversity is Only a Symptom

Lack of Diversity is Only a Symptom

by Aura Bogado on April 18 2014, 4:59PM

Daniel José Older’s powerful essay calls out the publishing industry’s institutional racism.

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture

Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez, 1927-2014

Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez, 1927-2014

by Julianne Hing on April 17 2014, 4:47PM

The literary icon had been hospitalized after falling ill.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Chávez,' Brought to You by Budweiser

‘Chávez,’ Brought to You by Budweiser

by Aura Bogado on April 15 2014, 2:11PM

This struggle’s for you?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Now Streaming on Demand: Black Authors and Public Intellectuals

Now Streaming on Demand: Black Authors and Public Intellectuals

by Jamilah King on April 14 2014, 7:00AM

Once confined to the Ivory Tower or the nearest bookstore, their work is now just a click away.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Six Books That Shaped 'Afro-Vegan' Author Bryant Terry

Six Books That Shaped ‘Afro-Vegan’ Author Bryant Terry

by Julianne Hing on April 8 2014, 7:00AM

Food activist and author Bryant Terry shares the books that shaped him and his understanding of his place in the world.

Topics: Arts & Culture, How We Eat, Media

How Children's Books Fuel Mascot Stereotypes

How Children’s Books Fuel Mascot Stereotypes

by Aura Bogado on April 7 2014, 7:00AM

Are good children’s books about Natives really that hard to find?

Topics: Arts & Culture

In Film Series 'Little Brother,' Black Boys Open Up About Love

In Film Series ‘Little Brother,’ Black Boys Open Up About Love

by Carla Murphy on March 27 2014, 7:00AM

In the 10-film series producers ask a simple question of black boys ages 9 to 13: ‘How do you feel about love?’

Topics: Arts & Culture

In New Film, Yale Students of Color Seek Revolution in Cuba

In New Film, Yale Students of Color Seek Revolution in Cuba

by Carla Murphy on March 21 2014, 7:00AM

Did they find it?

Topics: Arts & Culture

'Vanishing Pearls' in Theaters Soon

‘Vanishing Pearls’ in Theaters Soon

by Aura Bogado on March 19 2014, 2:18PM

The documentary tells the story of Louisiana’s black oystermen following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch Janet Mock and Laverne Cox Talk about 'Redefining Realness'

Watch Janet Mock and Laverne Cox Talk about ‘Redefining Realness’

by Von Diaz on March 11 2014, 7:13PM

Tonight’s conversation at NYU will be live streamed!

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

New Romantic Comedy Explores Detroit's Arab-American Community

New Romantic Comedy Explores Detroit’s Arab-American Community

by Von Diaz on March 10 2014, 9:51AM

Rola Nashef’s film ‘Detroit Unleaded’ is now available for download and on DVD.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch the Trailer for the 'Annie' Remake Starring Quvenzhané Wallis

Watch the Trailer for the ‘Annie’ Remake Starring Quvenzhané Wallis

by Von Diaz on March 7 2014, 9:45AM

Yes, it’s absolutely adorable.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media, /NOW, Youth and Race

New Film Honors WWII Muslim Heroine

New Film Honors WWII Muslim Heroine

by Carla Murphy on March 6 2014, 3:55PM

Coming soon to a theater near you

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Artist Kevin Truong Creates 'Visual Catalogue' of Gay Men Across the World

Artist Kevin Truong Creates ‘Visual Catalogue’ of Gay Men Across the World

by Von Diaz on March 6 2014, 9:05AM

Kevin Truong has photographed 373 men for The Gay Men Project.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Juan Bago and Remezcla Team Up on New Web Series

Juan Bago and Remezcla Team Up on New Web Series

by Von Diaz on March 5 2014, 4:05PM

The new comedy follows the trials of apiring Latino producers.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Meet the Guy Who Made That Marvin Gaye and Yasiin Bey Mixtape Play

Meet the Guy Who Made That Marvin Gaye and Yasiin Bey Mixtape

by Jamilah King on February 27 2014, 3:22PM

Amerigo Gazaway made all the hip-hop heads salivate this week.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Culture

Infographic Illustrates the Structural Racism of the Oscars

Infographic Illustrates the Structural Racism of the Oscars

by Jamilah King on February 27 2014, 11:15AM

The year of the black film? Not so fast.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Culture

Shonda Rhimes Teams Up With Viola Davis For New Philly Drama

Shonda Rhimes Teams Up With Viola Davis For New Philly Drama

by Jamilah King on February 27 2014, 10:37AM

At this point, it seems like they can do no wrong.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Culture

Emotional Dad Rocks Arsenio with Love Poem to Son

Emotional Dad Rocks Arsenio with Love Poem to Son

by Carla Murphy on February 27 2014, 10:01AM

“I get extra praise, and for what? Doing what I’m supposed to do,” he says.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

You Must Watch Pierre Bennu's Brilliant Nicki Minaj Mash Up Play

You Must Watch Pierre Bennu’s Brilliant Nicki Minaj Mash Up

by Jamilah King on February 26 2014, 10:54AM

The password for this video is “selfhate.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, Culture