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Black Hollywood Speaks Out About Police Violence

Black Hollywood Speaks Out About Police Violence

by Jamilah King on December 5 2014, 10:50AM

Actors, activists and the religious community are coming together to bring attention to the extrajudicial killings of black men.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Ferguson

Bill Cosby Resigns From Temple University Board

Bill Cosby Resigns From Temple University Board

by Carla Murphy on December 1 2014, 5:26PM

Cosby, among Temple’s most famous alums, has been a board member since the 1980s.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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