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Washington DC's NFL Team 'Honored' Navajo Code Talkers on Monday

Washington DC’s NFL Team ‘Honored’ Navajo Code Talkers on Monday

by Jamilah King on November 26 2013, 10:35AM

Because Dan Snyder just won’t stop.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Feminist Selfies Took Over Twitter And It Was Awesome

Feminist Selfies Took Over Twitter And It Was Awesome

by Jamilah King on November 25 2013, 3:13PM

Are they opportunities to celebrate people whose bodies aren’t usually seen in the mainstream? Yes.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Macklemore's Trayvon Martin Tribute Matters -- Here's Why

Macklemore’s Trayvon Martin Tribute Matters — Here’s Why

by Jamilah King on November 25 2013, 3:02PM

It’s inspiring to see an artist who’s mindful of his influence and willing to put his politics front and center.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Did Nina Simone's Daughter Steal Charitable Funds From Singer's Estate?

Did Nina Simone’s Daughter Steal Charitable Funds From Singer’s Estate?

by Jamilah King on November 25 2013, 2:35PM

That’s what the California Attorney General is trying to figure out.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch Aloe Blacc's New Video for 'Love Is the Answer'

Watch Aloe Blacc’s New Video for ‘Love Is the Answer’

by Jamilah King on November 25 2013, 1:29PM

His next album, “Lift Your Spirit,” is due out next year.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Katy Perry Performs in Racist Geisha Costume at the AMA's

Katy Perry Performs in Racist Geisha Costume at the AMA’s

by Jamilah King on November 25 2013, 10:34AM

The singer is in the hot seat.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Five Things to Celebrate About Indian Country

Five Things to Celebrate About Indian Country

by Aura Bogado on November 25 2013, 7:00AM

By investing in everything from language revitalization to humor, Native communities are thriving. You just need to know where to look.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Politics

Arcade Fire's New Video Looks at Love and Loss in a Latino Family

Arcade Fire’s New Video Looks at Love and Loss in a Latino Family

by Jamilah King on November 22 2013, 4:34PM

The indie rock band has a new video out that focuses on a Latino family that’s been torn apart after the death of its martriarch.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Laverne Cox is on the Cover of Vibe Vixen

Laverne Cox is on the Cover of Vibe Vixen

by Jamilah King on November 22 2013, 4:18PM

The new cover girl opens up about her difficult childhood in Alabama.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

The Chicago Reader Has a Comic on How to Survive a Shooting

The Chicago Reader Has a Comic on How to Survive a Shooting

by Jamilah King on November 22 2013, 1:36PM

Darryl Holliday and E.N. Rodriguez teamed up to produce a comic for the Chicago Reader that traces the real-life ordeal of Nortasha Stingley, who’ 19-year-old daughter Marissa was shot and killed earlier this year.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Pharrell's New 24-Hour Music Video 'Happy' Is Exactly What Your Friday Needs

Pharrell’s New 24-Hour Music Video ‘Happy’ Is Exactly What Your Friday Needs

by Jamilah King on November 22 2013, 10:46AM

This will make your day.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Recipes for a New Kind of Thanksgiving

Recipes for a New Kind of Thanksgiving

by Von Diaz on November 22 2013, 7:00AM

In an increasingly mulitcultural and multiracial U.S., chefs offer recipes to create new Thanksgiving traditions.

Topics: Arts & Culture, How We Eat, Thanksgiving

Ava DuVernay's Directorial Debut of 'Scandal' Airs Tonight

Ava DuVernay’s Directorial Debut of ‘Scandal’ Airs Tonight

by Jamilah King on November 21 2013, 1:46PM

Scandal will be broadcast tonight at 10 p.m.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

M.I.A. Performs Songs From 'Matangi' On The Colbert Report

M.I.A. Performs Songs From ‘Matangi’ On The Colbert Report

by Jamilah King on November 21 2013, 12:59PM

The singer down for an interview with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night to talk about why it’s important for her to talk about politics in her music.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

James McBride, Cynthia Kadohata Among National Book Awards Winners

James McBride, Cynthia Kadohata Among National Book Awards Winners

by Jamilah King on November 21 2013, 9:26AM

Writers of color shined on one of American literature’s biggest nights.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Who's Ready for an Outkast Tour? Andre 3000 and Big Boi to Reunite

Who’s Ready for an Outkast Tour? Andre 3000 and Big Boi to Reunite

by Jamilah King on November 21 2013, 9:19AM

They duo have been on hiatus since 2007.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Five Books that Reframe the Thanksgiving Narrative

Five Books that Reframe the Thanksgiving Narrative

by Aura Bogado on November 20 2013, 12:00PM

These children’s books, authored by Native writers, help set the record straight.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Philly Students Turn Current School Crisis Into Art

Philly Students Turn Current School Crisis Into Art

by Julianne Hing on November 19 2013, 5:18PM

Students in Philly public schools are drawing inspiration from the budget crisis surrounding them.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Esperanza Spaulding Protests 'Guantanamo Injustice' In New Video

Esperanza Spaulding Protests ‘Guantanamo Injustice’ In New Video

by Jamilah King on November 19 2013, 3:19PM

The Grammy Award-winning singer has a new video out called “We Are America”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Tumblr User Gets Hate Mail After Being Incorrectly Linked to Frida Kahlo Makeover

Tumblr User Gets Hate Mail After Being Incorrectly Linked to Frida Kahlo Makeover

by Jamilah King on November 19 2013, 1:12PM

The original makeover artist’s identity is still unclear.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW