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Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore, Jay Z Lead This Year's Grammy Nods

Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore, Jay Z Lead This Year’s Grammy Nods

by Jamilah King on December 9 2013, 10:38AM

It’s a boy’s club.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Native Author Gyasi Ross Talks Cultural Preservation

Native Author Gyasi Ross Talks Cultural Preservation

by Aura Bogado on December 9 2013, 10:00AM

The author of “How to Say I Love You in Indian” also shares his vision for Natives’ future

Topics: Arts & Culture

Take a Sneak Peek at Stills From 'Dear White People'

Take a Sneak Peek at Stills From ‘Dear White People’

by Jamilah King on December 6 2013, 3:00PM

Here’s a first look at some images from the new flick.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Muslim Hipsters' Give New Meaning to Jay Z's 'Somewhere in America'

‘Muslim Hipsters’ Give New Meaning to Jay Z’s ‘Somewhere in America’

by Jamilah King on December 6 2013, 1:34PM

Just in case you were wondering, Mipsters are in the house.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Kendrick Lamar Urges Fans to Join Him in Research of Nelson Mandela

Kendrick Lamar Urges Fans to Join Him in Research of Nelson Mandela

by Jamilah King on December 6 2013, 12:48PM

Like many of his fans, Lamar is of a generation that came of age years after Mandela’s fight against apartheid and release from prison in 1990.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Lauryn Hill Drops Trippy Video For 'Consumerism'

Lauryn Hill Drops Trippy Video For ‘Consumerism’

by Jamilah King on December 6 2013, 10:00AM

The reclusive artist just dropped the video for her latest track.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

“Food Stamp” Art On Display at Art Basel-Miami

by Carla Murphy on December 5 2013, 3:11PM

You’ll never guess how much it’s selling for.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Dear White People' and 'Drunktown's Finest' to Screen at Sundance

‘Dear White People’ and ‘Drunktown’s Finest’ to Screen at Sundance

by Jamilah King on December 5 2013, 10:53AM

Among the 118 feature-length films that will be shown at this year’s festival are two that we’re especially excited about.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Why the Spurs Dribbled Barefoot on Tuesday

Why the Spurs Dribbled Barefoot on Tuesday

by Aura Bogado on December 4 2013, 1:17PM

The San Antonio team played (and lost) to indigenous youth half their size.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

French 'ELLE' Beauty Editor Apologizes for Solange Knowles Blackface Costume

French ‘ELLE’ Beauty Editor Apologizes for Solange Knowles Blackface Costume

by Jamilah King on December 4 2013, 10:49AM

As the beauty editor at an internationally recognized fashion magazine, shouldn’t she know better?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Maybe 2013 Wasn't The Year Of 'The Black Movie' After All

Maybe 2013 Wasn’t The Year Of ‘The Black Movie’ After All

by Jamilah King on December 4 2013, 10:40AM

Shani O. Hilton points out that we’ve been here before.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Your Favorite 'Orange Is the New Black' Actors Made a Christmas Video

Your Favorite ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Actors Made a Christmas Video

by Jamilah King on December 4 2013, 10:18AM

Need a little something to get you into the holiday spirit? Look no further.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Have You Heard The #NationHood Mixtape?

Have You Heard The #NationHood Mixtape?

by Aura Bogado on December 3 2013, 4:42PM

It’s worth a listen.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

What Jezebel Gets Wrong About R. Kelly

What Jezebel Gets Wrong About R. Kelly

by Akiba Solomon on December 3 2013, 4:18PM

When an allegedly feminist blog bigs up “Black Panties,” the new album by the alleged pedophile, it makes you wonder what a feminist is.

Topics: Gender, Arts & Culture

Looking for the Perfect Holiday Gift? Try An Aziz Ansari Sari

Looking for the Perfect Holiday Gift? Try An Aziz Ansari Sari

by Jamilah King on December 3 2013, 1:15PM

Just jokes, people.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

How Many Of These 100 Must-See Films Have You Seen?

How Many Of These 100 Must-See Films Have You Seen?

by Jamilah King on December 3 2013, 1:02PM

Here’s a fun test.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

The Sharkeisha Punch Viral Video Isn't Funny, It's Brutal

The Sharkeisha Punch Viral Video Isn’t Funny, It’s Brutal

by Jamilah King on December 3 2013, 12:43PM

But black pain is always funny in America.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

New Film Follows Two Gay Muslim Teens Surveilled By U.S. Government

New Film Follows Two Gay Muslim Teens Surveilled By U.S. Government

by Jamilah King on December 3 2013, 12:01PM

At its core, it’s a love story, but it needs your help to cross the finish line.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Fruitvale Station's Michael B. Jordan Rocks Alexander Wang in GQ

Fruitvale Station’s Michael B. Jordan Rocks Alexander Wang in GQ

by Jamilah King on December 3 2013, 11:42AM

The actor has had a breakout year. And he looks good.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Five Reasons to Love Brontez Purnell and The Younger Lovers Play

Five Reasons to Love Brontez Purnell and The Younger Lovers

by Jamilah King on December 3 2013, 7:00AM

Brontez Purnell is a black gay punk rocker on a mission. And he wants you to listen.

Topics: Arts & Culture