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Jay Z Strikes a Deal With Barneys That's All About Jay Z

Jay Z Strikes a Deal With Barneys That’s All About Jay Z

by Jamilah King on November 18 2013, 2:08PM

The rapper’s solution to racial profiling? Himself.

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The Best Man Holiday Did Way Better Than Analysts Expected

The Best Man Holiday Did Way Better Than Analysts Expected

by Jamilah King on November 18 2013, 12:55PM

Fourteen years after the original hit theaters, the sequel to Malcolm Lee’s 1999 film “The Best Man” made a big splash at the box office.

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Eight Greatest Hits from W. Kamau Bell's 'Totally Biased'

Eight Greatest Hits from W. Kamau Bell’s ‘Totally Biased’

by Julianne Hing on November 18 2013, 11:08AM

A look back at Kamau Bell’s wonderful show.

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Kendrick Lamar's Camp Is Not Happy With the 'Racial Overtones' of GQ Story

Kendrick Lamar’s Camp Is Not Happy With the ‘Racial Overtones’ of GQ Story

by Jamilah King on November 18 2013, 10:28AM

The rapper pulled out of a scheduled performance at the magazine’s Man of the Year party.

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L.A.'s Star Chef Roy Choi Talks About Melding Cultures

L.A.’s Star Chef Roy Choi Talks About Melding Cultures

by Jamilah King on November 18 2013, 7:00AM

The celebrity chef dishes on the new flavor of the country.

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Watch M.I.A.'s Trippy New Video For Her Single 'Y.A.L.A.'

Watch M.I.A.’s Trippy New Video For Her Single ‘Y.A.L.A.’

by Jamilah King on November 15 2013, 3:11PM

Here’s the official video from the lead single of the singer’s fourth studio album

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'Best Man Holiday' Hits Theaters Today -- Join Our Twitter Chat!

‘Best Man Holiday’ Hits Theaters Today — Join Our Twitter Chat!

by Jamilah King on November 15 2013, 12:57PM

Got a favorite scene or character from the original? We want to hear all about it.

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Frida Kahlo Gets a Totally Unnecessary Cover Girl Makeover

Frida Kahlo Gets a Totally Unnecessary Cover Girl Makeover

by Jamilah King on November 15 2013, 10:43AM

Apparently it’s hard to look at natural beauty.

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Why Natives Are Rocking Their Moccasins Photo

Why Natives Are Rocking Their Moccasins

by Aura Bogado on November 15 2013, 7:00AM

An interview with the 21 year old who started Rock Your Mocs, a worldwide day to mark indigenous roots.

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Peggy Noland's Naked Oprah Dress All About Black Women as Objects

Peggy Noland’s Naked Oprah Dress All About Black Women as Objects

by Jamilah King on November 14 2013, 5:03PM

And she’s not concerned about it.

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Lily Allen: Miley Cyrus Parody 'Has Nothing To Do With Race At All'

Lily Allen: Miley Cyrus Parody ‘Has Nothing To Do With Race At All’

by Jamilah King on November 14 2013, 1:52PM

But many still think she stepped over the line from parody to prejudice.

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This Is Macklemore's Plea For You to Join the ACLU

This Is Macklemore’s Plea For You to Join the ACLU

by Jamilah King on November 14 2013, 10:26AM

An unconventional endorsement from a world-famous rapper.

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High Rise Condos to Replace NYC Graffiti Mecca 5Pointz

High Rise Condos to Replace NYC Graffiti Mecca 5Pointz

by Jamilah King on November 14 2013, 10:16AM

The battle between developers and graffiti writers is being dragged out in court.

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'Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell' Cancelled By FXX

‘Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell’ Cancelled By FXX

by Jamilah King on November 14 2013, 10:05AM

FXX has yet to comment on the cancellation

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Artist Creates Book of Thirty-Nine Questions for White People

Artist Creates Book of Thirty-Nine Questions for White People

by Jamilah King on November 13 2013, 2:40PM

The project is meant to generate a discussion around white privilege.

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Childish Gambino Guests on Singer Kenna's Track 'Relations'

Childish Gambino Guests on Singer Kenna’s Track ‘Relations’

by Jamilah King on November 12 2013, 3:40PM

The actor/rapper/writer has a new album coming out in December.

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Angel Haze Talks Surviving Sexual Abuse, Coming Out and the Church

Angel Haze Talks Surviving Sexual Abuse, Coming Out and the Church

by Jamilah King on November 12 2013, 1:44PM

The rapper isn’t afraid to expose her demons. And fans aren’t afraid to listen.

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There's an Adorable Tumblr Dedicated to Queer Men of Color in Love

There’s an Adorable Tumblr Dedicated to Queer Men of Color in Love

by Jamilah King on November 12 2013, 1:30PM

We so rarely see positive representations of men of color and that’s why this is all the more important to share.

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These Five Oscar-Qualifying Films Were Directed by Black Women

These Five Oscar-Qualifying Films Were Directed by Black Women

by Jamilah King on November 12 2013, 10:23AM

There are at least five feature documentaries directed by black women qualifying for Academy Award consideration.

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Drake's Dad Stars in the Video for Rapper's Hit Song 'Worst Behavior'

Drake’s Dad Stars in the Video for Rapper’s Hit Song ‘Worst Behavior’

by Jamilah King on November 11 2013, 3:51PM

Dennis Graham makes his worldwide video debut.

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