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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

How the GOP's Twitter Fail Led to a Great Conversation About Race

How the GOP’s Twitter Fail Led to a Great Conversation About Race

by Jamilah King on December 2 2013, 3:15PM

Racism didn’t end on Sunday. But a lot of folks were talking about race. Here’s why.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch Aamer Rahman Explain Reverse Racism

Watch Aamer Rahman Explain Reverse Racism

by Aura Bogado on December 2 2013, 11:54AM

Because racial justice is just as crucial in Australia as it is in the United States.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Lucky' Gives a Rare Glimpse Into the Life of a Homeless Mom

‘Lucky’ Gives a Rare Glimpse Into the Life of a Homeless Mom

by Von Diaz on December 2 2013, 7:00AM

A new documentary by first-time filmmaker Laura Checkoway gives a gritty and provactive portrait of one woman’s survival story.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Colorlines Exclusive: A Race Forward Holiday Mixtape

Colorlines Exclusive: A Race Forward Holiday Mixtape

by Jay Smooth, Akiba Solomon on November 28 2013, 7:00AM

A Race Forward mixtape just in time for Thanksgiving

Topics: Arts & Culture, Colorlines Mixtapes

Five Quotes to Celebrate Bruce Lee's Birthday

Five Quotes to Celebrate Bruce Lee’s Birthday

by Aura Bogado on November 27 2013, 1:51PM

Do you have a favorite one with which to remember the master?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch Rare Video on What Would Have Been Jimi Hendrix's 71st Birthday

Watch Rare Video on What Would Have Been Jimi Hendrix’s 71st Birthday

by Jamilah King on November 27 2013, 11:11AM

Here’s some rare color footage of Hendrix performing his hit song “Hey Joe” back in 1967.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Kanye West Can't Really Explain Why He Loves Corporations So Much

Kanye West Can’t Really Explain Why He Loves Corporations So Much

by Jamilah King on November 27 2013, 10:59AM

The Breakfast Club took him to task.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Touching Photographs From an Asian Artist Reconciling Displacement

Touching Photographs From an Asian Artist Reconciling Displacement

by Von Diaz on November 26 2013, 3:22PM

Pimprae Hiranprueck inserts herself into family photographs and landscapes of her home country in her ‘Intersecting the Parallels’ project.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Former San Francisco Mayor Criticizes 'White-Male-Dominated' Techies For 'Class Warfare'

Former San Francisco Mayor Criticizes ‘White-Male-Dominated’ Techies For ‘Class Warfare’

by Jamilah King on November 26 2013, 2:54PM

Willie Brown thinks that the city’s techies are creating class warfare. He has a point.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch WNBA Star Brittney Griner Show Off Her 'Lesbian Tattoo'

Watch WNBA Star Brittney Griner Show Off Her ‘Lesbian Tattoo’

by Jamilah King on November 26 2013, 2:53PM

The openly gay baller took a minute to do a segment for AOL’s ‘My Ink.’

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Should James Franco Have Lip-Synced the N-Word in 'Bound 2' Parody?

Should James Franco Have Lip-Synced the N-Word in ‘Bound 2’ Parody?

by Jamilah King on November 26 2013, 11:29AM

James Franco and Seth Rogen’s parody of Kanye West’s “Bound 2” video is universally funny. But it’s hard not to take pause.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW