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Meet Tanya Fields, the Black Single Mom Whose Hug With Melissa Harris-Perry Made Everyone Cry

Meet Tanya Fields, the Black Single Mom Whose Hug With Melissa Harris-Perry Made Everyone Cry

by Jamilah King on November 11 2013, 3:41PM

The two women shared a powerful moment during a recent discussion about feminism, shame and parenting.

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Some of Your Favorite Hip-Hop Albums Turn 20 This Year

Some of Your Favorite Hip-Hop Albums Turn 20 This Year

by Jamilah King on November 11 2013, 10:09AM

From Wu-Tang to The Roots and 2pac, some of the industry’s most important rappers are celebrating big milestones.

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At One California High School, 'Arabs' Are Just the Mascots

At One California High School, ‘Arabs’ Are Just the Mascots

by Jamilah King on November 8 2013, 1:55PM

It’s not looking good.

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Who Is Ines Rau, the Gorgeous Transgender Woman Posing With Tyson Beckford?

Who Is Ines Rau, the Gorgeous Transgender Woman Posing With Tyson Beckford?

by Jamilah King on November 8 2013, 12:37PM

She’s a 24-year-old French model of North African descent. But there’s more to her story.

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Hari Kondabolu Reports on Sikh Captain America

Hari Kondabolu Reports on Sikh Captain America

by Jamilah King on November 8 2013, 12:01PM

So what do ordinary New Yorkers think? Let’s find out.

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PBS 'NewsHour' Called Out for Lack of Diversity

PBS ‘NewsHour’ Called Out for Lack of Diversity

by Jamilah King on November 8 2013, 11:02AM

America’s publicly-funded broadcast network is in trouble.

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Hilton Als Talks About Gender, Love and His Provocative Title 'White Girls'

Hilton Als Talks About Gender, Love and His Provocative Title ‘White Girls’

by Jamilah King on November 7 2013, 12:49PM

The cultural critic does an interview with Lambda Literary.

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The Daily Show Makes Fun of Jay Z's Loyalty to Barney's

The Daily Show Makes Fun of Jay Z’s Loyalty to Barney’s

by Jamilah King on November 7 2013, 12:47PM

The rapper isn’t backing down from his partnership with the luxury store despite allegations of its engaging in racial profiling.

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Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai Wants You To Be Self-Centered For a Good Cause

Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai Wants You To Be Self-Centered For a Good Cause

by Jamilah King on November 7 2013, 11:07AM

It’s all part of a new interactive spoken word piece.

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Because Who Isn't Looking for a Wu-Tang Version of Lorde's 'Royals?'

Because Who Isn’t Looking for a Wu-Tang Version of Lorde’s ‘Royals?’

by Jamilah King on November 7 2013, 10:26AM

Here’s Wu-Tang’s Raekwon rapping over the New Zealand teen sensation hit song.

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Laverne Cox, Brittney Griner, George Takei Among This Year's Out 100

Laverne Cox, Brittney Griner, George Takei Among This Year’s Out 100

by Jamilah King on November 7 2013, 10:13AM

The list includes some of today’s most influential queer people of color.

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The Battle of Bottled Water, Or Another Hilarious Look at Gentrification

The Battle of Bottled Water, Or Another Hilarious Look at Gentrification

by Jamilah King on November 7 2013, 9:36AM

Comedian Michael Che pokes fun at the curious ways of white folks.

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Listen to a Deep House Remix of One of Kendrick Lamar's Biggest Hits

Listen to a Deep House Remix of One of Kendrick Lamar’s Biggest Hits

by Jamilah King on November 7 2013, 9:23AM

South African DJ Spyke adds a new twist to one of the best songs of the year.

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Meet Kamala Khan: Jersey Kid, Muslim Teen and Marvel Comics' Newest Superhero

Meet Kamala Khan: Jersey Kid, Muslim Teen and Marvel Comics’ Newest Superhero

by Julianne Hing on November 6 2013, 3:26PM

Get ready for the first Muslim superhero to head a Marvel Comics book.

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M.I.A.'s Documentary is Back on Track, Here's a Teaser

M.I.A.’s Documentary is Back on Track, Here’s a Teaser

by Jamilah King on November 6 2013, 11:02AM

Over the summer the singer claimed that the film had been blacklisted.

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José James Pays Tribute to Lou Reed With 'Who Loves the Sun' Cover

José James Pays Tribute to Lou Reed With ‘Who Loves the Sun’ Cover

by Jamilah King on November 6 2013, 10:47AM

It’s a nice cross-genre tribute. Watch.

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WNBA Star Brittney Griner Does Not Need Your Make-Up

WNBA Star Brittney Griner Does Not Need Your Make-Up

by Jamilah King on November 6 2013, 10:20AM

In a recent Elle profile, Griner refuses to be anyone but herself.

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Bullied Biracial Girl Changes Name From 'Keisha' to 'Kylie'

Bullied Biracial Girl Changes Name From ‘Keisha’ to ‘Kylie’

by Jamilah King on November 5 2013, 10:14AM

One case brings to light the politics of naming.

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Kerry Washington Gave 'Saturday Night Live' a Huge Ratings Boost

Kerry Washington Gave ‘Saturday Night Live’ a Huge Ratings Boost

by Jamilah King on November 5 2013, 9:50AM

Turns out the actress is more popular than Justin Timberlake.

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M.I.A. Talks About Learning the Language of Rebellion

M.I.A. Talks About Learning the Language of Rebellion

by Jamilah King on November 5 2013, 9:28AM

The artist’s fourth studio album is out and it’s getting mixed reviews.

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