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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

Lauryn Hill Announces 'Homecoming' NYC Concert Date

Lauryn Hill Announces ‘Homecoming’ NYC Concert Date

by Jamilah King on November 18 2013, 4:26PM

Tickets are on sale now.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Nelly Still Wants to 'Kick Somebody's Ass' at Spelman Over 'Tip Drill' Protests

Nelly Still Wants to ‘Kick Somebody’s Ass’ at Spelman Over ‘Tip Drill’ Protests

by Jamilah King on November 18 2013, 2:41PM

All these years later and Nelly’s still made that a group of women had the nerve to stand up to him.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW