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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.

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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.’

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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.

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Fall in Love With The Younger Lovers' New Video 'Hey Now'

Fall in Love With The Younger Lovers’ New Video ‘Hey Now’

by Jamilah King on November 26 2013, 10:45AM

It’s an adorable first look at the new album “Sugar In My Pocket,” which drops on December 10.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Washington DC's NFL Team 'Honored' Navajo Code Talkers on Monday

Washington DC’s NFL Team ‘Honored’ Navajo Code Talkers on Monday

by Jamilah King on November 26 2013, 10:35AM

Because Dan Snyder just won’t stop.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Feminist Selfies Took Over Twitter And It Was Awesome

Feminist Selfies Took Over Twitter And It Was Awesome

by Jamilah King on November 25 2013, 3:13PM

Are they opportunities to celebrate people whose bodies aren’t usually seen in the mainstream? Yes.

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Macklemore's Trayvon Martin Tribute Matters -- Here's Why

Macklemore’s Trayvon Martin Tribute Matters — Here’s Why

by Jamilah King on November 25 2013, 3:02PM

It’s inspiring to see an artist who’s mindful of his influence and willing to put his politics front and center.

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Did Nina Simone's Daughter Steal Charitable Funds From Singer's Estate?

Did Nina Simone’s Daughter Steal Charitable Funds From Singer’s Estate?

by Jamilah King on November 25 2013, 2:35PM

That’s what the California Attorney General is trying to figure out.

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Watch Aloe Blacc's New Video for 'Love Is the Answer'

Watch Aloe Blacc’s New Video for ‘Love Is the Answer’

by Jamilah King on November 25 2013, 1:29PM

His next album, “Lift Your Spirit,” is due out next year.

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Katy Perry Performs in Racist Geisha Costume at the AMA's

Katy Perry Performs in Racist Geisha Costume at the AMA’s

by Jamilah King on November 25 2013, 10:34AM

The singer is in the hot seat.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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