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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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Alice Smith Steals The Show at BET’s Black Girls Rock Awards

by Jamilah King on November 4 2013, 1:00PM

BET’s annual Black Girls Rock Awards Show aired on Sunday. The show, which is a partnership between the a non-profit group and the network, is a celebration of black women in music and activism. But it was New York City-based…

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Angel Haze Shows Off Her Vocals on 'Summertime Sadness' Cover

Angel Haze Shows Off Her Vocals on ‘Summertime Sadness’ Cover

by Jamilah King on November 4 2013, 9:33AM

Listen to another installment of her “30 Gold” series.

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Listen to a Full Stream of M.I.A's New Album 'Matangi'

Listen to a Full Stream of M.I.A’s New Album ‘Matangi’

by Jamilah King on November 4 2013, 9:20AM

The album hits stores on November 5.

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Watch Julian Assange's Skype Intro to M.I.A.s New York City Show

Watch Julian Assange’s Skype Intro to M.I.A.s New York City Show

by Jamilah King on November 4 2013, 9:18AM

If nothing else, M.I.A. is provocative.

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Byron Hurt Among Firelight Media's $70k Film Grantees

Byron Hurt Among Firelight Media’s $70k Film Grantees

by Jamilah King on November 1 2013, 3:05PM

Hurt is among winners of prize money for filmmakers of color

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Move Over ESPN, Morehouse's Student Paper Has a Better 'Body Issue'

Move Over ESPN, Morehouse’s Student Paper Has a Better ‘Body Issue’

by Jamilah King on November 1 2013, 10:19AM

Three of the country’s most storied HBCU’s focus on self-affirmation, not just sexiness.

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'Mosquita y Mari' Director Aurora Guerrero Among SF Film Society Grantees

‘Mosquita y Mari’ Director Aurora Guerrero Among SF Film Society Grantees

by Jamilah King on October 31 2013, 4:01PM

In total nine filmmakers will share $425,000.

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What Do People Get Out of Racist Costumes? A Cognitive Psychologist Explains

What Do People Get Out of Racist Costumes? A Cognitive Psychologist Explains

by Jamilah King on October 31 2013, 11:20AM

It’s one thing to repeatedly warn against wearing racist costumes. But it’s another thing entirely to understand why people wear them in the first place

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Countersuit Claims That Robin Thicke Has a Costly 'Marvin Gaye Fixation'

Countersuit Claims That Robin Thicke Has a Costly ‘Marvin Gaye Fixation’

by Jamilah King on October 31 2013, 10:09AM

The battle over one of the summer’s biggest summer hits is getting nasty.

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PSA: Stay Away From White People This Halloween

PSA: Stay Away From White People This Halloween

by Jamilah King on October 31 2013, 10:08AM

If you want to survive, you should stay inside.

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Eight 'Ethnic' Halloween Costumes That Went Horribly Wrong

Eight ‘Ethnic’ Halloween Costumes That Went Horribly Wrong

by Jamilah King on October 31 2013, 10:00AM

Friends don’t let friends look like racist idiots on Halloween.

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A Brief Halloween History on Why Blackface Is Always a Bad Idea

A Brief Halloween History on Why Blackface Is Always a Bad Idea

by Jamilah King on October 30 2013, 1:52PM

Considering such a costume this Halloween? Stop.

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