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This Is Macklemore's Plea For You to Join the ACLU

This Is Macklemore’s Plea For You to Join the ACLU

by Jamilah King on November 14 2013, 10:26AM

An unconventional endorsement from a world-famous rapper.

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High Rise Condos to Replace NYC Graffiti Mecca 5Pointz

High Rise Condos to Replace NYC Graffiti Mecca 5Pointz

by Jamilah King on November 14 2013, 10:16AM

The battle between developers and graffiti writers is being dragged out in court.

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'Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell' Cancelled By FXX

‘Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell’ Cancelled By FXX

by Jamilah King on November 14 2013, 10:05AM

FXX has yet to comment on the cancellation

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Artist Creates Book of Thirty-Nine Questions for White People

Artist Creates Book of Thirty-Nine Questions for White People

by Jamilah King on November 13 2013, 2:40PM

The project is meant to generate a discussion around white privilege.

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Childish Gambino Guests on Singer Kenna's Track 'Relations'

Childish Gambino Guests on Singer Kenna’s Track ‘Relations’

by Jamilah King on November 12 2013, 3:40PM

The actor/rapper/writer has a new album coming out in December.

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Angel Haze Talks Surviving Sexual Abuse, Coming Out and the Church

Angel Haze Talks Surviving Sexual Abuse, Coming Out and the Church

by Jamilah King on November 12 2013, 1:44PM

The rapper isn’t afraid to expose her demons. And fans aren’t afraid to listen.

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There's an Adorable Tumblr Dedicated to Queer Men of Color in Love

There’s an Adorable Tumblr Dedicated to Queer Men of Color in Love

by Jamilah King on November 12 2013, 1:30PM

We so rarely see positive representations of men of color and that’s why this is all the more important to share.

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These Five Oscar-Qualifying Films Were Directed by Black Women

These Five Oscar-Qualifying Films Were Directed by Black Women

by Jamilah King on November 12 2013, 10:23AM

There are at least five feature documentaries directed by black women qualifying for Academy Award consideration.

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Drake's Dad Stars in the Video for Rapper's Hit Song 'Worst Behavior'

Drake’s Dad Stars in the Video for Rapper’s Hit Song ‘Worst Behavior’

by Jamilah King on November 11 2013, 3:51PM

Dennis Graham makes his worldwide video debut.

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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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