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'The Onion' Protests the Washington DC NFL Team's Name With Anti-Semitism

‘The Onion’ Protests the Washington DC NFL Team’s Name With Anti-Semitism

by Jamilah King on October 22 2013, 11:09AM

If you’re trying to make a point about the bigotry of an NFL team’s name, it’s best not to resort to a bigoted argument.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Africa'-Themed Party Features KKK, Elephant and Black Face Costumes

‘Africa’-Themed Party Features KKK, Elephant and Black Face Costumes

by Jamilah King on October 22 2013, 10:05AM

The birthday girl says that she’s always wanted to teach in Africa, so it’s okay.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch This Cute Little Girl's Hilarious Tap Dance Routine

Watch This Cute Little Girl’s Hilarious Tap Dance Routine

by Jamilah King on October 22 2013, 9:47AM

A star is born!

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch the Ohio State Marching Band's Michael Jackson Tribute

Watch the Ohio State Marching Band’s Michael Jackson Tribute

by Jamilah King on October 21 2013, 3:17PM

Such fancy footwork.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Prince Pulls Off His Pajama Party

Prince Pulls Off His Pajama Party

by Aura Bogado on October 21 2013, 2:06PM

Paisley Park hosted a serious breakfast party this weekend.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

A List of Every Theater That's Playing '12 Years a Slave'

A List of Every Theater That’s Playing ‘12 Years a Slave’

by Jamilah King on October 21 2013, 1:16PM

The film opens nationwide on November 1.

Topics: '12 Years a Slave', Arts & Culture, /NOW

ESPN Hosts Laugh as Lee Corso Dances Around in 'Redface'

ESPN Hosts Laugh as Lee Corso Dances Around in ‘Redface’

by Jamilah King on October 21 2013, 10:16AM

Lee Curso took racism to a new level on “College Gameday” over the weekend.

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Kanye West's 'Yeezus' Tour Features a Jesus Christ Lookalike

Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ Tour Features a Jesus Christ Lookalike

by Jamilah King on October 21 2013, 9:19AM

Because why not?

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Wanna Touch a Black Woman's Hair? This Short Film Explores Why

Wanna Touch a Black Woman’s Hair? This Short Film Explores Why

by Jamilah King on October 21 2013, 9:06AM

‘You Can Touch My Hair’ is a documentary series and panel discussion that explores the fascination with natural hair.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'12 Years a Slave' Has Big Opening Weekend With Diverse Audience

‘12 Years a Slave’ Has Big Opening Weekend With Diverse Audience

by Jamilah King on October 21 2013, 8:53AM

The film had a successful opening weekend that extended far beyond the box office.

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Colorlines Exclusive: Jay Smooth's Autumn Mixtape!

Colorlines Exclusive: Jay Smooth’s Autumn Mixtape!

by Akiba Solomon, Jay Smooth on October 21 2013, 7:00AM

A special, exclusive mix by Jay Smooth

Topics: Arts & Culture, Colorlines Mixtapes

M.I.A.'s New Track 'Y.A.L.A' is a Dedication to Second Chances

M.I.A.’s New Track ‘Y.A.L.A’ is a Dedication to Second Chances

by Jamilah King on October 18 2013, 1:17PM

You always live again, according to the singer.

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Biggie Too Fat, Misogynist and Criminal for Brooklyn Honor

Biggie Too Fat, Misogynist and Criminal for Brooklyn Honor

by Jamilah King on October 18 2013, 10:17AM

Welcome to a changing borough.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Chiwetel Ejiofor On '12 Years a Slave'

Chiwetel Ejiofor On ‘12 Years a Slave’

by Jamilah King on October 18 2013, 7:00AM

Ejiofor was at first reluctant to tackle the role of Solomon Northup, but the story was too powerful to resist.

Topics: '12 Years a Slave', Arts & Culture

Really Racist Video Proclaims White Girl's Love of Chinese Food

Really Racist Video Proclaims White Girl’s Love of Chinese Food

by Jamilah King on October 17 2013, 2:31PM

This looks like it’s a real thing.

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Watch Idris Elba Play Nelson Mandela in New Film

Watch Idris Elba Play Nelson Mandela in New Film

by Jamilah King on October 17 2013, 12:16PM

The film opens in the United States on November 29.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Poll: Majority See Why Washington DC NFL Team's Name is Offensive

Poll: Majority See Why Washington DC NFL Team’s Name is Offensive

by Jamilah King on October 17 2013, 11:26AM

The poll was commissioned by the Oneida Indian Nation.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Prince Is Having a Pajama Dance Party At His House This Weekend

Prince Is Having a Pajama Dance Party At His House This Weekend

by Jamilah King on October 17 2013, 11:19AM

And you’re invited.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Listen to Angel Haze Freestyle Over Drake's 'Worst Behavior'

Listen to Angel Haze Freestyle Over Drake’s ‘Worst Behavior’

by Jamilah King on October 17 2013, 11:07AM

Who did it better? You be the judge.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

UCLA Study Finds Link Between TV Diversity and Higher Ratings

UCLA Study Finds Link Between TV Diversity and Higher Ratings

by Julianne Hing on October 16 2013, 3:52PM

But people of color and women are still woefully underrepresented on television.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW