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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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'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

Topics: Arts & Culture

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture

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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Issa Rae Pokes Fun at Miley Cyrus in 'Orange is the New Black and Sexy'

Issa Rae Pokes Fun at Miley Cyrus in ‘Orange is the New Black and Sexy’

by Jamilah King on October 30 2013, 1:35PM

Watch out, Piper Kerman.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Kerry Washington Will Host SNL This Weekend

Kerry Washington Will Host SNL This Weekend

by Jamilah King on October 30 2013, 11:02AM

Watch her promo.

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Katherine Dunham Museum Faces Closure Over Unpaid Bills

Katherine Dunham Museum Faces Closure Over Unpaid Bills

by Jamilah King on October 30 2013, 8:34AM

The museum is staffed by volunteers but must come up with $500 by Thursday.

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Donald Glover Talks About His New FX Show 'Atlanta'

Donald Glover Talks About His New FX Show ‘Atlanta’

by Jamilah King on October 30 2013, 8:30AM

“I don’t really know what it is, I just know it’s going to be personal.”

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This Scholar Created a Brilliant Interactive Map of Slave Rebellions Interactive

This Scholar Created a Brilliant Interactive Map of Slave Rebellions

by Jamilah King on October 30 2013, 8:18AM

Dr. Vincent Brown, a professor of African and African-American History at Harvard, has made study of the transatlantic slave trade accessible in a new way.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Dangerous Sexism Photo

Dangerous Sexism

by Von Diaz on October 30 2013, 7:00AM

Thirty five years after affirmative action, the number of women in construction remains flat. A travelling exhbition about the field’s sexism, racism—and physical danger—points to why those numbers remain so low.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Expect South African 'Kwaito' House Music on Little Dragon's Next Album

Expect South African ‘Kwaito’ House Music on Little Dragon’s Next Album

by Jamilah King on October 29 2013, 4:19PM

The band shared a playlist of what’s inspiring their new album that’s due out next spring.

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Steve McQueen Working With Russell Simmons on HBO Drama

Steve McQueen Working With Russell Simmons on HBO Drama

by Jamilah King on October 29 2013, 3:05PM

The drama explores a young black man’s experiences navigating New York City’s high society.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Queer Comics of Color Look at the Racism of Hipster Halloweens

Queer Comics of Color Look at the Racism of Hipster Halloweens

by Jamilah King on October 29 2013, 11:42AM

Julio Salgado and Tina Vasquez show that you’re not alone in your Halloween anxiety.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW