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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.

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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.

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Five Authors of Color Among National Book Award Finalists

Five Authors of Color Among National Book Award Finalists

by Jamilah King on October 16 2013, 10:27AM

The awards will be announced on November 20.

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Black Artist Photographs White Women Wearing 'Black' Hair Styles

Black Artist Photographs White Women Wearing ‘Black’ Hair Styles

by Akiba Solomon on October 15 2013, 2:56PM

Artist Endia Beal produces transgressive series of photographs

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Read an Excerpt from New Yorker Critic Hilton Als' 'White Girls'

Read an Excerpt from New Yorker Critic Hilton Als’ ‘White Girls’

by Jamilah King on October 15 2013, 11:19AM

It’s his first book in nearly 15 years.

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Robert Glasper Teams Up With Jill Scott, Common, Emeli Sandé

Robert Glasper Teams Up With Jill Scott, Common, Emeli Sandé

by Jamilah King on October 15 2013, 10:58AM

And the new music video is everything.

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Blair Underwood's 'Ironside' Offers Glimpse at Disability on TV

Blair Underwood’s ‘Ironside’ Offers Glimpse at Disability on TV

by Jamilah King on October 14 2013, 2:59PM

The show sheds new light on the way that disability appears on screen and the challenges facing actors who have physical disabilities.

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NBC's Bob Costas Calls 'Redskins' Name a Slur on Sunday Night Football

NBC’s Bob Costas Calls ‘Redskins’ Name a Slur on Sunday Night Football

by Jamilah King on October 14 2013, 11:13AM

It’s safe to say that the debate over Washington football team’s name is overshadowing the club’s play on the field this year.

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Are You Ready for Jamie Foxx to Play Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr?

Are You Ready for Jamie Foxx to Play Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr?

by Jamilah King on October 11 2013, 9:55AM

Because it’s happening.

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NFL Player Wears Green Cleats for Mental Health Awareness Despite Fine

NFL Player Wears Green Cleats for Mental Health Awareness Despite Fine

by Jamilah King on October 11 2013, 9:17AM

Brandon Marshall had a point to make.

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East New Yorkers Charge Tourists $20 to See Banksy's Art in Their 'Hood

East New Yorkers Charge Tourists $20 to See Banksy’s Art in Their ‘Hood

by Jamilah King on October 11 2013, 9:13AM

And it’s brilliant.

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André Leon Talley Talks Racial Diversity in the Fashion World

André Leon Talley Talks Racial Diversity in the Fashion World

by Jamilah King on October 9 2013, 11:23AM

He’s paying attention.

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Miley Cyrus Joins The Roots, Jimmy Fallon on 'We Can't Stop' Remix

Miley Cyrus Joins The Roots, Jimmy Fallon on ‘We Can’t Stop’ Remix

by Jamilah King on October 9 2013, 10:58AM

And it’s actually not bad.

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TLC Releases New Song 'Meant To Be' Ahead of VH1 Biopic

TLC Releases New Song ‘Meant To Be’ Ahead of VH1 Biopic

by Jamilah King on October 9 2013, 10:25AM

They’re back.

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Aziz Ansari Learns How to Eat a Pineapple Bun in Hong Kong

Aziz Ansari Learns How to Eat a Pineapple Bun in Hong Kong

by Jamilah King on October 9 2013, 10:17AM

The comedian got schooled in the fine art of Chinese pastries.

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'Bet on Black' Challenges Stereotypes of Black Fatherhood

‘Bet on Black’ Challenges Stereotypes of Black Fatherhood

by Akiba Solomon on October 7 2013, 2:18PM

A new anthology of personal essays seeks to expand dialogue about African-American fatherhood

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Here's How You Can Dress Your Child Up Like a Famous Artist This Halloween

Here’s How You Can Dress Your Child Up Like a Famous Artist This Halloween

by Jamilah King on October 7 2013, 2:00PM

Dear parents, Still looking for Halloween ideas for the kids? Look no further. Here’s how you can dress your adorable child up like a famous artist this year. Why? Well, why not? For instance, check out this Frida Kahlo costume…

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Actress Lupita Nyong'o Talks Preparing for Violence in Film '12 Years a Slave'

Actress Lupita Nyong’o Talks Preparing for Violence in Film ‘12 Years a Slave’

by Jamilah King on October 7 2013, 10:48AM

The highly anticipated film hits theaters on October 18.

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Chris Brown Says He Lost His Virginity at Eight Years Old

Chris Brown Says He Lost His Virginity at Eight Years Old

by Jamilah King on October 7 2013, 10:34AM

“It’s different in the country,” Brown told The Guardian.

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Lauryn Hill Marks Release From Prison With New Track 'Consumerism'

Lauryn Hill Marks Release From Prison With New Track ‘Consumerism’

by Jamilah King on October 4 2013, 11:41AM

The former Fugees singer is back to making music.

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