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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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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

Disney Media Set to Co-Produce 'Desperate Housewives Africa'

Disney Media Set to Co-Produce ‘Desperate Housewives Africa’

by Jamilah King on October 29 2013, 10:50AM

Suburban chaos is going to Nollywood.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

A Black Man Won a Nascar National Race For the First Time in 50 Years

A Black Man Won a Nascar National Race For the First Time in 50 Years

by Jamilah King on October 28 2013, 2:35PM

Darrell Wallace Jr. claimed victory at Martinsville Speedway in southern Virginia on Saturday.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Julianne Hough Apologizes for Blackface Halloween Costume

Julianne Hough Apologizes for Blackface Halloween Costume

by Jamilah King on October 28 2013, 2:11PM

The dancer acknowledged that the costume was ill-conceived.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Awful Halloween Costumes Cont'd: Bloody Asiana Flight Attendants

Awful Halloween Costumes Cont’d: Bloody Asiana Flight Attendants

by Jamilah King on October 28 2013, 12:51PM

The crash killed three people and left dozens of people with life-altering injuries but, apparently, that’s funny to these folks.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Ntozake Shange Talks About a New Struggle With Words, and Health

Ntozake Shange Talks About a New Struggle With Words, and Health

by Jamilah King on October 28 2013, 11:30AM

The playwright opens up about being caught between a crippling neurological disorder and the limits of technology.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

These Men Dressed Up as Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman For Halloween

These Men Dressed Up as Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman For Halloween

by Jamilah King on October 28 2013, 9:28AM

And if that doesn’t turn your stomach, then this might: the costume includes blackface and a bloodstained hoodie.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Robert Glasper Takes Us Behind the Scenes of 'Black Radio 2'

Robert Glasper Takes Us Behind the Scenes of ‘Black Radio 2’

by Jamilah King on October 28 2013, 7:00AM

The Grammy-winning artists offers a track-by-track breakdown of his latest project.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Frank Waln's New Video Will Blow You Away

Frank Waln’s New Video Will Blow You Away

by Aura Bogado on October 25 2013, 4:43PM

Call your calvary, because Frank Waln leaves stereotypes as casualties.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'12 Years a Slave' In Cinematic Context

‘12 Years a Slave’ In Cinematic Context

by Dexter Gabriel on October 25 2013, 4:29PM

For a society still struggling some 150 years from Emancipation to negotiate a working discourse on slavery and race, ‘12 Years a Slave’ is a visual moment that forces a reexamination of our national past perhaps like no other major film in recent memory.

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

Alison Gold's Awful 'Chinese Food' Makes Billboard Top 100 Debut Play

Alison Gold’s Awful ‘Chinese Food’ Makes Billboard Top 100 Debut

by Jamilah King on October 25 2013, 3:29PM

The song has watched five million times on YouTube and sold more than 1,000 digital copies.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch Janelle Monáe And Ed Norton Joke on SNL Promo

Watch Janelle Monáe And Ed Norton Joke on SNL Promo

by Jamilah King on October 25 2013, 2:13PM

The cyborg diva’s got a funny bone.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Junot Díaz to Release Illustrated Edition of 'This Is How You Lose Her'

Junot Díaz to Release Illustrated Edition of ‘This Is How You Lose Her’

by Jamilah King on October 25 2013, 11:54AM

He’s teaming up with award-winning graphic novelist Jaime Hernandez to release a deluxe illustrated version of his best-selling short story collection.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW