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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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Very Creative Mom Turns Baby's Nap Time Into Dream Adventure

Very Creative Mom Turns Baby’s Nap Time Into Dream Adventure

by Jamilah King on October 24 2013, 11:48AM

Most parents cherish the time that their young children spend napping. But Queenie Liao, an artist and mother of three young boys, decided to put herself to work.

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Flying Lotus and Tyler, the Creator Are Not Fans of the YouTube Awards

Flying Lotus and Tyler, the Creator Are Not Fans of the YouTube Awards

by Jamilah King on October 24 2013, 11:24AM

The two prominent black artists don’t think the awards do enough to spotlight innovative and unsigned artists who help the video service thrive.

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TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe Offers Teen Dating Advice

TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe Offers Teen Dating Advice

by Jamilah King on October 24 2013, 11:03AM

And it’s kinda adorable.

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Here's Your Reminder Not to Be a Whack Racist This Halloween

Here’s Your Reminder Not to Be a Whack Racist This Halloween

by Jamilah King on October 24 2013, 10:46AM

It’s just not cute.

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Angel Haze 'Freaked Out' Over Remix of Macklemore's 'Same Love'

Angel Haze ‘Freaked Out’ Over Remix of Macklemore’s ‘Same Love’

by Jamilah King on October 23 2013, 1:53PM

The song hit a little too close to home.

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Watch 'Do the Right Thing' Cast's 25-Year Reunion

Watch ‘Do the Right Thing’ Cast’s 25-Year Reunion

by Jamilah King on October 23 2013, 1:39PM

There’s a Broadway musical on the way.

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Aloe Blacc's New Video is Undocumented and Unafraid

Aloe Blacc’s New Video is Undocumented and Unafraid

by Aura Bogado on October 23 2013, 1:31PM

Alex Rivera directs the moving video.

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Rapper Jasiri X's New Video 'Crooked Cops' Takes Aim at Police Brutality

Rapper Jasiri X’s New Video ‘Crooked Cops’ Takes Aim at Police Brutality

by Jamilah King on October 23 2013, 10:48AM

Dedicated to a crooked cop near you.

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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.

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'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.

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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!

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