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Here's B-Girl Terra Battling Other Adorable Small Children

Here’s B-Girl Terra Battling Other Adorable Small Children

by Jamilah King on September 24 2013, 11:13AM

Yes, it gets better.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch the Trailer for Aziz Ansari's New Netflix Comedy

Watch the Trailer for Aziz Ansari’s New Netflix Comedy

by Jamilah King on September 24 2013, 10:45AM

“Buried Alive” premieres on November 1.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Asian-Americans Speak Out Against New Run of 'Miss Saigon'

Asian-Americans Speak Out Against New Run of ‘Miss Saigon’

by Jamilah King on September 24 2013, 8:19AM

Critics accuse the play of trafficking in age-old Asian stereotypes, and they’re speaking out.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Drake Channels Michael Jackson to Give Fans a New Marvin Gaye

Drake Channels Michael Jackson to Give Fans a New Marvin Gaye

by Jamilah King on September 24 2013, 8:14AM

The Toronto rapper has big ambitions for his third studio album.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Lee Daniels Won't Answer Question About Being Black, Gay: 'I Want to Work'

Lee Daniels Won’t Answer Question About Being Black, Gay: ‘I Want to Work’

by Jamilah King on September 24 2013, 7:43AM

The director’s silence speaks volumes about the challenges facing openly gay black Hollywood filmmakers.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Comedian Kristina Wong Talks Asian Dating Fetish

Comedian Kristina Wong Talks Asian Dating Fetish

by Jamilah King on September 23 2013, 10:46AM

The San Francisco native made an appearance on FX’s “Totally Biased With Kamau Bell.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Another Emmy Win for 'Modern Family' Puts Show on Verge of History

Another Emmy Win for ‘Modern Family’ Puts Show on Verge of History

by Jamilah King on September 23 2013, 9:31AM

But the show was one of the few bright spots for actors of color at this year’s awards.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

There's a Deaf NFL Player Who You Should Know About

There’s a Deaf NFL Player Who You Should Know About

by Jamilah King on September 20 2013, 12:48PM

Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman has been legally deaf since the age of 3.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Grace Jones Is Coming Out With a Memoir Next Fall

Grace Jones Is Coming Out With a Memoir Next Fall

by Jamilah King on September 20 2013, 10:09AM

Get excited.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Fresh Prince of Bel Air Makes an Appearance on an NHL Goalie's Face Mask

Fresh Prince of Bel Air Makes an Appearance on an NHL Goalie’s Face Mask

by Jamilah King on September 20 2013, 10:01AM

What else can you say? Canadian goalie prospect Jordan Binnington knows his ’90s television.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

2Pac's Mother Afeni Shakur Producing Biopic of Slain Rapper

2Pac’s Mother Afeni Shakur Producing Biopic of Slain Rapper

by Jamilah King on September 20 2013, 10:00AM

No word yet on the cast.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

What Does DJ Mister Cee's Coming Out Mean to Hip-Hop?

What Does DJ Mister Cee’s Coming Out Mean to Hip-Hop?

by Akiba Solomon on September 20 2013, 7:00AM

In the aftermath of Mister Cee’s coming out, activists, thinkers and industry insiders talk about its effect on the notoriously homophobic industry.

Topics: Gender, Arts & Culture, Mister Cee

Navajo Star Wars: Coming to a Theater Near You

Navajo Star Wars: Coming to a Theater Near You

by Aura Bogado on September 19 2013, 3:32PM

May the Adziil be With You.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Seth Green Insists 'Dads' Isn't Racist, It's Just Comedy

Seth Green Insists ‘Dads’ Isn’t Racist, It’s Just Comedy

by Jamilah King on September 19 2013, 2:10PM

But people who’ve watched the trailer disagree.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Want the Washington Redskins to Change Their Name? You're Racist

Want the Washington Redskins to Change Their Name? You’re Racist

by Jamilah King on September 19 2013, 12:56PM

Or so says an ESPN columnist who equates the team’s critics with the folks who banished Native Americans to reservations.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Edwidge Danticat Talks About Writing Her First Novel in 10 Years

Edwidge Danticat Talks About Writing Her First Novel in 10 Years

by Jamilah King on September 19 2013, 11:49AM

The author sat down with PBS NewsHour this week.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Like Janelle Monáe? You'll Love THEESatisfaction, KING, and Ebony Bones

Like Janelle Monáe? You’ll Love THEESatisfaction, KING, and Ebony Bones

by Jamilah King on September 19 2013, 11:40AM

Need more quirky black songresses to get you through fall? We’ve got you covered.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Eight Lessons From Erykah Badu's Vine

Eight Lessons From Erykah Badu’s Vine

by Jamilah King on September 19 2013, 10:51AM

Sometimes you just gotta laugh.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

The Story of the Black Pitcher Who Threw a No-Hitter While on LSD

The Story of the Black Pitcher Who Threw a No-Hitter While on LSD

by Jamilah King on September 19 2013, 9:39AM

What makes his story even more interesting isn’t just that it happened, but that it’s been illustrated and put on YouTube.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch 'Sailor Moon,' 'Wonder Woman' Compete in an Epic Vogue Battle

Watch ‘Sailor Moon,’ ‘Wonder Woman’ Compete in an Epic Vogue Battle

by Jamilah King on September 19 2013, 8:35AM

Your childhood sheroes like you’ve never seen them.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW