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ESPN Hosts Laugh as Lee Corso Dances Around in 'Redface'

ESPN Hosts Laugh as Lee Corso Dances Around in ‘Redface’

by Jamilah King on October 21 2013, 10:16AM

Lee Curso took racism to a new level on “College Gameday” over the weekend.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Kanye West's 'Yeezus' Tour Features a Jesus Christ Lookalike

Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ Tour Features a Jesus Christ Lookalike

by Jamilah King on October 21 2013, 9:19AM

Because why not?

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Wanna Touch a Black Woman's Hair? This Short Film Explores Why

Wanna Touch a Black Woman’s Hair? This Short Film Explores Why

by Jamilah King on October 21 2013, 9:06AM

‘You Can Touch My Hair’ is a documentary series and panel discussion that explores the fascination with natural hair.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'12 Years a Slave' Has Big Opening Weekend With Diverse Audience

‘12 Years a Slave’ Has Big Opening Weekend With Diverse Audience

by Jamilah King on October 21 2013, 8:53AM

The film had a successful opening weekend that extended far beyond the box office.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Colorlines Exclusive: Jay Smooth's Autumn Mixtape!

Colorlines Exclusive: Jay Smooth’s Autumn Mixtape!

by Akiba Solomon, Jay Smooth on October 21 2013, 7:00AM

A special, exclusive mix by Jay Smooth

Topics: Arts & Culture, Colorlines Mixtapes

M.I.A.'s New Track 'Y.A.L.A' is a Dedication to Second Chances

M.I.A.’s New Track ‘Y.A.L.A’ is a Dedication to Second Chances

by Jamilah King on October 18 2013, 1:17PM

You always live again, according to the singer.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Biggie Too Fat, Misogynist and Criminal for Brooklyn Honor

Biggie Too Fat, Misogynist and Criminal for Brooklyn Honor

by Jamilah King on October 18 2013, 10:17AM

Welcome to a changing borough.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Chiwetel Ejiofor On '12 Years a Slave'

Chiwetel Ejiofor On ‘12 Years a Slave’

by Jamilah King on October 18 2013, 7:00AM

Ejiofor was at first reluctant to tackle the role of Solomon Northup, but the story was too powerful to resist.

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

Really Racist Video Proclaims White Girl's Love of Chinese Food

Really Racist Video Proclaims White Girl’s Love of Chinese Food

by Jamilah King on October 17 2013, 2:31PM

This looks like it’s a real thing.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch Idris Elba Play Nelson Mandela in New Film

Watch Idris Elba Play Nelson Mandela in New Film

by Jamilah King on October 17 2013, 12:16PM

The film opens in the United States on November 29.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Poll: Majority See Why Washington DC NFL Team's Name is Offensive

Poll: Majority See Why Washington DC NFL Team’s Name is Offensive

by Jamilah King on October 17 2013, 11:26AM

The poll was commissioned by the Oneida Indian Nation.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Prince Is Having a Pajama Dance Party At His House This Weekend

Prince Is Having a Pajama Dance Party At His House This Weekend

by Jamilah King on October 17 2013, 11:19AM

And you’re invited.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW