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Emotional Dad Rocks Arsenio with Love Poem to Son

Emotional Dad Rocks Arsenio with Love Poem to Son

by Carla Murphy on February 27 2014, 10:01AM

“I get extra praise, and for what? Doing what I’m supposed to do,” he says.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

You Must Watch Pierre Bennu's Brilliant Nicki Minaj Mash Up Play

You Must Watch Pierre Bennu’s Brilliant Nicki Minaj Mash Up

by Jamilah King on February 26 2014, 10:54AM

The password for this video is “selfhate.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, Culture

How to Compare ScHoolboy Q's 'Oxymoron' to Kendrick Lamar's 'good kid, m.A.A.d city' Play

How to Compare ScHoolboy Q’s ‘Oxymoron’ to Kendrick Lamar’s ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’

by Jamilah King on February 25 2014, 2:09PM

They’re two very different rappers.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Michael Jackson, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix to Get Postage Stamps

Michael Jackson, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix to Get Postage Stamps

by Jamilah King on February 25 2014, 11:54AM

And Dora the Explorer, too.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

On Next Year's High School Curriculum? '12 Years a Slave'

On Next Year’s High School Curriculum? ‘12 Years a Slave’

by Jamilah King on February 25 2014, 11:35AM

The film adaptation of Solomon Northup’s remarkable story is one of the leading contenders for this year’s Academy Award for Best Feature Film

Topics: Arts & Culture, Culture

The White Supremacy of 'House of Cards'

The White Supremacy of ‘House of Cards’

by Brentin Mock on February 25 2014, 7:00AM

A thread of white supremacy helps shape this political drama.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Voting Rights, Politics

Jason Collins Returns to the NBA to Become First Openly Gay Active Player

Jason Collins Returns to the NBA to Become First Openly Gay Active Player

by Jamilah King on February 24 2014, 10:34AM

He’s already walked his way into history.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Culture

Supaman Makes Beats in Regalia

Supaman Makes Beats in Regalia

by Aura Bogado on February 24 2014, 10:14AM

Christian Takes Gun Parrish does hip-hop to the beat of his Apsaalooke drum.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Girl Scout Sets Up Outside of Local Weed Shop, Sells Lots of Cookies

Girl Scout Sets Up Outside of Local Weed Shop, Sells Lots of Cookies

by Jamilah King on February 21 2014, 3:54PM

Savvy business woman in the making.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Darren Sharper and the Myth of People Who Are 'Too Sexy' To Rape

Darren Sharper and the Myth of People Who Are ‘Too Sexy’ To Rape

by Jamilah King on February 21 2014, 12:24PM

The former NFL star is being investigated for eight sexual assaults.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Nas Documentary 'Time Is Illmatic' to Open Tribeca Film Festival Play

Nas Documentary ‘Time Is Illmatic’ to Open Tribeca Film Festival

by Jamilah King on February 20 2014, 11:47AM

Nas will perform the entire “Illmatic” album after the premiere.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch the Trailer for 9th Wonder's Harvard Stint, 'The Hip-Hop Fellow' Play

Watch the Trailer for 9th Wonder’s Harvard Stint, ‘The Hip-Hop Fellow’

by Jamilah King on February 19 2014, 11:37AM

Rappers are bringing their craft into the classroom.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Artists Create Portraits of Justice After Dunn and Zimmerman Verdicts

Artists Create Portraits of Justice After Dunn and Zimmerman Verdicts

by Carla Murphy on February 19 2014, 7:00AM

In the face of unjust rulings, artists step in to fill the void left by the courts.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Cartoonist Keith Knight Wants You to Know Your Gang Signs

Cartoonist Keith Knight Wants You to Know Your Gang Signs

by Jamilah King on February 18 2014, 11:25AM

How can you tell an innocent hand gesture from a dangerous gang sign? Pay really close attention.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Flashback Photos to Celebrate Toni Morrison's 83rd Birthday

Flashback Photos to Celebrate Toni Morrison’s 83rd Birthday

by Jamilah King on February 18 2014, 10:43AM

Happy birthday, Toni Morrison!

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch Jimmy Fallon and Will Smith in the 'Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing' Play

Watch Jimmy Fallon and Will Smith in the ‘Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing’

by Jamilah King on February 18 2014, 10:25AM

The new host of ‘The Tonight Show’ is off to a great start.

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Steve McQueen Doesn't Want Another '12 Years a Slave'

Steve McQueen Doesn’t Want Another ‘12 Years a Slave’

by Jamilah King on February 17 2014, 10:31AM

The director took home Britain’s most coveted filmmaking prize.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Michael Sam Didn't Get Here on His Own

Michael Sam Didn’t Get Here on His Own

by Jamilah King on February 17 2014, 7:00AM

A movement that’s been fueled in no small part by individual men called to collective action could transform the NFL.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Brooklyn Comedian Gives Us Valentine's Day Gone Wrong

Brooklyn Comedian Gives Us Valentine’s Day Gone Wrong

by Jamilah King on February 14 2014, 4:18PM

Whether you love or loathe Valentine’s Day, this take on it from comedian Marie Faustin will make you chuckle.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

What Did Prince Look Like in 1977?

What Did Prince Look Like in 1977?

by Aura Bogado on February 14 2014, 1:56PM

The general public can view a set of rarely seen photographs later this month in Los Angeles.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW