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Muslim Woman Wins Hijab Suit Against Abercrombie and Fitch

Muslim Woman Wins Hijab Suit Against Abercrombie and Fitch

by Jamilah King on September 11 2013, 11:14AM

A federal judge ruled earlier this week that the store violated federal anti-discrimination employment guidelines when it fired an employee who refused to remove her hijab.

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Meet the Team Behind the 2pac, Eazy-E, Ol' Dirty Bastard Holograms

Meet the Team Behind the 2pac, Eazy-E, Ol’ Dirty Bastard Holograms

by Jamilah King on September 11 2013, 10:49AM

Chris Romero and AV concepts bringing hip-hop’s fallen heroes back to life, one massive concert at a time.

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Octavia Butler's Message to the Grassroots

Octavia Butler’s Message to the Grassroots

by Jamilah King on September 11 2013, 7:00AM

A group of progressive organizers want to take Octavia Butler’s lessons from the page and into the streets.

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Movie-Goers Find Violence in '12 Years a Slave' Too Intense, Walk Out

Movie-Goers Find Violence in ‘12 Years a Slave’ Too Intense, Walk Out

by Jamilah King on September 10 2013, 3:29PM

For fans in Toronto, where the film is screening at the city’s annual film festival, the violence was too much to take.

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Magic Johnson Talks About How His Gay Son Fits Into MLK's Dream

Magic Johnson Talks About How His Gay Son Fits Into MLK’s Dream

by Jamilah King on September 10 2013, 11:56AM

Don’t like that he has a gay son? That’s on you.

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Chris Rock and W. Kamau Bell On What's So Funny About Race

Chris Rock and W. Kamau Bell On What’s So Funny About Race

by Jamilah King on September 10 2013, 11:45AM

The two comedians opened up to The Root.

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Watch White People React Angrily to the Word 'Hipster'

Watch White People React Angrily to the Word ‘Hipster’

by Jamilah King on September 10 2013, 11:32AM

Let’s all just work on being a little bit more sensitive.

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Janelle Monáe Performs New Song on David Letterman's Desk

Janelle Monáe Performs New Song on David Letterman’s Desk

by Jamilah King on September 10 2013, 11:25AM

The singer turned David Letterman’s desk into a stage and performed her new song “Dance Apocalyptic.”

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Janelle Monáe: Cyborg Diva, Black Girl Nerd, Marketing Genius

Janelle Monáe: Cyborg Diva, Black Girl Nerd, Marketing Genius

by Jamilah King on September 10 2013, 7:00AM

On the occasion of the release of her sophomore album, it’s worth taking a look at the power of this Kansas City black girl’s brand.

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Marimacho Plays With Gender at New York Fashion Week

Marimacho Plays With Gender at New York Fashion Week

by Jamilah King on September 9 2013, 1:33PM

The gender queer fashion line made a splash at this year’s biggest fashion event.

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Eagles Fan Makes the Best Case for a Washington Redskins Name Change

Eagles Fan Makes the Best Case for a Washington Redskins Name Change

by Jamilah King on September 9 2013, 12:39PM

A severed head has been making an appearance at Eagles-Redskins games for years.

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Edwidge Danticat on the Dilemma of the Immigrant Writer

Edwidge Danticat on the Dilemma of the Immigrant Writer

by Jamilah King on September 9 2013, 9:54AM

The author talks about her new book.

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Summer Reads: Elder Etiquette, War Stories and Burning Questions!

Summer Reads: Elder Etiquette, War Stories and Burning Questions!

by Julianne Hing on September 6 2013, 7:00AM

The sixth and final installment of our series of must-read recommendations from independent booksellers. This week: Birchbark Books in Minneapolis

Topics: Arts & Culture, Summer Reading

5 Takeaways From Pitchfork's Epic Janelle Monáe Story

5 Takeaways From Pitchfork’s Epic Janelle Monáe Story

by Jamilah King on September 5 2013, 1:50PM

Get ready for the new album. It’s out next week.

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'City of God - 10 Years Later' May Be Playing Near You Soon

‘City of God - 10 Years Later’ May Be Playing Near You Soon

by Jamilah King on September 5 2013, 1:20PM

It’s been more than ten years since this crime drama made its international debut and became a smashing success.

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Three Indigenous Women Represent at New York Couture Fashion Week

Three Indigenous Women Represent at New York Couture Fashion Week

by Jamilah King on September 5 2013, 12:18PM

Sho Sho Esquiro, Lyn Kay Peters, and Linda Lavallee get their moment to shine.

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Aziz Ansari Is Sick of Hearing Your Outdated Indian Jokes

Aziz Ansari Is Sick of Hearing Your Outdated Indian Jokes

by Jamilah King on September 5 2013, 9:10AM

“There’s more Indian dudes doing sitcoms than there are running 7-11s.”

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The Washington Redskins' Stubborn Racism

The Washington Redskins’ Stubborn Racism

by Jamilah King on September 5 2013, 7:00AM

Team owner Dan Snyder is risking millions of dollars, a legal battle, and countless eye rolls to prove that tradition is more important than racial justice.

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Spanish Language Film Breaks Box Office Records

Spanish Language Film Breaks Box Office Records

by Aura Bogado on September 3 2013, 2:05PM

No translation needed.

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Thirty Eight Brilliant and Underrated Queer Black Musicians

Thirty Eight Brilliant and Underrated Queer Black Musicians

by Jamilah King on September 3 2013, 10:30AM

Get your headphones ready.

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