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Rah Digga Raises Nearly $5k for Newark Community Dance Center

Rah Digga Raises Nearly $5k for Newark Community Dance Center

by Jamilah King on September 30 2013, 11:35AM

The rapper wants to create jobs for people in her hometown.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Read Chef Roy Choi's 'Lost' Chapter on Food, Growing Up in Immigrant LA

Read Chef Roy Choi’s ‘Lost’ Chapter on Food, Growing Up in Immigrant LA

by Jamilah King on September 30 2013, 11:17AM

Here’s what you won’t see in the popular chef’s new biography ‘L.A. Son.’

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

MC Lyte and Kendrick Lamar Shine at This Year's BET Hip-Hop Awards

MC Lyte and Kendrick Lamar Shine at This Year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards

by Jamilah King on September 30 2013, 10:41AM

This year’s annual BET Hip-Hop Awards ceremony in Atlanta was a celebration of old and new trendsetters in the industry.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Maya Angelou to be Awarded Mailer Lifetime Acheivement Award

Maya Angelou to be Awarded Mailer Lifetime Acheivement Award

by Von Diaz on September 30 2013, 10:13AM

Angelou was also awarded an honorary National Book Award earlier this month, making this her second major literary prize of the year.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Issa Rae's New Web Series Draws Criticism For Christian Rap Song

Issa Rae’s New Web Series Draws Criticism For Christian Rap Song

by Jamilah King on September 27 2013, 8:06AM

Not everyone is a fan of Issa Rae’s latest parody.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Tupac's Mom Sues for More than $1 Million in Royalties

Tupac’s Mom Sues for More than $1 Million in Royalties

by Jamilah King on September 27 2013, 7:38AM

The suit alleges that the defendants didn’t pay royalties for more than four years and refused to return the masters of unreleased recordings.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Your Favorite Childhood Cartoons Grew Up and Got Radical

Your Favorite Childhood Cartoons Grew Up and Got Radical

by Jamilah King on September 25 2013, 9:26AM

Daria, Lisa Simpson, and Dora the Explorer went and became activists just like you.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Five People of Color Named 2013 MacArthur 'Geniuses'

Five People of Color Named 2013 MacArthur ‘Geniuses’

by Jamilah King on September 25 2013, 9:06AM

Photographer Carrie Mae Weems and musician Vijay Iyer are among this year’s winners.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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