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That Time Mary J. Blige and Lauryn Hill Went on Queen Latifah's Show

That Time Mary J. Blige and Lauryn Hill Went on Queen Latifah’s Show

by Jamilah King on September 17 2013, 11:16AM

There’s a new queen of daytime television. And it’s her second go at the crown.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Nigerian Poet Chris Abani, Andrew Dosunmu Involved in New Fela Kuti Film

Nigerian Poet Chris Abani, Andrew Dosunmu Involved in New Fela Kuti Film

by Jamilah King on September 16 2013, 4:36PM

There’s a new film in the works about Africa’s most influential musical icon.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Documenting the Mixed-Blood Dust Bowl Experience

Documenting the Mixed-Blood Dust Bowl Experience

by Aura Bogado on September 16 2013, 3:44PM

Filmmaker sets out to document the stories that have been silenced.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

KOKUMO's Gorgeous 'There Will Come A Day' Will Melt Your Heart

KOKUMO’s Gorgeous ‘There Will Come A Day’ Will Melt Your Heart

by Jamilah King on September 16 2013, 2:33PM

A transgender woman from the South Side of Chicago, this new singer is someone to watch.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Mister Cee, /NOW

Paula Deen Got a 10-Minute Standing Ovation This Weekend

Paula Deen Got a 10-Minute Standing Ovation This Weekend

by Jamilah King on September 16 2013, 1:44PM

Looks like the cooking queen is making a comeback.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Pharrell Defends 'Blurred Lines' Suit

Pharrell Defends ‘Blurred Lines’ Suit

by Jamilah King on September 16 2013, 1:16PM

He’s not backing down.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Is the NFL Blacklisting Kerry Rhodes Because He Might Be Gay?

Is the NFL Blacklisting Kerry Rhodes Because He Might Be Gay?

by Jamilah King on September 16 2013, 12:54PM

The NFL player is talented and productive. But he’s also unemployed. Deadspin wonders why.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Russell Simmons: 'I've Done More For Blacks in Fashion and Gay Rights' Than André Leon Talley'

Russell Simmons: ‘I’ve Done More For Blacks in Fashion and Gay Rights’ Than André Leon Talley’

by Jamilah King on September 16 2013, 11:29AM

Fighting words on Twitter.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

HBO's 'Girls' May Be About to Welcome Its First Black Girl Character

HBO’s ‘Girls’ May Be About to Welcome Its First Black Girl Character

by Jamilah King on September 16 2013, 11:10AM

Something new to look forward to in the show’s third season.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Author Jesmyn Ward Talks About the Love and Loss of Young Black Men

Author Jesmyn Ward Talks About the Love and Loss of Young Black Men

by Jamilah King on September 16 2013, 7:00AM

In her new memoir, “Men We Reaped,” the award-wining writer examines five lives that ended too soon

Topics: Arts & Culture

New York City Says Goodbye to Its Oldest Taxi Driver

New York City Says Goodbye to Its Oldest Taxi Driver

by Jamilah King on September 13 2013, 11:09AM

Johnnie “Spider” Footman began collecting fares way back in 1945.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Cam Newton Handles Questions About Race at NFL Press Conference

Cam Newton Handles Questions About Race at NFL Press Conference

by Jamilah King on September 12 2013, 12:06PM

The Carolina Panther talks about being a black quarterback.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch Tyrone Williams BMX This Citi Bike

Watch Tyrone Williams BMX This Citi Bike

by Aura Bogado on September 12 2013, 10:35AM

Think these bikes are wack? You better call Tyrone.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

There's a Documentary About Sonia Sanchez in the Works

There’s a Documentary About Sonia Sanchez in the Works

by Jamilah King on September 11 2013, 11:36AM

But it needs your help to get off the ground.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW