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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

Navajo Star Wars: Coming to a Theater Near You

Navajo Star Wars: Coming to a Theater Near You

by Aura Bogado on September 19 2013, 3:32PM

May the Adziil be With You.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Seth Green Insists 'Dads' Isn't Racist, It's Just Comedy

Seth Green Insists ‘Dads’ Isn’t Racist, It’s Just Comedy

by Jamilah King on September 19 2013, 2:10PM

But people who’ve watched the trailer disagree.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Want the Washington Redskins to Change Their Name? You're Racist

Want the Washington Redskins to Change Their Name? You’re Racist

by Jamilah King on September 19 2013, 12:56PM

Or so says an ESPN columnist who equates the team’s critics with the folks who banished Native Americans to reservations.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Edwidge Danticat Talks About Writing Her First Novel in 10 Years

Edwidge Danticat Talks About Writing Her First Novel in 10 Years

by Jamilah King on September 19 2013, 11:49AM

The author sat down with PBS NewsHour this week.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Like Janelle Monáe? You'll Love THEESatisfaction, KING, and Ebony Bones

Like Janelle Monáe? You’ll Love THEESatisfaction, KING, and Ebony Bones

by Jamilah King on September 19 2013, 11:40AM

Need more quirky black songresses to get you through fall? We’ve got you covered.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Eight Lessons From Erykah Badu's Vine

Eight Lessons From Erykah Badu’s Vine

by Jamilah King on September 19 2013, 10:51AM

Sometimes you just gotta laugh.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

The Story of the Black Pitcher Who Threw a No-Hitter While on LSD

The Story of the Black Pitcher Who Threw a No-Hitter While on LSD

by Jamilah King on September 19 2013, 9:39AM

What makes his story even more interesting isn’t just that it happened, but that it’s been illustrated and put on YouTube.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch 'Sailor Moon,' 'Wonder Woman' Compete in an Epic Vogue Battle

Watch ‘Sailor Moon,’ ‘Wonder Woman’ Compete in an Epic Vogue Battle

by Jamilah King on September 19 2013, 8:35AM

Your childhood sheroes like you’ve never seen them.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Take a Sneak Peek at the New Marvin Gaye Biopic 'Sexual Healing'

Take a Sneak Peek at the New Marvin Gaye Biopic ‘Sexual Healing’

by Jamilah King on September 18 2013, 2:43PM

Hopefully Pharrell and Robin Thicke don’t sue.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

J. Cole Wants You to Reconsider the War on Drugs

J. Cole Wants You to Reconsider the War on Drugs

by Jamilah King on September 18 2013, 2:36PM

The rapper dedicated his new song and video to Aiyana Stanley-Jones.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Meet B-Girl Terra, the Flyest Six-Year-Old Dancer Around

Meet B-Girl Terra, the Flyest Six-Year-Old Dancer Around

by Jamilah King on September 18 2013, 9:48AM

Her nine-year-old sister is a b-girl prodigy, too.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

George Takai's New Web Series Offers The Best Tech Tips

George Takai’s New Web Series Offers The Best Tech Tips

by Jamilah King on September 18 2013, 9:40AM

Somehow he manages to just keep getting better.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Stunning Portraits of Muxes, Mexico's 'Third Gender'

Stunning Portraits of Muxes, Mexico’s ‘Third Gender’

by Jamilah King on September 17 2013, 12:47PM

A Mexico City-based photographer celebrates men who consider themselves women and are celebrated as symbols of good luck.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Comedian Kristina Wong Wants You to Celebrate White History Month

Comedian Kristina Wong Wants You to Celebrate White History Month

by Jamilah King on September 17 2013, 11:47AM

Here’s why.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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