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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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