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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.

Topics: Arts & Culture

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Aziz Ansari Is Sick of Hearing Your Outdated Indian Jokes

Aziz Ansari Is Sick of Hearing Your Outdated Indian Jokes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.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch Santogold Play a Secret Agent Sex Worker on Adult Swim

Watch Santogold Play a Secret Agent Sex Worker on Adult Swim

by Jamilah King on September 3 2013, 9:44AM

She’s a talented lady.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Alabama Republican Wants to Ban Toni Morrison's 'The Bluest Eye'

Alabama Republican Wants to Ban Toni Morrison’s ‘The Bluest Eye’

by Jamilah King on August 30 2013, 1:56PM

You stay classy, Bill Holtzclaw.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Take a Sneak Peek at the Satire 'Dear White People'

Take a Sneak Peek at the Satire ‘Dear White People’

by Jamilah King on August 30 2013, 12:24PM

A show that’s about being a black face in a white place.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Dave Chappelle Heckled Off Stage During Comedy Routine

Dave Chappelle Heckled Off Stage During Comedy Routine

by Jamilah King on August 30 2013, 10:01AM

Things didn’t go so well in Hartford, Conn. this week.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Kendrick Lamar Talks About His Hoop Dreams on 'Chelsea Lately'

Kendrick Lamar Talks About His Hoop Dreams on ‘Chelsea Lately’

by Jamilah King on August 30 2013, 9:43AM

He didn’t always want to be a rapper.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Thirteen Ways to Celebrate Labor Day

Thirteen Ways to Celebrate Labor Day

by Jamilah King on August 30 2013, 9:40AM

This Labor Day learn about historic labor fights and support a few current ones.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Watch the Trailer for the Third Season of ABC's 'Scandal'

Watch the Trailer for the Third Season of ABC’s ‘Scandal’

by Jamilah King on August 30 2013, 9:24AM

And Olivia’s life is a mess.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Big Freedia to Miley Cyrus: That's Not Twerking

Big Freedia to Miley Cyrus: That’s Not Twerking

by Von Diaz on August 29 2013, 11:05AM

‘Bounce Queen’ Big Freedia responds to Miley Cyrus’s VMA performance.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Twerking