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Talib Kweli: 'There Needs to be a Gay Rapper Who's Better Than Everybody'

Talib Kweli: ‘There Needs to be a Gay Rapper Who’s Better Than Everybody’

by Jamilah King on August 26 2013, 9:28AM

Let’s hear your thoughts.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Smith Family Denies Shocked Reaction at VMA's Was Directed Toward Miley Cyrus

Smith Family Denies Shocked Reaction at VMA’s Was Directed Toward Miley Cyrus

by Jamilah King on August 26 2013, 8:52AM

It’s safe to say that she stole the show.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Cycling for Change

Cycling for Change

by Jamilah King on August 26 2013, 7:00AM

With branches in Atlanta, Chicago, New York City and Oakland, the bike collective Red, Black and Green is making cycling cool for black folks.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Health

New Website Pokes Fun at Robin Thicke's Summer Sex Anthem

New Website Pokes Fun at Robin Thicke’s Summer Sex Anthem

by Jamilah King on August 23 2013, 7:53AM

Well done, Internet.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

A Perspective on Raven-Symoné's Quiet Coming Out

A Perspective on Raven-Symoné’s Quiet Coming Out

by Jamilah King on August 23 2013, 7:03AM

Is coming out still a big deal for black queer folks?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Muslim Women Speak Out Against Lady Gaga's 'Burqa' Fetish

Muslim Women Speak Out Against Lady Gaga’s ‘Burqa’ Fetish

by Jamilah King on August 22 2013, 2:44PM

Someone has to speak up.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

J. Cole Talks About Colorism in Hip-Hop and the White House

J. Cole Talks About Colorism in Hip-Hop and the White House

by Jamilah King on August 22 2013, 12:12PM

It’s not the first time that he’s spoken publicly about race.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

The Moment Macklemore Saw His Own Merch in the Thrift Shop

The Moment Macklemore Saw His Own Merch in the Thrift Shop

by Jamilah King on August 22 2013, 10:41AM

Awkward.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Kendrick Lamar's 'good kid, m.A.A.D city' Goes Platinum

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘good kid, m.A.A.D city’ Goes Platinum

by Jamilah King on August 22 2013, 10:31AM

Good job, K. Dot.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Macklemore: 'I'm a White Guy, Parents Feel Safe'

Macklemore: ‘I’m a White Guy, Parents Feel Safe’

by Jamilah King on August 21 2013, 11:58AM

The rapper isn’t shy about addressing his white privilege.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

The Washington, D.C., Football Team Didn't Exactly Approve This Shirt

The Washington, D.C., Football Team Didn’t Exactly Approve This Shirt

by Jamilah King on August 21 2013, 11:08AM

But it’s dreadful nonetheless.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

M.I.A. Is Sick of Waiting for Her Record Label, Releases New Track

M.I.A. Is Sick of Waiting for Her Record Label, Releases New Track

by Jamilah King on August 21 2013, 10:44AM

Listen to “Unbreak My Mixtape.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Artist Creates 'Orange Is the New Black' Paper Dolls

Artist Creates ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Paper Dolls

by Jamilah King on August 20 2013, 4:45PM

For those who just can’t wait for the second season

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Kendrick Lamar Explains His Black Hippy Crew

Kendrick Lamar Explains His Black Hippy Crew

by Jamilah King on August 20 2013, 2:06PM

Kendrick Lamar has had a busy summer.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Meet the Lead Actors of the New Spike Lee Joint

Meet the Lead Actors of the New Spike Lee Joint

by Jamilah King on August 20 2013, 1:22PM

Lee set out to raise $1.25 million on Kickstarter and has gotten more than $1.35 million.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Kanye West Wants to Fill Steve Jobs' Shoes With New Creative Agency 'DONDA'

Kanye West Wants to Fill Steve Jobs’ Shoes With New Creative Agency ‘DONDA’

by Jamilah King on August 19 2013, 4:26PM

This video is reportedly West’s first “DONDA” project. It was released in 2012.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

College Freshman Hits Half Court Shot to Win Semester of Free Tuition

College Freshman Hits Half Court Shot to Win Semester of Free Tuition

by Jamilah King on August 19 2013, 1:31PM

With the skyrocketing cost of tuition, it’s no wonder that students are doing everything they can to catch a break.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Regal Defends Police Presence at Mostly Black Screening of 'The Butler'

Regal Defends Police Presence at Mostly Black Screening of ‘The Butler’

by Jamilah King on August 19 2013, 1:26PM

Only one mostly black audience in Silver Spring, Maryland reported watching Lee Daniels The Butler under the intimidating gaze of heavily armed police officers.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Donald Glover Releases Experimental Film Project

Donald Glover Releases Experimental Film Project

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

Look around, literally.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Crew Sues Marvin Gaye's Family

Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ Crew Sues Marvin Gaye’s Family

by Jamilah King on August 16 2013, 11:06AM

They’re trying to protect their summer hit.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW