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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

Summer Reads: Migration, Faith and Rita Moreno!

Summer Reads: Migration, Faith and Rita Moreno!

by Julianne Hing on August 15 2013, 7:00AM

The fourth in our series of must-read recommendations from independent booksellers. This week: La Casa Azul in New York City

Topics: Arts & Culture, Summer Reading

Shabazz Palaces' Ishmael Butler Wants to Sign Imaginative Acts to Seattle Label

Shabazz Palaces’ Ishmael Butler Wants to Sign Imaginative Acts to Seattle Label

by Jamilah King on August 14 2013, 2:18PM

And so far, he’s liking the new gig.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Kiese Laymon On Race and Writing

Kiese Laymon On Race and Writing

by Akiba Solomon on August 14 2013, 1:09PM

Jackson, Miss., native Kiese Laymon is the first-time author of not one but two books: “How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America,” an essay collection released this week, and a satirical time-travel novel, “Long Division,” which came out…

Topics: Arts & Culture

Shonda Rhimes Does Not Think 'Scandal' is a Guilty Pleasure

Shonda Rhimes Does Not Think ‘Scandal’ is a Guilty Pleasure

by Jamilah King on August 14 2013, 9:59AM

And she explains why you shouldn’t, either.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

How Does Jenji Kohan Write About Women of Color? With a White Lead

How Does Jenji Kohan Write About Women of Color? With a White Lead

by Jamilah King on August 14 2013, 9:49AM

The writer opened up about her success with “Orange is the New Black” on NPR.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW