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'Fruitvale Station,' a Landmark

‘Fruitvale Station,’ a Landmark

by Julianne Hing on July 8 2013, 8:48AM

A new feature film on Oscar Grant’s killing takes its name from a landmark in a community that’s lived through, and fought back against, too much police violence.

Topics: 'Fruitvale Station', Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice

Just In Case You Weren't Already Waiting for Janelle Monáe's New Album

Just In Case You Weren’t Already Waiting for Janelle Monáe’s New Album

by Jamilah King on July 5 2013, 11:48AM

Here’s the video for her latest single, “Dance Apocalyptic.” Notice that Monáe is going without her signature pompadour and bowtie. Still cute. The album hits stores on September 10, 2013….

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Add Azealia Banks and Pharrell's New 'ATM Jam' to Your Summer Playlist

Add Azealia Banks and Pharrell’s New ‘ATM Jam’ to Your Summer Playlist

by Jamilah King on July 5 2013, 11:21AM

Enjoy.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Marketing 'The Lone Ranger'

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Marketing ‘The Lone Ranger’

by Aura Bogado on July 3 2013, 8:45AM

The Disney blockbuster provides an opportunity for appropriation—and conversation.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Rza Talks Wu-Tang Reunion Album and Ol' Dirty Bastard Hologram

Rza Talks Wu-Tang Reunion Album and Ol’ Dirty Bastard Hologram

by Jamilah King on June 27 2013, 10:00AM

Get ready for the Wu-Tang comeback album.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch 11-Year-Old Cellist Prodigy Sujari Britt

Watch 11-Year-Old Cellist Prodigy Sujari Britt

by Jamilah King on June 24 2013, 11:36AM

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Paula Deen: 'Please Excuse Me for the Mistakes I've Made'

Paula Deen: ‘Please Excuse Me for the Mistakes I’ve Made’

by Jamilah King on June 21 2013, 4:20PM

Paula Deen has apologized for the racist comments she made that came to light earlier this week….

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Leave It to Twitter to Brilliantly Mock Paula Deen's Racism

Leave It to Twitter to Brilliantly Mock Paula Deen’s Racism

by Jamilah King on June 20 2013, 7:49AM

Because racism is as American as Paula Deen’s Apple Pie.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Here's What an Urban Native Thinks About Your 'Screaming Savage' Cap

Here’s What an Urban Native Thinks About Your ‘Screaming Savage’ Cap

by Aura Bogado on June 19 2013, 3:39PM

Bronx subway rider wears racist baseball cap. Oglala Lakota journalist spots him. Read what happens next.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Paula Deen Wants to Have Black Slaves at Her Southern Dinner Party

Paula Deen Wants to Have Black Slaves at Her Southern Dinner Party

by Jamilah King on June 19 2013, 9:40AM

Has she officially lost her mind? Nope. She’s just being honest.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Motown the Musical' Had Its Best Week Ever

‘Motown the Musical’ Had Its Best Week Ever

by Jamilah King on June 18 2013, 9:34AM

The show set a new box office record.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

We're Here, We're Queer and We Look Real Cute Photo

We’re Here, We’re Queer and We Look Real Cute

by Jamilah King on June 18 2013, 7:42AM

Five fashion designers who are putting the dandy back in gender queer.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, LGBT Pride 2013

Meet America's Most Gangsta High School Nerd

Meet America’s Most Gangsta High School Nerd

by Jamilah King on June 17 2013, 11:49AM

Jessica Lee wins everything.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

A New Definition of Fatherhood

A New Definition of Fatherhood

by Julianne Hing on June 14 2013, 7:00AM

Oakland artist Janine Macbeth’s new children’s book explores gender equity—as opposed to mere equality—in the home.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Father's Day Cards for Every Kind of Dad in Your Life

Father’s Day Cards for Every Kind of Dad in Your Life

by Julianne Hing on June 13 2013, 4:44PM

The series of customizable e-cards is a project from Strong Families, a reproductive justice organization.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

The Immigrant You Won't See in Sofia Coppola's 'Bling Ring'

The Immigrant You Won’t See in Sofia Coppola’s ‘Bling Ring’

by Jorge Rivas on June 13 2013, 8:07AM

In the age of immigration reform and Deferred Action are portrayals of undocumented immigrants who have committed crimes a good thing?

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

11-Year-old Sebastian de la Cruz Is the Best San Antonio Spurs Fan Ever

11-Year-old Sebastian de la Cruz Is the Best San Antonio Spurs Fan Ever

by Jamilah King on June 12 2013, 2:15PM

And don’t you dare tell him that he doesn’t belong.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration, /NOW

Yasiel Puig Breaks Dodgers Merchandise Sales Record

Yasiel Puig Breaks Dodgers Merchandise Sales Record

by Jorge Rivas on June 12 2013, 10:40AM

Yasiel Puig did it all during his first week in the big leagues, hitting homers and making jaw-dropping defensive plays on a daily basis.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Fight Begins to Save Country's Oldest Black Bookstore

Fight Begins to Save Country’s Oldest Black Bookstore

by Jamilah King on June 10 2013, 1:08PM

Marcus Books is facing eviction. You can help save it. Here’s how.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Real Life Black Hair Exhibit You Can Touch in NYC's Union Square

Real Life Black Hair Exhibit You Can Touch in NYC’s Union Square

by Jorge Rivas on June 7 2013, 8:08AM

Three black women with three different hair types are standing in Union Square this weekend holding signs that read “You can touch my hair.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW