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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

Dramatic Reading of Racist YouTube Comments Left on 'What Kind of Asian Are You?' Video

Dramatic Reading of Racist YouTube Comments Left on ‘What Kind of Asian Are You?’ Video

by Jorge Rivas on June 6 2013, 10:18AM

Actors read real comments from “What Kind of Asian Are You?”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Cheerios' Biracial Family Ad Becomes Their Most Viewed on YouTube

Cheerios’ Biracial Family Ad Becomes Their Most Viewed on YouTube

by Jorge Rivas on June 3 2013, 2:23PM

The Cheerios commercial starring a white mother, a black father and their biracial daughter is the most popular ad on the cereal’s YouTube channel. The spot began airing on national television last Monday and was uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday….

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Cheerios Ad Starring Interracial Family Ignites Racist Hate Storm

Cheerios Ad Starring Interracial Family Ignites Racist Hate Storm

by Jorge Rivas on May 31 2013, 11:12AM

We’ve seen interracial couples on television for decades but corporate companies have largely stayed away from including them in advertising.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Novelist A.X. Ahmad's New Thriller

Novelist A.X. Ahmad’s New Thriller

by Rinku Sen on May 31 2013, 8:21AM

His new novel features an undocumented Sikh immigrant caught in a political thriller.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration, Movement

'What Kind of Asian Are You?' Answered in Hilarious Video

‘What Kind of Asian Are You?’ Answered in Hilarious Video

by Jorge Rivas on May 29 2013, 1:06PM

If we were all only so bold.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Walmart Security Allegedly Suspected Father of Kidnapping Biracial Kids

Walmart Security Allegedly Suspected Father of Kidnapping Biracial Kids

by Jorge Rivas on May 22 2013, 10:47AM

The father is white and his wife of ten years is black and according to a Walmart manager that means their children “didn’t fit.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Number of Black Best Actor Oscars Nominees Could Be Unprecedented in 2014

Number of Black Best Actor Oscars Nominees Could Be Unprecedented in 2014

by Jorge Rivas on May 20 2013, 3:12PM

If entertainment industry insiders’ predictions turn out to be true they’ll also be host to an unprecedented number of black nominees in the best actor in a leading role category.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

On the Street: UndocuAsians Come Out [Photos]

On the Street: UndocuAsians Come Out [Photos]

by Julianne Hing on May 17 2013, 3:49PM

Asian-American undocumented youth share their stories in a bold social media project, and invite the community to share theirs.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration, /NOW

Your 6-Second Friday Break: A Black Man Dares to Run Through A White Neighborhood

Your 6-Second Friday Break: A Black Man Dares to Run Through A White Neighborhood

by Jorge Rivas on May 17 2013, 3:00PM

A video with a black guy who likes “running through white people neighborhoods with my shirt off.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Geography of Hate' Maps out Racism on Twitter

‘Geography of Hate’ Maps out Racism on Twitter

by Jorge Rivas on May 16 2013, 4:00PM

A group of researchers have created a “Geography of Hate” map revealing racist and homophobic tweet concentrations across the U.S.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Sherri Shepherd Fuels Rumors 'The View' May Add Latina

Sherri Shepherd Fuels Rumors ‘The View’ May Add Latina

by Jorge Rivas on May 13 2013, 1:02PM

ABC’s “The View” may be adding an exotic kind of Latina: A republican Latina.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

W. Kamau Bell Hits the Street to Ask: What’d You Like to Say to a White Person? [VIDEO]

by Julianne Hing on May 10 2013, 1:17PM

Is there anything you’d add?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Margaret Cho, Alice Walker and 100 More Artists Call for Humane Immigration Reform

Margaret Cho, Alice Walker and 100 More Artists Call for Humane Immigration Reform

by Julianne Hing on May 8 2013, 1:05PM

Their statement comes just as the Senate takes up its immigration bill.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Teen Actors Keep Playwright August Wilson's Legacy Alive [VIDEO] Play

Teen Actors Keep Playwright August Wilson’s Legacy Alive [VIDEO]

by Jay Smooth, Jamilah King on May 3 2013, 8:30AM

The August Wilson Monologue Competition celebrates the work of the African-American playwright through the powerful performances of high school actors. Here, two finalists share their monologues with Colorlines.com.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Magic Johnson's TV Network Launching All Black 'The View' Like Talk Show

Magic Johnson’s TV Network Launching All Black ‘The View’ Like Talk Show

by Jorge Rivas on April 30 2013, 1:00PM

Magic Johnson’s cable network “Exhale” is launching a talkshow similar to “The View” that will be co-hosted by five black women.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

The Messages of Love (and Hate) for Jason Collins

The Messages of Love (and Hate) for Jason Collins

by Jorge Rivas on April 30 2013, 9:00AM

The web reacted immediately—from teammates to politicians—after Jason Collins announced he’s gay in this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

9 LGBT Athletes of Color Who Paved the Way for Jason Collins

9 LGBT Athletes of Color Who Paved the Way for Jason Collins

by Jamilah King on April 30 2013, 6:00AM

NBA player Jason Collins became the highest-profile openly gay black man in America yesterday. As with any big step, he didn’t get there alone. Here, a look at some LGBT athletes of color who came before him.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Georgia High School Students Set to Hold First Integrated Prom

Georgia High School Students Set to Hold First Integrated Prom

by Jorge Rivas on April 26 2013, 3:00PM

A group of Georgia high school students are making history by challenging the segregation of their high school prom.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Obama: If Daughters Get Tattoos, We Will Too

Obama: If Daughters Get Tattoos, We Will Too

by Jorge Rivas on April 26 2013, 12:50PM

President Obama says he and the first lady have a strategy to discourage their daughters from ever getting tattoos.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW