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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

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