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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

Two Women Shot At By LAPD During Dorner Manhunt Settle for $4.2 Million

Two Women Shot At By LAPD During Dorner Manhunt Settle for $4.2 Million

by Jorge Rivas on April 26 2013, 11:51AM

“We got out of this thing pretty cheaply all things considered,” said Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

L.A. Food Culture Offers a Glimpse Into 'The New America'

L.A. Food Culture Offers a Glimpse Into ‘The New America’

by Julianne Hing on April 26 2013, 6:00AM

The U.S. will be “majority-minority” in a few decades, but in the City of Angels the future is now. In fact, you can literally taste it.

Topics: Arts & Culture, How We Eat

Oscars Academy Just Might Be Getting More Latino Members

Oscars Academy Just Might Be Getting More Latino Members

by Jorge Rivas on April 24 2013, 5:10PM

Latinos make up less than 2% of the Academy.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Comedian Hasan Minhaj Takes On CNN's Boston Manhunt Coverage

Comedian Hasan Minhaj Takes On CNN’s Boston Manhunt Coverage

by Jorge Rivas on April 23 2013, 4:19PM

Comedian Hasan Minhaj takes on CNN reporting misinformation.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Reddit: Sorry for Shoving Missing Student Into Boston 'Witch Hunt'

Reddit: Sorry for Shoving Missing Student Into Boston ‘Witch Hunt’

by Jorge Rivas on April 23 2013, 11:48AM

“We hope that Boston will also be where reddit learns to be sensitive of its own power,” a reedit general manager said.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Oscar Grant Film Heading to Cannes Film Festival

Oscar Grant Film Heading to Cannes Film Festival

by Jorge Rivas on April 19 2013, 2:05PM

It’s been a busy month for a the film based on Oscar Grant’s final days.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

HBO Picks Up Whoopi Goldberg's Documentary on Comedian Jackie 'Moms' Mabley

HBO Picks Up Whoopi Goldberg’s Documentary on Comedian Jackie ‘Moms’ Mabley

by Jorge Rivas on April 18 2013, 4:17PM

With the Tribeca Film Festival under way in New York, HBO has snapped up U.S. broadcast and home video rights to one of the selected docs.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

President Obama Says He's Not Jay-Z's Travel Agent

President Obama Says He’s Not Jay-Z’s Travel Agent

by Jorge Rivas on April 17 2013, 11:54AM

We’ve got better things to do,” Obama said.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Meet Skylar Diggins, the WNBA Draft Pick With Social Media Sex Appeal

Meet Skylar Diggins, the WNBA Draft Pick With Social Media Sex Appeal

by Jamilah King on April 17 2013, 6:00AM

Skylar Diggins, the Notre Dame point guard just added to the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock, is one of the most talented ballers in the country. In the age of Twitter, will a focus on her appearance become a dangerous distraction?

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Watch Maria Tallchief, Barrier-Breaking Prima Ballerina, Perform 'Firebird'

Watch Maria Tallchief, Barrier-Breaking Prima Ballerina, Perform ‘Firebird’

by Channing Kennedy on April 16 2013, 1:27PM

The New York City Ballet’s first Native American prima ballerina passed away on Thursday at age 88.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Gene Demby at NPR’s ‘Code Switch’: As Our Demographics Change, Will Our Stories Follow?

by Channing Kennedy on April 16 2013, 9:05AM

NPR’s new race-and-ethnicity team makes its debut with real talk about race, language, and the ways our kids will power their identities.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Solange Knowles and The XX Cover Aaliyah's 'Hot Like Fire' at Coachella

Solange Knowles and The XX Cover Aaliyah’s ‘Hot Like Fire’ at Coachella

by Jorge Rivas on April 15 2013, 1:14PM

There were a few unlikely pairings at the Coachella music festival this past weekend.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Stop Telling Women to Smile' Exhibit Opens in Brooklyn

‘Stop Telling Women to Smile’ Exhibit Opens in Brooklyn

by Jorge Rivas on April 12 2013, 10:43AM

The work is designed to be placed on the street to add the presence of strong women in that environment to combat street harassment.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Who Was the Real Jackie Robinson?

Who Was the Real Jackie Robinson?

by Jamilah King on April 12 2013, 6:00AM

“42,” the Hollywood film about Jackie Robinson’s first year in the racially segregated major leagues, comes out today. Inside the racial politics and legacy of the baseball trailblazer.

Topics: Arts & Culture, History, Jackie Robinson