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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

Louis CK Talks in Depth About Being a Mexican Immigrant

Louis CK Talks in Depth About Being a Mexican Immigrant

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

Louis CK still holds his Mexican citizenship.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Rand Paul's Remarks at Howard and the Skeptical Audience's Tweets

Rand Paul’s Remarks at Howard and the Skeptical Audience’s Tweets

by Jorge Rivas on April 10 2013, 12:12PM

The GOP outreach for black voters saga continues. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) delivered a speech at Howard University on Wednesday, with a talk that his office said was supposed to focus on “the importance of outreach to younger voters, as…

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Sources: Beyoncé, Jay-Z's Cuba Visit Had US Treasury Department OK

Sources: Beyoncé, Jay-Z’s Cuba Visit Had US Treasury Department OK

by Jorge Rivas on April 9 2013, 1:38PM

Beyoncé and Jay Z visited Havana last week on a cultural trip that was fully licensed by the United States Treasury Department, according to a source familiar with the trip.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Fox News Uses 'Undocumented' Instead of its Usual 'Illegal'

Fox News Uses ‘Undocumented’ Instead of its Usual ‘Illegal’

by Jorge Rivas on April 9 2013, 1:25PM

The story is categorized in the “illegal immigrants” section but the story itself never uses the i-word.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Urban Radio Ads Ask African-Americans to Support Immigration

Urban Radio Ads Ask African-Americans to Support Immigration

by Jorge Rivas on April 9 2013, 9:50AM

The 60-second ad aimed at African-Americans is airing on urban radio stations across the country.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW