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Live Chat: Scholars Discuss Beauty, Black Women, Bodies--and Beyoncé

Live Chat: Scholars Discuss Beauty, Black Women, Bodies—and Beyoncé

by Julianne Hing on May 1 2014, 3:28PM

You read right.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Warpaint Guitarist Says Beyoncé Looks 'Like a Slut'

Warpaint Guitarist Says Beyoncé Looks ‘Like a Slut’

by Aura Bogado on May 1 2014, 11:40AM

Theresa Wayman also goes after Rihanna.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Inside the Art of the Civil Rights Movement

Inside the Art of the Civil Rights Movement

by Jamilah King on April 29 2014, 7:00AM

Exhibit goes beyond famous photographs to document the art work produced during those turbulent times.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Brazilian Footballer Eats Banana Thrown At Him From Stands

Brazilian Footballer Eats Banana Thrown At Him From Stands

by Carla Murphy on April 28 2014, 10:01AM

Racism in sports is not just a Clippers thing

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

HBE's 'City Living' Video is Here and it's Beautiful

HBE’s ‘City Living’ Video is Here and it’s Beautiful

by Aura Bogado on April 23 2014, 2:13PM

The eight Cohran brothers known as the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble do this video exceptionally well.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

New Documentary Celebrates 20 Years of Play

New Documentary Celebrates 20 Years of “Illmatic”

by Jamilah King on April 23 2014, 7:00AM

The two men behind a new film about Nas’ classic debut album talk about the community that made it happen.

Topics: Arts & Culture

New Orleans Filmmaker Spotlights Black Oystermen of Louisiana

New Orleans Filmmaker Spotlights Black Oystermen of Louisiana

by Brentin Mock on April 21 2014, 7:45AM

Vanishing Pearls director Nailah Jefferson restores black fishers deleted from the BP oil spill saga.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Environment

Lack of Diversity is Only a Symptom

Lack of Diversity is Only a Symptom

by Aura Bogado on April 18 2014, 4:59PM

Daniel José Older’s powerful essay calls out the publishing industry’s institutional racism.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez, 1927-2014

Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez, 1927-2014

by Julianne Hing on April 17 2014, 4:47PM

The literary icon had been hospitalized after falling ill.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Chávez,' Brought to You by Budweiser

‘Chávez,’ Brought to You by Budweiser

by Aura Bogado on April 15 2014, 2:11PM

This struggle’s for you?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Now Streaming on Demand: Black Authors and Public Intellectuals

Now Streaming on Demand: Black Authors and Public Intellectuals

by Jamilah King on April 14 2014, 7:00AM

Once confined to the Ivory Tower or the nearest bookstore, their work is now just a click away.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Six Books That Shaped 'Afro-Vegan' Author Bryant Terry

Six Books That Shaped ‘Afro-Vegan’ Author Bryant Terry

by Julianne Hing on April 8 2014, 7:00AM

Food activist and author Bryant Terry shares the books that shaped him and his understanding of his place in the world.

Topics: Arts & Culture, How We Eat, Media

How Children's Books Fuel Mascot Stereotypes

How Children’s Books Fuel Mascot Stereotypes

by Aura Bogado on April 7 2014, 7:00AM

Are good children’s books about Natives really that hard to find?

Topics: Arts & Culture

In Film Series 'Little Brother,' Black Boys Open Up About Love

In Film Series ‘Little Brother,’ Black Boys Open Up About Love

by Carla Murphy on March 27 2014, 7:00AM

In the 10-film series producers ask a simple question of black boys ages 9 to 13: ‘How do you feel about love?’

Topics: Arts & Culture

In New Film, Yale Students of Color Seek Revolution in Cuba

In New Film, Yale Students of Color Seek Revolution in Cuba

by Carla Murphy on March 21 2014, 7:00AM

Did they find it?

Topics: Arts & Culture

'Vanishing Pearls' in Theaters Soon

‘Vanishing Pearls’ in Theaters Soon

by Aura Bogado on March 19 2014, 2:18PM

The documentary tells the story of Louisiana’s black oystermen following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch Janet Mock and Laverne Cox Talk about 'Redefining Realness'

Watch Janet Mock and Laverne Cox Talk about ‘Redefining Realness’

by Von Diaz on March 11 2014, 7:13PM

Tonight’s conversation at NYU will be live streamed!

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

New Romantic Comedy Explores Detroit's Arab-American Community

New Romantic Comedy Explores Detroit’s Arab-American Community

by Von Diaz on March 10 2014, 9:51AM

Rola Nashef’s film ‘Detroit Unleaded’ is now available for download and on DVD.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch the Trailer for the 'Annie' Remake Starring Quvenzhané Wallis

Watch the Trailer for the ‘Annie’ Remake Starring Quvenzhané Wallis

by Von Diaz on March 7 2014, 9:45AM

Yes, it’s absolutely adorable.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media, /NOW, Youth and Race

New Film Honors WWII Muslim Heroine

New Film Honors WWII Muslim Heroine

by Carla Murphy on March 6 2014, 3:55PM

Coming soon to a theater near you

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW