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White Sports Anchor Quotes Audre Lorde to Defend Michael Sam Play

White Sports Anchor Quotes Audre Lorde to Defend Michael Sam

by Jamilah King on February 13 2014, 4:05PM

Yeah, our minds were blown, too.

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Comic Explains San Francisco's Class War, by the Numbers

Comic Explains San Francisco’s Class War, by the Numbers

by Jamilah King on February 13 2014, 3:56PM

Read Susie Cagel’s comic over at Medium.

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Nicki Minaj Exploits Malcolm X For Her Song's Tasteless Artwork

Nicki Minaj Exploits Malcolm X For Her Song’s Tasteless Artwork

by Jamilah King on February 13 2014, 10:57AM

The rapper stepped way over the line with this one.

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The 2pac Movie Finally Has a Director: His Friend, John Singleton

The 2pac Movie Finally Has a Director: His Friend, John Singleton

by Jamilah King on February 13 2014, 10:44AM

Get excited because this is finally happening!

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Comcast's Merger With Time Warner Means Even Fewer Choices For You

Comcast’s Merger With Time Warner Means Even Fewer Choices For You

by Jamilah King on February 13 2014, 10:32AM

The deal is worth an estimated $45.2 billion.

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What Is Latina Fashion? Ámbar Is Target's Answer

What Is Latina Fashion? Ámbar Is Target’s Answer

by Julianne Hing on February 13 2014, 8:06AM

Talk about market segmentation.

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Drake Admits That The Best Rap Albums Don't Always Win Grammys

Drake Admits That The Best Rap Albums Don’t Always Win Grammys

by Jamilah King on February 12 2014, 3:46PM

The Grammy’s rap awards are more a matter of popularity than anything else.

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How Did Sexist, Anti-Asian Posters Wind Up USC and UCLA?

How Did Sexist, Anti-Asian Posters Wind Up USC and UCLA?

by Jamilah King on February 12 2014, 3:28PM

Students on both campuses are speaking out.

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Cal State L.A. Students Push for Ethnic Studies Requirement

Cal State L.A. Students Push for Ethnic Studies Requirement

by Jamilah King on February 12 2014, 11:53AM

Another showdown is brewing over ethnic studies.

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E.J. Johnson Brings His Bold Black Masculinity to the Wendy Williams Show

E.J. Johnson Brings His Bold Black Masculinity to the Wendy Williams Show

by Jamilah King on February 11 2014, 11:30AM

He talked about coming out, accessorizing, and obsessing over Lupita Nyong’o’s fashion tastes.

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'Las Marthas' Will Make You Think Twice about the Border, Latinas and Class

‘Las Marthas’ Will Make You Think Twice about the Border, Latinas and Class

by Aura Bogado on February 11 2014, 7:00AM

The documentary, which debuts on PBS on February 17, follows Latina debutantes along the Texas-Mexico border who identify with George and Martha Washington

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Congress Members Keep Pressure on Washington, DC NFL Team

Congress Members Keep Pressure on Washington, DC NFL Team

by Carla Murphy on February 10 2014, 4:24PM

Warning letter mentions the NFL’s $10 billion tax-exempt status.

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This Is Not Laurence Fishburne

This Is Not Laurence Fishburne

by Jamilah King on February 10 2014, 4:02PM

But don’t tell that to KTLA reporter Sam Rubin.

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The 1491s Parody the Problematic Song 'Cherokee'

The 1491s Parody the Problematic Song ‘Cherokee’

by Aura Bogado on February 10 2014, 2:43PM

You already know this is going to be hilarious.

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Meet Muslim Figure Skater Zahra Lari, Who Performs in Hijab

Meet Muslim Figure Skater Zahra Lari, Who Performs in Hijab

by Jamilah King on February 10 2014, 2:43PM

The 18-year-old figure skater from the United Arab Emirates is known to the folks back home as the “Ice Princess.”

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Alice Walker Talks Legacy in New PBS Documentary

Alice Walker Talks Legacy in New PBS Documentary

by Jamilah King on February 10 2014, 11:30AM

And it’s just on time, as Walker celebrated her 70th birthday on February 9.

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How Michael Sam's Coming Out Impacts Every Sports Fan

How Michael Sam’s Coming Out Impacts Every Sports Fan

by Jamilah King on February 10 2014, 10:06AM

The move will likely make him the first openly gay active NFL player since Dave Kopay in 1975.

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New Platform Aims to Show That Life Hacking Isn't Just for White Men

New Platform Aims to Show That Life Hacking Isn’t Just for White Men

by Jamilah King on February 7 2014, 11:46AM

But it needs your help to get off the ground.

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'Meet Your First Black Girlfriend' Video Nears 1 Million Views

‘Meet Your First Black Girlfriend’ Video Nears 1 Million Views

by Jamilah King on February 6 2014, 1:04PM

The Brooklyn-based comedian has a message about interracial dating and plenty of folks are listening.

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Hari Kondabolu on Why You Can't Be 'Obsessed With Race' in America

Hari Kondabolu on Why You Can’t Be ‘Obsessed With Race’ in America

by Jamilah King on February 6 2014, 11:22AM

“Saying that I’m obsessed with race and racism in America is like saying that I’m obsessed with swimming while I’m drowning,” the comedian says.

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