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In New Documentary, Men Are Out of Jail But Still Imprisoned

In New Documentary, Men Are Out of Jail But Still Imprisoned

by Carla Murphy on May 14 2014, 7:00AM

Director El Sawyer says home is just another kind of prison—and that’s the problem

Topics: Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice

8 Activists Share Political Wisdom They Got From Their Moms

8 Activists Share Political Wisdom They Got From Their Moms

by Julianne Hing on May 9 2014, 7:00AM

“Don’t tear up your own neighborhood out of anger,” “Don’t fear a strike,” and other jewels.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Jose Antonio Vargas Opens Up About 'Documented'

Jose Antonio Vargas Opens Up About ‘Documented’

by Aura Bogado on May 6 2014, 7:00AM

The journalist discusses American nationalism, Right Wing haters and his difficult relationship with his mom.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration

Colorlines Exclusive: A Jay Smooth Spring Mix!

Colorlines Exclusive: A Jay Smooth Spring Mix!

by Jay Smooth on May 5 2014, 7:00AM

Shake off a wicked winter with a new spring mix by Jay Smooth.

Topics: Arts & Culture

L.A. N.A.A.C.P. Chief Resigns Over Sterling Flap

L.A. N.A.A.C.P. Chief Resigns Over Sterling Flap

by Akiba Solomon on May 2 2014, 11:24AM

The N.A.A.C.P. chief who was set to give Sterling a second lifetime achievement award leaves in disgrace.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Documented' Opens in Theaters

‘Documented’ Opens in Theaters

by Aura Bogado on May 2 2014, 10:37AM

Jose Antonio Vargas’s immigration film is deeply personal.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Questions About Black Masculinity? There's an App for That

Questions About Black Masculinity? There’s an App for That

by Jamilah King on May 2 2014, 7:00AM

The team behind the “Question Bridge: Black Males” exhibit has a new way for you to engage in the conversation.

Topics: Arts & Culture

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