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An Argument to Bring 'All My Babies' Mamas' Back

An Argument to Bring ‘All My Babies’ Mamas’ Back

by Jorge Rivas on January 17 2013, 4:12PM

What if ‘All My Babies’ Mamas’ wasn’t canceled? Would it be so bad?

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10 Sundance Festival Films You Should Know About

10 Sundance Festival Films You Should Know About

by Jorge Rivas on January 17 2013, 2:36PM

The 11-day festival will showcase 119 feature films and documentaries that range from a drama based on Oscar Grant’s last 24-hours to a short film that follows real life high-rise window washers in Chicago.

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The 'Stop Saying These Things to Asians' Video

The ‘Stop Saying These Things to Asians’ Video

by Jorge Rivas on January 17 2013, 11:31AM

Comedian Eliot Chang’s latest video is a public service announcement.

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George Zimmerman’s Attorneys Receive Trayvon Martin’s School Records

by Jorge Rivas on January 16 2013, 12:43PM

The legal team for George Zimmerman, the man accused of shooting and killing Trayvon Martin, has received a copy of the 17-year-old’s school records, the Orlando Sentinel reported Tuesday. “We are entitled to receive the school records because some information…

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Quvenzhané Wallis Tells André Leon Talley She's Not Wearing a Long Dress to the Oscars

Quvenzhané Wallis Tells André Leon Talley She’s Not Wearing a Long Dress to the Oscars

by Jorge Rivas on January 16 2013, 12:01PM

Last week, Wallis became the youngest actress ever nominated for an Oscar in the best-actress category.

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Watch Denzel Have to Tell Everyone At Golden Globes That's His Daughter, Not His Wife

Watch Denzel Have to Tell Everyone At Golden Globes That’s His Daughter, Not His Wife

by Jorge Rivas on January 15 2013, 5:00PM

Several respected news agencies (including the New York Times) issued corrections after they identified Washington’s daughter as his wife Pauletta.

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WashPost Asks Black Men What They Fear, Love and Dream Of [Video]

WashPost Asks Black Men What They Fear, Love and Dream Of [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 15 2013, 3:28PM

The Post continues its three part video series that asks: What do you fear, love and dream of?

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On His Birthday, Watch MLK's  'Black is Beautiful' Speech

On His Birthday, Watch MLK’s ‘Black is Beautiful’ Speech

by Jorge Rivas on January 15 2013, 1:53PM

MLK said freedom and self-respect are never given, but must be unapologetically taken.

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Oxygen Reportedly Cancels New Show 'All My Babies' Mamas'

Oxygen Reportedly Cancels New Show ‘All My Babies’ Mamas’

by Jorge Rivas on January 15 2013, 11:11AM

Oxygen is expected to announce that All My Babies’ Mamas won’t ever see the light of day.

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Keith Josef Adkins Is Making His Own Black Sci-Fi (and You Should Too)

Keith Josef Adkins Is Making His Own Black Sci-Fi (and You Should Too)

by Channing Kennedy on January 15 2013, 9:08AM

TV writer Keith Josef Adkins was told by the studios that black people don’t do sci-fi. So he’s funding his own webseries, “The Abandon,” to prove them wrong.

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Documentary About 15-Year Old Homeless, Undocumented Immigrant Gets Oscar Nod

Documentary About 15-Year Old Homeless, Undocumented Immigrant Gets Oscar Nod

by Jorge Rivas on January 14 2013, 3:45PM

You can watch the short-documentary nominated for an Oscar online.

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Favianna Rodriguez Talks Art and Activism on Pharrell's YouTube Channel

Favianna Rodriguez Talks Art and Activism on Pharrell’s YouTube Channel

by Jorge Rivas on January 14 2013, 2:17PM

Immigrant rights activist Favianna Rodriguez talks social change through art.

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Colin Powell on GOP: 'They Sort of Look Down on Minorities'

Colin Powell on GOP: ‘They Sort of Look Down on Minorities’

by Jorge Rivas on January 14 2013, 1:00PM

“The Republican party needs to take a very hard look at itself and understand that the country has changed,” Powell said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

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Justice Sotomayor to Become First Latina to Administer Oath of Office

Justice Sotomayor to Become First Latina to Administer Oath of Office

by Jorge Rivas on January 14 2013, 12:36PM

Another first for Latinos at the inauguration.

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Quentin Tarantino Drops N-Word Less Than a Minute into Press Conference

Quentin Tarantino Drops N-Word Less Than a Minute into Press Conference

by Jorge Rivas on January 14 2013, 11:49AM

Less than a minute in to the director’s press conference backstage he had already dropped the N-word. Tarantino was answering a question about the use of the N-word in his film.

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Are Films About Slavery Obligated To Tell The Truth? [Reader Forum]

Are Films About Slavery Obligated To Tell The Truth? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on January 14 2013, 9:40AM

Colorlines readers debate the value of ‘Django Unchained’ and share non-fiction resources regarding slavery.

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Obama to Use Lincoln's and Martin Luther King's Bibles for Swearing-in

Obama to Use Lincoln’s and Martin Luther King’s Bibles for Swearing-in

by Jorge Rivas on January 11 2013, 4:00PM

Though there is no constitutional requirement for the use of a Bible during the swearing-in, Presidents have traditionally used Bibles for the ceremony.

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Photo: Mary J. Blige and Angela Bassett as Coretta Scott King and Betty Shabazz

Photo: Mary J. Blige and Angela Bassett as Coretta Scott King and Betty Shabazz

by Jorge Rivas on January 11 2013, 12:56PM

Yesterday Lifetime released an image of Angela Bassett and Mary J. Blige in the upcoming “Betty & Coretta”.

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DC Mayor Says Redskins Football Team Must Consider a Name Change to Return to Town

DC Mayor Says Redskins Football Team Must Consider a Name Change to Return to Town

by Jorge Rivas on January 11 2013, 12:34PM

The Redkins played in D.C. from 1937 to ‘97 when they moved to Landover, Md.

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Series of Brooklyn Billboards Put Racial Inequity on Display

Series of Brooklyn Billboards Put Racial Inequity on Display

by Jamilah King on January 11 2013, 9:24AM

A series of anonymous billboards have popped up on bus shelters in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. They’re not selling anything but a delcaration: that racism still exists.

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