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Ava DuVernay Debuts New Short Film for Miu Miu

Ava DuVernay Debuts New Short Film for Miu Miu

by Jorge Rivas on February 11 2013, 2:15PM

In 2012, Ava DuVernay became the first African-American woman to win the Best Director Prize at the Sundance Film Festival for her feature “Middle of Nowhere.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Chris Dorner Memes in Full Effect

Chris Dorner Memes in Full Effect

by Jorge Rivas on February 11 2013, 1:24PM

The LAPD manhunt for Chris Dorner has sparked some memes.

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Girls' Lena Dunham: 'I Blurted Out to My Dad, 'Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Reviewed'' My Show!

Girls’ Lena Dunham: ‘I Blurted Out to My Dad, ‘Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Reviewed” My Show!

by Jorge Rivas on February 6 2013, 2:44PM

Last week Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote a review of HBO’s “Girls” that was critical of the show’s characters and their privileges. The show’s creator Lena Dunham says she was excited to hear the sports legend watched her show but it ends…

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We've Got A Hugger: Sonia Sotomayor

We’ve Got A Hugger: Sonia Sotomayor

by Jorge Rivas on February 6 2013, 11:42AM

Sotomayor is hugging a lot of kids on her book tour.

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 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Responds to Critics of his 'Girls' Review

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Responds to Critics of his ‘Girls’ Review

by Jorge Rivas on February 5 2013, 10:47AM

This time around he’s written a piece to respond to those that were surprised that a former basketball player could actually deconstruct and analyze pop culture.

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First Latina to Send Hello Kitty (Almost) Into Space

First Latina to Send Hello Kitty (Almost) Into Space

by Jorge Rivas on February 4 2013, 3:40PM

Lauren Rojas of Antioch, Calif., wanted to test the effects of altitute on air pressure and temperature for school.

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But What About Beyoncé's Band?

But What About Beyoncé’s Band?

by Jorge Rivas on February 4 2013, 1:17PM

Meet some of the band members that make up Beyonce’s band “The Sugars Mamas.”

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Was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Criticism of 'Girls' Correct? [Reader Forum]

Was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Criticism of ‘Girls’ Correct? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on February 4 2013, 9:45AM

Colorlines readers respond to Donald Glover’s role on “Girls,” high youth murder rates in Chicago, and domestic violence charges levied against a former NFL player.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

Flash Mob Brings Us Closer to Cancer Free

Flash Mob Brings Us Closer to Cancer Free

by Jorge Rivas on February 1 2013, 2:12PM

Let’s hope that one you’ll be watching the Super Bowl and come across a commercial like this one.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Reviews 'Girls,' Calls Donald Glover Role 'Some Jungle Fever Lover

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Reviews ‘Girls,’ Calls Donald Glover Role ‘Some Jungle Fever Lover”

by Jorge Rivas on February 1 2013, 11:02AM

His review touches on race, sex, name drops “My So Called Life” and says directors and artist Miranda July may be a more accurate “voice of a generation adrift.”

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Just in Time for the Super Bowl: An Op-Ed About Coca-Cola's Racist History

Just in Time for the Super Bowl: An Op-Ed About Coca-Cola’s Racist History

by Jorge Rivas on January 31 2013, 4:06PM

Coca-Cola kept their products away from African-Americans for years. While Pepsi deliberately marketed to black customers.

Topics: Arts & Culture, History, /NOW

Win, Fail or Racist? 5 Super Bowl Commercials For You to Chime in On

Win, Fail or Racist? 5 Super Bowl Commercials For You to Chime in On

by Jorge Rivas on January 31 2013, 10:41AM

Take a look at the commercials and tell us if you think they’re a win, a big fail or racist.

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5 Ways Our Changing Culture Will Show Up at the Super Bowl

5 Ways Our Changing Culture Will Show Up at the Super Bowl

by Jamilah King on January 31 2013, 9:00AM

This ain’t your grandfather’s big game.

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Watch Jamaicans React To Volkswagen's Super Bowl Ad [Video]

Watch Jamaicans React To Volkswagen’s Super Bowl Ad [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 31 2013, 8:54AM

The Jamaica Gleaner went out and asked the Caribbean island’s citizens how they felt about the ad and found some didn’t agree with the minister of tourism.

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Georgia Man Kills Latino After GPS Sends Him to Wrong Driveway

Georgia Man Kills Latino After GPS Sends Him to Wrong Driveway

by Jorge Rivas on January 30 2013, 10:10AM

Phillip Walker Sailors, 69, has been charged with malice murder in the killing of Rodrigo Abad Diaz, a 22-year-old Cuban immigrant who mistakenly pulled into his driveway due to faulty GPS directions.

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15 Things You Didn't Know About 'Fruitvale' Director Ryan Coogler

15 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Fruitvale’ Director Ryan Coogler

by Jorge Rivas on January 29 2013, 1:56PM

Here’s a look at what sets director Ryan Coogler apart from other filmmakers working in hollywood.

Topics: 'Fruitvale Station', Arts & Culture, /NOW

Kerry Washington Talks Race, Art and James Baldwin in New Short Film

Kerry Washington Talks Race, Art and James Baldwin in New Short Film

by Jorge Rivas on January 29 2013, 11:34AM

“I remember stumbling upon him at a time when I was sort of grappling with who was right—Malcom or Martin?, Washington says in the film.

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Anarchy in the Archives: Zine Project Brings Punks of Color to the Academy

Anarchy in the Archives: Zine Project Brings Punks of Color to the Academy

by Nia King on January 29 2013, 9:41AM

A new project is working to make sure that zines by people of color are easy to find and share.

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Do You Or Someone You Know Need a Pep Talk?

Do You Or Someone You Know Need a Pep Talk?

by Jorge Rivas on January 28 2013, 8:01PM

Everybody can be boring, but you’re gooder than that.

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LeBron James Gives Mom a Shout Out From White House: 'Mama, I made it!'

LeBron James Gives Mom a Shout Out From White House: ‘Mama, I made it!’

by Jorge Rivas on January 28 2013, 4:22PM

LeBron James presented Obama with an autographed basketball and had a special message for his ‘mama.’

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