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'Girls' Spoiler: Donald Glover is Lena Dunham's Republican Boyfriend

‘Girls’ Spoiler: Donald Glover is Lena Dunham’s Republican Boyfriend

by Jorge Rivas on January 7 2013, 2:04PM

Early reviews of the second season describe Glover’s role as a big unexplained jump.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Django Unchained Action Figures Causing Even More Controversy

Django Unchained Action Figures Causing Even More Controversy

by Jorge Rivas on January 7 2013, 11:11AM

The film’s release came with a lot of criticism and new actions figures released alongside the movie are causing even more controversy.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Frank Ocean, Pot Possession, Black Men and the War on Drugs

Frank Ocean, Pot Possession, Black Men and the War on Drugs

by Jorge Rivas on January 4 2013, 4:39PM

R&B star Frank Ocean was stopped by California Highway Patrol on New Year’s Eve after officers observed his black BMW speeding on U.S. Highway 395.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Philadelphia New Year's Parade Mocks Indians, Native Americans, Blackface

Philadelphia New Year’s Parade Mocks Indians, Native Americans, Blackface

by Jorge Rivas on January 3 2013, 6:20PM

New Year’s cheer for Philadelphia’s annual Mummers parade included a whole bunch of racial mockery.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Junot Díaz: 'You Need to Cultivate the Martí Mind' [Video]

Junot Díaz: ‘You Need to Cultivate the Martí Mind’ [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 3 2013, 5:16PM

Pulitzer Prize-Winning author Junot Díaz was Bill Moyer’s last guest of 2012 and sat down for an hour-long conversation to discuss the current state of affairs in the U.S.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Al Jazeera Acquires Current TV; Time Warner Cable Drops Network

Al Jazeera Acquires Current TV; Time Warner Cable Drops Network

by Jorge Rivas on January 3 2013, 11:34AM

Al Jazeera said it will shutter Current and create a New York-based network.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Meet The Funeral Director Who Says He Can Make Your Worst Moments 'Extremely Happy'

Meet The Funeral Director Who Says He Can Make Your Worst Moments ‘Extremely Happy’

by Jorge Rivas on January 2 2013, 5:44PM

TLC is unveiling a new unscripted show this coming Sunday that follows a Dallas funeral home director that takes “home-goings” to a different level.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Native American Flash Mob Round Dance Takes Over Mall of America

Native American Flash Mob Round Dance Takes Over Mall of America

by Jorge Rivas on January 2 2013, 1:44PM

The flash mob was part of a series of actions to call attention to a recent bill (C45) passed by the Canadian Parliament.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

USPS Unveils Stamp to Mark 150 Years of the Emancipation Proclamation

by Julianne Hing on January 2 2013, 1:29PM

Two more stamps honoring U.S. civil rights history are due this year.

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Rose Parade Trip for Salvadoran Marching Band Reunites Families

Rose Parade Trip for Salvadoran Marching Band Reunites Families

by Jorge Rivas on January 2 2013, 12:15PM

The trip to Rose Parade allowed some band members to meet loved ones they had not seen for decades.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch Samuel L. Jackson Try to Get a Reporter to Say the N-Word

Watch Samuel L. Jackson Try to Get a Reporter to Say the N-Word

by Jorge Rivas on January 2 2013, 10:36AM

“Have you ever said it? Try it!”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

For Our 2013 New Year's Resolutions, the Personal Is Political

For Our 2013 New Year’s Resolutions, the Personal Is Political

by Jamilah King on December 28 2012, 9:09AM

Wrestling with systemic problems means also making personal changes, big and small. Here’s a few of our own efforts for 2013.

Topics: 2013, Arts & Culture

Racist 'Screaming Savage' Image Makes Its Return to Baseball in Atlanta

Racist ‘Screaming Savage’ Image Makes Its Return to Baseball in Atlanta

by Jamilah King on December 27 2012, 2:46PM

Yikes.

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The Year in Race, 2012 [VIDEO] Play

The Year in Race, 2012 [VIDEO]

by Jorge Rivas on December 27 2012, 9:14AM

From Jeremy Lin to Gabby Douglas, the DREAMers to Trayvon, Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin to the re-elected President Obama, 2012 was a long, full year at Colorlines.com.

Topics: 2013, Arts & Culture, Year in Review

From Pompadours to Fades, New Art Celebrates Black Women's Hair

From Pompadours to Fades, New Art Celebrates Black Women’s Hair

by Julianne Hing on December 19 2012, 9:10AM

Baltimore-based graphic designer and artist Andrea Pippins talks to Colorlines about her new four-art poster series.

Topics: Arts & Culture

'Jet' Magazine's First Gay Male Couple Appear on MSNBC

‘Jet’ Magazine’s First Gay Male Couple Appear on MSNBC

by Jorge Rivas on December 18 2012, 11:47AM

For the first time in its 61-year history, JET magazine has featured a male LGBT couple in its popular wedding announcements section.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Internet to Obama: 'Take that N***er Off the TV,' We Wanna Watch Football!

Internet to Obama: ‘Take that N***er Off the TV,’ We Wanna Watch Football!

by Jorge Rivas on December 17 2012, 11:51AM

Fans watching the San Francisco 49ers vs. New England Patriots game at home were upset the game was interrupted to show Obama speaking at a Sandy Hook memorial.

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Robert Griffin III's Dad Comes to Son's Defense Against Comments That the Rookie Quarterback Isn't Black Enough

Robert Griffin III’s Dad Comes to Son’s Defense Against Comments That the Rookie Quarterback Isn’t Black Enough

by Jorge Rivas on December 14 2012, 3:05PM

On Thursday sports commentator Rob Parker went on ESPN to ask if Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III was “brother, or is he a cornball brother?”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Women of Color Activists Take On 2 Chainz's 'Birthday Song'

Women of Color Activists Take On 2 Chainz’s ‘Birthday Song’

by Jorge Rivas on December 14 2012, 2:33PM

Women of color deconstruct the radio hit “Birthday Song” by 2 Chainz and Kanye West. And they’re doing something about it.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Owner of Jenni Rivera Plane Being Investigated by DEA

Owner of Jenni Rivera Plane Being Investigated by DEA

by Jorge Rivas on December 14 2012, 11:27AM

The Associated Press is reporting the man widely believed to be behind the aviation company that owned the plane carrying Jenni Rivera was traveling in is an “ex-convict.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW