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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.”

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Hip-Hop Artists Are Becoming Colleges' Most Sought After Lecturers

Hip-Hop Artists Are Becoming Colleges’ Most Sought After Lecturers

by Jamilah King on December 14 2012, 9:31AM

From Afrika Bambaataa to 9th Wonder, some of hip-hop’s biggest names are taking their art into the classroom.

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NFL Sports Drama 'The Last Fall' to Premiere on BET

NFL Sports Drama ‘The Last Fall’ to Premiere on BET

by Jorge Rivas on December 13 2012, 11:00AM

“The Last Fall” is a coming of age sports drama that illustrates the difficulties many young NFL players face when their professional football careers are over at 25.

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Watch Anita Sarkeesian Deconstruct Sexism in Gaming

Watch Anita Sarkeesian Deconstruct Sexism in Gaming

by Jorge Rivas on December 13 2012, 10:40AM

42% of video game players are female but the gaming world is still terribly sexist.

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Ravi Shankar, Sitarist Who Introduced Indian Music to the West, Dies at 92

Ravi Shankar, Sitarist Who Introduced Indian Music to the West, Dies at 92

by Jorge Rivas on December 12 2012, 12:18PM

Ravi Shankar, the singular greatest cultural ambassador, composer, and innovator of Indian music of our times, passed away Tuesday.

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Top 'Donation' Google Searches in 2012: Obama, Sandy, Romney...and Zimmerman

Top ‘Donation’ Google Searches in 2012: Obama, Sandy, Romney…and Zimmerman

by Jorge Rivas on December 12 2012, 11:10AM

Google has released the new Zeitgeist, its annual list of most popular searches and search trends throughout the year.

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Insiders Say Jenni Rivera's Death Shows U.S. Media is Clueless About 'Mexican Anything'

Insiders Say Jenni Rivera’s Death Shows U.S. Media is Clueless About ‘Mexican Anything’

by Jorge Rivas on December 11 2012, 5:36PM

But the biggest media failures in the Jenni Rivera coverage were stories that led with comparisons between Rivera’s death and the murder of Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla.

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Reports: Remains of Jenni Rivera Have Been Recovered, Lupillo Rivera Arrives in Mexico

by Jorge Rivas on December 11 2012, 12:42PM

The remains of singer Jenni Rivera and six others were recovered in Northern Mexico overnight and taken to a Mexican forensics facility, authorities said Tuesday.

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Penn State Plans March To Counter Sorority's Mexican-themed Halloween Photo

Penn State Plans March To Counter Sorority’s Mexican-themed Halloween Photo

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

Penn State officials chose not to pursue any disciplinary actions but the student body is planning it’s own action later this week.

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Jenni Rivera's Kids Say Keep Your Condolences, 'She is Not Dead'

Jenni Rivera’s Kids Say Keep Your Condolences, ‘She is Not Dead’

by Jorge Rivas on December 11 2012, 11:05AM

Jenni Rivera’s immediate family has taken to social media to release statements saying they’re still holding on to hope.

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National Korean American Museum Coming to Los Angeles

National Korean American Museum Coming to Los Angeles

by Jorge Rivas on December 10 2012, 3:15PM

The largest ethnic Korean population in the U.S. is in Southern California.

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Gabrielle Douglas Interviewed by Melissa Harris Perry's 10-Year-Old Daughter [Video]

Gabrielle Douglas Interviewed by Melissa Harris Perry’s 10-Year-Old Daughter [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on December 10 2012, 2:33PM

Watch Melissa Harris Perry’s daughter Parker, 10, interview the first African-American woman to ever win a gold medal in the Olympics all-around gymnastics competition.

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At Least Caroline Wozniacki Didn't Show Up in Black Face to Imitate Serena Williams

At Least Caroline Wozniacki Didn’t Show Up in Black Face to Imitate Serena Williams

by Jorge Rivas on December 10 2012, 2:12PM

The Danish tennis player stuffed her front and behind using towels.

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TIME's Poll: #3 Undocumented Immigrants, #4 Gabby Douglas

TIME’s Poll: #3 Undocumented Immigrants, #4 Gabby Douglas

by Jorge Rivas on December 10 2012, 2:11PM

But there’s a lot more to the story.

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Jenni Rivera Fought For Women, Immigrants and LGBT Youth

Jenni Rivera Fought For Women, Immigrants and LGBT Youth

by Jorge Rivas on December 10 2012, 10:23AM

She was one of the first celebrities to call Arizona’s SB1070 law racist and attended marches in Arizona.

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Jenni Rivera Was One of First Stars to Call Arizona's SB1070 Racist

Jenni Rivera Was One of First Stars to Call Arizona’s SB1070 Racist

by Jorge Rivas on December 9 2012, 5:20PM

AP is reporting that a small plane carrying Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera has gone missing after taking off from the city of Monterrey.

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Neat Freak Alfreta Sailor Wants You To Know 'Bleach is Your Friend'

Neat Freak Alfreta Sailor Wants You To Know ‘Bleach is Your Friend’

by Jorge Rivas on December 7 2012, 5:46PM

Alfreta Sailor says she uses three big bottles of bleach a week to clean her apartment.

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Millionaire Marc Paskin's Billboard for 'Latina Girlfriend' is Now Half Gone

Millionaire Marc Paskin’s Billboard for ‘Latina Girlfriend’ is Now Half Gone

by Jorge Rivas on December 7 2012, 5:10PM

Just a day after the billboard was posted half of it disappeared.

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Wendy Williams Presses Gabby Douglas To Talk About Seeing Her Dad At Olympics

Wendy Williams Presses Gabby Douglas To Talk About Seeing Her Dad At Olympics

by Jorge Rivas on December 6 2012, 3:58PM

Williams pressed Douglas on a question few TV hosts venture to: Gabby’s father.

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Photos: The Christmas Tree and The Obamas Over the Years

Photos: The Christmas Tree and The Obamas Over the Years

by Jorge Rivas on December 6 2012, 12:11PM

The Obama family illuminated the National Christmas Tree Thursday night during a celebration on the White House’s Ellipse.

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