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Quvenzhané Wallis Is Youngest to Get Oscar Nod for 'Best Actress'

Quvenzhané Wallis Is Youngest to Get Oscar Nod for ‘Best Actress’

by Jorge Rivas on January 10 2013, 9:12AM

Wallis is the youngest best actress nominee in the history of the Academy Awards.

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Megdar Evers' Widow to Deliver Convocation at Inauguration

Megdar Evers’ Widow to Deliver Convocation at Inauguration

by Jorge Rivas on January 9 2013, 3:01PM

Myrlie Evers-Williams will become the first woman, and someone other than clergy, to say the prayer that precedes the ceremonial oath of office.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Cotton Club Parade' Moves to Broadway

‘Cotton Club Parade’ Moves to Broadway

by Jorge Rivas on January 9 2013, 1:55PM

Cotton Club Parade is a celebration of Duke Ellington’s years at the famed Harlem nightclub in the 1920s.

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Tyler Perry Tops Razzie Nominations For Worst Achievement in Film

Tyler Perry Tops Razzie Nominations For Worst Achievement in Film

by Jorge Rivas on January 9 2013, 12:33PM

The Razzies committee announced this years nominations for worst achievements in film for the past year.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Huell Howser Redefined Who Could Become a Californian

Huell Howser Redefined Who Could Become a Californian

by Jorge Rivas on January 9 2013, 11:45AM

Howser took his camera where no other broadcast television show dared to go and allowed many Californians to see fair representations of themselves on television for the first time.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Hollywood's Slavery Films Tell Us More About the Present Than the Past

Hollywood’s Slavery Films Tell Us More About the Present Than the Past

by Dexter Gabriel on January 9 2013, 9:37AM

“Django Unchained” and “Lincoln” share a long history of Hollywood epics that feed our modern myths and expectations back to us, rather than genuinely explore our history.

Topics: 'Django', Arts & Culture, History

Gay Cuban-American Poet Richard Blanco to Read at Obama's Inauguration

Gay Cuban-American Poet Richard Blanco to Read at Obama’s Inauguration

by Jorge Rivas on January 9 2013, 8:10AM

Blanco will become the fifth poet in history to read an official inauguration poem and the first Latino and openly-gay poet to have the honor.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Oscar Website Glitch Reveals Nominee Page One Week Early

Oscar Website Glitch Reveals Nominee Page One Week Early

by Jorge Rivas on January 8 2013, 10:44AM

A test page at Oscars.com revealed that ‘Django Unchained’ costume designer Sharen Davis seems to have gotten a nomination for an Academy Award.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Bill Cosby and 'Cosby Show' Daughter Tempestt Bledsoe Reunite After 20 Years

Bill Cosby and ‘Cosby Show’ Daughter Tempestt Bledsoe Reunite After 20 Years

by Jorge Rivas on January 7 2013, 5:23PM

Jimmy Fallon orchestrated a mini “Cosby Show” reunion on Friday’s episode of ” Late Show with Jimmy Fallon.”

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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.

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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.

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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