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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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW