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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.

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

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Ben Jealous to Donate Part of $100,000 Puffin/Nation Prize to Troy Davis' Nephew

Ben Jealous to Donate Part of $100,000 Puffin/Nation Prize to Troy Davis’ Nephew

by Jorge Rivas on December 4 2012, 5:12PM

The Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship goes to individuals who have “challenged the status quo through distinctive, courageous, imaginative, and socially responsible work of significance.”

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Gabby Douglas, Wu Tsang Featured In New York Times' 'Twelve For 12' List

Gabby Douglas, Wu Tsang Featured In New York Times’ ‘Twelve For 12’ List

by Jorge Rivas on December 4 2012, 12:50PM

The list highlights notable designers, Olympians, filmmakers, writers and innovators.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Junot Díaz on 'De-colonial Love', Revolution and More [Video] Play

Junot Díaz on ‘De-colonial Love’, Revolution and More [Video]

by Channing Kennedy on December 4 2012, 9:26AM

Watch an excerpt of the Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur “Genius” grant winner’s keynote address at Colorlines.com’s Facing Race 2012 conference.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Facing Race 2012

Could San Francisco Giants' Sergio Romo Become a Pro-Migrant Ice Cream Icon?

Could San Francisco Giants’ Sergio Romo Become a Pro-Migrant Ice Cream Icon?

by Julianne Hing on December 4 2012, 9:05AM

Sergio Romo is already a baseball star. Could he become both a political icon and ice cream spokesperson?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Sports

Michelle Obama Stuns In Gold Gown At Kennedy Center Honors [Photos]

Michelle Obama Stuns In Gold Gown At Kennedy Center Honors [Photos]

by Jorge Rivas on December 3 2012, 1:13PM

The Kennedy Center Honors recognized seven individuals - Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, Natalia Makarova, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant - for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW