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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Marvin Gaye's Son Says Lenny Kravitz Playing his Father is 'Shameful'

Marvin Gaye’s Son Says Lenny Kravitz Playing his Father is ‘Shameful’

by Jorge Rivas on December 3 2012, 11:35AM

Lenny Kravitz has signed up to star as the soul singer in the project, currently going under the working title of “Sexual Healing.”

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The Kids Found Someone They Love More Than Michelle Obama: Bo

The Kids Found Someone They Love More Than Michelle Obama: Bo

by Jorge Rivas on November 30 2012, 2:01PM

Michelle Obama had a holiday event for military families and all everybody wanted to talk about was Bo.

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The Nightmare of War Finds an Outlet in Jazz, Poetry from Vets

The Nightmare of War Finds an Outlet in Jazz, Poetry from Vets

by on November 30 2012, 9:19AM

Musician Mike Ladd and jazz pianist and composer Vijay Iyer explore the emotional toll of war on veterans of color.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Global Affairs, National Security

Obama Served Romney White Turkey Chili at White House Today [Photo]

Obama Served Romney White Turkey Chili at White House Today [Photo]

by Jorge Rivas on November 29 2012, 5:18PM

Their lunch menu included white turkey chili and Southwestern grilled chicken salad.

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Study Finds Negative Portrayals of Muslims Get More Media Attention

by Jorge Rivas on November 29 2012, 4:57PM

Since 9/11, negative messages about Muslims have received more media attention than positive ones, new research finds.

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Is That a 'Muslim Obama' Bobblehead in Glenn Beck's 'Pee Pee' Jar?

Is That a ‘Muslim Obama’ Bobblehead in Glenn Beck’s ‘Pee Pee’ Jar?

by Jorge Rivas on November 29 2012, 3:46PM

For years now Beck has argued President Obama has “shocking ties to the radical Muslim Brotherhood” and has suggested the commander in chief may be Muslim himself.

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Petition Calls Out NYT Art Critic for Racist and Sexist Framing

Petition Calls Out NYT Art Critic for Racist and Sexist Framing

by Jorge Rivas on November 28 2012, 4:39PM

A petition is demanding the New York Times “acknowledge and address” a Times art critic’s recent reviews that have compared women and black artists to white male artists, “only to find them lacking.”

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Undocumented Immigrants Rising Quickly on TIME'S 'Person of the Year' List

Undocumented Immigrants Rising Quickly on TIME’S ‘Person of the Year’ List

by Jorge Rivas on November 28 2012, 11:11AM

Undocumented immigrants are now in ninth place

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Facing Race 2012: 'Culture Trumps Politics: Or Does It?' [Video] Play

Facing Race 2012: ‘Culture Trumps Politics: Or Does It?’ [Video]

by Channing Kennedy on November 28 2012, 10:12AM

Couldn’t make it to Facing Race 2012? Watch the full 70-minute plenary session on the role art plays in powering a movement.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Facing Race 2012, Politics

Hip-Hop Legend Afrika Bambaataa Begins Lecturing at Cornell

Hip-Hop Legend Afrika Bambaataa Begins Lecturing at Cornell

by Jorge Rivas on November 27 2012, 11:59AM

Bambaataa joins a list of other Hip-hop pioneers who have recently become visiting scholars at Ivy League institutions.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW