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Dolce & Gabbana Send Racist Mammy Collection Down the Catwalk

Dolce & Gabbana Send Racist Mammy Collection Down the Catwalk

by Jorge Rivas on September 26 2012, 1:02PM

That colonialist idea of a black woman on earrings is even more problematic when you realize that Dolce and Gabbana liked black women enough to exoticise on earrings but not to include them in their show.

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Madonna: Obama Is 'A Black Muslim' and 'Y'all Better' F---ing Vote for Him

Madonna: Obama Is ‘A Black Muslim’ and ‘Y’all Better’ F—-ing Vote for Him

by Jorge Rivas on September 25 2012, 11:35AM

At a concert in Washington, D.C. Monday night, Madonna endorsed President Barack Obama. And she did it in the most, uh, colorful of ways.

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Indian American Comedian Celebrates Success by Pointing to a Few Failures

Indian American Comedian Celebrates Success by Pointing to a Few Failures

by Jorge Rivas on September 24 2012, 3:40PM

Hari Kondabolu, a comedian and writer on “Totally Biased,” says it’s a great time to be Indian American. Unless of course, you piss him off.

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Are Black and Latino Teens Getting Paid to Wait in Line for iPhone 5's?

Are Black and Latino Teens Getting Paid to Wait in Line for iPhone 5’s?

by Jorge Rivas on September 21 2012, 11:53AM

Waiting in line for iPhone 5, some are just doing their jobs.

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Everyone Wants to Know if Mitt Romney Sported Brownface for Univision

Everyone Wants to Know if Mitt Romney Sported Brownface for Univision

by Jorge Rivas on September 20 2012, 5:15PM

Everyone is asking if Mitt Romney donned brownface for his television appearance on Univision.

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Tired of Chris Brown? There's an App For That

Tired of Chris Brown? There’s an App For That

by Jorge Rivas on September 19 2012, 12:38PM

There’s a Chrome extension to “scrub” Chris Brown from the internet. Permanently.

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FX Renews W. Kamau Bell's 'Totally Biased' for Second Season

FX Renews W. Kamau Bell’s ‘Totally Biased’ for Second Season

by Jorge Rivas on September 18 2012, 3:56PM

FX networks renews the Chris Rock produced “Totally Biased” with Kamau Bell.

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More Asian Models at N.Y. Fashion Week, But the Industry Is Not Post Racial

More Asian Models at N.Y. Fashion Week, But the Industry Is Not Post Racial

by Jorge Rivas on September 18 2012, 12:45PM

The rise of Asian models at New York Fashion Week may not be as beautiful as it seems.

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Jay Pharoah Debuts as Barack Obama on Season Premiere of 'SNL'

Jay Pharoah Debuts as Barack Obama on Season Premiere of ‘SNL’

by Jorge Rivas on September 17 2012, 11:05AM

“Saturday Night Live” cast member Jay Pharoah made his debut as President Barack Obama on the show’s season premiere on Saturday.

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SNL Finally Giving Obama Role to Black Cast Member

SNL Finally Giving Obama Role to Black Cast Member

by Jorge Rivas on September 14 2012, 3:57PM

Fred Armisen has been the show’s President Obama since 2008, but Jay Pharoah, who is actually black, will take the role.

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Tracy Reese, Designer of Mrs. Obama's DNC Dress, Shows at Fashion Week

Tracy Reese, Designer of Mrs. Obama’s DNC Dress, Shows at Fashion Week

by Jorge Rivas on September 14 2012, 3:10PM

A favorite of Michelle Obama shows at fashion week.

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Samuel Jackson's New Ad: 'Wake the F--k Up and Vote for Obama'

Samuel Jackson’s New Ad: ‘Wake the F—k Up and Vote for Obama’

by Jorge Rivas on September 14 2012, 1:30PM

If the reports are true, the commercial is said to be filled with wonderful, colorful language.

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Chicago Pastor Takes on Clint Eastwood's Invisible Chair, Racism [Video]

Chicago Pastor Takes on Clint Eastwood’s Invisible Chair, Racism [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on September 14 2012, 12:49PM

Perhaps taking some inspiration from Clint Eastwood’s Republican National Convention invisible chair stunt Rev. Moss touches on history, the upcoming election, and voter suppression.

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Chris Brown Reps Say New Tattoo is Mexican ‘Dia De Los Muertos’ Sugar Skull, Not Rihanna

by Jorge Rivas on September 12 2012, 10:40AM

Brown’s representatives have denied allegations that his new neck tattoo of a woman’s face with strange markings on it was an homage to his ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

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Junot Díaz Nearly Causes a Riot at New York City Book Signing

Junot Díaz Nearly Causes a Riot at New York City Book Signing

by Aura Bogado on September 12 2012, 9:25AM

Some 200 Junot Díaz fans were turned away as the author made his first public appearance since the release of his new book.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Facing Race 2012, /NOW

Comedy Central's 'Indecision' Meets Undocubus

Comedy Central’s ‘Indecision’ Meets Undocubus

by Jorge Rivas on September 11 2012, 4:33PM

Comedy Central’s ‘Indecision’ caught up with the Undocubus riders who traveled from Arizona to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC to urge the Obama administration to stop criminalizing immigrant communities.

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Listen to 1-Minute of Missy Elliott’s New Song ‘9th Inning’

by Jorge Rivas on September 11 2012, 1:30PM

Missy Elliott is ready.

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Junot Díaz Returns to Short Stories in 'This Is How You Lose Her'

Junot Díaz Returns to Short Stories in ‘This Is How You Lose Her’

by Jorge Rivas on September 11 2012, 1:00PM

The Pulitzer winner’s new collection of story tracks a man’s struggles with fidelity, beginning with him cheating on his girlfriend and ending with him cheating on his fiancee with 50 different women.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Facing Race 2012, /NOW

'Say You Heard My Echo' Follows Lives in the Shadows of 9/11

‘Say You Heard My Echo’ Follows Lives in the Shadows of 9/11

by Jamilah King on September 11 2012, 10:00AM

Spoken word poet Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai talks about her latest spoken word theater ensemble.

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Gabby Douglas Takes Stage with Alicia Keys and Nicki Minaj at MTV VMAs

Gabby Douglas Takes Stage with Alicia Keys and Nicki Minaj at MTV VMAs

by Jorge Rivas on September 7 2012, 11:04AM

Alicia Keys made her official comeback at the 2012 MTV VMAs on Thursday night. The singer performed her latest new single “Girl On Fire,” featuring Nicki Minaj and a special appearance by Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas!

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