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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

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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

Comedian Fakes 'Mexican Accent' For Entire Semester of Spanish Class

Comedian Fakes ‘Mexican Accent’ For Entire Semester of Spanish Class

by Jorge Rivas on November 26 2012, 2:39PM

Jose Barrientos began his comedy career in Baghdad Iraq, while Serving in the ARMY. He says he became a comedian after realizing he was a better clown than he was a soldier.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Jada on Willow's Hair Cut: 'Girls Have the Right to Own Themselves'

Jada on Willow’s Hair Cut: ‘Girls Have the Right to Own Themselves’

by Jorge Rivas on November 26 2012, 1:08PM

In an open letter published on her Facebook wall last week Jada Pinkett-Smith declared her daughter Willow Smith is “not her hair.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Readers Blast 'Hollywood Reporter' for 'Blindingly Pale Group of Women'

Readers Blast ‘Hollywood Reporter’ for ‘Blindingly Pale Group of Women’

by Jorge Rivas on November 26 2012, 10:55AM

Readers of the entertainment business magazine are calling them out for only featuring white actress in their “The Actresses Roundtable” cover story.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

From Blackface to Food Stamps, Is All Publicity Good Publicity? [Reader Forum]

From Blackface to Food Stamps, Is All Publicity Good Publicity? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on November 26 2012, 9:42AM

Some people will do anything for attention. Colorlines readers respond to the latest race- and poverty-related stunts.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Two Minnesota Students Record a Terribly Racist Rant in Blackface

Two Minnesota Students Record a Terribly Racist Rant in Blackface

by Jorge Rivas on November 21 2012, 6:08PM

The two young women go through just about every stereotype in the 5-minute video.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

China's Next Top Model is 72-Year-Old Grandfather Liu Xianping

China’s Next Top Model is 72-Year-Old Grandfather Liu Xianping

by Jorge Rivas on November 21 2012, 11:51AM

China’s Next Top Model is a 72-year-old grandfather named Liu Xianping.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

All in the Family: A Thanksgiving Comic Strip

All in the Family: A Thanksgiving Comic Strip

by Nia King on November 21 2012, 9:10AM

Love doesn’t always come easy, but somehow we find our way.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Amber Riley Breaks Down in Tears as She Opens Up About Body Image

Amber Riley Breaks Down in Tears as She Opens Up About Body Image

by Jorge Rivas on November 20 2012, 6:55PM

The 26-year-old “Glee” actress said: ‘Hollywood is a very hard place to be in. It really is. Being the person I am, you know, the size I am, being a woman, being a black woman, there’s not a lot of roles for us.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Gmail's 57th Supported Language is Cherokee, Its First Native American Tribal Language

Gmail’s 57th Supported Language is Cherokee, Its First Native American Tribal Language

by Jorge Rivas on November 20 2012, 4:36PM

Cherokee has become the first Native American language fully integrated into Gmail.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

A 'Love Balm' for Mothers Who've Watched Too Many Sons Die

A ‘Love Balm’ for Mothers Who’ve Watched Too Many Sons Die

by Julianne Hing on November 20 2012, 9:48AM

A Bay Area theater project featuring the testimony of Oscar Grant’s grandmother seeks to make emotional sense of incomprehensible violence.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Los Angeles Finally Gets Korean-Language Lakers Games

Los Angeles Finally Gets Korean-Language Lakers Games

by Jorge Rivas on November 19 2012, 11:04AM

Last Friday, for the first time ever, Koreans in Southern California were able to watch Lakers games in their native language.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'If God Forgives Us, Then Our Community Should Forgive Us Too' Play

‘If God Forgives Us, Then Our Community Should Forgive Us Too’

by Jorge Rivas on November 16 2012, 4:23PM

Tayna Fogle, a formerly incarcerated voting rights activist, describes her fight on behalf of Kentuckians denied the right to democracy because they’ve been to prison.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

First Black Olympic All-Around Champion Met First Black U.S. President

First Black Olympic All-Around Champion Met First Black U.S. President

by Jorge Rivas on November 16 2012, 11:33AM

Gabby Douglas meets President Barack Obama.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Keeping Up With Colorlines at the Facing Race Conference in Baltimore

Keeping Up With Colorlines at the Facing Race Conference in Baltimore

by Jorge Rivas on November 15 2012, 3:51PM

The Facing Race Conference—the largest national, multi-racial gathering of racial justice leaders, educators, journalists, artists, and activists—starts today!

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Viola Davis Honored By Domestic Workers

Viola Davis Honored By Domestic Workers

by Jorge Rivas on November 15 2012, 2:32PM

Davis received the “Voice of Love Award: Uplifting the Voices of Domestic Workers in Popular Culture” award.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Solange Knowles' TSA Afro Pat Down Disaster

Solange Knowles’ TSA Afro Pat Down Disaster

by Jorge Rivas on November 15 2012, 9:38AM

Beyoncé Knowles’ younger sister was forced to an afro pat down by TSA agents at a Miami airport.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Art and Activism in Charm City: Five Baltimore Collectives That Are Facing Race

Art and Activism in Charm City: Five Baltimore Collectives That Are Facing Race

by Jamilah King on November 15 2012, 9:20AM

There’s more to Baltimore’s arts scene than John Waters. Colorlines hung out with five collectives trying to reshape the city’s culture.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Facing Race 2012