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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

Infographic: How White is the New Fall 2012 TV Season?

Infographic: How White is the New Fall 2012 TV Season?

by Jorge Rivas on November 14 2012, 11:14AM

NBC leads the pack as the network with the most diversity in its scripted programming.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Porn Stars of Color Face Racial Inequality and Wage Gap Too

Porn Stars of Color Face Racial Inequality and Wage Gap Too

by Jorge Rivas on November 14 2012, 10:30AM

Women of color in the pornography industry are paid half to three quarters of what white actresses tend to make.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Denzel to Daughter: 'You're Dark-Skinned' So You'll Have to Work Harder

Denzel to Daughter: ‘You’re Dark-Skinned’ So You’ll Have to Work Harder

by Jorge Rivas on November 12 2012, 4:09PM

Denzel Washington (with a little help fromJamie Foxx) share advice for people that want to follow in their footsteps.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Victoria’s Secret Sexy Native American Headdress Runway Disaster

by Jorge Rivas on November 9 2012, 4:22PM

And November is Native American History month.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Chris Rock's Message for the 'Undecided Voters of the Caucasian Variety'

Chris Rock’s Message for the ‘Undecided Voters of the Caucasian Variety’

by Jorge Rivas on November 5 2012, 1:18PM

On last Friday night’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Chris Rock starred in a satirical campaign ad that proved President Barack Obama is white.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

A New Play Explores the Beauty of Being Black in the Green Movement

A New Play Explores the Beauty of Being Black in the Green Movement

by Jamilah King on November 5 2012, 9:53AM

Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s “red, black, and GREEN: a blues” is an interactive and intimate look at how communities are redefining sustainability.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Environment

Who Has the Right to Portray Nina Simone? [Reader Forum]

Who Has the Right to Portray Nina Simone? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on November 5 2012, 9:45AM

Colorlines readers sound off on recently photos leaked of Zoe Saldana with darkened skin and facial prosthetics in order to help her look more like Nina Simone for the upcoming unauthorized bio pic.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Janelle Monáe On Being a Former Maid and Why She Still Wears a Uniform

Janelle Monáe On Being a Former Maid and Why She Still Wears a Uniform

by Jorge Rivas on November 5 2012, 4:44AM

The singer-songwriter delivered the most moving speech of the evening at the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! 2012 awards ceremony.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Sergio Romo, SF World Series Champ, Declares: 'I Just Look Illegal'

Sergio Romo, SF World Series Champ, Declares: ‘I Just Look Illegal’

by Jorge Rivas on October 31 2012, 3:36PM

Sergio Romo, grandson of migrant workers and world series champ, declares: “I Just Look Illegal”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Border Towns Honor Fallen Migrants on Day of the Dead

Border Towns Honor Fallen Migrants on Day of the Dead

by Jorge Rivas on October 31 2012, 2:25PM

Since Dia de los Muertos in 1994, the year that Operation Gatekeeper tightened border security and diverted migrants to remote and dangerous areas, artists hang art on the border fence as a way of honoring the men, women and children who lost their lives on their way to the U.S.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Confused About Whether Your Costume is Racist or Not?

Confused About Whether Your Costume is Racist or Not?

by Jorge Rivas on October 31 2012, 12:37PM

Confused About Whether Your Costume is Racist or Not? Here’s your last minute checklist.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

A Personal Take on the Nina Simone Biopic's Casting Troubles

A Personal Take on the Nina Simone Biopic’s Casting Troubles

by Akiba Solomon on October 30 2012, 9:05AM

The unauthorized biopic of Nina Simone has been riddled with criticism for casting Mary J. Blige and, most recently, Zoe Saldana in the starring role. Here, an (admittedly sentimental) argument for why it’s a fail.

Topics: Gender, Arts & Culture, Nina Simone

Honoring Ancestors, Loved Ones As We Celebrate Day of the Dead Play

Honoring Ancestors, Loved Ones As We Celebrate Day of the Dead

by Jorge Rivas on October 29 2012, 10:15AM

Watch as Colorlines.com joins the celebration in Los Angeles and asks participants to explain what the traditional Mexican holiday means to them.

Topics: Arts & Culture