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Negin Farsad on Drive-By Hate, Real Questions and Muslim Mainstreaming

Negin Farsad on Drive-By Hate, Real Questions and Muslim Mainstreaming

by Channing Kennedy on October 16 2012, 10:14AM

The writer, director and stand-up comedian talks to Colorlines.com about making her film “The Muslims Are Coming.” Join Farsad and Colorlines at Facing Race 2012 in Baltimore.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Facing Race 2012

Gap Pulls 'Manifest Destiny' Shirts After Outrage, Twitter Response

Gap Pulls ‘Manifest Destiny’ Shirts After Outrage, Twitter Response

by Jorge Rivas on October 15 2012, 6:11PM

When McNairy heard his work was promoting “a belief that has resulted in mass genocide” he took to Twitter to stir the controversy even more.

Topics: Arts & Culture, History, /NOW

BET Co-Founder Says Network Reinforces Negative Stereotypes

BET Co-Founder Says Network Reinforces Negative Stereotypes

by Jorge Rivas on October 15 2012, 4:25PM

The co-founder says the network’s current content reinforces negative stereotypes of blacks in the U.S.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Middle of Nowhere' Opens To Biggest Per Screen Average This Weekend

‘Middle of Nowhere’ Opens To Biggest Per Screen Average This Weekend

by Jorge Rivas on October 15 2012, 2:36PM

The film brought in the biggest per-screen ticket sales total for any film currently in theaters.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

What Lupe Fiasco's Brand Of Hip-Hop Says About Our Political Culture

What Lupe Fiasco’s Brand Of Hip-Hop Says About Our Political Culture

by Jamilah King on October 10 2012, 9:57AM

His outspoken politics aren’t all that surprising. But they’re unique at a time when hip-hop’s afraid to be too confrontational.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Ava DuVernay Presents Prison's New Math in 'Middle of Nowhere'

Ava DuVernay Presents Prison’s New Math in ‘Middle of Nowhere’

by Jamilah King on October 5 2012, 10:09AM

The award-winning director talks about her latest film and her proudest moments.

Topics: 'Middle of Nowhere', Arts & Culture

Meet W. Kamau Bell and Deanna Zandt, Your Hosts for Facing Race Play

Meet W. Kamau Bell and Deanna Zandt, Your Hosts for Facing Race

by Channing Kennedy on October 2 2012, 9:49AM

In this new video from the Facing Race team, W. Kamau Bell and Deanna Zandt invite you to Baltimore (between goofing around).

Topics: Arts & Culture, Facing Race 2012

Dolce and Gabbana's 'Mammy' Collection: Insult or Homage? [Reader Forum]

Dolce and Gabbana’s ‘Mammy’ Collection: Insult or Homage? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on October 1 2012, 9:46AM

Colorlines.com commenters explore the most recent run-in between fashion, race, and agency.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Whoopi Goldberg Bleeped After Ann Coulter Tries To Tell Her About Black People

Whoopi Goldberg Bleeped After Ann Coulter Tries To Tell Her About Black People

by Jorge Rivas on September 28 2012, 3:25PM

“The View” host Whoopi Goldberg confronted Ann Coulter over the topic of race and ended up cursing her out and accusing her of not knowing what she was talking about.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Sikh Woman Teaches Reddit Users a Life Lesson in Tolerance

Sikh Woman Teaches Reddit Users a Life Lesson in Tolerance

by Jorge Rivas on September 28 2012, 1:10PM

A college student who posted a mean spirited photo he shot of a fellow student to the online community site Reddit.com just got a life lesson in tolerance he’ll never forget.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

How Can You Be a Conscious Sports Fan?

How Can You Be a Conscious Sports Fan?

by Jamilah King on September 28 2012, 9:46AM

Yes, sports and justice can work together. Here are three ways to make it happen.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Chicano Poet Takes on Anti-Muslim 'Savage' Ads [Video]

Chicano Poet Takes on Anti-Muslim ‘Savage’ Ads [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on September 26 2012, 4:01PM

Spoken word artist Mark Gonzales takes on the racist advertisements paid for by Pamela Geller and her organization the American Freedom Defense Initiative that referred to Muslims as savages.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW