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Russell Means Voiced the Most Powerful Scene of Disney's 'Pocahontas'

Russell Means Voiced the Most Powerful Scene of Disney’s ‘Pocahontas’

by Jorge Rivas on October 22 2012, 3:22PM

Little did they know that in 1969, Means was part of a group of American Indians that occupied Alcatraz Island to call attention to the nation’s history of injustices against its indigenous peoples.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Russell Means, Oglala Sioux Activist and Actor, Dies at 72

Russell Means, Oglala Sioux Activist and Actor, Dies at 72

by Jorge Rivas on October 22 2012, 2:09PM

Means credited his organization the American Indian Movement with bringing Native Americans a sense of pride.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Woman Starts Native American Fashion Mag

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Woman Starts Native American Fashion Mag

by Jorge Rivas on October 18 2012, 8:37AM

Kelly Holmes says she founded “Native Max” magazine after getting tired of thumbing through issues of “Seventeen” or “Vogue” and not seeing models that looked like her.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Jeff Chang on Hope, Change and How Culture Can Shape Politics

Jeff Chang on Hope, Change and How Culture Can Shape Politics

by Jamilah King on October 17 2012, 10:06AM

The author of one of the hip-hop generation’s seminal texts talks about shifting cultural images of Barack Obama, storytelling and what’s been inspiring him lately.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Facing Race 2012, Politics

Jeremy Lin on the Cover of GQ, Talks Race, Racism and Expectations

Jeremy Lin on the Cover of GQ, Talks Race, Racism and Expectations

by Jorge Rivas on October 16 2012, 3:28PM

Linsanity is still alive and thriving.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Oprah Gives Photographer Terry Richardson The Thumbs Up

Oprah Gives Photographer Terry Richardson The Thumbs Up

by Jorge Rivas on October 16 2012, 12:45PM

The infamous photographer Terry Richardson snapped pictures of Oprah Winfrey for the November issue of “Harper’s Bazaar.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Rosie Pérez Talks Romney and Love on Maddow [Video]

Rosie Pérez Talks Romney and Love on Maddow [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on October 16 2012, 12:02PM

It’s a great interview, but something else happened that you don’t see on television often these days.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

White Students in Blackface Reenact Chris Brown-Rihanna Fight

White Students in Blackface Reenact Chris Brown-Rihanna Fight

by Jorge Rivas on October 16 2012, 11:25AM

Last Friday, three white high schools students in Waverly, New York attended a pep-rally in black face and re-enacted a “scene” from the 2009 incident in which performer Chris Brown allegedly beat his then-girlfriend Rihanna.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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