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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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture

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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Asian American Chefs Dish Out Their Favorite Recipes

Asian American Chefs Dish Out Their Favorite Recipes

by Hatty Lee on September 7 2012, 10:00AM

A new generation of Asian American chefs are adding flare to traditional food.

Topics: Arts & Culture, How We Eat

Michelle Obama’s DNC Dress Designed by African-American Designer Tracy Reese

by Jorge Rivas on September 5 2012, 3:43PM

First Lady Michelle Obama’s dress at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday was designed by African-American designer Tracy Reese.

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Watch Trailer for Jay-Z, Will and Jada Smith's 'Free Angela' Doc

Watch Trailer for Jay-Z, Will and Jada Smith’s ‘Free Angela’ Doc

by Jorge Rivas on September 5 2012, 11:43AM

Will & Jada Pinkett Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment and Jay-Z’s Roc Nation have officially come on-board as executive producers of Shola Lynch’s Angela Davis documentary, “Free Angela & All Political Prisoners.”

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Photo: President Obama, Sasha And Malia Watch Michelle's DNC Speech

Photo: President Obama, Sasha And Malia Watch Michelle’s DNC Speech

by Jorge Rivas on September 5 2012, 11:17AM

President Obama says that “when Michelle starts talking, I start getting all misty.”

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America's Next Top Model 2027: Julián Castro's Daughter Carina Victoria

America’s Next Top Model 2027: Julián Castro’s Daughter Carina Victoria

by Jorge Rivas on September 5 2012, 10:32AM

Watch 3-year-old Carina Victoria Castro steal her dad’s spotlight.

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New York City's Global Love For Pick-Up Basketball Comes Home

New York City’s Global Love For Pick-Up Basketball Comes Home

by Jamilah King on August 31 2012, 10:03AM

A new documentary showcases the magic of the game and the people who play it.

Topics: Arts & Culture

'I'd Love To Meet Shakira and Thalia' said Craig Romney, as He Licked His Lips

‘I’d Love To Meet Shakira and Thalia’ said Craig Romney, as He Licked His Lips

by Jorge Rivas on August 30 2012, 3:52PM

Just take a look at the headline. Then the video.

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Humanae: A Portrait Series That Classifies Human Skin Tones as Pantone Colors

Humanae: A Portrait Series That Classifies Human Skin Tones as Pantone Colors

by Jorge Rivas on August 30 2012, 10:46AM

Angelica Dass’ project “Humanae” uses people’s skin color to complete a human Pantone chart.

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Meet the Black Army Vet Who's Going the Distance At the Paralympics

Meet the Black Army Vet Who’s Going the Distance At the Paralympics

by Jorge Rivas on August 29 2012, 1:41PM

Centra “Ce-Ce” Mazyck, who was paralyzed during a parachute jump with the 82 Airborne in November 2003, will compete in the javelin at the London Paralympics

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Brooklyn's Afro-Punk Festival Reveals Black Culture's Dirty Little Secret Photo

Brooklyn’s Afro-Punk Festival Reveals Black Culture’s Dirty Little Secret

by Jamilah King on August 28 2012, 9:27AM

Hint: It’s totally okay to stand out.

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Anti-Obama Documentary ‘2016: Obama’s America’ Breaks Box Office Records, #1 Conservative Doc Ever

by Jorge Rivas on August 27 2012, 4:04PM

The anti-Obama documentary is now the #1 all-time biggest-grossing conservative political documentary and comes in as number 8 on the list of highest grossing political documentaries of all time.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW