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Los Fixie Riders: L.A. Latino Teens on Why They Prefer Fixed Gear Bikes Play

Los Fixie Riders: L.A. Latino Teens on Why They Prefer Fixed Gear Bikes

by Jorge Rivas on August 1 2012, 9:09AM

Taking a cue from velodrome Olympians and city bike messengers, Latino teens are tricking on bikes without gears.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Olympics, Summer

The Oscar Grant Movie Filming in a Bay Area Neighborhood Near You?

The Oscar Grant Movie Filming in a Bay Area Neighborhood Near You?

by Julianne Hing on July 31 2012, 3:45PM

And both BART and Grant’s family have given their okays for the film.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Oprah Responds to Critics Who Say She Played Up Stereotypes in India Show

Oprah Responds to Critics Who Say She Played Up Stereotypes in India Show

by Jorge Rivas on July 27 2012, 1:49PM

Critics say the show was myopic, unaware, ignorant and gauche.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Lupe Ontiveros-- 'Selena' & 'El Norte'--Actress Passes Away at 69

Lupe Ontiveros— ‘Selena’ & ‘El Norte’—Actress Passes Away at 69

by Jorge Rivas on July 27 2012, 10:17AM

Mexican-American actress Lupe Ontiveros passed away early Friday morning. She was 69.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Caster Semenya To Carry South Africa's Flag In Olympic Ceremony

Caster Semenya To Carry South Africa’s Flag In Olympic Ceremony

by Jorge Rivas on July 26 2012, 12:45PM

Caster Semenya will carry South Africa’s flag at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Sundance Winner ‘Middle of Nowhere’ Gets Release Date and Trailer

by Jorge Rivas on July 25 2012, 4:47PM

The film chronicles a woman’s struggle to adapt to life after her husband’s incarceration.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Anaheim Mayor Requests State, Federal Help in Police Shootings

Anaheim Mayor Requests State, Federal Help in Police Shootings

by Jorge Rivas on July 24 2012, 12:10PM

Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait has called on state and federal agencies to assist the city with the review of two officer-involved shootings that left two Latino men dead and the incidents that transpired after where officers openly fired rubber bullets in to a crowd that included children.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Banksy Interrupts the Olympics

Banksy Interrupts the Olympics

by Jorge Rivas on July 24 2012, 11:44AM

On Monday, the street artist Banksy added to two new pieces to the walls of London. Just days before the opening ceremony at the Olympics.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Harlem's Hue-Man Hopes the Past Is Prologue for Black Booksellers

Harlem’s Hue-Man Hopes the Past Is Prologue for Black Booksellers

by Jasmine Johnson on July 24 2012, 9:13AM

One of the nation’s most well-known black bookstores is closing its doors. But it’s also trying to write a story that features more than the usual Amazon-killed-us narrative.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Beyoncé Gives Snuggie 'Countdown' Video a 'Brilliant' Blessing

Beyoncé Gives Snuggie ‘Countdown’ Video a ‘Brilliant’ Blessing

by Jorge Rivas on July 20 2012, 11:34AM

We posted the “Countdown” video created by a young Beyoncé fan on Wednesday and it’s been shared over 2,000 times on our site alone. So here’s an update: Queen Bey herself has seen the video and declared it brilliant. “I…

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Jeremy Lin Becomes Highest Paid Asian-American in NBA History

Jeremy Lin Becomes Highest Paid Asian-American in NBA History

by Jorge Rivas on July 19 2012, 2:00PM

Jeremy Lin has signed a three-year $25.1 million offer sheet with the Houston Rockets, becoming the’s highest paid Asian American in NBA history.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Sofia Vergara May Be Highest Paid Actress But Few Latinos Roles on TV

Sofia Vergara May Be Highest Paid Actress But Few Latinos Roles on TV

by Jorge Rivas on July 19 2012, 1:09PM

“Modern Family” actress Sofia Vergara is the highest-earning woman in U.S. television, taking in $19 million for the past 12 months on a list released by Forbes.com on Wednesday.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Young Asian Fan Recreates Beyoncé's 'Countdown' Shot for Shot

Young Asian Fan Recreates Beyoncé’s ‘Countdown’ Shot for Shot

by Jorge Rivas on July 18 2012, 11:19AM

And it’s perfect!

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

The Queen of Soul is Openly Lobbying to Replace J-Lo on 'American Idol'

The Queen of Soul is Openly Lobbying to Replace J-Lo on ‘American Idol’

by Jorge Rivas on July 16 2012, 2:34PM

Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler have left their judging gigs on “American Idol” and now the Queen of Soul says she wants to reign in.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

An Unexpected, Enduring Lesson From 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'

An Unexpected, Enduring Lesson From ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’

by Jarvis DeBerry on July 16 2012, 10:00AM

In the eyes of this New Orleanian, the film helps illustrate one of America’s greatest crimes: the systematic separation of black folks from their land.

Topics: Arts & Culture

House Bill Would Keep Kids of Deported Parents With Families

House Bill Would Keep Kids of Deported Parents With Families

by Jorge Rivas on July 13 2012, 5:08PM

The “Help Separated Families Act of 2012” intends to keep children of detained or deported parents united with their families.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Colorlines.com Readers Caption Pictures of Romney Getting Shade at NAACP Meeting

by Jorge Rivas on July 13 2012, 3:59PM

Winning comments from you.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Politics

Spam the Homophobic Frank Ocean Haters With Love

Spam the Homophobic Frank Ocean Haters With Love

by Jorge Rivas on July 13 2012, 11:13AM

Visitors to Hatetweetstofrankocean.com scroll through a gallery of hateful tweets and when compelled fight hate with love.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch New 'Awkward Black Girl' Episode 'The Visit'

Watch New ‘Awkward Black Girl’ Episode ‘The Visit’

by Jorge Rivas on July 13 2012, 10:34AM

The long awaited second episode of “Awkward Black Girl” season two was released Thursday.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Finally Here: Episode 1 of 'K-Town' -- the Korean 'Jersey Shore'

Finally Here: Episode 1 of ‘K-Town’ — the Korean ‘Jersey Shore’

by Jorge Rivas on July 11 2012, 5:53PM

The Korean Jersey Shore is finally here.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW