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Spike Lee Releases Clip From his Michael Jackson Documentary 'Bad 25'

Spike Lee Releases Clip From his Michael Jackson Documentary ‘Bad 25’

by Jorge Rivas on July 11 2012, 1:32PM

Film focuses on the King of Pop’s groundbreaking album “Bad.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'What We See--Is That Oakland Is Beautiful' Photo

‘What We See—Is That Oakland Is Beautiful’

by Hatty Lee on July 11 2012, 9:18AM

Young women in Oakland and Chicago speak for themselves through art. As they do, they challenge the sexual abuse and violence that too often surrounds their lives.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Under 48 Hours to Help BlackGirlsCode Teach 300+ Youth of Color to Code

Under 48 Hours to Help BlackGirlsCode Teach 300+ Youth of Color to Code

by Jorge Rivas on July 10 2012, 3:31PM

BlackGirlsCode have 37 hours to reach fundraising goal that will help them teach girls computer programming.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Frank Ocean Performs with The Roots and a Live Orchestra on 'Jimmy Fallon'

Frank Ocean Performs with The Roots and a Live Orchestra on ‘Jimmy Fallon’

by Jorge Rivas on July 10 2012, 3:56AM

Frank Ocean made his national television debut Monday night on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Secrets Straight from Spiderman's Stuntman: Spiderman is Asian

Secrets Straight from Spiderman’s Stuntman: Spiderman is Asian

by Jorge Rivas on July 9 2012, 2:27PM

Spiderman’s stuntman is Asian.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Beyoncé’s Letter to Frank Ocean: ‘Be fearless. Be honest. Be generous. Be brave’

by Jorge Rivas on July 9 2012, 1:31PM

Beyoncé announced her support for Frank Ocean on July 7th.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

American Indian Synchronized Swimmer Takes Spot at Olympics

American Indian Synchronized Swimmer Takes Spot at Olympics

by Jorge Rivas on July 9 2012, 10:24AM

Mary Killman and her partner Maria Koroleva are the two athletes who will bear the load of representing the U.S. in the synchronized swimming events at the Olympic Games in London this Summer.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Film: Black Olympians Dominate Because They're Descendants of Slaves

Film: Black Olympians Dominate Because They’re Descendants of Slaves

by Jorge Rivas on July 6 2012, 11:58AM

African-American social scientists have argued that the ‘superior black athletic gene’ theory is offensive because it encourages ‘black brawn vs. white brains’ stereotyping.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Jeremy Lin's on His Way to Being Highest Paid Asian-American in NBA History

Jeremy Lin’s on His Way to Being Highest Paid Asian-American in NBA History

by Jorge Rivas on July 6 2012, 10:57AM

Linsanity is worth approximately $30 million dollars.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

A Brief Guide to This Summer's Unexpected U.S. Olympians of Color

A Brief Guide to This Summer’s Unexpected U.S. Olympians of Color

by Jorge Rivas on July 6 2012, 9:51AM

A list of eight athletes of color who will be competing for the U.S. in Olympic sports categories that historically have not been very diverse.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Olympics

Beyond the 'Single Story': 3Bute Turns African Lit Into Crowdsourced Comics

Beyond the ‘Single Story’: 3Bute Turns African Lit Into Crowdsourced Comics

by Channing Kennedy on July 6 2012, 9:24AM

Bunmi Oloruntoba and Emmanuel Iduma say the African literary scene needs to write its own rules. Their innovative annotated comics adaptations are a big first step.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Biracial Athlete Hoped to be First Out American Gymnast at Olympics

Biracial Athlete Hoped to be First Out American Gymnast at Olympics

by Jorge Rivas on July 5 2012, 1:59PM

The United States has never had a publicly out male gymnast participate in the Olympics. Josh Dixon hoped to be the first.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch 8-Year-Old Actress Tell Jay Leno He's Asking the Wrong Questions

Watch 8-Year-Old Actress Tell Jay Leno He’s Asking the Wrong Questions

by Jorge Rivas on July 3 2012, 12:55PM

The film’s star Quvenzhané Wallis was a regular five-year-old school girl in Houma, Louisiana when she auditioned for the role of Hushpuppy in the film.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

One of NYC's Last Black-Owned Bookstores is Closing

One of NYC’s Last Black-Owned Bookstores is Closing

by Jorge Rivas on July 3 2012, 12:53PM

High rents force one of New York City’s last black owned book store to re-think its strategy.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Black Gymnast Gabby Douglas Grabs Top Spot on U.S. Gymnastics Team

Black Gymnast Gabby Douglas Grabs Top Spot on U.S. Gymnastics Team

by Jorge Rivas on July 2 2012, 2:13PM

Douglas has also earned the nickname “Flying Squirrel” because of her height-defying gymnastics skills.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Whitney Houston, Donna Summer, Rodney King and Trayvon Martin Remembered at BET Awards

Whitney Houston, Donna Summer, Rodney King and Trayvon Martin Remembered at BET Awards

by Jorge Rivas on July 2 2012, 11:34AM

Kanye West, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé were all present at the BET Awards ceremony Sunday but the highlight of the show everyone is talking about today came from Cissy Houston.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Dwyane Wade Tells Oprah Maturity Helped Him Step Back and let LeBron James Be the Best Player in the World

Dwyane Wade Tells Oprah Maturity Helped Him Step Back and let LeBron James Be the Best Player in the World

by Jorge Rivas on June 29 2012, 4:01PM

Dwyane Wade, the Miami Heat’s All-Star shooting guard, says maturity helped him step back and give LeBron James enough space to “move back a little bit and let this guy, who is the best player in the world become the best player in the world.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

A Satirical Step-by-Step Guide to How to be a Reverse Racist

A Satirical Step-by-Step Guide to How to be a Reverse Racist

by Jorge Rivas on June 28 2012, 4:54PM

An actual step by step list for oppressing white people.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

1976 McDonald's Ad Shows Long Courtship of Black Customers

1976 McDonald’s Ad Shows Long Courtship of Black Customers

by Jorge Rivas on June 28 2012, 3:29PM

Showing a smiling black family gathered around a table at the fast food chain, the ad also proclaims: ‘You don’t have to get dressed up… there’s no tipping.’

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Groundbreaking 'Today' Co-Host Ann Curry Bids Emotional Farewell

Groundbreaking ‘Today’ Co-Host Ann Curry Bids Emotional Farewell

by Jorge Rivas on June 28 2012, 11:15AM

When Ann Curry first appeared on NBC’s “Today Show” fifteen-years ago there weren’t too many faces on morning television that looked like her.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW