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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

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture

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

Utah's Athletic Director Goes on YouTube to Ask if Native Logo is Offensive

Utah’s Athletic Director Goes on YouTube to Ask if Native Logo is Offensive

by Jorge Rivas on August 27 2012, 2:21PM

The University of Utah’s team is named after the Ute Indian Tribe and the athletic director wants your feedback on headdresses and tomahawks at games.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

First Look: Oprah's Balance Beam Routine with Gabby Douglas!

First Look: Oprah’s Balance Beam Routine with Gabby Douglas!

by Jorge Rivas on August 24 2012, 3:45PM

Oprah Winfrey recently took a trip to Des Moines, Iowa to interview Olympic gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas for her show “Oprah’s Next Chapter” that will air this Sunday.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Jennifer Lopez to Produce Show on Non-Traditional Families

Jennifer Lopez to Produce Show on Non-Traditional Families

by Jorge Rivas on August 24 2012, 10:59AM

ABC Family said Thursday they’ve ordered a comedy-drama pilot, titled “The Fosters,” about two women raising a “21st century,” multi-ethnic mix of foster and biological kids.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Eduardo Nájera Becomes First Mexican-Born Head Coach Under NBA umbrella

Eduardo Nájera Becomes First Mexican-Born Head Coach Under NBA umbrella

by Jorge Rivas on August 23 2012, 4:15PM

The Texas Legends have named Eduardo Najera the first Mexican-born head coach under the NBA umbrella, pending NBA approval.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Oprah: 'It Always Turns to Race. I Got All of the, 'N-word, Go Back to Africa''

Oprah: ‘It Always Turns to Race. I Got All of the, ‘N-word, Go Back to Africa”

by Jorge Rivas on August 23 2012, 2:13PM

Oprah tells the Hollywood Reporter her critics always turn to race.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Wyclef Jean to Headline Vets' Fundraiser at Republican Convention

Wyclef Jean to Headline Vets’ Fundraiser at Republican Convention

by Jorge Rivas on August 21 2012, 12:15PM

Wyclef Jean will not be gone till November because he’ll be performing at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida on August 29th.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Read a Young Willow Smith’s Heartfelt Letter to Tupac Asking Him to ‘Please Come Back’

by Jorge Rivas on August 20 2012, 1:54PM

“Can you please come back, can you come back so momy [sic] and me can be happy,” wrote the 11-year-old star in the letter she says she wrote “YEARS” ago.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Former Black Panther Richard Aoki Named an FBI Informant

Former Black Panther Richard Aoki Named an FBI Informant

by Jorge Rivas on August 20 2012, 11:35AM

The man who armed the Black Panthers turns out to have been an FBI informant.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Whitney Houston's Last Film 'Sparkle' Flops at Box Office

Whitney Houston’s Last Film ‘Sparkle’ Flops at Box Office

by Jorge Rivas on August 20 2012, 10:47AM

The allure of Whitney Houston’s final performance didn’t drive many crowds to “Sparkle.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

PopChips Didn't Learn From Indian Ad Saga --They're On Mexicans Now

PopChips Didn’t Learn From Indian Ad Saga —They’re On Mexicans Now

by Jorge Rivas on August 17 2012, 11:20AM

Remember the fiasco earlier this year after PopChips ran commercials with Ashton Kutcher in brownface impersonating Indians?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Two Young Black Poets From Philly on Hipster Racism [Video]

Two Young Black Poets From Philly on Hipster Racism [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on August 17 2012, 9:43AM

Brave New Voices poets take hipster liberal colorblind racist “anti-racists” to task.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Univision and NAACP Slam Debate Commission's All White Moderators

Univision and NAACP Slam Debate Commission’s All White Moderators

by Jorge Rivas on August 17 2012, 9:32AM

Univision president and CEO Randy Falco on Wednesday sent a letter to Janet H. Brown, the Commission on Presidential Debates’ executive director, expressing “disappointment on behalf of the millions of Hispanics who do not have a voice in the upcoming presidential debates.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Michelle Obama Jokingly Scolds Gabby Douglas for Egg McMuffin

Michelle Obama Jokingly Scolds Gabby Douglas for Egg McMuffin

by Jorge Rivas on August 14 2012, 8:40AM

First Lady Michelle Obama, an advocate of healthy eating, and Gabby Douglas were guests on “Tonight Show” with Jay Leno on Monday night. When Douglas was asked how she celebrated her three gold Olympic medals, she said she splurged on…

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Olympics

You Gotta Work the Culture If You Wanna Change the Politics

You Gotta Work the Culture If You Wanna Change the Politics

by Rinku Sen on August 14 2012, 8:32AM

Rinku Sen profiles several artists and cultural organizers who’s work you can check out this summer—and at our Facing Race conference in November.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Facing Race 2012, Politics, Movement

Gabby Douglas Gets a Mural in Her Hometown and She's Going to be on 'Oprah'

Gabby Douglas Gets a Mural in Her Hometown and She’s Going to be on ‘Oprah’

by Jorge Rivas on August 13 2012, 2:32PM

Gabby Douglas will return to her hometown of Virginia Beach, Va to find a new 9-by-30 foot mural made in her honor.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Our Aunties' Best Tips to Beat the Summer Heat

Our Aunties’ Best Tips to Beat the Summer Heat

by Julianne Hing on August 10 2012, 10:30AM

Find yourself an empty gourd, a place to nap, or a frozen watermelon, and lay very, very still.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Summer

Getting Serious About Jokes with the Writers of FX's 'Totally Biased'

Getting Serious About Jokes with the Writers of FX’s ‘Totally Biased’

by Channing Kennedy on August 9 2012, 9:56AM

Colorlines.com visits the star and staff of the only late-night show hosted by a black person, premiering tonight on FX.

Topics: Arts & Culture