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Gabby Douglas Too Busy Competing to Care What You Think About Her Hair

Gabby Douglas Too Busy Competing to Care What You Think About Her Hair

by Julianne Hing on August 6 2012, 5:31PM

“You might as well stop talking about it,” the Olympic champion said.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Olympics

Jeremy Lin on the Upside of Others' Low Expectations

Jeremy Lin on the Upside of Others’ Low Expectations

by Julianne Hing on August 6 2012, 1:32PM

The NBA still seems not to know what to do with the Asian American star, and Lin doesn’t seem to mind.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Sports

Artist Encourages People to Report 'Illegal' Comic Heroes to ICE

Artist Encourages People to Report ‘Illegal’ Comic Heroes to ICE

by Hatty Lee on August 6 2012, 9:47AM

“If ICE is going to be rounding up people and labeling them ‘illegal’, that has to be applied to these pop culture gods and goddesses,” says Neil Rivas.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration

Dominique Dawes: 'So Thrilled to Change My Website' After Gabby Douglas' Win

Dominique Dawes: ‘So Thrilled to Change My Website’ After Gabby Douglas’ Win

by Julianne Hing on August 3 2012, 12:50PM

Dawes was the only African-American gold medalist in gymnastics. No longer.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Olympics

Gabby Douglas Wasn't Thinking About The History She Was Making

Gabby Douglas Wasn’t Thinking About The History She Was Making

by Julianne Hing on August 3 2012, 11:26AM

The powerhouse gymnast is the first black female to win an all-around gold after her stellar turn Thursday.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Olympics

Gabby Douglas' Mom Sold Her Jewelry To Keep Her In Gymnastics

Gabby Douglas’ Mom Sold Her Jewelry To Keep Her In Gymnastics

by Julianne Hing on August 2 2012, 2:11PM

The road to the Olympian’s gold medal wins this week was not an easy one for Douglas’ family.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Olympics

Oprah and Her Natural Hair Cover O Magazine

Oprah and Her Natural Hair Cover O Magazine

by Julianne Hing on August 2 2012, 12:05PM

It’s a first for the talk show host in her magazine’s 12-year history.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media, /NOW

'Red Bone Girls,' 'Chocolate Legs,' and Eric Benet's Color-Complex Payday

‘Red Bone Girls,’ ‘Chocolate Legs,’ and Eric Benet’s Color-Complex Payday

by Akiba Solomon on August 2 2012, 10:06AM

Halle Berry’s ex husband has figured out a novel way to sell his new album: Exploit divisions between dark and light skinned women. For $19.95, you too can buy some white supremacy.

Topics: Gender, Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

There Are Olympians Without Countries--And Millions of Regular People, Too

There Are Olympians Without Countries—And Millions of Regular People, Too

by Jamilah King on August 1 2012, 9:15AM

Who were those “independent” Olympic athletes at the opening ceremonies? They’re stateless, and they reveal just how capricious borders can be.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Global Affairs, Olympics

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