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EBONY Magazine Commissions Street Artist Shepard Fairey to Illustrate Trayvon Martin

by Jorge Rivas on May 23 2012, 1:20PM

Graphic designer and illustrator Shepard Fairey, who created Barack Obama’s 2009 “Hope” poster, has illustrated a new figure: Trayvon Martin. via Fairey’s blog: I have followed Trayvon’s case closely and I think any compassionate human being can relate to Trayvon…

Topics: Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice, /NOW

Kanye West, Beyonce Lead BET Awards Nominations

Kanye West, Beyonce Lead BET Awards Nominations

by Jorge Rivas on May 23 2012, 10:28AM

The nominees for the 2012 BET Awards were announced Tuesday and leading the way with seven nominations is Kanye West.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Competition Keeps August Wilson's Work Alive for Young Actors

Competition Keeps August Wilson’s Work Alive for Young Actors

by Jamilah King on May 23 2012, 9:54AM

The fourth annual competition kicked off in New York City earlier this month, and we caught up with this year’s winner.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Proposed Book Project ‘My White Friends’ Explores Photography’s Description of Race

by Jorge Rivas on May 22 2012, 5:08PM

Photographer Myra Greene has been exploring photography’s description of race and the challenges of describing whiteness by photographing her white friends for the past 10-years.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Donald Glover Seen Canoodling With Lena Dunham on Set of 'Girls'

Donald Glover Seen Canoodling With Lena Dunham on Set of ‘Girls’

by Jorge Rivas on May 22 2012, 2:42PM

Now everyone is dying to know if Glover is a new love interest on the show.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Listen to the Last Song Whitney Houston Recorded for 'Sparkle' Soundtrack

Listen to the Last Song Whitney Houston Recorded for ‘Sparkle’ Soundtrack

by Jorge Rivas on May 21 2012, 5:46PM

The Song features Jordin Sparks and is written by R.Kelly.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Jay Smooth On Not Freaking Out About Nonwhite Births Becoming Majority

Jay Smooth On Not Freaking Out About Nonwhite Births Becoming Majority

by Jorge Rivas on May 21 2012, 3:35PM

Jay Smooth breaks down new Census findings and says there is little to fear.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

American Apparel Ad Uses 'California Farmer' As Accessory in Ad

American Apparel Ad Uses ‘California Farmer’ As Accessory in Ad

by Jorge Rivas on May 21 2012, 11:04AM

Meet Raul, American Apparels latest accessory.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Can a New Film Reawaken Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee's Life Lessons?

Can a New Film Reawaken Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee’s Life Lessons?

by Jamilah King on May 21 2012, 8:53AM

Their grandson certainly thinks so.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Michel Gondry's New Film Follows Black and Latino Teens in the Bronx

Michel Gondry’s New Film Follows Black and Latino Teens in the Bronx

by Jorge Rivas on May 18 2012, 11:30AM

The film is said to explore the group dynamics of a dozen or so black and Latino teens from the Bronx as they make their way through town on a bus.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Ya Es Oficial: White Births No Longer a Majority in the U.S.

Ya Es Oficial: White Births No Longer a Majority in the U.S.

by Jorge Rivas on May 17 2012, 11:15AM

Latinos continue to be the nation’s fastest growing group with their population increasing by 3.1 percent since 2010.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Ice Cube Says He's Cool with Gay Marriage

Ice Cube Says He’s Cool with Gay Marriage

by Jorge Rivas on May 16 2012, 6:15PM

“I’m already married, so I ain’t worried about too many other people, what they’re doing,” the rapper said when asked about gay marriage.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Manny Pacquiao: 'I'm Not Against Gay People, I Have a Relative who is Also Gay'

Manny Pacquiao: ‘I’m Not Against Gay People, I Have a Relative who is Also Gay’

by Jorge Rivas on May 16 2012, 5:43PM

Pacquiao explained his true feelings towards the gay community.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Petition for Trans Fire Victim: New York Times's Apology Isn't Enough

Petition for Trans Fire Victim: New York Times’s Apology Isn’t Enough

by Jorge Rivas on May 16 2012, 4:45PM

In response to criticism from the LGBT community and allies over its coverage of a fire that killed a transgender woman this weekend, the New York Times released a statement that reveals a lack of understanding of how serious this problem is.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Writer Admits to Beefing Up Manny Pacquiao's Anti-Gay Comments

Writer Admits to Beefing Up Manny Pacquiao’s Anti-Gay Comments

by Jorge Rivas on May 16 2012, 12:53PM

The same week that President Obama and rapper Jay-Z came out for gay marriage, boxer Manny Pacquiao quoted scriptures that say a man who lies down with another man “must be put to death.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Posters Celebrate Asian American Masculinity, From George Takei to Jeremy Lin

Posters Celebrate Asian American Masculinity, From George Takei to Jeremy Lin

by Hatty Lee on May 16 2012, 9:20AM

Colorlines.com Art Director Hatty Lee chats with Deborah Enrile Lao about a new project that hopes to inspire young Asian American men.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Newsweek Cover Calls Obama ‘First Gay President’ [Photo]

by Jorge Rivas on May 15 2012, 2:07PM

The cover story is said to focus on President Obama’s recent shift on gay marriage.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Jay-Z: Same Sex Marriage Opposition 'Holding the Country Back'

Jay-Z: Same Sex Marriage Opposition ‘Holding the Country Back’

by Jorge Rivas on May 15 2012, 12:47PM

On Monday, rapper Jay-Z told CNN’s Poppy Harlow he supports gay marriage.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

At San Francisco's Latino Comics Expo, Artists Create Their Own Heroes

At San Francisco’s Latino Comics Expo, Artists Create Their Own Heroes

by Channing Kennedy on May 15 2012, 8:40AM

Confessionals about family and tattoos? A Mesoamerican answer to Game of Thrones? E.T. in a sombrero? These comic artists are doing it all, and doing it for themselves.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Transgender Woman Dies in Fire, So Of Course the News Is About Wild Sex

Transgender Woman Dies in Fire, So Of Course the News Is About Wild Sex

by Jorge Rivas on May 14 2012, 4:00PM

Would the New York Times ever describe a woman who is not transgender, who had died in a fire, as “curvaceous”?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW