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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

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