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Luchadora DREAMer Fights for Her Life On and Off the Ring [Video]

Luchadora DREAMer Fights for Her Life On and Off the Ring [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on May 10 2012, 12:28PM

The short film “The Fighter” by Josh David follows Don and shows the complexities of the lives that many DREAMers face outside of their organizing efforts.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Thank Michelle, Sasha and Malia for Helping President Obama's Gay Marriage Shift

Thank Michelle, Sasha and Malia for Helping President Obama’s Gay Marriage Shift

by Jorge Rivas on May 10 2012, 10:09AM

President Obama’s family influenced his gay marriage shift, aides say.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Finally, Mother's Day Cards That Actually Make Sense

Finally, Mother’s Day Cards That Actually Make Sense

by Jamilah King on May 10 2012, 9:07AM

Activists in Oakland were fed up with the same run-of-the-mill Mother’s Day celebrations. So they designed their own for “mamas on the margins.”

Topics: Arts & Culture

RuPaul: ‘Barack… Shantay, You Stay!’

by Jorge Rivas on May 9 2012, 6:31PM

The title says it all.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

There's a 'Sh*t Steve Harvey Says' Video and It's Totally Things He's Really Said

There’s a ‘Sh*t Steve Harvey Says’ Video and It’s Totally Things He’s Really Said

by Jorge Rivas on May 9 2012, 5:05PM

Interesting thing here is that while most of the “Shit People Say” videos that have gone viral are satire this one is all real Steve Harvey.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

LGBT North Carolinians Share Their Wins a Day After Amendment One [Video]

LGBT North Carolinians Share Their Wins a Day After Amendment One [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on May 9 2012, 4:13PM

“The TRUE victory is in our renewed commitment to each other and solidarity with all families.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Writer Who Was Fired for Bashing Black Studies Continues, Slams “Academic Mob”

by Jorge Rivas on May 9 2012, 3:18PM

The former Chronicle of Higher Education blogger continues to take stabs at black studies and has an even bigger platform now. Most recently she said “black studies is a cause, not a course of study.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Politics

A&E Orders Reality Series on Gentrification in South Boston

by Jorge Rivas on May 9 2012, 2:09PM

Apparently it’s news and reality-tv worthy when white folks get pushed out of the neighborhood but not when Latinos or black communities get the boot.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Actress Puja Mohindra Uses Love to Slam Ashton Kutcher's Popchips Ad

Actress Puja Mohindra Uses Love to Slam Ashton Kutcher’s Popchips Ad

by Jorge Rivas on May 9 2012, 12:17PM

Actress Puja Mohindra wants Ashton Kutcher to know his Popchips ad that mocked Indians was a total fail… and she’s doing it with kindness.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Latino Street Artist Sparks Conversation About Labor in Beverly Hills Play

Latino Street Artist Sparks Conversation About Labor in Beverly Hills

by Jorge Rivas on May 9 2012, 10:45AM

A 25-year old Mexican American artist is forcing drivers in Beverly Hills to think about it’s workforce with art.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Three Ways 'Girls' and 'Basketball Wives' Are Scarily Similar

Three Ways ‘Girls’ and ‘Basketball Wives’ Are Scarily Similar

by Akiba Solomon on May 9 2012, 9:48AM

These two women-centered series are full of flaws, yet I can’t turn them off.

Topics: Gender, Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Mom Has No Regrets About Giving Son a Stun Gun to Fend Off Bullies

Mom Has No Regrets About Giving Son a Stun Gun to Fend Off Bullies

by Jorge Rivas on May 8 2012, 12:42PM

An Indiana teen has been suspended and could face expulsion because he brought a stun gun to school to scare off bullies who taunted him with homophobic slurs.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Comedian Hasan Minhaj Schools Ashton Kutcher on Brownface

Comedian Hasan Minhaj Schools Ashton Kutcher on Brownface

by Jorge Rivas on May 8 2012, 11:24AM

The brilliant Hasan Minhaj just released a video that takes Ashton Kutcher and Pop Chips to school for a lesson on how not to be “extremely offensive.”

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Oprah's OWN Network Approaching More Than $300 Million in Losses

Oprah’s OWN Network Approaching More Than $300 Million in Losses

by Jorge Rivas on May 8 2012, 9:24AM

Not everything Oprah touches turns in to gold.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

On Cinco De Mayo a Mexican Jockey Won the Kentucky Derby

On Cinco De Mayo a Mexican Jockey Won the Kentucky Derby

by Jorge Rivas on May 7 2012, 6:12PM

Jockey Mario Gutierrez who was born in Veracruz, Mexico took home the Derby prize on his first try.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Lena Dunham Responds to Why HBO's 'Girls' Is So White

Lena Dunham Responds to Why HBO’s ‘Girls’ Is So White

by Jorge Rivas on May 7 2012, 5:11PM

HBO’s new series “Girls” has received a lot of criticism for the show’s lack of diversity.

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Asian-American Population Grew Faster than any Other Race Group in Last Decade

Asian-American Population Grew Faster than any Other Race Group in Last Decade

by Jorge Rivas on May 7 2012, 4:41PM

The Asian population grew faster than any other race group in the United States between 2000 and 2010, according to new Census data released last week.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

ABC and Univision Partner to Launch English News for U.S. Latinos

ABC and Univision Partner to Launch English News for U.S. Latinos

by Jorge Rivas on May 7 2012, 11:45AM

A daily news site is expected to launch this summer with a 24-hour cable news channel coming in 2013.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Big Freedia and Light Asylum's Shannon Funchess on Importance of 'Paris is Burning'

Big Freedia and Light Asylum’s Shannon Funchess on Importance of ‘Paris is Burning’

by Jorge Rivas on May 4 2012, 5:13PM

The 1990 documentary “Paris Is Burning” chronicles Harlem’s disenfranchised black, Latino, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities who come together to “battle” on runways. It also changed the lives of some of today’s most innovative musicians.

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NY Food Book Fair Brings Activists, Academics and Chefs Together This Weekend

by Jorge Rivas on May 4 2012, 4:57PM

The Food Book Fair is the first ever event bringing together food publications from around the world alongside a dynamic set of events celebrating food writing, reading, and activism.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW