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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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”?

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New York City Becoming Less Dominican, More Mexican, Census Finds

New York City Becoming Less Dominican, More Mexican, Census Finds

by Jorge Rivas on May 14 2012, 1:01PM

More Dominicans left New York City than arrived since 2000 while the growth of Mexican immigrants nearly bumped them ahead of South Americans into third place among Latinos in NYC, according to Census data analysed by the population division of…

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Obama Proclamation Urges You Show Your 'Love, Respect, and Gratitude to Mothers Everywhere'

Obama Proclamation Urges You Show Your ‘Love, Respect, and Gratitude to Mothers Everywhere’

by Jorge Rivas on May 11 2012, 4:41PM

“I urge all Americans to express their love, respect, and gratitude to mothers everywhere, and I call upon all citizens to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.”

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U.N. Official Recommends U.S. Return Mt. Rushmore to Sioux

U.N. Official Recommends U.S. Return Mt. Rushmore to Sioux

by Jorge Rivas on May 10 2012, 5:03PM

A United Nations human rights official has recommended the U.S. turn over control of lands considered to be sacred to Native Americans, including the site of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

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Cancer Patients Remind Us 'What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger'

Cancer Patients Remind Us ‘What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger’

by Jorge Rivas on May 10 2012, 3:27PM

A group of pediatric cancer patients in Seattle are sharing their strength with the world and reminding us “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”

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HBO and VICE Partner for News Magazine Show, International Stories Expected

by Jorge Rivas on May 10 2012, 2:31PM

While a lot of VICE Magazine’s print content demeans people regularly, historically their video content has humanized those living in marginalized groups of society in ways other big media doesn’t even begin to approach.

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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.

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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.

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