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Watch the Trailer for the 'Annie' Remake Starring Quvenzhané Wallis

Watch the Trailer for the ‘Annie’ Remake Starring Quvenzhané Wallis

by Von Diaz on March 7 2014, 9:45AM

Yes, it’s absolutely adorable.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media, /NOW, Youth and Race

New Film Honors WWII Muslim Heroine

New Film Honors WWII Muslim Heroine

by Carla Murphy on March 6 2014, 3:55PM

Coming soon to a theater near you

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Artist Kevin Truong Creates 'Visual Catalogue' of Gay Men Across the World

Artist Kevin Truong Creates ‘Visual Catalogue’ of Gay Men Across the World

by Von Diaz on March 6 2014, 9:05AM

Kevin Truong has photographed 373 men for The Gay Men Project.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Juan Bago and Remezcla Team Up on New Web Series

Juan Bago and Remezcla Team Up on New Web Series

by Von Diaz on March 5 2014, 4:05PM

The new comedy follows the trials of apiring Latino producers.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Meet the Guy Who Made That Marvin Gaye and Yasiin Bey Mixtape Play

Meet the Guy Who Made That Marvin Gaye and Yasiin Bey Mixtape

by Jamilah King on February 27 2014, 3:22PM

Amerigo Gazaway made all the hip-hop heads salivate this week.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Culture

Infographic Illustrates the Structural Racism of the Oscars

Infographic Illustrates the Structural Racism of the Oscars

by Jamilah King on February 27 2014, 11:15AM

The year of the black film? Not so fast.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Culture

Shonda Rhimes Teams Up With Viola Davis For New Philly Drama

Shonda Rhimes Teams Up With Viola Davis For New Philly Drama

by Jamilah King on February 27 2014, 10:37AM

At this point, it seems like they can do no wrong.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Culture

Emotional Dad Rocks Arsenio with Love Poem to Son

Emotional Dad Rocks Arsenio with Love Poem to Son

by Carla Murphy on February 27 2014, 10:01AM

“I get extra praise, and for what? Doing what I’m supposed to do,” he says.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

You Must Watch Pierre Bennu's Brilliant Nicki Minaj Mash Up Play

You Must Watch Pierre Bennu’s Brilliant Nicki Minaj Mash Up

by Jamilah King on February 26 2014, 10:54AM

The password for this video is “selfhate.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, Culture

How to Compare ScHoolboy Q's 'Oxymoron' to Kendrick Lamar's 'good kid, m.A.A.d city' Play

How to Compare ScHoolboy Q’s ‘Oxymoron’ to Kendrick Lamar’s ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’

by Jamilah King on February 25 2014, 2:09PM

They’re two very different rappers.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Michael Jackson, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix to Get Postage Stamps

Michael Jackson, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix to Get Postage Stamps

by Jamilah King on February 25 2014, 11:54AM

And Dora the Explorer, too.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

On Next Year's High School Curriculum? '12 Years a Slave'

On Next Year’s High School Curriculum? ‘12 Years a Slave’

by Jamilah King on February 25 2014, 11:35AM

The film adaptation of Solomon Northup’s remarkable story is one of the leading contenders for this year’s Academy Award for Best Feature Film

Topics: Arts & Culture, Culture

The White Supremacy of 'House of Cards'

The White Supremacy of ‘House of Cards’

by Brentin Mock on February 25 2014, 7:00AM

A thread of white supremacy helps shape this political drama.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Voting Rights, Politics

Jason Collins Returns to the NBA to Become First Openly Gay Active Player

Jason Collins Returns to the NBA to Become First Openly Gay Active Player

by Jamilah King on February 24 2014, 10:34AM

He’s already walked his way into history.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Culture

Supaman Makes Beats in Regalia

Supaman Makes Beats in Regalia

by Aura Bogado on February 24 2014, 10:14AM

Christian Takes Gun Parrish does hip-hop to the beat of his Apsaalooke drum.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Girl Scout Sets Up Outside of Local Weed Shop, Sells Lots of Cookies

Girl Scout Sets Up Outside of Local Weed Shop, Sells Lots of Cookies

by Jamilah King on February 21 2014, 3:54PM

Savvy business woman in the making.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Darren Sharper and the Myth of People Who Are 'Too Sexy' To Rape

Darren Sharper and the Myth of People Who Are ‘Too Sexy’ To Rape

by Jamilah King on February 21 2014, 12:24PM

The former NFL star is being investigated for eight sexual assaults.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Nas Documentary 'Time Is Illmatic' to Open Tribeca Film Festival Play

Nas Documentary ‘Time Is Illmatic’ to Open Tribeca Film Festival

by Jamilah King on February 20 2014, 11:47AM

Nas will perform the entire “Illmatic” album after the premiere.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch the Trailer for 9th Wonder's Harvard Stint, 'The Hip-Hop Fellow' Play

Watch the Trailer for 9th Wonder’s Harvard Stint, ‘The Hip-Hop Fellow’

by Jamilah King on February 19 2014, 11:37AM

Rappers are bringing their craft into the classroom.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Artists Create Portraits of Justice After Dunn and Zimmerman Verdicts

Artists Create Portraits of Justice After Dunn and Zimmerman Verdicts

by Carla Murphy on February 19 2014, 7:00AM

In the face of unjust rulings, artists step in to fill the void left by the courts.

Topics: Arts & Culture