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E.J. Johnson Brings His Bold Black Masculinity to the Wendy Williams Show

E.J. Johnson Brings His Bold Black Masculinity to the Wendy Williams Show

by Jamilah King on February 11 2014, 11:30AM

He talked about coming out, accessorizing, and obsessing over Lupita Nyong’o’s fashion tastes.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Las Marthas' Will Make You Think Twice about the Border, Latinas and Class

‘Las Marthas’ Will Make You Think Twice about the Border, Latinas and Class

by Aura Bogado on February 11 2014, 7:00AM

The documentary, which debuts on PBS on February 17, follows Latina debutantes along the Texas-Mexico border who identify with George and Martha Washington

Topics: Arts & Culture

Congress Members Keep Pressure on Washington, DC NFL Team

Congress Members Keep Pressure on Washington, DC NFL Team

by Carla Murphy on February 10 2014, 4:24PM

Warning letter mentions the NFL’s $10 billion tax-exempt status.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

This Is Not Laurence Fishburne

This Is Not Laurence Fishburne

by Jamilah King on February 10 2014, 4:02PM

But don’t tell that to KTLA reporter Sam Rubin.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

The 1491s Parody the Problematic Song 'Cherokee'

The 1491s Parody the Problematic Song ‘Cherokee’

by Aura Bogado on February 10 2014, 2:43PM

You already know this is going to be hilarious.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Meet Muslim Figure Skater Zahra Lari, Who Performs in Hijab

Meet Muslim Figure Skater Zahra Lari, Who Performs in Hijab

by Jamilah King on February 10 2014, 2:43PM

The 18-year-old figure skater from the United Arab Emirates is known to the folks back home as the “Ice Princess.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Alice Walker Talks Legacy in New PBS Documentary

Alice Walker Talks Legacy in New PBS Documentary

by Jamilah King on February 10 2014, 11:30AM

And it’s just on time, as Walker celebrated her 70th birthday on February 9.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

How Michael Sam's Coming Out Impacts Every Sports Fan

How Michael Sam’s Coming Out Impacts Every Sports Fan

by Jamilah King on February 10 2014, 10:06AM

The move will likely make him the first openly gay active NFL player since Dave Kopay in 1975.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

New Platform Aims to Show That Life Hacking Isn't Just for White Men

New Platform Aims to Show That Life Hacking Isn’t Just for White Men

by Jamilah King on February 7 2014, 11:46AM

But it needs your help to get off the ground.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Meet Your First Black Girlfriend' Video Nears 1 Million Views

‘Meet Your First Black Girlfriend’ Video Nears 1 Million Views

by Jamilah King on February 6 2014, 1:04PM

The Brooklyn-based comedian has a message about interracial dating and plenty of folks are listening.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Hari Kondabolu on Why You Can't Be 'Obsessed With Race' in America

Hari Kondabolu on Why You Can’t Be ‘Obsessed With Race’ in America

by Jamilah King on February 6 2014, 11:22AM

“Saying that I’m obsessed with race and racism in America is like saying that I’m obsessed with swimming while I’m drowning,” the comedian says.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Childish Gambino Recorded a Pretty Great Cover of P.M. Dawn

Childish Gambino Recorded a Pretty Great Cover of P.M. Dawn

by Jamilah King on February 6 2014, 10:44AM

Maybe he should just stick to R&B.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Angel Haze, Azealia Banks Fed Up With an Industry That Preys on Black Talent

Angel Haze, Azealia Banks Fed Up With an Industry That Preys on Black Talent

by Jamilah King on February 5 2014, 4:16PM

They’re speaking out because they know you’re listening.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Take a Sneak Peek at Little Dragon's Creative Process

Take a Sneak Peek at Little Dragon’s Creative Process

by Jamilah King on February 5 2014, 12:08PM

This new video takes you inside their home studio.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Coca-Cola's Long Culture War

Coca-Cola’s Long Culture War

by Jeff Chang on February 5 2014, 7:00AM

The company’s Super Bowl ad stirred the ire of English-only trolls. But radical, it ain’t.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

Five Quotes to Celebrate Rosa Parks's Birthday

Five Quotes to Celebrate Rosa Parks’s Birthday

by Aura Bogado on February 4 2014, 3:07PM

She was born 101 years ago today.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Jerry Seinfeld on Diversity in Comedy: 'Who Cares?'

Jerry Seinfeld on Diversity in Comedy: ‘Who Cares?’

by Jamilah King on February 4 2014, 12:30PM

The real question might actually be: Who still cares about Jerry Seinfeld?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan Among Black Actors Featured in Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue

Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan Among Black Actors Featured in Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Issue

by Jamilah King on February 4 2014, 11:46AM

Hey, it’s progress.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Laverne Cox: Loving Trans Women is a Revolutionary Act

Laverne Cox: Loving Trans Women is a Revolutionary Act

by Jamilah King on February 3 2014, 3:46PM

She brought the house down at the recent Creating Change conference in Houston.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

That Time 4-Year-Old Bruno Mars Peformed as an Elvis Impersonator

That Time 4-Year-Old Bruno Mars Peformed as an Elvis Impersonator

by Jamilah King on February 3 2014, 1:00PM

There’s no denying that he gave a pretty impressive performance as Elvis back when he living in Hawaii.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW