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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.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

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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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

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Adam Yauch in 1998: America Really Needs to Think About Our Racism

Adam Yauch in 1998: America Really Needs to Think About Our Racism

by Jorge Rivas on May 4 2012, 2:36PM

When the Beastie Boys accepted their Video Vanguard award at the 1998 MTV Music Video Awards Yauch introduced millions of young viewers to Islamophobia.

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NY Post to Jay-Z: Why Not Call New Brooklyn Team the New York N*****

NY Post to Jay-Z: Why Not Call New Brooklyn Team the New York N*****

by Jorge Rivas on May 4 2012, 1:33PM

New York Post sports media columnist Phil Mushnick is suggesting Jay-Z change the name of his new Brooklyn basketball team to the “New York N———s.”

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Junior Seau's Family to Donate Brain to NFL Concussion Research

Junior Seau’s Family to Donate Brain to NFL Concussion Research

by Jorge Rivas on May 4 2012, 12:01PM

San Diego Chargers chaplain Shawn Mitchell told The Times the family decided to allow access to researchers investigating the long-term effects of head hits “to help other individuals down the road.”

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Rosario Dawson to Play Dolores Huerta in New Cesar Chavez Biopic

Rosario Dawson to Play Dolores Huerta in New Cesar Chavez Biopic

by Jorge Rivas on May 4 2012, 11:42AM

“Chavez” started shooting earlier this week in Sonora, Mexico.

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A Look at Cinco de Mayo Celebrations Photo

A Look at Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

by Hatty Lee on May 4 2012, 10:00AM

How will you celebrate this weekend?

Topics: Arts & Culture

Sundance Favorite, 'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' Debuts New Trailer

Sundance Favorite, ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild,’ Debuts New Trailer

by Jorge Rivas on May 3 2012, 4:30PM

“Beasts of the Southern Wild,”the highly celebrated Sundance film that took the top awards at the film festival, has a new trailer and a release date.

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Texas Rapper: Number One Thing A Rapper Shouldn't Say, 'Gay is Okay'

Texas Rapper: Number One Thing A Rapper Shouldn’t Say, ‘Gay is Okay’

by Jorge Rivas on May 3 2012, 1:45PM

Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, the Latino rapper wants gay youth to know that “It doesn’t just get better, it gets awesome, homie.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Colorlines.com’s Seth Freed Wessler Accepts 2012 Hillman Prize for Web Journalism

by Jorge Rivas on May 3 2012, 11:15AM

The Hillman Prize is a journalism awarded annually to “journalists, writers and public figures who pursue social justice and public policy for the common good.”

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Hey Ashton Kutcher and PopChips: Brownface is Still Racist [Video]

Hey Ashton Kutcher and PopChips: Brownface is Still Racist [Video]

by Channing Kennedy on May 2 2012, 4:39PM

A new Youtube campaign shows bad judgment from the Two And A Half Men star.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media, /NOW

The Art of a May Day Protest

The Art of a May Day Protest

by Hatty Lee on May 1 2012, 10:00AM

As people celebrate international worker’s day, we take a look at the visual art that’s become essential to the movement.

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Are You a 'Revolutionary Patient' like Kuttin Kandi? [Reader Forum]

Are You a ‘Revolutionary Patient’ like Kuttin Kandi? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on April 30 2012, 9:43AM

The Colorlines.com community talks fat-phobia, medical professional bias, and journeying toward real health.

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Understanding Hipster Racism: Lester Bangs' 1979

Understanding Hipster Racism: Lester Bangs’ 1979 “White Noise Supremacists”

by Channing Kennedy on April 27 2012, 4:30PM

The late rock critic took his scene, and himself, to task for “racist chic” back in 1979. His message and analysis is sadly relevant today.

Topics: Arts & Culture, History