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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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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…

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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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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.”

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RuPaul: ‘Barack… Shantay, You Stay!’

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

The title says it all.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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