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Swedish Culture Minister in Cake Stunt: 'Art Must Be Allowed to Provoke'

Swedish Culture Minister in Cake Stunt: ‘Art Must Be Allowed to Provoke’

by Jorge Rivas on April 19 2012, 11:15AM

A Swedish organization promoting the rights of people of African origin on Tuesday called for the minister to resign for participating in a “tasteless, racist spectacle” that’s made international headlines

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HBO's 'Girls' Writer: Defecating is 'Taking Obama to the White House'

HBO’s ‘Girls’ Writer: Defecating is ‘Taking Obama to the White House’

by Jorge Rivas on April 19 2012, 10:16AM

HBO has high hopes for their new series that premiered Sunday, but one writer is stealing the spotlight. Jorge Rivas looks at the controversy.

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Muslim-American Comedians Want to Give Americans a Big Muslim Hug with this Movie [Video]

Muslim-American Comedians Want to Give Americans a Big Muslim Hug with this Movie [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on April 18 2012, 4:48PM

The Muslims are Coming! is a feature documentary film that follows a group of Muslim-American comedians as they go on a tour of Middle America, perform shows, and meet folks who have never met a Muslim before!

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Racist Cake-Cutting Scandal: Afro-Swedes Call for Action, Artist Speaks

Racist Cake-Cutting Scandal: Afro-Swedes Call for Action, Artist Speaks

by Jorge Rivas on April 18 2012, 11:01AM

Sweden’s culture minister has faced calls to resign after she was filmed cutting into a cake resembling an African woman as part of an art piece on female genital mutilation.

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Queen Latifah to Headline Long Beach Gay Pride

Queen Latifah to Headline Long Beach Gay Pride

by Jorge Rivas on April 18 2012, 10:25AM

Long Beach is the most ethnically diverse large city in the United States and it’s gay pride celebration is also one of the most diverse in the country.

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Missed the Tupac Hologram? Don't Worry, Dr. Dre May Take it On Tour

Missed the Tupac Hologram? Don’t Worry, Dr. Dre May Take it On Tour

by Jorge Rivas on April 17 2012, 3:29PM

The Tupac Shakur “hologram” performance at the Coachella music festival has overshadowed every other live performance at the festival. So much so that there are talks of taking it on tour.

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Oscar Grant Movie in the Works, Starring Octavia Spencer

Oscar Grant Movie in the Works, Starring Octavia Spencer

by Jorge Rivas on April 17 2012, 2:56PM

“Friday Night Lights” and “Chronicle” actor Michael B. Jordan is also in talks to star in the story of the young man shot and killed by police in 2009.

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Swedish Culture Minister Caught in Racist Cake-Cutting Scandal

Swedish Culture Minister Caught in Racist Cake-Cutting Scandal

by Jorge Rivas on April 17 2012, 1:00PM

On Sunday the Swedish minister of culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth began cutting a large cake shaped like a black woman to as part of an art installation.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Global Affairs, /NOW

The Late Manning Marable Wins History Pulitzer for Malcolm X Biography

The Late Manning Marable Wins History Pulitzer for Malcolm X Biography

by Jorge Rivas on April 17 2012, 11:18AM

The late Manning Marable wins history Pulitzer.

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Tupac's Mom 'Positively Thrilled' About Coachella Hologram

Tupac’s Mom ‘Positively Thrilled’ About Coachella Hologram

by Jorge Rivas on April 17 2012, 10:52AM

Afeni Shakur watched a live stream

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Remembering Selena Quintanilla: Murals, Statues and Tattoos

Remembering Selena Quintanilla: Murals, Statues and Tattoos

by Jorge Rivas on April 16 2012, 7:40PM

Selena Quintanilla-Perez would have been 41 today.

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Caine's Arcade Gets a Block Party, Video Raises 166k for College

Caine’s Arcade Gets a Block Party, Video Raises 166k for College

by Jorge Rivas on April 16 2012, 5:39PM

Caine is the busiest kid in Los Angeles and his dad says he’s still the same kid.

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Eva Longoria Defends New TV Series She's Producing on Latina Maids

Eva Longoria Defends New TV Series She’s Producing on Latina Maids

by Jorge Rivas on April 16 2012, 2:49PM

The show centers around four Latina maids in Beverly Hills with stories that Longoria says are worth telling.

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Tupac Takes Coachella Stage via Hologram With Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg

Tupac Takes Coachella Stage via Hologram With Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg

by Jorge Rivas on April 16 2012, 11:06AM

The pair’s historic set also included surprise guests Eminem, 50 Cent and Wiz Khalifa.

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'Mad Men' Actress Who Plays Firm's First Black Employee Says She Has 'A Lot of Responsibility'

‘Mad Men’ Actress Who Plays Firm’s First Black Employee Says She Has ‘A Lot of Responsibility’

by Jorge Rivas on April 13 2012, 3:55PM

The actress who plays the ad agency’s first black employee says she’s got a lot of responsibility on her hands.

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker Boosts Superhero Credentials by Saving Neighbor From Fire

Newark Mayor Cory Booker Boosts Superhero Credentials by Saving Neighbor From Fire

by Jorge Rivas on April 13 2012, 12:38PM

Newark Mayor Cory Booker called it his “come to Jesus moment” when he ran into a burning building to save a neighbor’s life.

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Ice T's 'The Art of Rap' Documentary Gets a Release Date

Ice T’s ‘The Art of Rap’ Documentary Gets a Release Date

by Jorge Rivas on April 13 2012, 11:42AM

The film is set to hit theaters nationwide on June 15th.

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'Caine's Arcade' Video Raises Over 135K for Boy's College Fund

‘Caine’s Arcade’ Video Raises Over 135K for Boy’s College Fund

by Jorge Rivas on April 13 2012, 11:16AM

Sometimes the real world takes notice.

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BET Launching New Daily Show-Style Satire Starring Former CNN Anchor T.J. Holmes

BET Launching New Daily Show-Style Satire Starring Former CNN Anchor T.J. Holmes

by Jorge Rivas on April 12 2012, 5:45PM

Former CNN weekend anchor T.J. Holmes will host a late night comedic news show on BET later this year.

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ABC Bleeps Whoopi Goldberg While Advocating Journalists Be Able to Say N-word [Video]

ABC Bleeps Whoopi Goldberg While Advocating Journalists Be Able to Say N-word [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on April 12 2012, 4:47PM

Whoopi Goldberg was responding to comments CNN’s Don Lemon made earlier in the week.

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