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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.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture

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

Lights Off, Lights On? Left Eye May Join TLC’s Reunion Tour With Hologram Help

by Julianne Hing on April 27 2012, 10:39AM

Budget permitting, that is.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

How a Staple of Americana Became the Indian American Dream

How a Staple of Americana Became the Indian American Dream

by Greg Varner on April 27 2012, 9:00AM

In a new book, sociologist and Smithsonian curator Pawan Dhingra explores the successes and challenges that emerge when immigrant entrepreneurship came to dominate an industry as “American” as apple pie.

Topics: Arts & Culture

First Ever Cosmo for Latinas Issue Gets Zoe Saldana Cover

by Julianne Hing on April 26 2012, 5:15PM

The magazine drops May 1.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media, /NOW

Illinois' African Women Entrepreneurs Fight For Their Right to Braid [Video]

Illinois’ African Women Entrepreneurs Fight For Their Right to Braid [Video]

by Channing Kennedy on April 25 2012, 3:01PM

A new video shows how Illinois’ professional hair braiders worked with legislators to defeat a racially skewed licensing law.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Economy, /NOW

20 Years Later: Live-Tweeting the L.A. Riots as They Happened

20 Years Later: Live-Tweeting the L.A. Riots as They Happened

by Jorge Rivas on April 25 2012, 1:35PM

Tweets from @RealTimeLARiots correspond to date and time from 1992.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Four African Men School You on Hollywood Stereotypes [Video]

Four African Men School You on Hollywood Stereotypes [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on April 25 2012, 12:52PM

Wouldn’t it be better if African men weren’t always depicted as warlords or victims?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Meet Madison Moore, Ph.D. Candidate in Critical Fierceness Studies at Yale

Meet Madison Moore, Ph.D. Candidate in Critical Fierceness Studies at Yale

by Jorge Rivas on April 24 2012, 6:45PM

Madison Moore is quickly becoming one of the world’s foremost experts in fierceness.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

PHOTO: President Obama Sits In Rosa Parks Bus

by Jorge Rivas on April 23 2012, 1:55PM

During his trip to Detroit, yesterday, President Obama visited the Henry Ford Museum and had the opportunity to sit in the bus where in 1955 Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to make way for a white customer.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Think Like a Man' Defies Studio Skeptics, But It's a Bittersweet Celebration

‘Think Like a Man’ Defies Studio Skeptics, But It’s a Bittersweet Celebration

by Jorge Rivas on April 23 2012, 12:10PM

People of color and actors of color win because they’re represented in Hollywood, but the real winner with “Think Like a Man” is Sony.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Did Sweden's Racist Cake-Cutting Scandal Accomplish Anything? [Reader Forum]

Did Sweden’s Racist Cake-Cutting Scandal Accomplish Anything? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on April 23 2012, 8:43AM

Or was it another case of exploitative politics packaged in shock-value art? Colorlines readers discuss.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Global Affairs