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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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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