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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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Sketch Comedy Troupe Takes On Mary J. Blige Burger King Commercial

Sketch Comedy Troupe Takes On Mary J. Blige Burger King Commercial

by Jorge Rivas on April 12 2012, 4:22PM

New York based sketch comedy troupe Second City bring you the secretly obtained video of Mary J Blige commercials for Burger King.”

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PS22 Chorus Documentary Heads to Tribeca Film Festival [Trailer]

PS22 Chorus Documentary Heads to Tribeca Film Festival [Trailer]

by Jorge Rivas on April 12 2012, 2:30PM

The documentary will give viewers a glimpse into some of the kids’ lives.

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Zimmerman Charged With 2nd-Degree Murder in Trayvon Martin Shooting

Zimmerman Charged With 2nd-Degree Murder in Trayvon Martin Shooting

by Jorge Rivas on April 11 2012, 6:06PM

George Zimmerman, the man who shot Trayvon Martin is being charged with murder in the 2nd Degree, Angela B. Corey, the special prosecutor, said on Wednesday at a press conference held in Jacksonville, Florida. Corey also noted Zimmerman is in custody.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Deportation Video Wins White House Contest, But Disappears

Deportation Video Wins White House Contest, But Disappears

by Jorge Rivas on April 11 2012, 5:01PM

The Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders office received over 200 submissions and narrowed it down to 11 videos the public could vote on. But the video with the most votes was ignored in the end.

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Caine's Arcade Is the Happiest Place in East L.A. Right Now [Video]

Caine’s Arcade Is the Happiest Place in East L.A. Right Now [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on April 11 2012, 12:32PM

9-year-old Caine Monroy, who built an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto parts store.

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Watch Senior in Nursing Home React to Listening to Music From His Era

Watch Senior in Nursing Home React to Listening to Music From His Era

by Jorge Rivas on April 11 2012, 11:58AM

“Alive Inside” tells a story of hope and beauty in a place where they are hard to find. Directed by Michael Rossato-Bennett, the film looks at the power music has to “awaken” the minds of seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia living in nursing homes that have been considered closed.

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8-Year-Old Filipino Girl Covers Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’ [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on April 11 2012, 11:32AM

Fitri Cerado is an 8-year-old Filipino girl with a great voice.

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Meet Sweet Brown, the New Black Internet Meme That's Going Viral [Video]

Meet Sweet Brown, the New Black Internet Meme That’s Going Viral [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on April 11 2012, 10:56AM

“There is nothing the Internets loves more than making a Black person appearing to be a complete fool.”

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Pasadena Leaders Say They Have Their Own Trayvon, Rally at City Hall

Pasadena Leaders Say They Have Their Own Trayvon, Rally at City Hall

by Jorge Rivas on April 11 2012, 10:28AM

More than 100 demonstrators rallied in front of the steps of city hall on Tuesday in support of justice for an unarmed teen that was killed by Pasadena Police on March 24th.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Baseball's Ozzie Guillen on Fidel Castro: 'I Betrayed My Latin Community'

Baseball’s Ozzie Guillen on Fidel Castro: ‘I Betrayed My Latin Community’

by Jorge Rivas on April 10 2012, 2:19PM

Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen was suspended for five games Tuesday because of comments he made about Fidel Castro in a recent Time Magazine interview.

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One Small Step for Vanity Fair: Sofia Vergara on Cover of TV Issue

One Small Step for Vanity Fair: Sofia Vergara on Cover of TV Issue

by Jorge Rivas on April 9 2012, 6:15PM

The good thing: Sofia Vergara made the cover in one of those entertainment industry round up covers. The bad thing: black actresses still got pushed to back.

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Reading Rainbow’s LeVar Burton Dons Hoodie, Speaks Out for Trayvon Martin

by Jorge Rivas on April 9 2012, 4:18PM

From Common, P Diddy to the entire Miami Heat basketball team, celebrities from across the entertainment and sports industries have spoken out publicly in support of justice for Trayvon Martin and his family.

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Sean Bell's Fiancée Writes Open Letter to Trayvon Martin's Parents

Sean Bell’s Fiancée Writes Open Letter to Trayvon Martin’s Parents

by Jorge Rivas on April 9 2012, 11:55AM

The fiancée of Sean Bell, the Queens man who was shot and killed by police outside a strip club on the night before his wedding in 2006, recently wrote an open letter to the parents of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

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Invisible Children Release Kony 2012 Update With 'More Details and Context'

Invisible Children Release Kony 2012 Update With ‘More Details and Context’

by Jorge Rivas on April 6 2012, 10:22AM

The organization released an update today which is said to offer more details and context about the conflicts in Uganda.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Global Affairs, /NOW

Burger King Apologizes for Mary J. Blige Chicken Ad

Burger King Apologizes for Mary J. Blige Chicken Ad

by Jorge Rivas on April 5 2012, 11:32AM

Burger King has apologized for releasing an ad featuring Mary J. Blige singing about Crispy Chicken Snack Wraps.

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Watch Mary J. Blige's Pulled 'Crispy' Chicken Burger King Commercial [Video]

Watch Mary J. Blige’s Pulled ‘Crispy’ Chicken Burger King Commercial [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on April 3 2012, 3:16PM

“Crispy chicken, fresh lettuce, three cheeses, ranch dressing wrapped up in a tasty, flour tortilla,” Mary J. Blige sings in a new Burger King commercial that premiered on Monday. But on Tuesday the ad disappeared.

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