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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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

 Oprah on OWN:

Oprah on OWN: “Had I Known it was This Difficult I Might Have Done Something Else”

by Jorge Rivas on April 3 2012, 2:32PM

“I didn’t think it was going to be easy. If I knew then what I know now, I might have made some different choices,” Oprah Winfrey told the anchors on”CBS Morning.” She says the most painful thing she’s had to so far is laying off 30 people.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'The Daily Show' Takes on Tucson's Ban on Mexican-American Studies [Video]

‘The Daily Show’ Takes on Tucson’s Ban on Mexican-American Studies [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on April 3 2012, 1:36PM

The Daily Show’s Al Madrigal traveled to Arizona to interview a Tucson school board member who said he voted for the ban on Mexican-American studies program based on the powerful evidence of hearsay.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Rapper David Banner Calls for Policy Changes After Trayvon Martin's Death

Rapper David Banner Calls for Policy Changes After Trayvon Martin’s Death

by Jorge Rivas on April 3 2012, 11:13AM

BlackEnterprise.com has an interview with hip-hop artist and producer David Banner discussing his frustrations with Trayvon Martin case and the system that’s allowed the man who shot him to still be walking free.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Why We Should Thank Linsanity for Making Pro Basketball Fun Again

Why We Should Thank Linsanity for Making Pro Basketball Fun Again

by Jamilah King on April 3 2012, 9:57AM

This season’s NBA phenom Jeremy Lin is out for the season with a knee injury. But it was a good ride, and not just for those of us who think it’s important to talk about race.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Jeremy Lin

This Is What Trayvon Solidarity Looks Like

This Is What Trayvon Solidarity Looks Like

by Hatty Lee on April 3 2012, 9:18AM

The tradition of visually memorializing black men killed in disturbing violence has taken on particular resonance in Trayvon Martin’s death. Hatty Lee rounds up images of solidarity.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Trayvon Martin