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Jeremy Lin Set To Announce First Global Endorsement Deal with Volvo

by Jorge Rivas on March 19 2012, 3:42PM

Although Jeremy Lin sports Nike shoes during games and is said to be in the works to create his own show with the athletic wear company, he has yet to announce any major endorsements.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Jeremy Lin, /NOW

The March Madness Statistic You Don't Hear About: College Grad Rates Infographic

The March Madness Statistic You Don’t Hear About: College Grad Rates

by Hatty Lee on March 19 2012, 9:32AM

The country’s best teams are competing in the NCAA tournament for a national championship. But are schools preparing its black players for life after basketball?

Topics: Arts & Culture, March Madness, Schools & Youth

March Madness Crowd Chants 'Where's Your Green Card' at Latino Player

March Madness Crowd Chants ‘Where’s Your Green Card’ at Latino Player

by Jorge Rivas on March 15 2012, 3:34PM

When Kansas State’s point guard Angel Rodriguez (who’s Puerto Rican) went to take the line some in the crown started chanting “Where’s your green card?”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Rihanna on Working With Chris Brown: 'It's Music and It's Innocent'

Rihanna on Working With Chris Brown: ‘It’s Music and It’s Innocent’

by Jorge Rivas on March 15 2012, 1:51PM

Rihanna was a guest on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show Thursday morning and said she decided to work with Chris Brown again because he’s the “hottest R&B artist out right now.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Race Discussions Blow Up at SXSW Premiere of LA Riots Documentary

Race Discussions Blow Up at SXSW Premiere of LA Riots Documentary

by Jorge Rivas on March 15 2012, 11:40AM

A Korean-American that attended the film premiere called out the director for “just showing Koreans with guns.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

American Idol Expels Black Finalist, Puts Criminal Record on Blast

American Idol Expels Black Finalist, Puts Criminal Record on Blast

by Jorge Rivas on March 15 2012, 10:22AM

American Idol is about making dreams come true but on Wednesday night’s show producers not only cut some dreams short but they also humiliated a contestant when they put his criminal justice history on blast.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Meet Jimmy, the White Guy Who Made a Video About Why the Philippines is So Awful

Meet Jimmy, the White Guy Who Made a Video About Why the Philippines is So Awful

by Jorge Rivas on March 14 2012, 3:33PM

Meet Jimmy Sieczka, the white guy who made a 14-minute video about why he dislikes the Philippines so much.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

‘Homeless Hotspots’ Miss Point on Dignity, Says Head of Street Newspaper Network

by Jorge Rivas on March 14 2012, 1:45PM

The Director of the International Network of Street Papers says the advertising agency behind the homeless hotspot campaign missed the mark on dignity and self-respect.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

After 20 Years SXSW Finally Gets First Official Latino Event

After 20 Years SXSW Finally Gets First Official Latino Event

by Jorge Rivas on March 13 2012, 7:10PM

Throughout the history of South by Southwest Latinos have organized unofficial “meet ups” to convene but after twenty years Latinos finally got an official event at SXSW.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

98 Major Advertisers Say No to Limbaugh and Other Right Wing Radio Shows

by Jorge Rivas on March 13 2012, 11:17AM

Afraid of potential controversies corporations are pulling out of any show that could potentially spark controversy.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Colorlines.com & ColorOfChange.org Meetup in Austin for SXSW [Photos]

by Jorge Rivas on March 12 2012, 12:42PM

Colorlines.com and ColorOfChange.org host meet and greet in Austin!

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Artist on Anti-Woman Attacks: 'Politicians Off My Poontang!'

Artist on Anti-Woman Attacks: ‘Politicians Off My Poontang!’

by Julianne Hing on March 9 2012, 12:00PM

“My uterus is mine,” says Favianna Rodriguez.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

At SXSW, An Honest Look at a Latina Transgender Bar in Transition

At SXSW, An Honest Look at a Latina Transgender Bar in Transition

by Jamilah King, Jorge Rivas on March 9 2012, 8:49AM

Wu Tsang’s “Wildness” tells the story of one of Los Angeles’s most iconic bars and how its longtime transgender Latina patrons navigate loss, pride, and gentrification.

Topics: Arts & Culture, SXSW

 'Nutella Face Paint' That's What MTV Calls Blackface Incident on 'Battle of the Exes' [Video]

‘Nutella Face Paint’ That’s What MTV Calls Blackface Incident on ‘Battle of the Exes’ [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on March 8 2012, 4:36PM

On Wednesday night’s episode of the MTV reality challenge show “Battle Of The Exes” the last black contestant almost went home not because he lost a challenge but because his own teammate/ex-girlfriend mocked him with “one of the most offensive pranks” in MTV Challenge history

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

As Election 2012 Nears, Hate Groups at Record High

by Jorge Rivas on March 8 2012, 10:43AM

For the third year in a row, the American radical right expands dramatically, led by the antigovernment ‘Patriot’ movement.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Love for the 92-Year Old Lakota Grandma Who Stood in Front of Keystone Pipeline Trucks

Love for the 92-Year Old Lakota Grandma Who Stood in Front of Keystone Pipeline Trucks

by Jorge Rivas on March 7 2012, 6:43PM

One of the women who stood in front and blocked the giant big rigs carrying Keystone XL pipeline was a 92-year-old grandmother.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

MPAA Says No to Teen Who Delivered 200k Signatures to Change ‘Bully’ Rating

by Jorge Rivas on March 7 2012, 6:23PM

Katy Butler, a 16-year old from Ann Arbor, Mich., delivered more than 200,000 signatures to the Motion Picture Association of America on Wednesday urging them to change the rating of the documentary “Bully” to PG-13 so more young people can see it.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Rush Limbaugh Loses 42 Advertisers, Says 'Everything's Cool'

Rush Limbaugh Loses 42 Advertisers, Says ‘Everything’s Cool’

by Jorge Rivas on March 7 2012, 5:40PM

According to ABC News Limbaugh has lost 42 advertisers but he told his listeners today that “everything’s cool,” that those advertisers have little if any impact on the show’s revenues.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

New York's WNBC is Getting Rid of Anchorwoman Sue Simmons After 32 years

New York’s WNBC is Getting Rid of Anchorwoman Sue Simmons After 32 years

by Jorge Rivas on March 7 2012, 4:51PM

After more than three decades, NBC’s New York affiliate WNBC/Channel 4 is getting rid of anchorwoman Sue Simmons.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Atheists in Pennsylvania Use Slavery Image for Billboard

Atheists in Pennsylvania Use Slavery Image for Billboard

by Jorge Rivas on March 7 2012, 4:30PM

A billboard portraying a black man with a metal collar around his neck has sparked controversy in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, according to PennLive.com

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW