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Asheville Students Don Hoodies and Hijabs for Trayvon and Shaima

Asheville Students Don Hoodies and Hijabs for Trayvon and Shaima

by Jorge Rivas on March 27 2012, 6:52PM

Members of the Black Student Association (BSA) and the Muslim Student Association (MSA) at the University of North Carolina at Asheville have joined forces to call attention to the murders of Shaima Alawadi and Trayvon Martin in their community.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Trayvon Martin's Dad Thanks LeBron James and Miami Heat for Support

Trayvon Martin’s Dad Thanks LeBron James and Miami Heat for Support

by Jorge Rivas on March 26 2012, 6:59PM

In an interview with The Associated Press, Tracy Martin thanked the NBA’s Miami Heat for “taking notice” of his son’s, Trayvon Martin, killing.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

On Twitter, Hunger Games Fans Demand To Know Why Black Characters Are Black

On Twitter, Hunger Games Fans Demand To Know Why Black Characters Are Black

by Jorge Rivas on March 26 2012, 4:31PM

Some ‘Hunger Games’ fans are taking to Twitter demanding to know why some of the black characters in the novel are black in the film.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

First Lady Michelle Obama Strikes the Heisman Pose [Photos]

by Jorge Rivas on March 23 2012, 1:06PM

It’s hard to say who strikes a better Heisman pose, the First Lady or the President.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Memphis Grizzlies Stop By St. Jude Children's Hospital for Tea Time

Memphis Grizzlies Stop By St. Jude Children’s Hospital for Tea Time

by Jorge Rivas on March 22 2012, 6:30PM

A few big time basketball players from the Memphis Grizzlies stopped by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis last Thursday for tea time with children who are undergoing treatment for cancer.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Coroner: Whitney Houston Died of Drowning, Heart Disease, and Drug Use

Coroner: Whitney Houston Died of Drowning, Heart Disease, and Drug Use

by Jorge Rivas on March 22 2012, 5:27PM

The toxicology report is in.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

City of West Hollywood Condemns Bravo's 'Shahs of Sunset'

City of West Hollywood Condemns Bravo’s ‘Shahs of Sunset’

by Jorge Rivas on March 22 2012, 2:13PM

The West Hollywood City Council has passed a resolution condemning the new reality television show “The Shahs of Sunset” for perpetuating negative stereotypes about Iranian-Americans.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Fla. Rep. Frederica Wilson Calls for Justice on House Floor for Trayvon Martin [Video]

Fla. Rep. Frederica Wilson Calls for Justice on House Floor for Trayvon Martin [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on March 21 2012, 3:39PM

On Tuesday, Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami, spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives about Trayvon Martin’s death.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Obama Responds to Deaf Student in Sign Language

Obama Responds to Deaf Student in Sign Language

by Jorge Rivas on March 21 2012, 12:55PM

Stephon, a 26-year-old Prince George’s Community College student signed to President Obama “I am proud of you.” The president, almost involuntary, instinctively, immediately signed back with a thank you.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

NASCAR is Looking for an Ad Agency to Tell Latinos They're Bienvenidos at Daytona

NASCAR is Looking for an Ad Agency to Tell Latinos They’re Bienvenidos at Daytona

by Jorge Rivas on March 20 2012, 4:15PM

The family owned group that governs multiple auto racing sports events is likely looking to bite in the wallets of the fastest growing demographic in the nation.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Eminem Video Mash Up Asks: Will The Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up?

Eminem Video Mash Up Asks: Will The Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up?

by Jorge Rivas on March 20 2012, 1:13PM

Mitt Romney raps to the tune of Eminem.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Politics

Two Women Turn 'N*ggas in Paris' Into 'B*tches in Bookshops'

Two Women Turn ‘N*ggas in Paris’ Into ‘B*tches in Bookshops’

by Jorge Rivas on March 20 2012, 12:11PM

This ‘Watch the Throne’ parody video by La Shea Delaney & Annabelle Quezada will make a book nerds head spin. The brilliants ladies behind this video are La Shea Delaney and Annabelle Quezada.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

SXSW 2012 Highlights: Music, Films, and Talks To Remember

SXSW 2012 Highlights: Music, Films, and Talks To Remember

by Jorge Rivas on March 20 2012, 11:04AM

Jorge Rivas brings you a few highlights from SXSW.

Topics: Arts & Culture, SXSW

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