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If You Win the Mega Millions, What's the First Thing You'll Do For Social Justice?

If You Win the Mega Millions, What’s the First Thing You’ll Do For Social Justice?

by Jorge Rivas on March 30 2012, 2:22PM

So let’s say you win the Mega Million jackpot tonight, what’s the first thing you’ll do for social justice?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Snoop Dogg's Daughter Brags About Being a Daddy's Girl in New Song

Snoop Dogg’s Daughter Brags About Being a Daddy’s Girl in New Song

by Jorge Rivas on March 30 2012, 12:09PM

Cori B. debuts her 3rd Single “Daddy’s Girl” featuring her Dad, Snoop Dogg.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Malia Calls President Obama's Hairstyling Skills a 'Disaster' [Video]

Malia Calls President Obama’s Hairstyling Skills a ‘Disaster’ [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on March 30 2012, 11:45AM

President Obama had dinner with a few of his re-election campaign supporters and shared a pretty amazing story about a 4-year-old Malia Obama.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Why Do Social Justice Nerds Love The Hunger Games? We Ask 'Em

Why Do Social Justice Nerds Love The Hunger Games? We Ask ‘Em

by Channing Kennedy on March 30 2012, 8:57AM

We’ve heard a lot about the racist tweets complaining about black actors being cast in The Hunger Games. But the series also has a devoted fanbase of folks with smart race politics. We ask them what they like.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Hunger Games

White Supremacist Hacks Trayvon Martin's Email, Posts Private Messages

White Supremacist Hacks Trayvon Martin’s Email, Posts Private Messages

by Jorge Rivas on March 29 2012, 5:15PM

A white supremacist hacker says he’s logged in to Trayvon Martin’s Gmail, Yahoo, MySpace, and Twitter accounts. The hacker, who goes by the name Klanklannon, has made it clear his intention is to smear Martin’s reputation.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Comedian W. Kamau Bell Gets His Own Chris Rock-Produced FX Series

Comedian W. Kamau Bell Gets His Own Chris Rock-Produced FX Series

by Jorge Rivas on March 28 2012, 3:28PM

Bell is best known for his one-man act, “The W. Kamau Bell Curve Show: Ending Racism In About An Hour” and for telling the very first joke about Barack Obama on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” back in 2005.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Canned ESPN Writer Calls Jeremy Lin Meeting 'Incredible'

Canned ESPN Writer Calls Jeremy Lin Meeting ‘Incredible’

by Jorge Rivas on March 28 2012, 2:18PM

A member of Jeremy Lin’s family contacted the former ESPN writer who wrote the infamous “Chink in the Armor” headline so the pair could connect.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Awkward Black Girl' Wins Shorty Award for Best Webshow

‘Awkward Black Girl’ Wins Shorty Award for Best Webshow

by Jorge Rivas on March 28 2012, 1:55PM

The event that is often called the Grammys and Oscars of social media honored the web series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” in the best #Webshow category.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Magic Johnson To Become First Black Owner of Major League Baseball Team

by Jorge Rivas on March 28 2012, 12:26PM

A group of investors led by Magic Johnson won a bidding war Tuesday and becoming the new owners of the Dodgers.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

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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