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Whitney Houston's Final Film: 'Sparkle' Trailer Released [Video]

Whitney Houston’s Final Film: ‘Sparkle’ Trailer Released [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on April 2 2012, 3:21PM

The film follows three sisters as they form a succesful singing group and deal with the fallout of fame and drugs.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Trayvon Hashtag Makes Real Life Appearance at Miami Protest… on Man’s Mohawk

by Jorge Rivas on April 2 2012, 2:31PM

Mohawk Gaz spray painted a picture of Trayvon Davis on one side of his mohawk and “#Trayvon” on the other side.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin's Mom Gets Close to 70k Twitter Followers in Just 2-Weeks

Trayvon Martin’s Mom Gets Close to 70k Twitter Followers in Just 2-Weeks

by Jorge Rivas on April 2 2012, 11:32AM

Call it a sign of the times but Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother, has joined Twitter to call attention to her fight to get justice for her son.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

First Lady Michelle Obama Best Dressed at Kids Choice Awards

First Lady Michelle Obama Best Dressed at Kids Choice Awards

by Jorge Rivas on April 2 2012, 11:23AM

The First Lady wore skinny jeans that were painted with metallic paint that were designed by a 25-year-old American designer.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Readers Answer: How Would They Use Their Mega Millions for Good?

Readers Answer: How Would They Use Their Mega Millions for Good?

by Jorge Rivas on March 30 2012, 6:04PM

We asked Colorlines.com readers what they would do if they won tonight’s mega million jackpot. Here are the answers.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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