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Natalie Portman Used the Term 'Undocumented' to Introduce Demián Bichir

Natalie Portman Used the Term ‘Undocumented’ to Introduce Demián Bichir

by Jorge Rivas on February 27 2012, 4:08PM

Speaking to Bichir, Portman said “As Carlos Domingo, an undocumented immigrant fighting to give his son the opportunities he never had, you made us face very true portrait of a human being no one had ever dared us to consider before.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration, /NOW

Ben & Jerry's Apologizes for Linsanity Fortune Cookie Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry’s Apologizes for Linsanity Fortune Cookie Ice Cream

by Jorge Rivas on February 27 2012, 2:45PM

A Boston Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop has apologized for creating a “Taste the Lin-sanity” frozen yogurt flavor that included lychee honey swirls and crumbled fortune cookies.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Jeremy Lin, /NOW

More on Oscar for Best Documentary Short 'Saving Face' and Where to Watch [Trailer]

More on Oscar for Best Documentary Short ‘Saving Face’ and Where to Watch [Trailer]

by Jorge Rivas on February 27 2012, 1:54PM

Directors Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy won a Best Documentary Short Oscar for their film “Saving Face” at the 84th annual Academy Awards on Sunday.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

22k 'Chavo Del Ocho' Fans Meet for Flash Dance in Mexico City [Video]

22k ‘Chavo Del Ocho’ Fans Meet for Flash Dance in Mexico City [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 27 2012, 1:31PM

The first episode of “El Chavo del Ocho” premiered in Mexico on June 20, 1971 and it still syndicated in most Spanish speaking countries including the United States.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Oscar Viewers Meet Aurora Guerrero's 'Mosquita y Mari' During Commercial Break [Video]

Oscar Viewers Meet Aurora Guerrero’s ‘Mosquita y Mari’ During Commercial Break [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 27 2012, 1:00PM

During commercial breaks in Sunday’s Oscar telecast viewers met film director Aurora Guerrero and her first feature film, “Mosquita y Mari.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

And the Oscar for Most Racist Host Goes to Billy Crystal in Blackface?

And the Oscar for Most Racist Host Goes to Billy Crystal in Blackface?

by Jorge Rivas on February 26 2012, 11:51PM

During the opening sequence of the Oscars on Sunday night a blackfaced clad Billy Crystal revived his Sammie Davis Jr. impression.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Oscars 2012

Viola Davis Walks the Oscar Red Carpet with Her Natural Hair

by Jorge Rivas on February 26 2012, 7:19PM

Viola Davis walks the Oscar red carpet with her natural hair.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

No Acting Oscar in the Last Decade Has Gone to Latino, Asian, or Native American

No Acting Oscar in the Last Decade Has Gone to Latino, Asian, or Native American

by Jorge Rivas on February 26 2012, 5:20PM

And Oscar winners and nominees of color are less likely than their white peers to receive subsequent nominations.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

True Story: Oscar Statue Modeled After Mexican Man

True Story: Oscar Statue Modeled After Mexican Man

by Jorge Rivas on February 26 2012, 3:08PM

The most recognized trophy in the world known simply as “Oscar” is modeled after Mexican filmmaker and actor Emilio Fernandez.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Oscars 2012

Today's Love Goes to Arizona's Banned Book Smugglers

Today’s Love Goes to Arizona’s Banned Book Smugglers

by Jorge Rivas on February 24 2012, 6:50PM

The Librotraficante Caravan is bringing contraband books—or “wet-books”—to Arizona.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Yahoo Sports Contributor Uses Yao Ming Picture in Jeremy Lin Story

Yahoo Sports Contributor Uses Yao Ming Picture in Jeremy Lin Story

by Jorge Rivas on February 24 2012, 4:51PM

Add this one to the list Jeremy Lin media coverage FAILS.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Jeremy Lin, /NOW

Viola Davis at Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon [Photo]

Viola Davis at Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon [Photo]

by Jorge Rivas on February 24 2012, 3:30PM

Viola Davis attended Essence Magazine’s Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel last night.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

5 Things Too $hort & Hip-Hop Media Can Learn About Sexual Violence

5 Things Too $hort & Hip-Hop Media Can Learn About Sexual Violence

by Akiba Solomon on February 23 2012, 11:33AM

Ways to regroup and do better after the debacle of Too $hort’s violent, rape-celebrating XXL.com video.

Topics: Gender, Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Too $hort

An Artist's Rare, Intimate Conversation About Black Masculinity

An Artist’s Rare, Intimate Conversation About Black Masculinity

by Jamilah King on February 23 2012, 10:06AM

A new video installation paints an intimate and engaging portrait of black masculinity by doing something a little revolutionary: asking questions. Artist Chris Johnson talks about the project’s past and present, and what it hopes to build for the future.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Nicki Minaj: ' I Would Do a Really Good Job as a Prosecutor'

Nicki Minaj: ’ I Would Do a Really Good Job as a Prosecutor’

by Jorge Rivas on February 23 2012, 9:25AM

Nicki Minaj, 29, appeared on Vogue.com this week.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Magic Johnson is Bringing 'Soul Train' Back [Video]

Magic Johnson is Bringing ‘Soul Train’ Back [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 22 2012, 4:21PM

Magic Johnson, who once appeared on “Soul Train” himself, is bringing the show back to television.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

NY Fox 5 News Anchor Wonders How Jeremy Lin's Eyes Hold Up on the Court [Video]

NY Fox 5 News Anchor Wonders How Jeremy Lin’s Eyes Hold Up on the Court [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 22 2012, 1:42PM

Just days after an ESPNews anchor was suspended for using a racial slur in a Jeremy Lin news story comes New York’s WNYW Fox 5 news anchor making a joke about Lin’s eyes.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Jeremy Lin, /NOW

'Awkward Black Girl' Issa Rae's Dream: HBO with Creative Control [Video]

‘Awkward Black Girl’ Issa Rae’s Dream: HBO with Creative Control [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 22 2012, 12:59PM

Issa Rae says she wants to stay online with sponsorships or make it to HBO with full creative control.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Pre-Teen Calls Out LeBron James: 'Why Won't You Play in the Dunk Contest' [Video]

Pre-Teen Calls Out LeBron James: ‘Why Won’t You Play in the Dunk Contest’ [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 22 2012, 12:20PM

This young man from Portland, Oregon has a message for LeBron James: “Don’t let my Saturday night go to waste, man.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Chris Brown's First Line in New Rihanna Song: 'Been a Long Time, I've Been Missing Your Body' Infographic

Chris Brown’s First Line in New Rihanna Song: ‘Been a Long Time, I’ve Been Missing Your Body’

by Jorge Rivas on February 22 2012, 12:05PM

Perhaps it’s time Rihanna visit her 2009 interview with Diane Sawyer.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Chris Brown, /NOW