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Cholafied: A Tumblr with Pop Stars in ‘Chola Makeup’

by Jorge Rivas on March 5 2012, 1:34PM

Take a look at “Cholafied,” a Tumblr that gives today’s celebrities “sharpy eyebrows” and black lipliner.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Russell Simmons Says ‘White Bread Dynasty Was in Full Effect’ at Oscars

by Jorge Rivas on March 2 2012, 3:11PM

Hip-hop pioneer and entrepreneur Russell Simmons published a scathing critique of the film industry Friday and said the problem with those funding movies “is that while they believe in the concept of an all-inclusive, post-racial America, they don’t trust in it enough to bank on it.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

UVA Hunger Strike Ends After 13 Days, Students Claim 'Enormous Victory'

UVA Hunger Strike Ends After 13 Days, Students Claim ‘Enormous Victory’

by Jorge Rivas on March 1 2012, 6:35PM

“This is the end of this strike, but it is not the end of the struggle,” the students say.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Republican Mayor Fights Georgia's Anti-Immigrant HB87 [Video]

Republican Mayor Fights Georgia’s Anti-Immigrant HB87 [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on March 1 2012, 4:55PM

Republican Mayor Paul Bridges of Uvalda, Georgia talks about why he’s against HB 87, an immigration enforcement bill modeled on Arizona’s SB 1070 that passed the state legislature last year.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Sherri Shepherd on Oscar Red Carpet: Sorry, I'm Not Octavia Spencer [Video]

Sherri Shepherd on Oscar Red Carpet: Sorry, I’m Not Octavia Spencer [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on March 1 2012, 2:30PM

The View host says she didn’t have the heart to tell people she wasn’t the Oscar winning actor they had in mind.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Obama: 'I Knew About Jeremy Lin Before You Did and Everybody Else'

Obama: ‘I Knew About Jeremy Lin Before You Did and Everybody Else’

by Jorge Rivas on March 1 2012, 11:55AM

In an interview with Grantland’s Bill Simmons, President Barack Obama said he’s been on the Jeremy Lin bandwagon forever.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Don Francisco and 'George Jefferson' Join Television Academy Hall of Fame

Don Francisco and ‘George Jefferson’ Join Television Academy Hall of Fame

by Jorge Rivas on March 1 2012, 11:20AM

Actor Sherman Hemsley who played George Jefferson in “The Jeffersons” and Spanish-language variety show host Mario Kreutzberger, aka “Don Francisco,” will be inducted in to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Mexican Mitt Romney for President Releases Music Video

Mexican Mitt Romney for President Releases Music Video

by Jorge Rivas on February 29 2012, 5:17PM

The fictional character has released a music video.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Politics

As NY Fashion Week Becomes More Diverse, Leaders Want Better Working Conditions for Models

As NY Fashion Week Becomes More Diverse, Leaders Want Better Working Conditions for Models

by Jorge Rivas on February 29 2012, 1:30PM

As diversity on the runway increases so is the need for the rights of those models.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

5-Year-Old Stand-Up Comedian's Jokes About 'Growing up Black' Go Viral

5-Year-Old Stand-Up Comedian’s Jokes About ‘Growing up Black’ Go Viral

by Jorge Rivas on February 29 2012, 11:52AM

Zay Zay is only 5-years old and he’s got a video of him being cute and then not so cute that’s making the rounds on the interwebs.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

End Black History Month? Q&A with Filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman

End Black History Month? Q&A with Filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman

by Channing Kennedy on February 29 2012, 9:39AM

In a new PBS documentary, a young black filmmaker decides Black History Month has outlasted its purpose, and tries to be proven wrong.

Topics: Arts & Culture, History

Today’s Love: Friends Who Make Dying Wishes Come True [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 28 2012, 7:18PM

Two friends making each other’s dreams come true.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Lead in '2 Broke Girls,' Sitcom Accused of Being Anti-Asian, Makes Out with Asian Dude [Video]

Lead in ‘2 Broke Girls,’ Sitcom Accused of Being Anti-Asian, Makes Out with Asian Dude [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 28 2012, 4:44PM

CBS’s Monday night sitcom “Two Broke Girls” has received a lot criticism for an Asian character that goes by Hans on the show because his role is loosely based on stereotypes.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

ABC Announces One of 'Dancing With The Stars' Most Diverse Casts: 'Steve Urkel,' Sherri Shepherd and William Levy

ABC Announces One of ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Most Diverse Casts: ‘Steve Urkel,’ Sherri Shepherd and William Levy

by Jorge Rivas on February 28 2012, 12:31PM

Two words for you: STEVE URKEL.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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