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Love for the 92-Year Old Lakota Grandma Who Stood in Front of Keystone Pipeline Trucks

Love for the 92-Year Old Lakota Grandma Who Stood in Front of Keystone Pipeline Trucks

by Jorge Rivas on March 7 2012, 6:43PM

One of the women who stood in front and blocked the giant big rigs carrying Keystone XL pipeline was a 92-year-old grandmother.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

MPAA Says No to Teen Who Delivered 200k Signatures to Change ‘Bully’ Rating

by Jorge Rivas on March 7 2012, 6:23PM

Katy Butler, a 16-year old from Ann Arbor, Mich., delivered more than 200,000 signatures to the Motion Picture Association of America on Wednesday urging them to change the rating of the documentary “Bully” to PG-13 so more young people can see it.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Rush Limbaugh Loses 42 Advertisers, Says 'Everything's Cool'

Rush Limbaugh Loses 42 Advertisers, Says ‘Everything’s Cool’

by Jorge Rivas on March 7 2012, 5:40PM

According to ABC News Limbaugh has lost 42 advertisers but he told his listeners today that “everything’s cool,” that those advertisers have little if any impact on the show’s revenues.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

New York's WNBC is Getting Rid of Anchorwoman Sue Simmons After 32 years

New York’s WNBC is Getting Rid of Anchorwoman Sue Simmons After 32 years

by Jorge Rivas on March 7 2012, 4:51PM

After more than three decades, NBC’s New York affiliate WNBC/Channel 4 is getting rid of anchorwoman Sue Simmons.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Atheists in Pennsylvania Use Slavery Image for Billboard

Atheists in Pennsylvania Use Slavery Image for Billboard

by Jorge Rivas on March 7 2012, 4:30PM

A billboard portraying a black man with a metal collar around his neck has sparked controversy in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, according to PennLive.com

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Dollar Shave Club Video Goes Viral with an Awkward Former Unemployed Latina Moment

Dollar Shave Club Video Goes Viral with an Awkward Former Unemployed Latina Moment

by Jorge Rivas on March 7 2012, 2:41PM

This Dollar Shave Club commercial (that takes confidence cues from the Old Spice man) had me until they introduced Alejandra.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Robert Glasper Talks About Making Jazz for a New Generation

Robert Glasper Talks About Making Jazz for a New Generation

by Jamilah King on March 7 2012, 9:12AM

Following the release of his fourth studio album “Black Radio”, the pianist and producer sat down with Colorlines.com to talk how he’s successfully blended jazz with hip-hop — and why everyone seems to love it.

Topics: Arts & Culture

SXSW: Will You Be in Austin? Connect with Colorlines.com

by Jorge Rivas on March 6 2012, 4:12PM

Will you be in Austin next week?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Kris Humphries’ Sister Signs on to Ford’s Plus Size Model Division

by Jorge Rivas on March 6 2012, 1:04PM

Kaela, Kris Humphries’ older sister, has signed on with Ford Model’s Plus Size division.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Casting for Tupac Shakur Broadway Musical Starts Saturday

Casting for Tupac Shakur Broadway Musical Starts Saturday

by Jorge Rivas on March 5 2012, 6:47PM

The Broadway musical titled “Holler If Ya Hear Me” inspired by and featuring the music of the late Tupac Amaru Shakur is finally headed to Broadway!

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Disney's Only Black Princess Hawks Watermelon Candy, White Sleeping Beauty Hawks Vanilla

Disney’s Only Black Princess Hawks Watermelon Candy, White Sleeping Beauty Hawks Vanilla

by Jorge Rivas on March 5 2012, 6:14PM

The White Disney princess decorates the vanilla flavored side; the Black character decorates the watermelon flavored side. Stereotype much?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Lawsuit Alleges Paula Deen Wanted Nigg*rs in Bow Ties Serving at Wedding

Lawsuit Alleges Paula Deen Wanted Nigg*rs in Bow Ties Serving at Wedding

by Jorge Rivas on March 5 2012, 4:10PM

A lawsuit by a former employee is accusing Deen and her brother of using the N-word, sexual harassment, infliction of emotional distress and assault, RadarOnline.com is reporting.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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.

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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