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SNL Kicks Off Black History Month: '28 Reasons To Hug A Black Guy'

SNL Kicks Off Black History Month: ‘28 Reasons To Hug A Black Guy’

by Jamilah King on February 3 2014, 9:41AM

Watch newcomer Sasheer Zamata celebrate the beginning of Black History Month in the most hilarious way possible.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Kendrick Lamar Responds to Macklemore

Kendrick Lamar Responds to Macklemore

by Aura Bogado on January 31 2014, 5:47PM

It might surprise you.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Blogs List

The Black Panther Party Had a Funk Band Called 'The Lumpen'

The Black Panther Party Had a Funk Band Called ‘The Lumpen’

by Jamilah King on January 31 2014, 12:34PM

And yes, they were good.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

3 Forgotten Economies of This Year's Super Bowl

3 Forgotten Economies of This Year’s Super Bowl

by Jamilah King on January 31 2014, 10:00AM

Here’s a look at a few groups of workers whose livelihoods depend on the success of America’s biggest game.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Economy

Your Favorite Interracial Family is Back With a New Cherrios Ad Play

Your Favorite Interracial Family is Back With a New Cherrios Ad

by Jamilah King on January 30 2014, 2:17PM

What controversy?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

New York City Rally Calls for Justice for Islan Nettles

New York City Rally Calls for Justice for Islan Nettles

by Jamilah King on January 30 2014, 2:07PM

Mourners want answers.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Barneys Spring Ad Campaign Features Transgender People

Barneys Spring Ad Campaign Features Transgender People

by Aura Bogado on January 30 2014, 1:46PM

The retailer hopes the ads will elevate trans acceptance.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Meet Chloe Kim, an Incredible 13-Year-Old Snowboarder

Meet Chloe Kim, an Incredible 13-Year-Old Snowboarder

by Jamilah King on January 28 2014, 2:40PM

Too bad she won’t be at this year’s Olympic games.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Mexican Alpine Skier to Sport Mariachi Look at Sochi Olympics

Mexican Alpine Skier to Sport Mariachi Look at Sochi Olympics

by Jamilah King on January 28 2014, 10:51AM

Hubertus von Hohenlohe wants to make an impact on the slopes at the upcoming Sochi Olympics, even if he doesn’t win a medal.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Eat the Cake, Anna-Mae

Eat the Cake, Anna-Mae

by Akiba Solomon on January 27 2014, 4:21PM

Beyoncé was decidely anti-feminist at The Grammys.

Topics: Gender, Arts & Culture

Queen Latifah Officiated Dozens of Gay Weddings at the Grammys

Queen Latifah Officiated Dozens of Gay Weddings at the Grammys

by Jamilah King on January 27 2014, 9:27AM

Here’s one .gif that captures it all.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Macklemore to Kendrick Lamar: 'You Got Robbed'

Macklemore to Kendrick Lamar: ‘You Got Robbed’

by Jamilah King on January 27 2014, 8:58AM

Because he did.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Macklemore's Grammy-Winning 16 Bars and the Search for Our 40 Acres

Macklemore’s Grammy-Winning 16 Bars and the Search for Our 40 Acres

by Jamilah King on January 27 2014, 7:00AM

Or at least some damn recognition.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Grammy Preview: Who Should Win the Award for Best Rap Album?

Grammy Preview: Who Should Win the Award for Best Rap Album?

by Jamilah King on January 24 2014, 1:51PM

Take your vote.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Jenny Yang Teaches You How to Freak Out Like a Toddler

Jenny Yang Teaches You How to Freak Out Like a Toddler

by Jamilah King on January 24 2014, 11:22AM

Life is always better when you get to scream a little bit.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Airbnb Challenges Harvard Racial Discrimination Study

Airbnb Challenges Harvard Racial Discrimination Study

by Jamilah King on January 24 2014, 11:13AM

It’s shedding new light on how implicit bias functions in even seemingly innocuous institutions.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

The Grammys Rap Committee Doesn't Like Macklemore's 'Pop' Music

The Grammys Rap Committee Doesn’t Like Macklemore’s ‘Pop’ Music

by Jamilah King on January 23 2014, 5:42PM

The Seattle-based rapper is a Grammy favorite, but what he means to hip-hop is another question.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Richard Sherman: 'Thug' Is the Accepted Way of Saying the N-Word

Richard Sherman: ‘Thug’ Is the Accepted Way of Saying the N-Word

by Jamilah King on January 23 2014, 2:50PM

If you’re not already rooting for him, this might do the trick.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Iranian-American Actress Gets Fed Up With Hollywood's Racism

Iranian-American Actress Gets Fed Up With Hollywood’s Racism

by Jamilah King on January 23 2014, 2:00PM

So she decides to do something about it.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Oprah to Produce Ava DuVernay's Voting Rights Film 'Selma'

Oprah to Produce Ava DuVernay’s Voting Rights Film ‘Selma’

by Jamilah King on January 23 2014, 12:35PM

DuVernay took over directing duties from Lee Daniels, who faced numerous challenges in financing the project.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW