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Watch Jimmy Fallon and Will Smith in the 'Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing' Play

Watch Jimmy Fallon and Will Smith in the ‘Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing’

by Jamilah King on February 18 2014, 10:25AM

The new host of ‘The Tonight Show’ is off to a great start.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Steve McQueen Doesn't Want Another '12 Years a Slave'

Steve McQueen Doesn’t Want Another ‘12 Years a Slave’

by Jamilah King on February 17 2014, 10:31AM

The director took home Britain’s most coveted filmmaking prize.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Michael Sam Didn't Get Here on His Own

Michael Sam Didn’t Get Here on His Own

by Jamilah King on February 17 2014, 7:00AM

A movement that’s been fueled in no small part by individual men called to collective action could transform the NFL.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Brooklyn Comedian Gives Us Valentine's Day Gone Wrong

Brooklyn Comedian Gives Us Valentine’s Day Gone Wrong

by Jamilah King on February 14 2014, 4:18PM

Whether you love or loathe Valentine’s Day, this take on it from comedian Marie Faustin will make you chuckle.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

What Did Prince Look Like in 1977?

What Did Prince Look Like in 1977?

by Aura Bogado on February 14 2014, 1:56PM

The general public can view a set of rarely seen photographs later this month in Los Angeles.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Palestinian 'Arab Idol' Winner Booted From World Cup Performance

Palestinian ‘Arab Idol’ Winner Booted From World Cup Performance

by Jamilah King on February 14 2014, 11:38AM

And he’s got a big ally in Shakira.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

De La Soul to Give Away Entire Catalogue to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

De La Soul to Give Away Entire Catalogue to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

by Jamilah King on February 14 2014, 10:24AM

Get your hard drive ready.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

White Sports Anchor Quotes Audre Lorde to Defend Michael Sam Play

White Sports Anchor Quotes Audre Lorde to Defend Michael Sam

by Jamilah King on February 13 2014, 4:05PM

Yeah, our minds were blown, too.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Comic Explains San Francisco's Class War, by the Numbers

Comic Explains San Francisco’s Class War, by the Numbers

by Jamilah King on February 13 2014, 3:56PM

Read Susie Cagel’s comic over at Medium.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Nicki Minaj Exploits Malcolm X For Her Song's Tasteless Artwork

Nicki Minaj Exploits Malcolm X For Her Song’s Tasteless Artwork

by Jamilah King on February 13 2014, 10:57AM

The rapper stepped way over the line with this one.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

The 2pac Movie Finally Has a Director: His Friend, John Singleton

The 2pac Movie Finally Has a Director: His Friend, John Singleton

by Jamilah King on February 13 2014, 10:44AM

Get excited because this is finally happening!

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Comcast's Merger With Time Warner Means Even Fewer Choices For You

Comcast’s Merger With Time Warner Means Even Fewer Choices For You

by Jamilah King on February 13 2014, 10:32AM

The deal is worth an estimated $45.2 billion.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

What Is Latina Fashion? Ámbar Is Target's Answer

What Is Latina Fashion? Ámbar Is Target’s Answer

by Julianne Hing on February 13 2014, 8:06AM

Talk about market segmentation.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Drake Admits That The Best Rap Albums Don't Always Win Grammys

Drake Admits That The Best Rap Albums Don’t Always Win Grammys

by Jamilah King on February 12 2014, 3:46PM

The Grammy’s rap awards are more a matter of popularity than anything else.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

How Did Sexist, Anti-Asian Posters Wind Up USC and UCLA?

How Did Sexist, Anti-Asian Posters Wind Up USC and UCLA?

by Jamilah King on February 12 2014, 3:28PM

Students on both campuses are speaking out.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Cal State L.A. Students Push for Ethnic Studies Requirement

Cal State L.A. Students Push for Ethnic Studies Requirement

by Jamilah King on February 12 2014, 11:53AM

Another showdown is brewing over ethnic studies.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

E.J. Johnson Brings His Bold Black Masculinity to the Wendy Williams Show

E.J. Johnson Brings His Bold Black Masculinity to the Wendy Williams Show

by Jamilah King on February 11 2014, 11:30AM

He talked about coming out, accessorizing, and obsessing over Lupita Nyong’o’s fashion tastes.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Las Marthas' Will Make You Think Twice about the Border, Latinas and Class

‘Las Marthas’ Will Make You Think Twice about the Border, Latinas and Class

by Aura Bogado on February 11 2014, 7:00AM

The documentary, which debuts on PBS on February 17, follows Latina debutantes along the Texas-Mexico border who identify with George and Martha Washington

Topics: Arts & Culture

Congress Members Keep Pressure on Washington, DC NFL Team

Congress Members Keep Pressure on Washington, DC NFL Team

by Carla Murphy on February 10 2014, 4:24PM

Warning letter mentions the NFL’s $10 billion tax-exempt status.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

This Is Not Laurence Fishburne

This Is Not Laurence Fishburne

by Jamilah King on February 10 2014, 4:02PM

But don’t tell that to KTLA reporter Sam Rubin.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW