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How Michael Sam's Coming Out Impacts Every Sports Fan

How Michael Sam’s Coming Out Impacts Every Sports Fan

by Jamilah King on February 10 2014, 10:06AM

The move will likely make him the first openly gay active NFL player since Dave Kopay in 1975.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

New Platform Aims to Show That Life Hacking Isn't Just for White Men

New Platform Aims to Show That Life Hacking Isn’t Just for White Men

by Jamilah King on February 7 2014, 11:46AM

But it needs your help to get off the ground.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Meet Your First Black Girlfriend' Video Nears 1 Million Views

‘Meet Your First Black Girlfriend’ Video Nears 1 Million Views

by Jamilah King on February 6 2014, 1:04PM

The Brooklyn-based comedian has a message about interracial dating and plenty of folks are listening.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Hari Kondabolu on Why You Can't Be 'Obsessed With Race' in America

Hari Kondabolu on Why You Can’t Be ‘Obsessed With Race’ in America

by Jamilah King on February 6 2014, 11:22AM

“Saying that I’m obsessed with race and racism in America is like saying that I’m obsessed with swimming while I’m drowning,” the comedian says.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Childish Gambino Recorded a Pretty Great Cover of P.M. Dawn

Childish Gambino Recorded a Pretty Great Cover of P.M. Dawn

by Jamilah King on February 6 2014, 10:44AM

Maybe he should just stick to R&B.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Angel Haze, Azealia Banks Fed Up With an Industry That Preys on Black Talent

Angel Haze, Azealia Banks Fed Up With an Industry That Preys on Black Talent

by Jamilah King on February 5 2014, 4:16PM

They’re speaking out because they know you’re listening.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Take a Sneak Peek at Little Dragon's Creative Process

Take a Sneak Peek at Little Dragon’s Creative Process

by Jamilah King on February 5 2014, 12:08PM

This new video takes you inside their home studio.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Coca-Cola's Long Culture War

Coca-Cola’s Long Culture War

by Jeff Chang on February 5 2014, 7:00AM

The company’s Super Bowl ad stirred the ire of English-only trolls. But radical, it ain’t.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

Five Quotes to Celebrate Rosa Parks's Birthday

Five Quotes to Celebrate Rosa Parks’s Birthday

by Aura Bogado on February 4 2014, 3:07PM

She was born 101 years ago today.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Jerry Seinfeld on Diversity in Comedy: 'Who Cares?'

Jerry Seinfeld on Diversity in Comedy: ‘Who Cares?’

by Jamilah King on February 4 2014, 12:30PM

The real question might actually be: Who still cares about Jerry Seinfeld?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan Among Black Actors Featured in Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue

Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan Among Black Actors Featured in Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Issue

by Jamilah King on February 4 2014, 11:46AM

Hey, it’s progress.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Laverne Cox: Loving Trans Women is a Revolutionary Act

Laverne Cox: Loving Trans Women is a Revolutionary Act

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

She brought the house down at the recent Creating Change conference in Houston.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

That Time 4-Year-Old Bruno Mars Peformed as an Elvis Impersonator

That Time 4-Year-Old Bruno Mars Peformed as an Elvis Impersonator

by Jamilah King on February 3 2014, 1:00PM

There’s no denying that he gave a pretty impressive performance as Elvis back when he living in Hawaii.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Andre 3000's Jimi Hendrix Biopic to Premiere at SXSW

Andre 3000’s Jimi Hendrix Biopic to Premiere at SXSW

by Jamilah King on February 3 2014, 12:50PM

If you’re not already excited about the film, check out this interview.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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