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Boxing legend Muhammad Ali Turns 70

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali Turns 70

by Jorge Rivas on January 17 2012, 10:44AM

The boxing legend and social activist turns 70 today.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Do Tebow's Politics Get a Pass Because They're Conservative? [Reader Forum]

Do Tebow’s Politics Get a Pass Because They’re Conservative? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on January 17 2012, 9:37AM

Colorlines.com readers talk football, “family values,” and race.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Das Racist's Himanshu Suri: Rapper, Jokester, Community Organizer?

Das Racist’s Himanshu Suri: Rapper, Jokester, Community Organizer?

by Channing Kennedy on January 17 2012, 9:36AM

The joke-rap critical darling has never shied away from race and politics. Now he’s heading home, to help SEVA NY fight for fair representation for Queens’ newest immigrant communities.

Topics: Arts & Culture

8 Songs for Your Martin Luther King Day Playlist

8 Songs for Your Martin Luther King Day Playlist

by Jorge Rivas on January 16 2012, 8:42AM

It’s not often enough we get to hear Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speeches so here’s a playlist of songs that sample MLK speeches or reference his legacy.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Awkward Golden Globes: Producer Alleges Sofia Vergara Sleeps with Studio Execs. [Video]

Awkward Golden Globes: Producer Alleges Sofia Vergara Sleeps with Studio Execs. [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 15 2012, 10:41PM

“Modern Family” won the Golden Globe prize for best TV comedy on Sunday but the acceptance speech got a little weird when the show’s co-creator and executive producer Steven Levitan joked around by saying Sofia Vergara said studio executives made great lovers.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Octavia Spencer Wins Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 15 2012, 9:53PM

Spencer thanked the Hollywood Foreign press for recognizing “domestics in this country, now and then” during her acceptance speech.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Erykah Badu's Radio Series Explores Music Generated by Black Power Movement

Erykah Badu’s Radio Series Explores Music Generated by Black Power Movement

by Jorge Rivas on January 13 2012, 3:56PM

Erykah Bady explores the underground music generated by the late 60s Black Power movement.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Margaret Cho: You Criticize a Woman's Body, You Murder Us All Inside

Margaret Cho: You Criticize a Woman’s Body, You Murder Us All Inside

by Jorge Rivas on January 13 2012, 12:36PM

On Wednesday, Korean-American comedian Margaret Cho went to her blog to explain why she “blew a fucking gasket” on Twitter.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl' Season Finale [Video]

‘The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl’ Season Finale [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 13 2012, 11:29AM

J has to choose between Fred of white Jay.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Awkward Black Girl's Issa Rae Explains Season Finale Delay, 30-minute Episode on the Way

Awkward Black Girl’s Issa Rae Explains Season Finale Delay, 30-minute Episode on the Way

by Jorge Rivas on January 13 2012, 10:53AM

The long awaited 30-minute season finale episode of ‘Awkward Black Girl’ was suppose to premiere last night but it’s had some setbacks. It’s been promised a few times in the past 12-hours but this time director Issa Rae says it’s for real.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media, /NOW

‘Pariah’ Expands To 10 More Theaters Including Atlanta, Portland, Scottsdale, Austin, Philly

by Jorge Rivas on January 13 2012, 10:52AM

The critically acclaimed and award-winning film ‘Pariah,’ that we’ve written about several times here at Colorlines.com, opens in 10 new cities today.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Sh*t White Girls Say...to Black Girls' Part Two [Video]

‘Sh*t White Girls Say…to Black Girls’ Part Two [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 13 2012, 9:59AM

There’s a sequel to the wildly popular ”Shit white girls say…to black girls’ video.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

On Baby Blue Ivy Carter and the Alleged Ugliness of Blackness

On Baby Blue Ivy Carter and the Alleged Ugliness of Blackness

by Akiba Solomon on January 13 2012, 9:58AM

Of all the madness surrounding Beyonce and Jay Z’s newborn, the self-hating attacks on black beauty were the most disturbing. But even in a time when calling babies ugly in print is OK, we can still find solace. In good books.

Topics: Gender, Arts & Culture, Blue Ivy

@MexicanMitt 200 Tweets Away From Out-Tweeting the Real Mitt Romney

@MexicanMitt 200 Tweets Away From Out-Tweeting the Real Mitt Romney

by Jorge Rivas on January 12 2012, 6:24PM

“@MexicanMitt” Twitter account mocks Romney’s courtship of Latino voters.

Topics: Arts & Culture, GOP Primary, /NOW

Baratunde Thurston on ‘Blitter’—Black Twitter—and Being Authentic Online [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 12 2012, 6:05PM

Baratunde Thurston, director of Digital at The Onion, gives the rest of us some advice on to be viral on the internet.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Beyoncé Baby Absurdity #4: Blue Ivy Carter Youngest Ever on the Billboard Chart

by Jorge Rivas on January 12 2012, 10:21AM

On Tuesday, Touré called Jay-Z’s song about his new daughter the greatest love song in hip-hop history. Now, objectively and subjectively it’s actually part music charts history.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Sh*t Franchesca Ramsey Says to Anderson Cooper [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 12 2012, 9:02AM

The woman behind “Shit White Girls Say…to Black Girls” talks race and stereotypes with Anderson Cooper.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

What's Not to Love About Tim Tebow? Start With His Anti-Abortion Ad

What’s Not to Love About Tim Tebow? Start With His Anti-Abortion Ad

by Jamilah King on January 12 2012, 9:00AM

The wildly popular Denver quarterback proudly touts his evangelical Christian political principles. But athletes who take up progressive causes risk widespread criticism—and often their livelihoods.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Racist Tabloid Wednesday: Reports of an Angry Black Woman at the White House

by Jorge Rivas on January 11 2012, 6:13PM

Because some of the most racist stories are available at your local grocery check stand.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Beyoncé Baby Absurdity #4: Not Everyone’s Birth Experience Is the Same, says Tina Fey

by Jorge Rivas on January 11 2012, 1:39PM

Tina Fey says she never saw the fancy suites Blue Ivy Carter hung out in.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW