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Boys II Men Honored with Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

by Jorge Rivas on January 6 2012, 2:22PM

The top-selling R&B group of all time gets a special honor.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

P.S: BEYONCE IN LABOR!!! Media Takeout is Reporting

by Jorge Rivas on January 6 2012, 11:38AM

“The Most Visited Urban Website in the World” is reporting Beyoncé is in labor.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Ricky Martin Isn't Getting Married--But He is Having a Baby Girl This Year

Ricky Martin Isn’t Getting Married—But He is Having a Baby Girl This Year

by Jorge Rivas on January 6 2012, 10:14AM

The Latin popstar says he’s dying for a little girl.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Ebony Magazine Launches Tumblr With Vintage Covers and Ads

by Jorge Rivas on January 5 2012, 5:45PM

The monthly magazine targeting the African-American market first launched in 1945.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

And Now There's a 'Sh*t Sri Lankan Mothers Say' Video

And Now There’s a ‘Sh*t Sri Lankan Mothers Say’ Video

by Jorge Rivas on January 5 2012, 3:25PM

Yesterday we had “Shit White Girls Say to Black Girls” and today we have “Shit Sri Lankan Mothers Say.” I’m going to have to come up with a tag for these videos, leave you suggestions in the comments. PS: And…

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Viola Davis is This Year's Frontrunner for Best Actress (The Help)

Viola Davis is This Year’s Frontrunner for Best Actress (The Help)

by Jorge Rivas on January 5 2012, 3:03PM

Regardless of how you feel about ‘The Help,’ you gotta give it to Viola Davis for not being afraid to talk about race.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Pariah' Director Dee Rees and Kim Wayans Talk With Colorlines.com Play

‘Pariah’ Director Dee Rees and Kim Wayans Talk With Colorlines.com

by Jorge Rivas on January 5 2012, 9:24AM

“We’d go to pitch meetings and the moment we said ‘black, lesbian, coming of age,’ they would turn around, validate our parking and hand us a bottle of water,” Rees tells Colorlines.com in reflecting on her feature-film directorial debut. Watch the interview.

Topics: 'Pariah', Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Racist Tabloid Wednesday: Beyoncé Gets a Special Weave for the Delivery Room

by Jorge Rivas on January 4 2012, 4:32PM

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

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

It was only a matter of time... There's a 'Sh*t White Girls Say to Black Girls' Video

It was only a matter of time… There’s a ‘Sh*t White Girls Say to Black Girls’ Video

by Jorge Rivas on January 4 2012, 12:13PM

The YouTube phenomenon continues.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Youssou N'dour to Run for President of Senegal

Youssou N’dour to Run for President of Senegal

by Jorge Rivas on January 3 2012, 1:34PM

Singer says he will challenge Abdoulaye Wade in elections next month.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Global Affairs, /NOW

'Pariah' Proves There's an Audience--and a Hunger--for Real Stories

‘Pariah’ Proves There’s an Audience—and a Hunger—for Real Stories

by Jamilah King on January 3 2012, 9:48AM

Dee Rees’s critically acclaimed film about a young, black lesbian wrestling with multiple identities turns on the radical assertion that there’s no one way to be young, or black, or queer.

Topics: 'Pariah', Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

2012 Rose Parade Ends with 5,000 Occupy Protesters

2012 Rose Parade Ends with 5,000 Occupy Protesters

by Jorge Rivas on January 2 2012, 7:00PM

An estimated 5,000 Occupy Los Angeles demonstrators marched down the parade route.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Celebrate Love, /NOW

J.R. Martinez First Biracial Roses Parade Grand Marshall

J.R. Martinez First Biracial Roses Parade Grand Marshall

by Jorge Rivas on January 2 2012, 5:51PM

The Salvadoran-African-American actor and former U.S. Army soldier led the most parade in the world.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch Snoop Dogg Guest Star on

Watch Snoop Dogg Guest Star on “The Price is Right’

by Jorge Rivas on January 2 2012, 5:00PM

The Long Beach native raised more than $70,000 for his charity.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Aretha Franklin is Getting Married and She Wants You To Know She’s Not Pregnant

by Jorge Rivas on January 2 2012, 3:40PM

There’s another royal wedding this year!

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

‘Pariah’ Opens to Strong and Promising Limited Release

by Jorge Rivas on January 2 2012, 2:16PM

The long awaited film is only playing on four screens nationwide but industry insiders say it’s looking like it’ll have a strong wider release later this week.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Yo, Is This Racist?' Andrew Ti's Tumblr Has Your (Hilarious) Answer

‘Yo, Is This Racist?’ Andrew Ti’s Tumblr Has Your (Hilarious) Answer

by Channing Kennedy on January 2 2012, 9:36AM

Andrew Ti has no qualifications to answer the internet’s race questions, besides common sense and a string of curse words. And maybe that’s enough.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

Dutch Magazine Apologizes for Calling Rihanna a ‘Niggabitch’

by Jamilah King on December 20 2011, 11:27AM

But they still went from wannabe cool to “slave auction.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Mos Def (AKA Yassin Bey) Included in the 2011 List of World’s 500 Most Influential Muslims

by Jorge Rivas on December 16 2011, 12:21PM

The list highlights public figures who have made a significant impact on the Muslim World.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Landlord Says She's No Racist, She Just Doesn't Want Black Folks in Pool

Landlord Says She’s No Racist, She Just Doesn’t Want Black Folks in Pool

by Jorge Rivas on December 16 2011, 11:38AM

The landlord says she’s not racist she just didn’t want black hair products to get the pool water cloudy.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW