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Sh*t Everybody Says To Rape Victims [Video]

Sh*t Everybody Says To Rape Victims [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 17 2012, 12:22PM

There’s now a “Shit Everybody Says to Rape Victims” video that’s made by a cast of all black women.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Adepero Oduye Responds to Meryl Streep’s Shout Out at Golden Globes

by Jorge Rivas on January 17 2012, 11:33AM

When Meryl Streep took the stage to deliver her acceptance speech for winning the Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an Actress she mentioned Adepero Oduye’s name as someone who could be up on that stage winning that same award.

Topics: 'Pariah', Arts & Culture, /NOW

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