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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

'Mexican Restaurant' is the 7th Most Popular Google Maps Search in the U.S.

‘Mexican Restaurant’ is the 7th Most Popular Google Maps Search in the U.S.

by Jorge Rivas on December 16 2011, 8:34AM

So some states don’t want Mexican immigrants to stay but they sure would miss the food.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration, /NOW

White House Releases Obama Family 2011 Holiday Portrait

by Jorge Rivas on December 15 2011, 1:45PM

The White House releases the new holiday first family portrait.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Paris Jackson to Appear on 'Ellen' Making Her First Solo TV Appearance

Paris Jackson to Appear on ‘Ellen’ Making Her First Solo TV Appearance

by Jorge Rivas on December 15 2011, 9:58AM

The late Michael Jackson protected his kids’ identities by covering their faces with masks, but today the second eldest is making her first solo television appearance.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Morgan Freeman Becomes Second African American To Get Top Golden Globe Honor

by Jorge Rivas on December 15 2011, 9:28AM

Morgan Freeman will be honored with the The Cecil B. Demille Award at the 2012 Golden Globes ceremony.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

“The Help” Gets Five Golden Globe Nominations

by Jorge Rivas on December 15 2011, 8:50AM

Looks like “The Help” will make it’s way to the Oscars too.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Jesmyn Ward Talks National Book Award Win and the Will to Write

Jesmyn Ward Talks National Book Award Win and the Will to Write

by Julianne Hing on December 12 2011, 10:00AM

The author opens up about her award-winning novel “Salvage the Bones”, and details what inspired her to write about black life and love in the rural South.

Topics: Arts & Culture

New Documentary Shows Unseen Footage of Martin Luther King's Murder

New Documentary Shows Unseen Footage of Martin Luther King’s Murder

by Jorge Rivas on December 8 2011, 1:36PM

The Smithsonian has uncovered footage from the day Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered that has not been seen since it aired live on April 4, 1968.

Topics: Arts & Culture, History

Nikky Finney's Award Speech Tops Record Year for Black Women Writers

Nikky Finney’s Award Speech Tops Record Year for Black Women Writers

by Jorge Rivas on November 29 2011, 1:16PM

The award-winning poet astounded audiences with her acceptance speech, before telling the crowd that the moment had left her “officially speechless.”

Topics: Arts & Culture

Bachmann Still Angry at The Roots' Stunt on Jimmy Fallon Show

Bachmann Still Angry at The Roots’ Stunt on Jimmy Fallon Show

by Jorge Rivas on November 28 2011, 12:09PM

The band made waves with their musical introduction of the tea party favorite last week.

Topics: Arts & Culture

'New Yorker' Magazine Cover Depicts Pilgrims Fleeing Across U.S. Border

‘New Yorker’ Magazine Cover Depicts Pilgrims Fleeing Across U.S. Border

by Jorge Rivas on November 23 2011, 11:03AM

Cartoonist Christoph Niemann wanted to offer historical perspective to today’s immigration debate.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Watch: 5 Hollywood Directors Avoid Talking About Race

Watch: 5 Hollywood Directors Avoid Talking About Race

by Jorge Rivas on November 18 2011, 10:41AM

Awkward.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Mississippi Sorority Recalls 'The Cosby Show' By Dressing in Blackface

Mississippi Sorority Recalls ‘The Cosby Show’ By Dressing in Blackface

by Jorge Rivas on November 16 2011, 1:19PM

Six students at the University of Southern Mississippi dressed in black face to depict the Huxtables at an off-campus 1980s themed costume party.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Lady Gaga Fires Long Time Black Choreographer Laurieann Gibson

Lady Gaga Fires Long Time Black Choreographer Laurieann Gibson

by Jorge Rivas on November 16 2011, 12:11PM

The black choreographer and creative director who says she’s largely responsible for Lady Gaga’s image has been “dismissed.”

Topics: Arts & Culture

Lil' B Releases Song Called 'I Got AIDS' to Raise Awareness

Lil’ B Releases Song Called ‘I Got AIDS’ to Raise Awareness

by Jorge Rivas on November 15 2011, 12:15PM

Berkeley’s Lil’ B is at again. This time he’s released a song encouraging fans to get tested for HIV.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Shakira Gets Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame, But Diversity's Still Lacking

Shakira Gets Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame, But Diversity’s Still Lacking

by Jorge Rivas on November 11 2011, 3:59PM

The Colombian superstar fulfills her mom’s dream. She’s just one of 79 Latinos to get one of the 2,366 stars.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Fans and Celebs Celebrate Heavy D's Most Memorable Songs

Fans and Celebs Celebrate Heavy D’s Most Memorable Songs

by Jorge Rivas on November 9 2011, 11:10AM

We remember some of the rapper’s best moments, and take stock of the legacy he leaves behind.

Topics: Arts & Culture

We're Cautiously Optimistic About the 'All-American Muslim' Reality TV Show

We’re Cautiously Optimistic About the ‘All-American Muslim’ Reality TV Show

by Jorge Rivas on November 8 2011, 2:47PM

Let’s hope it’s better than the scandalous shows that make up our reality TV landscape.

Topics: Arts & Culture

20 Years Ago Today, Magic Johnson Made HIV Not Just a White Gay Male Disease

20 Years Ago Today, Magic Johnson Made HIV Not Just a White Gay Male Disease

by Jorge Rivas on November 7 2011, 12:40PM

Magic Johnson announced he was HIV-positive twenty years ago today. He did more for HIV/AIDS awareness than former President Ronald Reagan.

Topics: Arts & Culture