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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

Even George Lucas Had a Hard Time Finding Funding for Film With Black Leads

Even George Lucas Had a Hard Time Finding Funding for Film With Black Leads

by Jorge Rivas on January 11 2012, 10:47AM

You know it’s bad when George Lucas, the man behind ‘Star Wars’ who has two of the top 10 grossing films of all time, can’t get funding to make a movie because his lead characters are all black. Lucas says…

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Beyoncé Baby Absurdity #3: Touré Says Blue Ivy’s Song is ‘Hip Hop’s Greatest Love Song’

by Jorge Rivas on January 10 2012, 5:25PM

One of the greatest love songs in hip-hop history? We’re taking a poll.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'The View' on Slave Homework: 'They Knew What They Were Doing'

‘The View’ on Slave Homework: ‘They Knew What They Were Doing’

by Jorge Rivas on January 10 2012, 12:25PM

Sherri Shepherd calls it what it is, racism.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Melissa Harris-Perry Deconstructs Stereotypes to Colbert [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 10 2012, 11:41AM

MSNBC contributor and political analyst Melissa Harris-Perry was a guest on Monday’s ‘The Colbert Report.’

Topics: Arts & Culture, History, /NOW

22 Fashion Designers Launch ‘Runway to Win’ To Secure Obama Reelection

by Jorge Rivas on January 10 2012, 10:51AM

Marc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez and Jason Wu are among the designers creating fashions for Obama.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Beyoncé and Jay-Z Make Official Birth Announcement

Beyoncé and Jay-Z Make Official Birth Announcement

by Jorge Rivas on January 9 2012, 6:21PM

It’s official.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Beyoncé Baby Absurdity #2: Blue Ivy is 2-Days Old and Already Sampled in New Jay-Z Song

by Jorge Rivas on January 9 2012, 3:59PM

Listen to Jay-Z’s new song that samples a crying Blue Ivy Carter.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Beyoncé Baby Absurdity #1: Jay-Z Reportedly Paid $1.3 Million to Rent Entire Hospital Floor

by Jorge Rivas on January 9 2012, 2:42PM

A series of absurdities pertaining to Blue Ivy Carter coming in to this world. In this edition: a very expensive special delivery.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Charles Barkley Presents ‘White People Problems’ on SNL [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 9 2012, 12:56PM

Charles Barkley made his third outing as host of Saturday Night Live.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Get Out the Way Bieber: 'Sh*t White Girls Say to Black Girls' Most Viewed Video on YouTube

Get Out the Way Bieber: ‘Sh*t White Girls Say to Black Girls’ Most Viewed Video on YouTube

by Jorge Rivas on January 6 2012, 2:30PM

The Youtube sensation may get a cameo on ‘Awkward Black Girl.’

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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