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'Mosquita y Mari' World Premiere at Sundance a 'Smashing Sucess'

‘Mosquita y Mari’ World Premiere at Sundance a ‘Smashing Sucess’

by Jorge Rivas on January 23 2012, 1:08PM

“Mosquita y Mari” had its world premiere Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival to a packed house.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Red Tails' Comes in Second, Scores $19 Mil. at Weekend Box Office

‘Red Tails’ Comes in Second, Scores $19 Mil. at Weekend Box Office

by Jorge Rivas on January 23 2012, 11:09AM

Lucas’ film that chronicles WWII’s African-American Tuskegee airmen debuted with a strong opening.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Rick Perry's Real Legacy? His 2011 Executions (A Dance Video)

Rick Perry’s Real Legacy? His 2011 Executions (A Dance Video)

by Jorge Rivas on January 20 2012, 1:12PM

In honor of Texas Governor Rick Perry executing his presidential campaign, Adriel Luis, a Colorlines.com contributor and artist based in Brooklyn, NY, made this video to remind all of us what Perry’s real legacy is.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Singing Legend Etta James Dies at 73

Singing Legend Etta James Dies at 73

by Jorge Rivas on January 20 2012, 11:57AM

She was 73.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Quietly Radical Mission at Sundance: Supporting Native Filmmakers

Quietly Radical Mission at Sundance: Supporting Native Filmmakers

by Jamilah King on January 20 2012, 9:44AM

One of the buzz-making features at Sundance this weekend is “Mosquita y Mari,” an indy film about Chicana teens in L.A. It’s the latest film shepherded by Sundance’s NativeLabs, which has supported 70 indigenous filmmakers in telling their own stories.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Sundance

Tyler Perry says Films with All Black Cast on Verge of Extinction

Tyler Perry says Films with All Black Cast on Verge of Extinction

by Jorge Rivas on January 19 2012, 4:53PM

Last week it was George Lucas saying Hollywood studios don’t fund films with black leads and this week we’ve got Tyler Perry saying “movies starring an all African American cast are on the verge of becoming extinct.”

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

Jay-Z Has No Plans of Dropping the Word ‘Bitch’ From Lyrics

by Jorge Rivas on January 19 2012, 1:21PM

Reports that rapper has renounced the b-word following the birth of his daughter have been denied by his representatives.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Beyoncé is the Whitest She's Ever Been in New Album Promo

Beyoncé is the Whitest She’s Ever Been in New Album Promo

by Jorge Rivas on January 19 2012, 12:42PM

The new promo ad released by Beyoncé Knowles’ camp to promote the 2011 album “4,” finds Beyoncé with blonde hair, bleached eyebrows and the lightest skin we’ve ever seen on her.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Artists to Watch: Azealia Banks and Light Asylum

by Jorge Rivas on January 18 2012, 5:22PM

This week’s edition of artists to watch includes two musicians from New York.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Bill O’Reilly Explains the Difference Between Ice Cube and Ice-T [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 18 2012, 3:27PM

Bill O’Reilly Explains the Difference Between Ice Cube and Ice-T.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch a 12-Year Old Kanye West Recite Poem He Wrote for MLK [Video]

Watch a 12-Year Old Kanye West Recite Poem He Wrote for MLK [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 18 2012, 3:17PM

Watch a 12-year old Kanye West read his original poem dedicated to MLK.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Official Trailer for 'Mosquita y Mari' Released

Official Trailer for ‘Mosquita y Mari’ Released

by Jorge Rivas on January 17 2012, 6:41PM

*Mosquita y Mari*—the film about two Chicana teenagers growing up in Huntington Park, one of the most vibrant immigrant Latino communities in Los Angeles—now has an official trailer.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Sundance

15 of Muhammad Ali's Greatest Quotes

15 of Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Quotes

by Jorge Rivas on January 17 2012, 5:53PM

Muhammad Ali turns 70 today and the boxing legend has his fair share of memorable quotes.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Pictures of Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer in W’s Best Performance Issue

by Jorge Rivas on January 17 2012, 5:51PM

Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer made in to W Magazine’s best performance issue that highlights twenty of “this years brightest stars.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'The Daily Show' Hires First First Black Female Correspondent [Video]

‘The Daily Show’ Hires First First Black Female Correspondent [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 17 2012, 3:49PM

Comedy Central’s The Daily Show announced last week comedian Jessica Williams will be joining the show’s cast of correspondents.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Chanel Iman Joins Rare Group of Black L’Officiel Paris Covergirls

by Jorge Rivas on January 17 2012, 2:20PM

French fashion magazine L’Officiel, “the Bible of fashion and of high society,” has put Chanel Iman on the cover of their February issue.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

The Association of Black Women Historians Says 'The Help' is Distorted

The Association of Black Women Historians Says ‘The Help’ is Distorted

by Jorge Rivas on January 17 2012, 2:10PM

According to the historians about the only thing that’s true in the film is that working black women in the South often labored as domestic servants in white homes.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, The Help

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