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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

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