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It was only a matter of time... There's a 'Sh*t White Girls Say to Black Girls' Video

It was only a matter of time… There’s a ‘Sh*t White Girls Say to Black Girls’ Video

by Jorge Rivas on January 4 2012, 12:13PM

The YouTube phenomenon continues.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Youssou N'dour to Run for President of Senegal

Youssou N’dour to Run for President of Senegal

by Jorge Rivas on January 3 2012, 1:34PM

Singer says he will challenge Abdoulaye Wade in elections next month.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Global Affairs, /NOW

'Pariah' Proves There's an Audience--and a Hunger--for Real Stories

‘Pariah’ Proves There’s an Audience—and a Hunger—for Real Stories

by Jamilah King on January 3 2012, 9:48AM

Dee Rees’s critically acclaimed film about a young, black lesbian wrestling with multiple identities turns on the radical assertion that there’s no one way to be young, or black, or queer.

Topics: 'Pariah', Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

2012 Rose Parade Ends with 5,000 Occupy Protesters

2012 Rose Parade Ends with 5,000 Occupy Protesters

by Jorge Rivas on January 2 2012, 7:00PM

An estimated 5,000 Occupy Los Angeles demonstrators marched down the parade route.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Celebrate Love, /NOW

J.R. Martinez First Biracial Roses Parade Grand Marshall

J.R. Martinez First Biracial Roses Parade Grand Marshall

by Jorge Rivas on January 2 2012, 5:51PM

The Salvadoran-African-American actor and former U.S. Army soldier led the most parade in the world.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch Snoop Dogg Guest Star on

Watch Snoop Dogg Guest Star on “The Price is Right’

by Jorge Rivas on January 2 2012, 5:00PM

The Long Beach native raised more than $70,000 for his charity.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Aretha Franklin is Getting Married and She Wants You To Know She’s Not Pregnant

by Jorge Rivas on January 2 2012, 3:40PM

There’s another royal wedding this year!

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

‘Pariah’ Opens to Strong and Promising Limited Release

by Jorge Rivas on January 2 2012, 2:16PM

The long awaited film is only playing on four screens nationwide but industry insiders say it’s looking like it’ll have a strong wider release later this week.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Yo, Is This Racist?' Andrew Ti's Tumblr Has Your (Hilarious) Answer

‘Yo, Is This Racist?’ Andrew Ti’s Tumblr Has Your (Hilarious) Answer

by Channing Kennedy on January 2 2012, 9:36AM

Andrew Ti has no qualifications to answer the internet’s race questions, besides common sense and a string of curse words. And maybe that’s enough.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

Dutch Magazine Apologizes for Calling Rihanna a ‘Niggabitch’

by Jamilah King on December 20 2011, 11:27AM

But they still went from wannabe cool to “slave auction.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

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