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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

Ricky Martin Isn't Getting Married--But He is Having a Baby Girl This Year

Ricky Martin Isn’t Getting Married—But He is Having a Baby Girl This Year

by Jorge Rivas on January 6 2012, 10:14AM

The Latin popstar says he’s dying for a little girl.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Ebony Magazine Launches Tumblr With Vintage Covers and Ads

by Jorge Rivas on January 5 2012, 5:45PM

The monthly magazine targeting the African-American market first launched in 1945.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

And Now There's a 'Sh*t Sri Lankan Mothers Say' Video

And Now There’s a ‘Sh*t Sri Lankan Mothers Say’ Video

by Jorge Rivas on January 5 2012, 3:25PM

Yesterday we had “Shit White Girls Say to Black Girls” and today we have “Shit Sri Lankan Mothers Say.” I’m going to have to come up with a tag for these videos, leave you suggestions in the comments. PS: And…

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Viola Davis is This Year's Frontrunner for Best Actress (The Help)

Viola Davis is This Year’s Frontrunner for Best Actress (The Help)

by Jorge Rivas on January 5 2012, 3:03PM

Regardless of how you feel about ‘The Help,’ you gotta give it to Viola Davis for not being afraid to talk about race.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Pariah' Director Dee Rees and Kim Wayans Talk With Colorlines.com Play

‘Pariah’ Director Dee Rees and Kim Wayans Talk With Colorlines.com

by Jorge Rivas on January 5 2012, 9:24AM

“We’d go to pitch meetings and the moment we said ‘black, lesbian, coming of age,’ they would turn around, validate our parking and hand us a bottle of water,” Rees tells Colorlines.com in reflecting on her feature-film directorial debut. Watch the interview.

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

Racist Tabloid Wednesday: Beyoncé Gets a Special Weave for the Delivery Room

by Jorge Rivas on January 4 2012, 4:32PM

Because some of the most racist stories are available at your local grocery check stand.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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