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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.

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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.

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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