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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

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