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Angel Haze, Azealia Banks Fed Up With an Industry That Preys on Black Talent

Angel Haze, Azealia Banks Fed Up With an Industry That Preys on Black Talent

by Jamilah King on February 5 2014, 4:16PM

They’re speaking out because they know you’re listening.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Take a Sneak Peek at Little Dragon's Creative Process

Take a Sneak Peek at Little Dragon’s Creative Process

by Jamilah King on February 5 2014, 12:08PM

This new video takes you inside their home studio.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Coca-Cola's Long Culture War

Coca-Cola’s Long Culture War

by Jeff Chang on February 5 2014, 7:00AM

The company’s Super Bowl ad stirred the ire of English-only trolls. But radical, it ain’t.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

Five Quotes to Celebrate Rosa Parks's Birthday

Five Quotes to Celebrate Rosa Parks’s Birthday

by Aura Bogado on February 4 2014, 3:07PM

She was born 101 years ago today.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Jerry Seinfeld on Diversity in Comedy: 'Who Cares?'

Jerry Seinfeld on Diversity in Comedy: ‘Who Cares?’

by Jamilah King on February 4 2014, 12:30PM

The real question might actually be: Who still cares about Jerry Seinfeld?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan Among Black Actors Featured in Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue

Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan Among Black Actors Featured in Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Issue

by Jamilah King on February 4 2014, 11:46AM

Hey, it’s progress.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Laverne Cox: Loving Trans Women is a Revolutionary Act

Laverne Cox: Loving Trans Women is a Revolutionary Act

by Jamilah King on February 3 2014, 3:46PM

She brought the house down at the recent Creating Change conference in Houston.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

That Time 4-Year-Old Bruno Mars Peformed as an Elvis Impersonator

That Time 4-Year-Old Bruno Mars Peformed as an Elvis Impersonator

by Jamilah King on February 3 2014, 1:00PM

There’s no denying that he gave a pretty impressive performance as Elvis back when he living in Hawaii.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Andre 3000's Jimi Hendrix Biopic to Premiere at SXSW

Andre 3000’s Jimi Hendrix Biopic to Premiere at SXSW

by Jamilah King on February 3 2014, 12:50PM

If you’re not already excited about the film, check out this interview.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

SNL Kicks Off Black History Month: '28 Reasons To Hug A Black Guy'

SNL Kicks Off Black History Month: ‘28 Reasons To Hug A Black Guy’

by Jamilah King on February 3 2014, 9:41AM

Watch newcomer Sasheer Zamata celebrate the beginning of Black History Month in the most hilarious way possible.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Kendrick Lamar Responds to Macklemore

Kendrick Lamar Responds to Macklemore

by Aura Bogado on January 31 2014, 5:47PM

It might surprise you.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Blogs List

The Black Panther Party Had a Funk Band Called 'The Lumpen'

The Black Panther Party Had a Funk Band Called ‘The Lumpen’

by Jamilah King on January 31 2014, 12:34PM

And yes, they were good.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

3 Forgotten Economies of This Year's Super Bowl

3 Forgotten Economies of This Year’s Super Bowl

by Jamilah King on January 31 2014, 10:00AM

Here’s a look at a few groups of workers whose livelihoods depend on the success of America’s biggest game.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Economy

Your Favorite Interracial Family is Back With a New Cherrios Ad Play

Your Favorite Interracial Family is Back With a New Cherrios Ad

by Jamilah King on January 30 2014, 2:17PM

What controversy?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

New York City Rally Calls for Justice for Islan Nettles

New York City Rally Calls for Justice for Islan Nettles

by Jamilah King on January 30 2014, 2:07PM

Mourners want answers.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Barneys Spring Ad Campaign Features Transgender People

Barneys Spring Ad Campaign Features Transgender People

by Aura Bogado on January 30 2014, 1:46PM

The retailer hopes the ads will elevate trans acceptance.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Meet Chloe Kim, an Incredible 13-Year-Old Snowboarder

Meet Chloe Kim, an Incredible 13-Year-Old Snowboarder

by Jamilah King on January 28 2014, 2:40PM

Too bad she won’t be at this year’s Olympic games.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Mexican Alpine Skier to Sport Mariachi Look at Sochi Olympics

Mexican Alpine Skier to Sport Mariachi Look at Sochi Olympics

by Jamilah King on January 28 2014, 10:51AM

Hubertus von Hohenlohe wants to make an impact on the slopes at the upcoming Sochi Olympics, even if he doesn’t win a medal.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Eat the Cake, Anna-Mae

Eat the Cake, Anna-Mae

by Akiba Solomon on January 27 2014, 4:21PM

Beyoncé was decidely anti-feminist at The Grammys.

Topics: Gender, Arts & Culture

Queen Latifah Officiated Dozens of Gay Weddings at the Grammys

Queen Latifah Officiated Dozens of Gay Weddings at the Grammys

by Jamilah King on January 27 2014, 9:27AM

Here’s one .gif that captures it all.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW