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Singer Lesedi Lo-Fi Speaks Out About Homeless Youth From Experience

Singer Lesedi Lo-Fi Speaks Out About Homeless Youth From Experience

by Jamilah King on January 8 2014, 10:41AM

His debut album, “Street Faces,” centers on the plight of homeless youth and hits stores on March 11.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Mindy Kaling Is Very Happy With Her 'Elle' Magazine Cover

Mindy Kaling Is Very Happy With Her ‘Elle’ Magazine Cover

by Jamilah King on January 7 2014, 3:36PM

She responded to criticism on Twitter.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

You Can Stream Del The Funky Homosapien's New Album For Free

You Can Stream Del The Funky Homosapien’s New Album For Free

by Jamilah King on January 7 2014, 2:00PM

Hip-hop heads, rejoice!

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Tiny Trendsetter Gives Instagram's Most Adorable Hair Tutorial

Tiny Trendsetter Gives Instagram’s Most Adorable Hair Tutorial

by Jamilah King on January 7 2014, 12:16PM

Riley Elle, 3, is slowly turning herself into a little fashion icon.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Indian Grandmother Wins Marathon Barefoot, In Sari

Indian Grandmother Wins Marathon Barefoot, In Sari

by Jamilah King on January 7 2014, 10:28AM

So this is awesome.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Awkward Black Girl' Issa Rae Named to Forbes' 30 Under 30

‘Awkward Black Girl’ Issa Rae Named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30

by Jamilah King on January 7 2014, 9:54AM

Yeah, her grind is real.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Five Things To Know About Sasheer Zamata, SNL's New Black Female Cast Member

Five Things To Know About Sasheer Zamata, SNL’s New Black Female Cast Member

by Jamilah King on January 7 2014, 9:36AM

The 27-year-old will make her debut on January 18.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Google Celebrates Zora Neale Hurston's 123rd Birthday

Google Celebrates Zora Neale Hurston’s 123rd Birthday

by Jamilah King on January 7 2014, 9:05AM

The Internet did good today.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

A Comic for the New Year

A Comic for the New Year

by Julio Salgado on January 3 2014, 11:00AM

Artist Julio Salgado helps us ring in 2014 with an exclusive comic.

Topics: Arts & Culture

TV's (Slowly) Widening Race Lens

TV’s (Slowly) Widening Race Lens

by Teresa Wiltz on December 20 2013, 7:00AM

2013’s a reminder that TV has never been better. It’s even getting a little better on race. A little.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Are Critics Using Macklemore to 'Gentrify' Hip-Hop?

Are Critics Using Macklemore to ‘Gentrify’ Hip-Hop?

by Jamilah King on December 16 2013, 1:21PM

Macklemore was one of the biggest names in last week’s Grammy nominations.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Beyoncé's Surprise Album Sells 430k in Less Than 48 Hours

Beyoncé’s Surprise Album Sells 430k in Less Than 48 Hours

by Jamilah King on December 16 2013, 10:27AM

All hail Beyonce.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Five Reasons to Love Beyoncé, The Feminist Work in Progress

Five Reasons to Love Beyoncé, The Feminist Work in Progress

by Jamilah King on December 13 2013, 2:10PM

The writers over at Crunk Feminist Collective took a moment out to appreciate Beyonce’s process. You should, too.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch the Video for The Roots and Elvis Costello 'Tripwire'

Watch the Video for The Roots and Elvis Costello ‘Tripwire’

by Jamilah King on December 13 2013, 12:35PM

The 2013 album “Wise Up Ghost” is available on iTunes.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Beyoncé's Surprise Album Features Nigerian Writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Beyoncé’s Surprise Album Features Nigerian Writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

by Jamilah King on December 13 2013, 7:57AM

The singer dropped the album on iTunes without any promotion, save for a 15-second Instagram video.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch Toni Morrison and Junot Díaz Talk About Race and Writing

Watch Toni Morrison and Junot Díaz Talk About Race and Writing

by Jamilah King on December 12 2013, 2:27PM

Two of America’s most prominent writers of color will be in conversation with one another at the New York Public Library. You can watch it live. Tune in.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch: The Biggest Stories of 2013 Play

Watch: The Biggest Stories of 2013

by Akiba Solomon on December 12 2013, 12:21PM

Our editors and guests wax reflexive about the most important stories of 2013

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration, Media, /NOW, Politics, Schools & Youth

'12 Years a Slave' Leads This Year's Golden Globe Nominations

‘12 Years a Slave’ Leads This Year’s Golden Globe Nominations

by Jamilah King on December 12 2013, 10:24AM

In total, the film is nominated for seven awards, including best picture.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Your Favorite Singer Erykah Badu Is The New Face of Givenchy

Your Favorite Singer Erykah Badu Is The New Face of Givenchy

by Jamilah King on December 11 2013, 2:38PM

What’s not to love?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Kerry Washington, Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong'o Get SAG Award Nods

Kerry Washington, Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o Get SAG Award Nods

by Jamilah King on December 11 2013, 12:44PM

Are Oscar nods on the way, too? Probably.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW