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SXSW 2011: Smartest Race Thinkers, Best Bands, Tweets to Watch

SXSW 2011: Smartest Race Thinkers, Best Bands, Tweets to Watch

by Jorge Rivas, Jamilah King on March 10 2011, 10:00AM

Whether you’re headed out to Austin or keep track on Twitter, we’ve rounded up the musicians and techies to keep an eye on.

Topics: Arts & Culture, SXSW 2011

NAACP Faces Boycott Over Kid Rock Honor

NAACP Faces Boycott Over Kid Rock Honor

by Jamilah King on March 9 2011, 4:46PM

The rocker still sports a confederate flag because ‘it looks cool.’

Topics: Arts & Culture

Today's Love is for New Mexico's Miracle Wall Mural

Today’s Love is for New Mexico’s Miracle Wall Mural

by Hatty Lee on March 9 2011, 12:55PM

For 64-year-old artist Frederic Vigil, it’s never too late to create art.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Celebrate Love

Chris Brown Says He's Been Forgiven

Chris Brown Says He’s Been Forgiven

by Jorge Rivas on March 9 2011, 10:00AM

But is the singer really committed to breaking the cycle of domestic violence?

Topics: Arts & Culture

Artist Glenn Ligon Talks History, 'Outsiderness'

Artist Glenn Ligon Talks History, ‘Outsiderness’

by Thoai Lu on March 8 2011, 9:15AM

The artist talks to The Root about the struggles of his past and his visions for the future.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Loving the Art of the Political Poster at the Oakland Museum

Loving the Art of the Political Poster at the Oakland Museum

by Hatty Lee on March 7 2011, 3:40PM

Because sometimes, words don’t do an issue justice.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Remembering Wally Yonamine, the 'Nisei Jackie Robinson'

Remembering Wally Yonamine, the ‘Nisei Jackie Robinson’

by Thoai Lu on March 7 2011, 10:03AM

The multi-sport athlete broke barriers, and records, on two continents.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Our Fantasy Picks for the NAACP Image Awards

Our Fantasy Picks for the NAACP Image Awards

by Jamilah King on March 4 2011, 6:28PM

We’ve rounded up our favorites. Now we wanna hear about yours.

Topics: Arts & Culture

What Did Asian American Resistance Look Like in the 1970's? Photo

What Did Asian American Resistance Look Like in the 1970’s?

by Hatty Lee on March 4 2011, 4:59PM

A new collection of artwork highlights art and political resistance in San Francisco.

Topics: Arts & Culture

John Galliano Apologizes, Heads to Court for Racist Comments

John Galliano Apologizes, Heads to Court for Racist Comments

by Jorge Rivas on March 4 2011, 8:48AM

John Galliano, the former creative director at Dior, could face up to six months in prison for anti-semitic remarks.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Dior Fires Designer John Galliano After Racist Tirade

Dior Fires Designer John Galliano After Racist Tirade

by Jorge Rivas on March 1 2011, 11:17AM

So much for his big French Fashion Week premiere.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Maluca Takes Cameras to Pick Up Food Stamps

Maluca Takes Cameras to Pick Up Food Stamps

by Jorge Rivas on March 1 2011, 10:13AM

The Dominican performer has toured with international pop. But she’s still broke.

Topics: Arts & Culture

A Few of My Favorite Things: 'The Good Wife'

A Few of My Favorite Things: ‘The Good Wife’

by Rinku Sen on March 1 2011, 10:08AM

Because life can’t be all about doing stuff—sometimes, you gotta just indulge great TV.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Movement

Black Family Maid Sues White Author in Book Dispute

Black Family Maid Sues White Author in Book Dispute

by Thoai Lu on February 28 2011, 3:18PM

Ablene Cooper says best-selling author Kathryn Stockett’s fiction looks a little too familiar.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Singer Marsha Ambrosius Continues to Inspire

Singer Marsha Ambrosius Continues to Inspire

by Thoai Lu on February 25 2011, 10:10AM

One fan tells the singer that her powerful music video hits a little too close to home.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Six Documentaries Not on the Oscar List, but That Should Be on Yours

Six Documentaries Not on the Oscar List, but That Should Be on Yours

by Channing Kennedy on February 25 2011, 9:20AM

There are plenty of documentary films about people of color, but too few made by people of color get the Academy’s attention.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Oscars

Is This the Beginning of the End for a Multiracial Oscars? Infographic

Is This the Beginning of the End for a Multiracial Oscars?

by Jorge Rivas on February 24 2011, 9:30AM

Industry watchers worry structural changes mean this year’s lily white Oscar list isn’t coincidental.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Oscars

'Sex Crimes Against Black Girls' Exhibit Uses Art to Confront Incest

‘Sex Crimes Against Black Girls’ Exhibit Uses Art to Confront Incest

by Akiba Solomon on February 21 2011, 4:45PM

Curator Shantrelle P. Lewis braves controversy and pain to expose sexual violence against girls in the African Diaspora

Topics: Gender, Arts & Culture

Oprah Talks to First Trans Supermodel Lea T

Oprah Talks to First Trans Supermodel Lea T

by Jorge Rivas on February 18 2011, 4:51PM

And only asks one ridiculous question.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Oprah, Video

Questlove Gives Props to Fela Kuti

Questlove Gives Props to Fela Kuti

by Thoai Lu on February 17 2011, 11:15AM

The popular drummer is set to curate a special series of Fela Kuti’s music.

Topics: Arts & Culture