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New to the World of Comics: Guillermo Del Toro and Tom Morello

New to the World of Comics: Guillermo Del Toro and Tom Morello

by Jorge Rivas on July 25 2011, 1:30PM

It’s all part of Dark Horse Comic’s plan to court new readers to the genre.

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Civil Rights Schoolchild Ruby Bridges Meets President Obama

Civil Rights Schoolchild Ruby Bridges Meets President Obama

by Jorge Rivas on July 22 2011, 2:44PM

The girl made famous in Normal Rockwell’s iconic painting finally goes to the White House.

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James Murdoch's Hip-Hop Head Days With Rawkus Records

James Murdoch’s Hip-Hop Head Days With Rawkus Records

by Jamilah King on July 21 2011, 3:29PM

Ta-Nehisi Coates reminds us that the man in the middle of Britain’s phone hacking scandal bankrolled an influential hip-hop label in the ’90s.

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Going to the Movies This Summer? Here's What's Wrong With 'Bad Teacher'

Going to the Movies This Summer? Here’s What’s Wrong With ‘Bad Teacher’

by Bryan Gerhart on July 20 2011, 12:43PM

At a time when America’s public schools face severe institutional complications, Bad Teacher chuckles and points the finger at educators.

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Rihanna Becomes Most Popular Woman on Facebook

Rihanna Becomes Most Popular Woman on Facebook

by Jorge Rivas on July 19 2011, 11:21AM

Rihanna becomes the most popular social media star of color in the world.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

You Maaad!--How Fox News Uses Hip-Hop to Create Race Panics Interactive

You Maaad!—How Fox News Uses Hip-Hop to Create Race Panics

by Adriel Luis, Nico Cary on July 19 2011, 9:47AM

How the network uses black rappers to scare white parents, court their kids and make millions.

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Sapphire Talks New Novel and Combatting the Cycle of Violence

Sapphire Talks New Novel and Combatting the Cycle of Violence

by Bryan Gerhart on July 18 2011, 10:30AM

The author’s new book focuses on the son of her debut character Precious, as he battles his own demons and fights to transcend his circumstances.

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Ford Models Working on Promo Material Featuring Only Models of Color

Ford Models Working on Promo Material Featuring Only Models of Color

by Jorge Rivas on July 15 2011, 12:54PM

But will efforts to recruit more models of color last very long?

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Ruby Bridges, Made Famous in Iconic Painting, Goes to White House

Ruby Bridges, Made Famous in Iconic Painting, Goes to White House

by Jorge Rivas on July 15 2011, 11:27AM

The woman was featured in one of our most iconic Civil Rights era paintings. Now, she’ll be on hand to bring it to the country’s most powerful home.

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Presidential Hopeful Herman Cain's 1996 Gospel Album Hits the Web

Presidential Hopeful Herman Cain’s 1996 Gospel Album Hits the Web

by Bryan Gerhart on July 14 2011, 1:30PM

And believe it or not, the man can sing.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Politics

Queer New Orleans Hip-Hop Star Big Freedia Goes On National Tour

Queer New Orleans Hip-Hop Star Big Freedia Goes On National Tour

by Jorge Rivas on July 13 2011, 1:02PM

The Queen of New Orleans’ bounce scene goes on national tour.

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The Black Eyed Peas Are Taking a Break

The Black Eyed Peas Are Taking a Break

by Jorge Rivas on July 12 2011, 1:41PM

The chart-topping, anthem-cranking group said during a recent performance in England that they’re going on “indefinite hiatus.” Tear.

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Study Finds White People Don't Watch Black Movies. Who's to Blame? Interactive

Study Finds White People Don’t Watch Black Movies. Who’s to Blame?

by Jorge Rivas on July 12 2011, 9:51AM

If Hollywood producers were more intentional about casting actors of color in leading roles, would things really change? Take our poll.

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Tom Ford: Americans Are Fat, Chinese Are Slim and You're Racist

Tom Ford: Americans Are Fat, Chinese Are Slim and You’re Racist

by Jorge Rivas on July 8 2011, 2:03PM

Welcome to this week’s worst case of so-called “Colorblindness.”

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Rosario Dawson Opens Up About Activism and Hollywood

Rosario Dawson Opens Up About Activism and Hollywood

by Jorge Rivas on July 8 2011, 1:14PM

The actress talks fame, activism, and her addiction to Twitter.

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Plans for Bruce Lee Museum Halted

Plans for Bruce Lee Museum Halted

by Bryan Gerhart on July 7 2011, 1:30PM

Fans are still waiting for a space dedicated completely to the iconic martial artist.

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Beyoncé's Still Breaking Records With Her New Album

Beyoncé’s Still Breaking Records With Her New Album

by Jorge Rivas on July 7 2011, 1:09PM

The jury’s still out on whether girls really do run the world. But Beyonce definitely rules the charts.

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Celebrating Summer in the City--Send Us Your Own Shots!

Celebrating Summer in the City—Send Us Your Own Shots!

by Jorge Rivas on July 7 2011, 9:37AM

You can send pictures or links of your pictures to me at jrivas@arc.org with the subject “Summer 2011.”

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Beyoncé Headlines Britain's Biggest Music Festival

Beyoncé Headlines Britain’s Biggest Music Festival

by Jorge Rivas on July 1 2011, 12:27PM

The singer breaks history, while offering up a little of her own.

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Your Colorlines.com Summer 2011 Movie Guide

Your Colorlines.com Summer 2011 Movie Guide

by Jorge Rivas on June 30 2011, 10:23AM

We know you’ve already heard about all the blockbusters. But here’s our list of underrated summer flicks.

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