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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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U.S.-Based Fans of Mexico's Soccer Team Face Backlash at Gold Cup

U.S.-Based Fans of Mexico’s Soccer Team Face Backlash at Gold Cup

by Mónica Novoa on June 29 2011, 2:15PM

Even if you missed it, the game was riddled with clues on just how hostile our country’s debate over immigration has gotten.

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Chris Brown Wins Five BET Awards

Chris Brown Wins Five BET Awards

by Jorge Rivas on June 27 2011, 2:00PM

The singer thanks his fans in the latest chapter of his comeback kid narrative. But has he gotten the help he needs?

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Missy Elliott Is Battling Graves Disease

Missy Elliott Is Battling Graves Disease

by Julianne Hing on June 24 2011, 4:05PM

The Grammy award winning hip-hop artist says she’s battled the disease since 2008.

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5 Reasons Why People Love to Hate Kreayshawn

5 Reasons Why People Love to Hate Kreayshawn

by Jamilah King on June 24 2011, 2:20PM

The self-proclaimed leader of the White Girl Mob has gotten plenty of hits, and rankled lots of feathers. Here’s what’s got the Internet buzzing.

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Lupe Fiasco Debates Bill O'Reilly on Obama Being 'Biggest Terrorist'

Lupe Fiasco Debates Bill O’Reilly on Obama Being ‘Biggest Terrorist’

by Jorge Rivas on June 23 2011, 1:01PM

The rapper agreed to appear on the show to defend his controversial comments about the president.

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Top Songs on Our Colorlines.com Summertime Soundtrack

Top Songs on Our Colorlines.com Summertime Soundtrack

by Jorge Rivas, Jamilah King on June 22 2011, 12:25PM

Whether you’re kicking back at the beach or lounging around the office, we’ve got a list of songs to help get your summer started off on the right foot.

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NBA Star John Amaechi Wins Top British Honor

NBA Star John Amaechi Wins Top British Honor

by Asraa Mustufa on June 17 2011, 1:50PM

The former professional basketball player is out, proud and quickly becoming a champion of gay rights activism.

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Poet Beau Sia Sums Up Heartbreak: Memory Sucks

Poet Beau Sia Sums Up Heartbreak: Memory Sucks

by Thoai Lu on June 14 2011, 3:27PM

The spoken word artist’s new piece shows that sometimes the hardest thing to do is forget.

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Jay Smooth Has a Message for LeBron James, And Sports Fans

Jay Smooth Has a Message for LeBron James, And Sports Fans

by Jamilah King on June 14 2011, 2:21PM

Is the basketball superstar trying to talk himself out of a job?

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Football Star Michael Strahan Joins Same-Sex Marriage Campaign

Football Star Michael Strahan Joins Same-Sex Marriage Campaign

by Asraa Mustufa on June 13 2011, 11:37AM

The move makes the former Giants star one of just a handful of black athletes to publicly support same-sex marriage.

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How X-Men Ignored History and Misread Its Viewers

How X-Men Ignored History and Misread Its Viewers

by on June 10 2011, 2:59PM

It’s a testament to the colorblind myth that a film about social exclusion set squarely in the era of the American civil rights movement did not include a single developed character of color.

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Lupe Fiasco Calls President Obama the 'Biggest Terrorist'

Lupe Fiasco Calls President Obama the ‘Biggest Terrorist’

by Jamilah King on June 9 2011, 2:18PM

The rapper’s criticism isn’t surprising. But it does show that not everyone in hip-hop’s mainstream can be easily swayed by the president.

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The Ultimate 21st Century People of Color Sci-Fi List

The Ultimate 21st Century People of Color Sci-Fi List

by Adriel Luis on June 9 2011, 9:57AM

Octavia Butler’s a little too obvious. Here are 10 other artists of this millennium who are crafting our world’s post racial apocalypse.

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