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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

Black Male Models Only Used as Props Photo

Black Male Models Only Used as Props

by Jorge Rivas on February 16 2011, 4:00PM

Sure, they’re out there. But maybe not in a good way.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Another Fashion Week, Another Colored Model Fad

Another Fashion Week, Another Colored Model Fad

by Akiba Solomon on February 16 2011, 10:49AM

But still no sign of questioning the Euro-supremacy at the root of what’s hot and what’s not.

Topics: Gender, Arts & Culture

Grammy Award Recap: Angry Bieber Fans Hack Jazz History

Grammy Award Recap: Angry Bieber Fans Hack Jazz History

by Jorge Rivas on February 14 2011, 12:33PM

Esperanza Spalding becomes first jazz artist to steal the show, enrages millions of teens.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Pepsi and Groupon Not Among Most Memorable Super Bowl Ads

Pepsi and Groupon Not Among Most Memorable Super Bowl Ads

by Jorge Rivas on February 10 2011, 11:37AM

Turns out all you really needed was a pug.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Racist Imagery Used Against Me -- Says Redskins Owner

Racist Imagery Used Against Me — Says Redskins Owner

by Channing Kennedy on February 9 2011, 5:04PM

How can the owner of one of the most criticized team mascots in modern sports be so sensitive?

Topics: Arts & Culture

Lady Gaga May Be the Next Poser Chola-in-Chief

Lady Gaga May Be the Next Poser Chola-in-Chief

by Jorge Rivas on February 9 2011, 1:36PM

And she’s not the only white singer to invoke Chicano culture in recent years.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Cult Actress Tura Satana Dies at 72

Cult Actress Tura Satana Dies at 72

by Jamilah King on February 7 2011, 3:23PM

The legendary actress survived abuse, internment and later inspired “Kill Bill.”

Topics: Arts & Culture

Southern College Boots Latino Artist's Confederate Flag Remix

Southern College Boots Latino Artist’s Confederate Flag Remix

by Jorge Rivas on February 4 2011, 11:56AM

Stanley Bermudez just can’t please those southern apologists.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Mexican Fans Blamed For Selling Out Coachella in Record Time

Mexican Fans Blamed For Selling Out Coachella in Record Time

by Jorge Rivas on February 3 2011, 3:33PM

Scapegoating that’s usually reserved for the political arena has now gone mainstream.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration