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Why Willow Smith Starring in

Why Willow Smith Starring in “Annie” Remake is A Good Thing

by Jorge Rivas on January 28 2011, 10:55AM

Let’s all stop hating on remakes of classic movies.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Celebrating Angela Davis' Birthday, And Four Decades of Hard Work Photo

Celebrating Angela Davis’ Birthday, And Four Decades of Hard Work

by Hatty Lee on January 27 2011, 11:00AM

The movement icon celebrates her birthday this week.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Get Ready For The Whitest Oscars In A Decade

Get Ready For The Whitest Oscars In A Decade

by Jorge Rivas on January 25 2011, 3:16PM

What’s it gonna take to convince Hollywood’s power brokers that race does matter?

Topics: Arts & Culture, Oscars

Black Models Hailed As American Fashion's Revolutionaries

Black Models Hailed As American Fashion’s Revolutionaries

by Jorge Rivas on January 24 2011, 3:13PM

The Met celebrates black women who helped put American fashion designers on the world stage.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Last Airbender Whitewashes Its Way to Worst Film Awards

Last Airbender Whitewashes Its Way to Worst Film Awards

by Jamilah King on January 24 2011, 12:21PM

The summer blockbuster picks up nominations for this year’s biggest underachievers.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Oscars

LA Taco Celebrates West Coast Street Art

LA Taco Celebrates West Coast Street Art

by Hatty Lee on January 21 2011, 4:35PM

We like Fridays, and tacos. And graffiti.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Batman's Latino Nemesis, Bane, Gets Airbent in New Nolan Film

Batman’s Latino Nemesis, Bane, Gets Airbent in New Nolan Film

by Channing Kennedy on January 21 2011, 11:40AM

Hollywood’s up to its whitewashing ways once again.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Jamaican Dancehall Star Vybz Kartel Bleached Skin

Jamaican Dancehall Star Vybz Kartel Bleached Skin

by Jorge Rivas on January 19 2011, 11:46AM

The controversial artist says bleaching is “tantamount to white people getting a sun tan.”

Topics: Arts & Culture

Robert De Niro Thinks the Golden Globe's Waiters Got Deported

Robert De Niro Thinks the Golden Globe’s Waiters Got Deported

by Jorge Rivas on January 17 2011, 10:47AM

Get it? Get it? They’re all Latino immigrants.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Diane Von Furstenberg:

Diane Von Furstenberg: “Chinese = Disobedient Japanese People”

by Jorge Rivas on January 14 2011, 3:10PM

And other crazy things rich ladies say.

Topics: Arts & Culture

NAACP Image Award Nominees We Love, and Some We Don't

NAACP Image Award Nominees We Love, and Some We Don’t

by Julianne Hing on January 14 2011, 10:49AM

We sort through the silly and serious in this year’s crop of nominees.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Cee Lo, Drake, Lady Gaga Among This Year's Grammy Nominees

Cee Lo, Drake, Lady Gaga Among This Year’s Grammy Nominees

by Jorge Rivas on January 13 2011, 4:24PM

The artists we love to talk about are set to take over this season’s biggest music awards show.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Readers Throw Down on Great American Novels, Nickelodeon

Readers Throw Down on Great American Novels, Nickelodeon

by Channing Kennedy on January 7 2011, 9:50PM

A round-up of some of this week’s best reader-lead conversations.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Aretha Franklin Breaks Her Silence After Surgery, Says

Aretha Franklin Breaks Her Silence After Surgery, Says “Problem Resolved”

by Jorge Rivas on January 7 2011, 12:15PM

Aretha Franklin is opening up a bit about her health after her mystery surgery last month.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Health

Film Critic Roger Ebert Gets Schooled Over His

Film Critic Roger Ebert Gets Schooled Over His “Huck Finn” Read

by Jorge Rivas on January 6 2011, 12:39PM

Film critic Roger Ebert keeps putting his foot in his mouth.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

Fela! The Musical Could Be Going to Nigeria

Fela! The Musical Could Be Going to Nigeria

by Hatty Lee, Jamilah King on January 5 2011, 4:01PM

The legendary Afrobeat performer’s legacy continues to grow worldwide.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Need Holiday Recipes? Here's What's Cooking at ColorLines

Need Holiday Recipes? Here’s What’s Cooking at ColorLines

by Juell Stewart on December 21 2010, 9:40AM

Juell Stewart rounds up some of her favorite healthy spins on traditional dishes. You got one?

Topics: Arts & Culture

Filmmakers Look Behind Hollywood's Lens on Race

Filmmakers Look Behind Hollywood’s Lens on Race

by Greg Varner on December 17 2010, 10:07AM

As Oscar buzz builds, Greg Varner talks with documentary filmmakers about some of history’s best—and worst—representations of people of color.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Fashion Photographer Bruce Weber's Moving Portrait of Little Haiti Photo

Fashion Photographer Bruce Weber’s Moving Portrait of Little Haiti

by Jorge Rivas on December 14 2010, 10:04AM

Known for imagining all-American brands, Weber turns his lens to those who have been defined out of Americanness. Jorge Rivas takes a look.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration

Oprah: 'I'm Not Even Kind of a Lesbian'

Oprah: ‘I’m Not Even Kind of a Lesbian’

by Jorge Rivas on December 9 2010, 4:39PM

And Barbara Walters is still asking people about their sexuality.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Oprah