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Vanity Fair's White Hollywood Issue

Vanity Fair’s White Hollywood Issue

by Jamilah King on February 2 2011, 1:05PM

One of this year’s biggest issues includes only two black actors.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Record Year for Black Films at Sundance Festival

Record Year for Black Films at Sundance Festival

by Jamilah King on February 2 2011, 11:12AM

This year’s festival featured no less than 30 black filmmakers and films.

Topics: Arts & Culture

'Being Elmo' Celebrates Black Puppeteer Kevin Clash

‘Being Elmo’ Celebrates Black Puppeteer Kevin Clash

by Jorge Rivas on February 1 2011, 1:39PM

Until recently, he may be one of Hollywood’s best kept secrets.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

Even Newsweek Is Asking If Oprah's Network Is Too White

Even Newsweek Is Asking If Oprah’s Network Is Too White

by Jorge Rivas on February 1 2011, 10:45AM

Can media’s biggest black mogul walk the walk when it comes to expanding network diversity?

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media, Oprah

Modern Family Recognized by Screen Actors Guild Award

Modern Family Recognized by Screen Actors Guild Award

by Julianne Hing on January 31 2011, 5:05PM

It was one of the only awards that went to actors of color in what’s turned out to be a remarkably white awards season, even by Hollywood standards.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Focus Features Buys Black Lesbian Drama 'Pariah'

Focus Features Buys Black Lesbian Drama ‘Pariah’

by Jamilah King on January 31 2011, 12:21PM

After its premiere at Sundance, the coming-of-age story of a butch black lesbian may be on its way to a theater near you.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Taking Stock of Howard Zinn's Legacy

Taking Stock of Howard Zinn’s Legacy

by Hatty Lee, Jamilah King on January 28 2011, 5:09PM

The prolific historian passed away one year ago.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Nicki Minaj Gets Personal On Childhood Abuse

Nicki Minaj Gets Personal On Childhood Abuse

by Jorge Rivas on January 28 2011, 12:03PM

The new queen of hip-hop opens up about growing up in an abusive home, and the example she’s trying to set for younger fans.

Topics: Arts & Culture

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