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Don't Let Kanye West's Antics Fool You

Don’t Let Kanye West’s Antics Fool You

by Jamilah King on November 24 2010, 2:40PM

Review: The new album is brilliant, according to PostBourgie.

Topics: Arts & Culture

“Privilege Denying Dude” and the Fight for the Right to Snark

by Channing Kennedy on November 23 2010, 9:55AM

Diana Lopez starts a Web meme in which the joke, for once, is on the white guy. Plus, the Internet’s best social justice smart asses.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Technology

Kanye West Debuts New Record, With Five Album Covers

Kanye West Debuts New Record, With Five Album Covers

by Jamilah King on November 22 2010, 4:34PM

The artist find a clever way around his cover controversy.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Tyler Perry's Not The Only One Still Writing

Tyler Perry’s Not The Only One Still Writing “For Colored Girls”

by Jamilah King on November 10 2010, 10:00AM

Ntozake Shange’s enduring legacy proves that there’s still much more left to say about the lives of black women.

Topics: Arts & Culture, For Colored Girls

Clutch Asks Black Women: What's Your Theme Song?

Clutch Asks Black Women: What’s Your Theme Song?

by Jamilah King on November 9 2010, 2:25PM

Got songs that celebrate womanhood? Let’s hear ‘em.

Topics: Arts & Culture, For Colored Girls

Five Things People Are Saying About

Five Things People Are Saying About “For Colored Girls”

by Jamilah King on November 9 2010, 9:37AM

We rounded up what the Web has to say about Tyler Perry’s most talked about film to date.

Topics: Arts & Culture, For Colored Girls

Bush Still Thinks Kanye West Was Out of Line

Bush Still Thinks Kanye West Was Out of Line

by Jamilah King on November 3 2010, 4:33PM

Never mind the war in Iraq. Bush gets sensitive around pop stars.

Topics: Arts & Culture

“Project Runway” Replay: Mondo Guerra Shows How to Walk Free

by Jorge Rivas on November 2 2010, 10:35AM

Last week’s season finale reminds us of a revolutionary moment in reality TV earlier this year.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Kanye West Says His Nude Album Cover Art's

Kanye West Says His Nude Album Cover Art’s “Banned” in U.S.

by Jamilah King on October 19 2010, 1:42PM

It’s just another well-timed statement for the artist everybody loves to hate.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Angela Davis and Yuri Kochiyama Talk About Activism Over Decades

Angela Davis and Yuri Kochiyama Talk About Activism Over Decades

by Julianne Hing on October 18 2010, 3:19PM

A new documentary lets us be a fly on the wall for their 1996 discussion.

Topics: Arts & Culture

T.I. Talks Suicidal Man Down From Ledge (Take Note, 50 Cent)

T.I. Talks Suicidal Man Down From Ledge (Take Note, 50 Cent)

by Julianne Hing on October 14 2010, 10:55AM

A refreshing change from a certain idiot rapper who Tweets to encourage suicides.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Street Gangs and the Evolution of Hip-Hop

Street Gangs and the Evolution of Hip-Hop

by Jamilah King on October 13 2010, 5:20PM

Journalist Davey D digs through the archives to bring sense to our current musical moment.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Is Reality TV a Revolution for Race or the New Minstrel?

Is Reality TV a Revolution for Race or the New Minstrel?

by Neelanjana Banerjee on October 12 2010, 9:25AM

It’s opened up more space than ever for people of color on TV—but that’s not necessarily a good thing.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Gil Scott-Heron Hits A Nerve With New Video

Gil Scott-Heron Hits A Nerve With New Video

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on October 4 2010, 7:24PM

The legendary poet’s back, and has got a bone to pick with the Big Apple.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Nicki Minaj Urges Gay Teens to

Nicki Minaj Urges Gay Teens to “Be Brave” Amid Suicide Wave

by Jamilah King on October 4 2010, 11:27AM

The rapper’s got moving words for her gay fans. And bullies, too.

Topics: Arts & Culture, LGBT Youth

Isabel Wilkerson Talks About Generations of Black Immigrants

Isabel Wilkerson Talks About Generations of Black Immigrants

by Greg Varner on October 1 2010, 10:00AM

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author discusses her definitive new study of the Great Migration with ColorLines.

Topics: Arts & Culture, History

What Gabby Sidibe's Cover Tells Us About

What Gabby Sidibe’s Cover Tells Us About “Looking Good” in Print

by Ayana Byrd on September 25 2010, 10:15AM

Editors talk about how—and why—they manipulate images of women.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gabourey Sidibe, Gender & Sexuality

ColorLines Livetweets NBC's Humorless

ColorLines Livetweets NBC’s Humorless “Outsourced”

by Jamilah King on September 23 2010, 3:17PM

What happens when a show is too self-conscious to talk about race?

Topics: Arts & Culture

The Roots, John Legend Talk Politics and New Album

The Roots, John Legend Talk Politics and New Album

by Jamilah King on September 20 2010, 11:27AM

It’s about demographics, not just record sales.

Topics: Arts & Culture

10 of Gabourey Sidibe's Cutest Looks (Take Note ELLE Magazine) Photo

10 of Gabourey Sidibe’s Cutest Looks (Take Note ELLE Magazine)

by Jorge Rivas on September 18 2010, 12:27PM

The controversy over ELLE’s Sidibe cover inspired us to dig out some of our favorite shots of Gabby looking fabulous.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gabourey Sidibe