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Watch Singer Jane Lui and Actress Lynn Chen Cover TLC's 'Waterfalls' With Friends

Watch Singer Jane Lui and Actress Lynn Chen Cover TLC’s ‘Waterfalls’ With Friends

by Jamilah King on December 11 2013, 10:48AM

And it looks like so much fun!

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Meet Thrasher's First Black Skater of the Year: Ishod Wair

Meet Thrasher’s First Black Skater of the Year: Ishod Wair

by Jamilah King on December 10 2013, 12:14PM

Thrasher Magazine has just named its first black Skater of the Year for the first time in the 23 year history of the award.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Lorde Reveals Asian Boyfriend, Internet Explodes in Racism

Lorde Reveals Asian Boyfriend, Internet Explodes in Racism

by Jamilah King on December 10 2013, 10:18AM

Yeah, it’s ugly.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Donald Glover Tries to Make It Right With 'Because The Internet'

Donald Glover Tries to Make It Right With ‘Because The Internet’

by Jamilah King on December 10 2013, 7:00AM

The new album explores his love-hate relationship with our world’s most powerful medium, and himself.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Aloe Blacc's 'The Man' Featured in Colin Kaepernick's 'Beats By Dre' Ad

Aloe Blacc’s ‘The Man’ Featured in Colin Kaepernick’s ‘Beats By Dre’ Ad

by Jamilah King on December 9 2013, 2:07PM

Another example of how Beats by Dre has taken over the sports world.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch Childish Gambino's New Video For 'The Worst Guys'

Watch Childish Gambino’s New Video For ‘The Worst Guys’

by Jamilah King on December 9 2013, 10:49AM

His new album drops on Tuesday.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore, Jay Z Lead This Year's Grammy Nods

Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore, Jay Z Lead This Year’s Grammy Nods

by Jamilah King on December 9 2013, 10:38AM

It’s a boy’s club.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Native Author Gyasi Ross Talks Cultural Preservation

Native Author Gyasi Ross Talks Cultural Preservation

by Aura Bogado on December 9 2013, 10:00AM

The author of “How to Say I Love You in Indian” also shares his vision for Natives’ future

Topics: Arts & Culture

Take a Sneak Peek at Stills From 'Dear White People'

Take a Sneak Peek at Stills From ‘Dear White People’

by Jamilah King on December 6 2013, 3:00PM

Here’s a first look at some images from the new flick.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Muslim Hipsters' Give New Meaning to Jay Z's 'Somewhere in America'

‘Muslim Hipsters’ Give New Meaning to Jay Z’s ‘Somewhere in America’

by Jamilah King on December 6 2013, 1:34PM

Just in case you were wondering, Mipsters are in the house.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Kendrick Lamar Urges Fans to Join Him in Research of Nelson Mandela

Kendrick Lamar Urges Fans to Join Him in Research of Nelson Mandela

by Jamilah King on December 6 2013, 12:48PM

Like many of his fans, Lamar is of a generation that came of age years after Mandela’s fight against apartheid and release from prison in 1990.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Lauryn Hill Drops Trippy Video For 'Consumerism'

Lauryn Hill Drops Trippy Video For ‘Consumerism’

by Jamilah King on December 6 2013, 10:00AM

The reclusive artist just dropped the video for her latest track.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

“Food Stamp” Art On Display at Art Basel-Miami

by Carla Murphy on December 5 2013, 3:11PM

You’ll never guess how much it’s selling for.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Dear White People' and 'Drunktown's Finest' to Screen at Sundance

‘Dear White People’ and ‘Drunktown’s Finest’ to Screen at Sundance

by Jamilah King on December 5 2013, 10:53AM

Among the 118 feature-length films that will be shown at this year’s festival are two that we’re especially excited about.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Why the Spurs Dribbled Barefoot on Tuesday

Why the Spurs Dribbled Barefoot on Tuesday

by Aura Bogado on December 4 2013, 1:17PM

The San Antonio team played (and lost) to indigenous youth half their size.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

French 'ELLE' Beauty Editor Apologizes for Solange Knowles Blackface Costume

French ‘ELLE’ Beauty Editor Apologizes for Solange Knowles Blackface Costume

by Jamilah King on December 4 2013, 10:49AM

As the beauty editor at an internationally recognized fashion magazine, shouldn’t she know better?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Maybe 2013 Wasn't The Year Of 'The Black Movie' After All

Maybe 2013 Wasn’t The Year Of ‘The Black Movie’ After All

by Jamilah King on December 4 2013, 10:40AM

Shani O. Hilton points out that we’ve been here before.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Your Favorite 'Orange Is the New Black' Actors Made a Christmas Video

Your Favorite ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Actors Made a Christmas Video

by Jamilah King on December 4 2013, 10:18AM

Need a little something to get you into the holiday spirit? Look no further.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Have You Heard The #NationHood Mixtape?

Have You Heard The #NationHood Mixtape?

by Aura Bogado on December 3 2013, 4:42PM

It’s worth a listen.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

What Jezebel Gets Wrong About R. Kelly

What Jezebel Gets Wrong About R. Kelly

by Akiba Solomon on December 3 2013, 4:18PM

When an allegedly feminist blog bigs up “Black Panties,” the new album by the alleged pedophile, it makes you wonder what a feminist is.

Topics: Gender, Arts & Culture