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The Grammys Rap Committee Doesn't Like Macklemore's 'Pop' Music

The Grammys Rap Committee Doesn’t Like Macklemore’s ‘Pop’ Music

by Jamilah King on January 23 2014, 5:42PM

The Seattle-based rapper is a Grammy favorite, but what he means to hip-hop is another question.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Richard Sherman: 'Thug' Is the Accepted Way of Saying the N-Word

Richard Sherman: ‘Thug’ Is the Accepted Way of Saying the N-Word

by Jamilah King on January 23 2014, 2:50PM

If you’re not already rooting for him, this might do the trick.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Iranian-American Actress Gets Fed Up With Hollywood's Racism

Iranian-American Actress Gets Fed Up With Hollywood’s Racism

by Jamilah King on January 23 2014, 2:00PM

So she decides to do something about it.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Oprah to Produce Ava DuVernay's Voting Rights Film 'Selma'

Oprah to Produce Ava DuVernay’s Voting Rights Film ‘Selma’

by Jamilah King on January 23 2014, 12:35PM

DuVernay took over directing duties from Lee Daniels, who faced numerous challenges in financing the project.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Uh Oh: Bill Cosby to Star in Another NBC Family Comedy

Uh Oh: Bill Cosby to Star in Another NBC Family Comedy

by Jamilah King on January 23 2014, 10:23AM

We’re a little worried.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'The Boondocks' Season 4 Has an Official Air Date

‘The Boondocks’ Season 4 Has an Official Air Date

by Jamilah King on January 21 2014, 11:20AM

And all is right in the world again.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Forget LeBron James and Michael Jordan, Meet Air FLOTUS

Forget LeBron James and Michael Jordan, Meet Air FLOTUS

by Jamilah King on January 21 2014, 10:55AM

Michelle Obama teamed up with LeBron James for the ultimate video bomb.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Richard Sherman's Blackness Will Take Center Stage at This Year's Super Bowl

Richard Sherman’s Blackness Will Take Center Stage at This Year’s Super Bowl

by Jamilah King on January 21 2014, 9:49AM

Sherman is now the hottest name in sports, and all the attention has very little to do with how he performed on the field.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Sundance, With a Little Color

Sundance, With a Little Color

by Jamilah King on January 21 2014, 7:00AM

Seven films we’re excited about in this year’s festival

Topics: Arts & Culture

Watch Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) Perform a Live Set of New Songs

Watch Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) Perform a Live Set of New Songs

by Jamilah King on January 17 2014, 5:05PM

Get your weekend started off on the right foot.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Willow and Jaden Smith Team Up For a New Song

Willow and Jaden Smith Team Up For a New Song

by Jamilah King on January 17 2014, 10:38AM

And it’s actually not that bad.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch Lupita Nyong'o Emotional Critics' Choice Awards Speech

Watch Lupita Nyong’o Emotional Critics’ Choice Awards Speech

by Jamilah King on January 17 2014, 10:20AM

Beware with this video: It’ll have you in tears, too.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Colin Kaepernick Wears 13-Year-Old Designer's Fashion Line

Colin Kaepernick Wears 13-Year-Old Designer’s Fashion Line

by Jamilah King on January 16 2014, 3:46PM

Kap loves the kids.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'12 Years a Slave,' '20 Feet From Stardom' Among This Year's Oscar Nominations

‘12 Years a Slave,’ ‘20 Feet From Stardom’ Among This Year’s Oscar Nominations

by Jamilah King on January 16 2014, 9:27AM

The awards season continues to be kind

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Kanye West Sues Amazon Over 'Coinye West' Currency

Kanye West Sues Amazon Over ‘Coinye West’ Currency

by Jamilah King on January 15 2014, 2:54PM

It’s all about the electronic benjamins, baby.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Perform 'Can't Hold Us' on NYC Bus

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Perform ‘Can’t Hold Us’ on NYC Bus

by Jamilah King on January 15 2014, 12:30PM

Because your morning commute isn’t annoying enough.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Filmmaker Raises Funds for 'NAMI,' a Story About Her Mother's Mourning

Filmmaker Raises Funds for ‘NAMI,’ a Story About Her Mother’s Mourning

by Aura Bogado on January 15 2014, 11:54AM

“NAMI” means waves in Japanese.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Remembering Lakshmi Shankar, the Grammy-Nominated Indian Singer

Remembering Lakshmi Shankar, the Grammy-Nominated Indian Singer

by Kavita Das on January 15 2014, 1:45AM

The singer helped spread Indian music to the rest of the world.

Topics: Arts & Culture, History

Court Rules Against Open Internet, Strikes Down Net Neutrality

Court Rules Against Open Internet, Strikes Down Net Neutrality

by Jamilah King on January 14 2014, 1:29PM

Will the Internet start to look more like cable TV? That’s what advocates are afraid of. Here’s why.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Janelle Monáe Performs on Sesame Street Play

Janelle Monáe Performs on Sesame Street

by Jamilah King on January 14 2014, 12:22PM

Did your world explode yet?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW