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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

Dr. Dre Teams Up With AT&T to Beat Spotify, Pandora

Dr. Dre Teams Up With AT&T to Beat Spotify, Pandora

by Jamilah King on January 14 2014, 10:36AM

Dr. Dre isn’t satisfied with conquering the world of designer headphones.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch This Toddler Meet Her Dad's Identical Twin for the First Time

Watch This Toddler Meet Her Dad’s Identical Twin for the First Time

by Jamilah King on January 13 2014, 2:10PM

Here’s your daily dose of cuteness.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Questlove Reflects on Amiri Baraka's Legacy

Questlove Reflects on Amiri Baraka’s Legacy

by Jamilah King on January 13 2014, 2:00PM

It’s an important tribute from a contemporary black artist who’s grappling with the legacy of another.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Lupita Nyong'o Absolutely Stuns on Golden Globe Red Carpet

Lupita Nyong’o Absolutely Stuns on Golden Globe Red Carpet

by Jamilah King on January 13 2014, 10:13AM

The breakout actress stole the show on the red carpet.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'12 Years a Slave' Wins Best Drama at Golden Globes

‘12 Years a Slave’ Wins Best Drama at Golden Globes

by Jamilah King on January 13 2014, 9:30AM

Is an Oscar next?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Q-Tip Teams Up With Leonardo DiCaprio for Native Tongues TV Series

Q-Tip Teams Up With Leonardo DiCaprio for Native Tongues TV Series

by Jamilah King on January 10 2014, 1:26PM

The Golden Era of hip-hop is making its way to a TV screen near you.

Topics: Arts & Culture

No Black Artists Had Number One Singles in 2013

No Black Artists Had Number One Singles in 2013

by Jamilah King on January 10 2014, 10:42AM

It’s the first time in Billboard’s 56-year history of tracking number one songs that not a single black artist has topped the list.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Amiri Baraka, 1934-2014

Amiri Baraka, 1934-2014

by Aura Bogado on January 9 2014, 4:25PM

The literary genius was 79.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Outkast, Arcade Fire Headline This Year's Coachella Line-Up

Outkast, Arcade Fire Headline This Year’s Coachella Line-Up

by Jamilah King on January 9 2014, 3:15PM

Get ready.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Artist Re-Imagines Hit Black Pop Culture Posters

Artist Re-Imagines Hit Black Pop Culture Posters

by Jamilah King on January 9 2014, 1:35PM

Meet Xavier Payne, a 25-year-old graphic designer from Nashville.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW