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Tex-Mex Express

by Erasmo Guerra on February 19 2010, 12:00PM

Despite Mexico’s bad press, one writer finds that the border spirit lives on.

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Davis and Douglass in Tandem

by Brittany Shoot on February 12 2010, 12:00PM

A new collection of Angela Davis’s lectures and Frederick Douglass’s writings puts history in perspective.

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David Mamet’s Race Problem

by Adebe DeRango-Adem on February 12 2010, 12:00PM

The new Broadway play is made for an audience that wouldn’t know the breakdown of white power even if it were covered in big red sequins.

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Embracing My Undocumented
Immigrant Identity

by Alberto Ledesma on February 5 2010, 12:00PM

One Latino reflects on how he overcame his fears to find that the best use of his citizenship today is to speak against anti-immigrant attacks.

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Gabourey Sidibe is Not Precious Jones; Creates Pandemonium

by Alex Jung on January 27 2010, 10:08AM

By Alex Jung When Lee Daniels opened his casting call in urbania, to find the It girl whom Hollywood could not offer, he searched for a woman who did not resemble Precious Jones. He avoided casting women whose own lives…

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Beauty Is In The Perspective

by Daisy Hernandez on January 22 2010, 12:00PM

South Korean artist Jang Suk Joon tells powerful visual stories of how neighborhoods are shaped by politics, history and yes, even sex.

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A Black Panther’s Fight for Freedom Behind Bars

by Charles Morse on January 20 2010, 12:00PM

A review of Robert Hillary King’s autobiography

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Jeff Buckley Around the World

by Juba Kalamka on January 12 2010, 12:00PM

The posthumous DVD/CD set captures the best of the artist’s live performances

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Single Black Women Speak For Themselves

by Tammy Johnson on January 11 2010, 12:00PM

A book review of Nika Beamon's new book, I Didn't Work This Hard Just to Get Married.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Whipping Up A Little Magic In Vancouver’s Chinatown

by Roya Rastegar on January 11 2010, 12:00PM

A review of the independent film Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity starring Sandra Oh

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Glee Is Off Key on Race

by Alex Jung on December 18 2009, 12:00PM

The popular TV show illustrates what goes wrong when liberals focus on diversity.

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A Bittersweet Melody from Montevideo

by Erasmo Guerra on December 15 2009, 12:00PM

Carolina De Robertis’s first novel is an intimate history of one family in Uruguay.

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Structural Racism 101 For The White Folks Who Need It Most

by Jamilah King on December 14 2009, 12:00PM

Tim Wise’s new book breaks it down for people who think Obama’s win means we’re past race.

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The Greening of Hip-Hop

by Eric Arnold on December 9 2009, 12:00PM

Rappers address climate change and sustainability

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The Kehinde Wiley Portrait Michael Jackson Commissioned

The Kehinde Wiley Portrait Michael Jackson Commissioned

by Jorge Rivas on December 3 2009, 12:39PM

In 2007 artist Kehinde Wiley received voicemails saying that Michael Jackson was trying to reach him. “I ignored them because quite honestly I thought it was a prank” says Wiley. After some further research it turned out the calls were…

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The Wild, Wild West: Cornel Publishes His Memoirs

by Natalie Maxwell on December 3 2009, 12:00PM

The professor riffs on faith, education and relationships.

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Darius Rucker Crosses Country Music’s Color Line

by Juba Kalamka on November 25 2009, 12:00PM

The former star of Hootie & the Blowfish becomes the first Black man to win the Country Music Association award for best new artist.

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Sesame Street Got It Right on Race

by Lome Aseron on November 25 2009, 12:00PM

As the show celebrates its 40th anniversary, one father reflects on how the multiracial cast taught him his ABCs and the value of all cultures.

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Retreat into Whiteness

by Jeff Chang on November 25 2009, 12:00PM

Rich Benjamin’s new book leaves us wondering what could happen politically if the emerging majority-minority were joined by the white working class.

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Race Records

by Juba Kalamka on November 23 2009, 12:00PM

Reviews of Cowboy Troy’s album Loco Motive and Toby Keith’s White Trash With Money,

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