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Women in Trouble

by Erasmo Guerra on March 9 2010, 12:00PM

Lorraine M. Lopez’s new book of short stories features adult characters terrorized by children—young and grown—and cats with bulimia.

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Gabourey Sidibe on How to Awkwardly Get Your Interracial Swag on Oscar Red Carpet

Gabourey Sidibe on How to Awkwardly Get Your Interracial Swag on Oscar Red Carpet

by Jorge Rivas on March 8 2010, 10:18AM

Gabourey Sidibe lost the best actress Oscar to Sandra Bullock, but that doesn’t mean she didn’t enjoy her time at the Oscars. On a more serious Oscar note, check out Andrés Tapia’s commentary over at New America Media that looks…

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Don’t Stop Thinking about Tomorrow

by Erasmo Guerra on February 26 2010, 12:00PM

In his debut novel, Michael Jaime-Becerra paints a vivid picture of small town Latino life in America.

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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.

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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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