Arts & Culture

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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The Invention of the Jewish People

by Alec Dubro on November 20 2009, 12:00PM

Shlomo Sand’s new book explores the age-old question: race or religion?

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The Lonely Soldier

by Helen Benedict on November 18 2009, 12:00PM

How one girl from East L.A. decided to join the military.

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The Story of Their Lives

by Erasmo Guerra on November 11 2009, 12:00PM

A new program collects the voices of Latinos in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

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Chris Rock’s Documentary “Good Hair” Falls Flat

by Alex Jung on November 11 2009, 12:00PM

The once-bold comedian delivers a blow-dried, glossy version of Black women’s hair stories.

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Ruth Brown And Q-Tip Are Back

by Juba Kalamka on November 6 2009, 12:00PM

A survey of soul history, and a glimpse at the future of hip-hop.

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A Stone for Women’s Stories

by Brittany Shoot on November 6 2009, 12:00PM

Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa's new novel explores generations of Afro-Puerto Rican women's strength and struggle.

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Editor’s Letter

by Daisy Hernandez on November 4 2009, 12:00PM

New mobile site for More changes in 2010.

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The Black Matriarch as Villain

The Black Matriarch as Villain

by Juell Stewart on October 29 2009, 12:00PM

“Precious” is a haunting film that stays silent on how the political realities of 1980s Harlem shaped women.

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Film Review: Barking Water

by Roya Rastegar on October 28 2009, 12:00PM

Director Sterlin Harjo tells the story of true loves who are always leaving each other.

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CNN’s Focus on Latino Bootstraps

by Daisy Hernandez on October 22 2009, 12:00PM

The new documentary highlights the mythology of the good immigrant who can make it on their own.

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