Colorlines

Arts & Culture

A Comic for the New Year

A Comic for the New Year

by Julio Salgado on January 3 2014, 11:00AM

Artist Julio Salgado helps us ring in 2014 with an exclusive comic.

Topics: Arts & Culture

TV's (Slowly) Widening Race Lens

TV’s (Slowly) Widening Race Lens

by Teresa Wiltz on December 20 2013, 7:00AM

2013’s a reminder that TV has never been better. It’s even getting a little better on race. A little.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Are Critics Using Macklemore to 'Gentrify' Hip-Hop?

Are Critics Using Macklemore to ‘Gentrify’ Hip-Hop?

by Jamilah King on December 16 2013, 1:21PM

Macklemore was one of the biggest names in last week’s Grammy nominations.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Beyoncé's Surprise Album Sells 430k in Less Than 48 Hours

Beyoncé’s Surprise Album Sells 430k in Less Than 48 Hours

by Jamilah King on December 16 2013, 10:27AM

All hail Beyonce.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Five Reasons to Love Beyoncé, The Feminist Work in Progress

Five Reasons to Love Beyoncé, The Feminist Work in Progress

by Jamilah King on December 13 2013, 2:10PM

The writers over at Crunk Feminist Collective took a moment out to appreciate Beyonce’s process. You should, too.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch the Video for The Roots and Elvis Costello 'Tripwire'

Watch the Video for The Roots and Elvis Costello ‘Tripwire’

by Jamilah King on December 13 2013, 12:35PM

The 2013 album “Wise Up Ghost” is available on iTunes.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Beyoncé's Surprise Album Features Nigerian Writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Beyoncé’s Surprise Album Features Nigerian Writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

by Jamilah King on December 13 2013, 7:57AM

The singer dropped the album on iTunes without any promotion, save for a 15-second Instagram video.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch Toni Morrison and Junot Díaz Talk About Race and Writing

Watch Toni Morrison and Junot Díaz Talk About Race and Writing

by Jamilah King on December 12 2013, 2:27PM

Two of America’s most prominent writers of color will be in conversation with one another at the New York Public Library. You can watch it live. Tune in.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch: The Biggest Stories of 2013 Play

Watch: The Biggest Stories of 2013

by Akiba Solomon on December 12 2013, 12:21PM

Our editors and guests wax reflexive about the most important stories of 2013

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration, Media, /NOW, Politics, Schools & Youth

'12 Years a Slave' Leads This Year's Golden Globe Nominations

‘12 Years a Slave’ Leads This Year’s Golden Globe Nominations

by Jamilah King on December 12 2013, 10:24AM

In total, the film is nominated for seven awards, including best picture.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Your Favorite Singer Erykah Badu Is The New Face of Givenchy

Your Favorite Singer Erykah Badu Is The New Face of Givenchy

by Jamilah King on December 11 2013, 2:38PM

What’s not to love?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Kerry Washington, Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong'o Get SAG Award Nods

Kerry Washington, Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o Get SAG Award Nods

by Jamilah King on December 11 2013, 12:44PM

Are Oscar nods on the way, too? Probably.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Flying Lotus Just Dropped a Whole Bunch of Free Music

Flying Lotus Just Dropped a Whole Bunch of Free Music

by Jamilah King on December 11 2013, 11:02AM

Freebies for the holidays.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch Singer Jane Lui and Actress Lynn Chen Cover TLC's 'Waterfalls' With Friends

Watch Singer Jane Lui and Actress Lynn Chen Cover TLC’s ‘Waterfalls’ With Friends

by Jamilah King on December 11 2013, 10:48AM

And it looks like so much fun!

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Meet Thrasher's First Black Skater of the Year: Ishod Wair

Meet Thrasher’s First Black Skater of the Year: Ishod Wair

by Jamilah King on December 10 2013, 12:14PM

Thrasher Magazine has just named its first black Skater of the Year for the first time in the 23 year history of the award.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Lorde Reveals Asian Boyfriend, Internet Explodes in Racism

Lorde Reveals Asian Boyfriend, Internet Explodes in Racism

by Jamilah King on December 10 2013, 10:18AM

Yeah, it’s ugly.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Donald Glover Tries to Make It Right With 'Because The Internet'

Donald Glover Tries to Make It Right With ‘Because The Internet’

by Jamilah King on December 10 2013, 7:00AM

The new album explores his love-hate relationship with our world’s most powerful medium, and himself.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Aloe Blacc's 'The Man' Featured in Colin Kaepernick's 'Beats By Dre' Ad

Aloe Blacc’s ‘The Man’ Featured in Colin Kaepernick’s ‘Beats By Dre’ Ad

by Jamilah King on December 9 2013, 2:07PM

Another example of how Beats by Dre has taken over the sports world.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch Childish Gambino's New Video For 'The Worst Guys'

Watch Childish Gambino’s New Video For ‘The Worst Guys’

by Jamilah King on December 9 2013, 10:49AM

His new album drops on Tuesday.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore, Jay Z Lead This Year's Grammy Nods

Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore, Jay Z Lead This Year’s Grammy Nods

by Jamilah King on December 9 2013, 10:38AM

It’s a boy’s club.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW