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Watch Rebel Diaz Talk to Ana Tijoux About Spike Lee's 'Do the Right Thing' Play

Watch Rebel Diaz Talk to Ana Tijoux About Spike Lee’s ‘Do the Right Thing’

by Jamilah King on August 14 2014, 12:44PM

It blew her mind when she was 12.

Topics: Culture

Star of Oscar-Winning Short Doc Shares Immigration News Play

Star of Oscar-Winning Short Doc Shares Immigration News

by Jamilah King on August 11 2014, 2:12PM

She’ll now be able to travel to Mexico to see family she hasn’t seen in more than 15 years. Here’s how.

Topics: Culture

La Santa Cecilia's 'Strawberry Fields Forever' Looks at Migrant Work

La Santa Cecilia’s ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ Looks at Migrant Work

by Jamilah King on August 8 2014, 11:03AM

The Grammy-winning band took it way back.

Topics: Culture

Azealia Banks' First Post-Label Music Video is Dope Play

Azealia Banks’ First Post-Label Music Video is Dope

by Jamilah King on August 8 2014, 10:52AM

The video was directed by by Rob Soucy and Nick Ace.

Topics: Culture

Brittney Griner Talks About Living in China Play

Brittney Griner Talks About Living in China

by Jamilah King on August 6 2014, 11:02AM

The WNBA star spent the off-season playing professionally for the Zhejiang Golden Bulls.

Topics: Culture

Venus X, Álvaro Díaz Talk Music, 'Latino Double Consciousness' Play

Venus X, Álvaro Díaz Talk Music, ‘Latino Double Consciousness’

by Jamilah King on August 6 2014, 10:18AM

Countless DJs and emcees have sampled sounds from across the globe thanks to the accessibility of online beats.

Topics: Culture

'Forgotten Four' Tells the Story of Pro Football's Integration

‘Forgotten Four’ Tells the Story of Pro Football’s Integration

by Jamilah King on August 5 2014, 3:39PM

Just in time for the start of football season.

Topics: Culture

PBS's 'America By the Numbers' To Focus on Race This Fall Play

PBS’s ‘America By the Numbers’ To Focus on Race This Fall

by Jamilah King on August 4 2014, 12:39PM

The series debuts on October 2.

Topics: /NOW

Katy Perry on Cultural Appropriation: 'I Guess I'll Stick to Baseball and Hot Dogs' Play

Katy Perry on Cultural Appropriation: ‘I Guess I’ll Stick to Baseball and Hot Dogs’

by Jamilah King on August 1 2014, 12:12PM

Her new video proves that she just doesn’t care.

Topics: Culture

New Laker Jeremy Lin's Still Got a Great Sense of Humor

New Laker Jeremy Lin’s Still Got a Great Sense of Humor

by Jamilah King on July 31 2014, 11:32AM

He’s going Hollywood.

Topics: Culture

Beastie Boys' Mike D on Tupac: 'He Was So Determined to Be Authentic, It Killed Him' Play

Beastie Boys’ Mike D on Tupac: ‘He Was So Determined to Be Authentic, It Killed Him’

by Jamilah King on July 31 2014, 11:04AM

Watch more at Vanity Fair.

Topics: Culture

Out of Prison, but Not Free [Video] Play

Out of Prison, but Not Free [Video]

by Kai Wright on July 31 2014, 7:00AM

Men leaving Louisiana’s infamous Angola penitentiary describe the emotional and psychological hurdles they face after years of incarceration.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Life Cycles of Inequity

Before You See the New James Brown Movie, Watch This 1964 Performance Play

Before You See the New James Brown Movie, Watch This 1964 Performance

by Jamilah King on July 30 2014, 2:12PM

Predictably, he kills it.

Topics: Culture

Comedian Aamer Rahman Doesn't Want to 'Pander to White Audiences' Play

Comedian Aamer Rahman Doesn’t Want to ‘Pander to White Audiences’

by Jamilah King on July 30 2014, 12:28PM

He’s making brown and black people laugh. And he’s OK with that.

Topics: /NOW

Janelle Monáe's Mom Stars in Her New Video, 'Electric Lady' Play

Janelle Monáe’s Mom Stars in Her New Video, ‘Electric Lady’

by Jamilah King on July 30 2014, 12:10PM

The pair are joined by Esperanza Spaulding, T-Boz, Monica, Estelle and T.I.

Topics: Culture

Watch Beyonce Cover Lauryn Hill's 'Ex-Factor' Play

Watch Beyonce Cover Lauryn Hill’s ‘Ex-Factor’

by Jamilah King on July 29 2014, 4:02PM

And the crowd in New Orleans loved it.

Topics: Culture

PBS Explores Gender, Fashion and 'the Right to be Handsome' Play

PBS Explores Gender, Fashion and ‘the Right to be Handsome’

by Jamilah King on July 28 2014, 12:52PM

A new segment by Ivette Feliciano explores how and why clothing for gender non-conforming people is on the rise.

Topics: Culture

Remembering Jazz Greats in 'Last Stop on the 4 Train' Play

Remembering Jazz Greats in ‘Last Stop on the 4 Train’

by Jamilah King on July 25 2014, 10:30AM

A trip to visit the final resting place of some of the genre’s greatest musicians.

Topics: Culture

Watch This Woman Perform a Monologue to Beyonce's 'Single Ladies' Play

Watch This Woman Perform a Monologue to Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies’

by Jamilah King on July 24 2014, 2:33PM

Nina Millin and The Beyoncélogues FTW!

Topics: Culture

African Dances, From A-Z: The Best Thing on the Internet Right Now Play

African Dances, From A-Z: The Best Thing on the Internet Right Now

by Jamilah King on July 23 2014, 12:07PM

Because it’s Tuesday, and we all need something fierce to look at, watch this awesome video of contemporary African dances.

Topics: Culture

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