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Angela Davis on Palestine and the Prison Industrial Complex Play

Angela Davis on Palestine and the Prison Industrial Complex

by Jamilah King on July 22 2014, 10:20AM

If you’ve got an extra half hour to spare, it’s worth listening as Davis makes the connections between the violence in Gaza and the struggle for racial justice.

Topics: Culture

Jon Stewart Outlines the Trouble With Talking About Gaza in the U.S. Play

Jon Stewart Outlines the Trouble With Talking About Gaza in the U.S.

by Jamilah King on July 22 2014, 9:56AM

It’s still tough to report on the subject if you seem even remotely sympathetic to Palestinian lives

Topics: Culture

Here's a Teenage Kanye West Rapping at Historic L.A. Record Store Play

Here’s a Teenage Kanye West Rapping at Historic L.A. Record Store

by Jamilah King on July 18 2014, 12:43PM

Here’s a flashback video of Kanye West freestyling at Fat Beats in Los Angeles back in 1996.

Topics: Culture

Video: Bruce Lee Meets the Guy Who Got a Groupon for Karate Class Play

Video: Bruce Lee Meets the Guy Who Got a Groupon for Karate Class

by Jamilah King on July 17 2014, 10:20AM

Check out this hilarious short in which comedian Ian Edwards asks some of the hard questions about Fists of Fury and Enter the Dragon.

Topics: Culture

New Video Series Honors Today's 'Queer Black Visionaries' Play

New Video Series Honors Today’s ‘Queer Black Visionaries’

by Jamilah King on July 16 2014, 11:15AM

And you can help keep it going.

Topics: Culture

Los Rakas Pays Tribute to Families Torn Apart by Deportation Play

Los Rakas Pays Tribute to Families Torn Apart by Deportation

by Jamilah King on July 15 2014, 10:27AM

The video is the second part of a cinematic series that focuses on the push-and-pull factors of immigration.

Topics: Culture

Are Black Men Really 'Bigger?' Play

Are Black Men Really ‘Bigger?’

by Jamilah King on July 15 2014, 10:00AM

The team behind “Dear White People” is back with another PSA.

Topics: Culture

Inside the Immigration 'Icebox' Play

Inside the Immigration ‘Icebox’

by Aura Bogado on July 11 2014, 7:00AM

An unaccompanied child migrant from Honduras speaks out about ‘freezing’ in a holding cell.

Topics: Child Migrants, Immigration

For Everyone Who's Tired of Hearing 'Not to be Racist, But...' Play

For Everyone Who’s Tired of Hearing ‘Not to be Racist, But…’

by Jamilah King on July 10 2014, 1:35PM

From the good folks with the upcoming film “Dear White People” comes this short PSA to anyone who’s ever tried to explain away their racism.

Topics: Culture

Take a Trip Through Nigeria's Breakdancing Scene Play

Take a Trip Through Nigeria’s Breakdancing Scene

by Jamilah King on July 9 2014, 11:52AM

It’s long been said that hip-hop is a global phenomenon, and here’s more proof.

Topics: Culture

How a Latina Journalist Started the New York Times' Race Beat Play

How a Latina Journalist Started the New York Times’ Race Beat

by Jamilah King on July 9 2014, 11:39AM

Tanzina Vega is paving a new path at the country’s most influential newspaper.

Topics: Culture

Comedians Use South Asian Slang to Poke Fun at Entitled Hipsters Play

Comedians Use South Asian Slang to Poke Fun at Entitled Hipsters

by Jamilah King on July 7 2014, 1:42PM

Canadian comedian Superwoman and Humble know you’re frontin’.

Topics: Culture

Vietnamese-American Filmmaker Turns Lens on NYC's 'DIY Generation' Play

Vietnamese-American Filmmaker Turns Lens on NYC’s ‘DIY Generation’

by Jamilah King on July 3 2014, 11:47AM

Sahra Vang Nguyen takes a look at entrepreneurs of color.

Topics: Culture

Raphael Saadiq Pays Tribute to Bobby Womack With New Song Play

Raphael Saadiq Pays Tribute to Bobby Womack With New Song

by Jamilah King on July 2 2014, 5:58PM

“Gonna Miss U” sums up how the world of black music feels after the legend’s passing.

Topics: Culture

Prince Celebrated the 30th Anniversary of 'Purple Rain' With a Special Guest Play

Prince Celebrated the 30th Anniversary of ‘Purple Rain’ With a Special Guest

by Jamilah King on June 30 2014, 2:30PM

He threw a surprise concert at his Minnesota mansion.

Topics: Culture

Lupita Nyong'o Talks About the Beauty of Braiding Hair Play

Lupita Nyong’o Talks About the Beauty of Braiding Hair

by Jamilah King on June 30 2014, 12:44PM

The actress opens up about one of her passions.

Topics: Culture

Watch Questlove and Black Thought Talk About Their High School Antics Play

Watch Questlove and Black Thought Talk About Their High School Antics

by Jamilah King on June 27 2014, 12:32PM

The longtime bandmates made an appearance on HuffPost Live.

Topics: Culture

Yasiin Bey is Working on a Prequel to a Classic Quentin Tarantino Film Play

Yasiin Bey is Working on a Prequel to a Classic Quentin Tarantino Film

by Jamilah King on June 27 2014, 10:00AM

Watch the trailer.

Topics: Culture

'I Can't Be Boxed In' [Video] Play

‘I Can’t Be Boxed In’ [Video]

by Kai Wright on June 26 2014, 7:00AM

Colorlines speaks with black men in Philadelphia who are weighing the balance between what they can achieve through hard work and ambition, and what obstacles they can’t hurdle on their own.

Topics: Economy, Life Cycles of Inequity

Video: If Black People Said the Stuff White People Say Play

Video: If Black People Said the Stuff White People Say

by Jamilah King on June 23 2014, 10:00AM

Not all white people, but #YesAllBlackPeople, says Buzzfeed.

Topics: Culture

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