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Portrait of Amma Asante. (Photo by Hazel Thompson)

Amma Asante: 'I’m changing the narrative for little girls'

02/19/15 01:17PM

Amma Asante is the first black female director to win a British Academy of Film award for "A Way of Life" in 2005. Asante was raised in London by Ghanian parents and was largely influenced by their taste in American music from Billie Holliday to Luther Vandross. In 2013, she released "Belle," a historical drama that was... read more

Top Chef's Tom Colicchio speaks during an interview on Apr. 26, 2012 in New York. (Jonathan Fickies/AP for Mexico Tourism Board)

Ask Tom Colicchio a question

02/18/15 09:26AM

We're excited to welcome Tom Colicchio to the msnbc family! The chef and restauranteur will be joining msnbc as a food correspondent, covering food policy issues such as hunger and genetically modified foods, while also hosting a weekly show on msnbc's Shift, called "Stirring the Pot. read more

Love is Love: Meet Lennie and Pearl, together for 48 years

02/10/15 09:09AM

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, politics aside, it’s that love transcends all. In celebration of Valentine’s Day,'s "Love is Love" series will profile a variety of couples and their stories in the week leading up to February 14 to show that “love is love,” no matter your race, nationality, sexual orientation,... read more

Who's scarier: GOP Rep. Steve King or horror writer Stephen King?

01/28/15 08:02PM

With ultra-conservative GOP Rep. Steve King in the news again following his Iowa Freedom Summit, now seemed like a good time to ask, "Which King scares you more?" Take a look at Rep. Steve King's political statements and author Stephen King's horror writing and tell us what you think. read more

Miami Children's Hospital pediatrician Dr. Amanda Porro, M.D prepares to administer a measles vaccination to a child at the Miami Children's Hospital on Jan. 28, 2015 in Miami, Fla. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty)

Take the vaccine quiz: It's good for you

02/03/15 01:31PM

Vaccines were a hot topic of debate among politicians this week, with some questioning whether they should be mandatory for children and others vigorously defending their use to prevent the spread of disease. How much do you know about the history and efficacy of vaccines and the conversation around them? read more