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You want to make a difference. You want to know the people who are already making change happen. Colorlines.com is here to help. Look out in the coming weeks for opportunities to take action on the stories we're covering!

2014 Wish List

A Racial Justice Bucket List for 2014

by Rosana Cruz, January 2, 2014

Nine community leaders offer attainable victories--and what you can do to help.

Trayvon Martin

LIVE CHAT: What's Justice for Trayvon?

by Stacia L. Brown, July 18, 2013

Watch the conversation here at 12p eastern and join it on Twitter at #HoodiesUpNext.

Economy

Live Chat: High Stakes Activism

by Akiba Solomon, September 10, 2013

Four activists who've risked their livelihoods, arrest or personal safety to achieve justice talk about what fuels them.

The Latest Action Stories in Racial Justice

WATCH: The Race Forward Story Play

WATCH: The Race Forward Story

by Kai Wright on November 6 2013, 7:31AM

Our publisher has a new name, but the mission’s the same: Advancing racial justice.

Topics: /NOW, Race Forward

Hoodies Up Next: Keep Our Justice for Trayvon Chat Going

Hoodies Up Next: Keep Our Justice for Trayvon Chat Going

by Stacia L. Brown on July 19 2013, 12:18PM

Colorlines received overwhelming feedback to yesterday’s live chat discussing how to find true Justice for Trayvon Martin through long-term activism.

Topics: /NOW, Trayvon Martin

5 Ways to Be Safe, Supportive and Proud

5 Ways to Be Safe, Supportive and Proud

by Jamilah King on June 27 2013, 7:56AM

Sadly, violence against LGBT people has made grim headlines lately. But there’s nothing new in the trend, and people working with transgender communities of color in particular have developed strategies for dealing with it.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, LGBT Pride 2013

What's Really on Trial in George Zimmerman's Case?

What’s Really on Trial in George Zimmerman’s Case?

by Eric Mann on June 10 2013, 7:00AM

It’s not Trayvon Martin. And it’s not only Zimmerman. It’s a system that sanctioned the killing of an unarmed black man.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Movement, Trayvon Martin

Cesar Chavez's Son and 70K Others Urge The Times to Drop the I-Word

Cesar Chavez’s Son and 70K Others Urge The Times to Drop the I-Word

by Jorge Rivas on April 23 2013, 12:47PM

On Tuesday afternoon dozens of activists gathered in front of the New York Times building urging the newspaper to stop using the word “illegal” to describe undocumented immigrants.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Why the AP's Choice to Drop the I-Word Is a Crucial Victory

Why the AP’s Choice to Drop the I-Word Is a Crucial Victory

by Rinku Sen on April 3 2013, 8:29AM

Because the deliberately divisive and willfully inaccurate term has stood in the way of real discussion for too long.

Topics: Media, Movement

Wanna Get Involved in the Coming Immigration Reform Fight? Here's How

Wanna Get Involved in the Coming Immigration Reform Fight? Here’s How

by Julianne Hing on February 1 2013, 9:27AM

We’re entering into the biggest discussion we’ve had about immigration in generations. Elected officials and lobbyists can’t be the only people to speak up.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform

Facing Race 2012 Bonus: Junot Díaz's Press Conversation [Video] Play

Facing Race 2012 Bonus: Junot Díaz’s Press Conversation [Video]

by Channing Kennedy on December 31 2012, 9:31AM

We cracked open the Facing Race vaults to share another Junot Diaz video. Call it a New Year’s gift for your brain, from us!

Topics: Facing Race 2012

For Our 2013 New Year's Resolutions, the Personal Is Political

For Our 2013 New Year’s Resolutions, the Personal Is Political

by Jamilah King on December 28 2012, 9:09AM

Wrestling with systemic problems means also making personal changes, big and small. Here’s a few of our own efforts for 2013.

Topics: 2013, Arts & Culture

The Lesson of 2012? It Was Never About Obama, It Was About Us

The Lesson of 2012? It Was Never About Obama, It Was About Us

by Gihan Perera, Manuel Pastor on December 20 2012, 10:06AM

Manuel Pastor and Gihan Perera consider a year in which the racial justice movement surged.

Topics: 2013, Politics, Second Term