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'Fresh Off the Boat': Eddie's School Bus Travails

‘Fresh Off the Boat’: Eddie’s School Bus Travails

by Julianne Hing on March 4 2015, 5:13PM

A middle schooler’s valiant attempts to woo a crush.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Fresh Off the Boat': A Sweet Father-Son Fiction

‘Fresh Off the Boat’: A Sweet Father-Son Fiction

by Julianne Hing on February 25 2015, 2:52PM

Everyone learns something in Tuesday night’s episode.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Does PBS Still Care About Indie Films by and About People of Color?

Does PBS Still Care About Indie Films by and About People of Color?

by Carla Murphy on February 25 2015, 10:13AM

The PBS shows “POV” and “Independent Lens” are major outlets documentary filmmakers of color. Now they worry that scheduling changes at its biggest station will push their work to the sidelines.

Topics: Arts & Culture

The Art of Masculinity

The Art of Masculinity

by Jamilah King on February 24 2015, 9:35AM

In two new shows, the artists Kehinde Wiley and Alex Donis lift up—and sometimes subvert—ideas of black and brown manhood.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Another Academy Voter Speaks: Oscars Can't Be Racist Because Academy Prez is Black

Another Academy Voter Speaks: Oscars Can’t Be Racist Because Academy Prez is Black

by Aura Bogado on February 20 2015, 11:21AM

The Hollywood Reporter’s ‘brutally honest Oscar ballot’ series strikes again

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Oscars Remix: 9 Coming-of-Age Films About People Who Aren't White Males

Oscars Remix: 9 Coming-of-Age Films About People Who Aren’t White Males

by Jamilah King on February 20 2015, 7:00AM

The Oscars voting pool is 94 percent white, 77 percent male and heavily populated by people in their 60s. #OscarsSoWhite, we’re showcasing 9 must-see movies about young people of color.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Academy Voter Offended by Selma Cast Wearing 'I Can't Breathe' Tees

Academy Voter Offended by Selma Cast Wearing ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Tees

by Aura Bogado on February 19 2015, 1:06PM

‘Am I supposed to vote for it just because it has black people in it?’

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Fresh Off the Boat': The Search for Porn

‘Fresh Off the Boat’: The Search for Porn

by Julianne Hing on February 18 2015, 2:18AM

The troubles of a suburban middle-school outcast

Topics: Arts & Culture

Watch Lisa Ling's Husband Devour a Chicken Wing in 2 Seconds Flat

Watch Lisa Ling’s Husband Devour a Chicken Wing in 2 Seconds Flat

by Julianne Hing on February 16 2015, 3:25PM

Chicken-eating like you’ve never seen before.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

One Image Captures Loss in the Muslim Student Killings

One Image Captures Loss in the Muslim Student Killings

by Aura Bogado on February 11 2015, 3:53PM

Mohammad Alsalti says he created the image instinctively.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Fresh Off the Boat's Rocky Relationship With Hip-Hop

Fresh Off the Boat’s Rocky Relationship With Hip-Hop

by Julianne Hing on February 11 2015, 12:57PM

Is Huang’s real-life relationship with hip-hop too complex for sitcom television?

Topics: Arts & Culture

Your Cheeky Muslim Valentine's Day Cards Are Here

Your Cheeky Muslim Valentine’s Day Cards Are Here

by Julianne Hing on February 6 2015, 12:11PM

“I’d let you creep sharia all over my body.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, National Security, /NOW

'Fresh Off the Boat' Won't Make You Cringe!

‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Won’t Make You Cringe!

by Julianne Hing on February 5 2015, 1:05PM

No chopsticks jokes here.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Saved by the bell hooks Tumblr as Great as It Sounds

Saved by the bell hooks Tumblr as Great as It Sounds

by Julianne Hing on January 30 2015, 5:01PM

“Feminism is for everybody!”

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Marshawn Lynch's Quiet Riot

Marshawn Lynch’s Quiet Riot

by Jamilah King on January 28 2015, 10:17AM

The Seattle Seahawks running back is famous for refusing to cooperate with the predominantly white NFL press corps. His refusal to play ball with reporters has earned him a bad rep that he doesn’t quite deserve. Here, we present four things to love about the enigmatic star.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Ava DuVernay's Passion Project

Ava DuVernay’s Passion Project

by Jamilah King on January 26 2015, 7:00AM

The filmmaker’s distribution network for black films isn’t making big money—and she’s fine with that.

Topics: Arts & Culture

ICYMI: Alex Rivera Talks People of Color and Sci-Fi Futures

ICYMI: Alex Rivera Talks People of Color and Sci-Fi Futures

by Aura Bogado on January 20 2015, 5:17PM

“If the country you live in calls you and your family aliens, you better come with some science fiction.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

How to Tell If Your Memoir's Being Whitewashed for Network TV

How to Tell If Your Memoir’s Being Whitewashed for Network TV

by Julianne Hing on January 14 2015, 11:41AM

“If you’re high enough, orange chicken ain’t so bad.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media, /NOW

Colorlines Needs You!

Colorlines Needs You!

by Akiba Solomon on December 30 2014, 11:30AM

As we approach the new year, we’d like to thank you for reading, tweeting, commenting and generally engaging with Colorlines this year. Please help us keep going.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice, Dispatches, Economy, Ferguson, Labor, National Security, /NOW, Obama Immigration Order

Colorlines' Greatest Hits of 2014

Colorlines’ Greatest Hits of 2014

by Akiba Solomon on December 22 2014, 5:05PM

In the run-up to 2015, some of our writers and editors reflected on our favorite Colorlines stories to write and read in 2014.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice, Dispatches, Ferguson, Gender & Sexuality, Immigration, Labor