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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

Black Hollywood Speaks Out About Police Violence

Black Hollywood Speaks Out About Police Violence

by Jamilah King on December 5 2014, 10:50AM

Actors, activists and the religious community are coming together to bring attention to the extrajudicial killings of black men.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Ferguson

Bill Cosby Resigns From Temple University Board

Bill Cosby Resigns From Temple University Board

by Carla Murphy on December 1 2014, 5:26PM

Cosby, among Temple’s most famous alums, has been a board member since the 1980s.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Dave Chappelle and Michael Sam Do GQ

Dave Chappelle and Michael Sam Do GQ

by Akiba Solomon on November 19 2014, 1:53PM

Dave Chappelle and Michael Sam grace two of the six covers of GQ’s December 2014 “Men (and Women) of the Year” issue.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Culture

Facing Race 2014 Keynote Livestream: Dr. Bernice Johnson, Toshi and Tashawn Reagon

Facing Race 2014 Keynote Livestream: Dr. Bernice Johnson, Toshi and Tashawn Reagon

by Akiba Solomon on November 14 2014, 3:00PM

Three generations from the Reagon family will inspire.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Facing Race 2014

Facing Race 2014 Youth Panel Livestream: 'This is How We Do It'

Facing Race 2014 Youth Panel Livestream: ‘This is How We Do It’

by Akiba Solomon on November 14 2014, 8:10AM

A new generation of racial justice leaders are interrupting and innovating in the ways racial justice work is made relevant in our times. Tune in for leading activists and advocates at 9 - 10:45 CT!

Topics: Arts & Culture, Facing Race 2014

Remezcla's New Video Explores the Politics of the Dance Floor

Remezcla’s New Video Explores the Politics of the Dance Floor

by Aura Bogado on November 13 2014, 5:32PM

Mexico City’s Fvded and Haiti’s Cyborg Dance Collective tear it up

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Eddie Huang Sounds Off About 'Fresh Off the Boat'

Eddie Huang Sounds Off About ‘Fresh Off the Boat’

by Julianne Hing on November 13 2014, 4:04PM

The restaurateur takes his show’s producers to task.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Randall Park Knows You're Nervous About 'Fresh Off the Boat'

Randall Park Knows You’re Nervous About ‘Fresh Off the Boat’

by Julianne Hing on November 13 2014, 7:00AM

TV’s newest Asian-American dad talks about race and the pressure that comes with being on the first Asian-American family sitcom in 20 years.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Ferguson's Tef Poe Drops a Powerful 'War Cry' [AUDIO]

Ferguson’s Tef Poe Drops a Powerful ‘War Cry’ [AUDIO]

by Akiba Solomon on November 12 2014, 1:33PM

In a NSFW new song, the St. Louis native blasts Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'9-man' Film Explores the Little-Known History of a Chinese-American Sport

‘9-man’ Film Explores the Little-Known History of a Chinese-American Sport

by Julianne Hing on November 11 2014, 12:30PM

Ostensibly a film about a variation on volleyball, “9-man” tackles race, identity, and masculinity head on.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Society, Sports

Sterlin Harjo Explains Why He Makes Films About Poor Indians

Sterlin Harjo Explains Why He Makes Films About Poor Indians

by Aura Bogado on November 10 2014, 2:20PM

‘I’m doing this for something better than just money.’

Topics: Arts & Culture, Native Affairs

Watch the Trailer for 'Selma'

Watch the Trailer for ‘Selma’

by Aura Bogado on November 7 2014, 1:18PM

The film opens nationwide January 9

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

What Happens When You're Tired of Saying 'Dear White People?'

What Happens When You’re Tired of Saying ‘Dear White People?’

by Jamilah King on October 27 2014, 7:00AM

It’s important to name the ways that we thrive when we’re not in opposition to something.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Native Appropriations Reminds You: Don't Dress up Like an Indian on Halloween

Native Appropriations Reminds You: Don’t Dress up Like an Indian on Halloween

by Aura Bogado on October 24 2014, 12:03PM

This collection of eight posts should resolve any confusion you may still have about this.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Native Affairs, /NOW