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Queer Comics of Color Look at the Racism of Hipster Halloweens

Queer Comics of Color Look at the Racism of Hipster Halloweens

by Jamilah King on October 29 2013, 11:42AM

Julio Salgado and Tina Vasquez show that you’re not alone in your Halloween anxiety.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Four Panels on Race and Gender at NYC Comic Con

Four Panels on Race and Gender at NYC Comic Con

by Von Diaz on October 10 2013, 12:00PM

Racialicious has a handy guide for thew few panels that address these issues.

Topics: /NOW

To Chinua Achebe, With Love

To Chinua Achebe, With Love

by Akiba Solomon, Roopika Risam, Adeline Koh on March 26 2013, 6:00AM

In honor of the Nigerian “Things Fall Apart” author who died last week, scholar-activists Adeline Koh and Roopika Risam capture the power—and joy—of Chinua Achebe in a new comic strip.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Global Affairs

A Black History Month Comic

A Black History Month Comic

by Nia King on February 19 2013, 8:30AM

Nia King illustrates her journey through black history month.

Topics: History

Artist Encourages People to Report 'Illegal' Comic Heroes to ICE

Artist Encourages People to Report ‘Illegal’ Comic Heroes to ICE

by Hatty Lee on August 6 2012, 9:47AM

“If ICE is going to be rounding up people and labeling them ‘illegal’, that has to be applied to these pop culture gods and goddesses,” says Neil Rivas.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration

At San Francisco's Latino Comics Expo, Artists Create Their Own Heroes

At San Francisco’s Latino Comics Expo, Artists Create Their Own Heroes

by Channing Kennedy on May 15 2012, 8:40AM

Confessionals about family and tattoos? A Mesoamerican answer to Game of Thrones? E.T. in a sombrero? These comic artists are doing it all, and doing it for themselves.

Topics: Arts & Culture

'Sh*t White Girls Say...to Black Girls' Part Two [Video]

‘Sh*t White Girls Say…to Black Girls’ Part Two [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 13 2012, 9:59AM

There’s a sequel to the wildly popular ”Shit white girls say…to black girls’ video.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

How 'Sh*t White Girls Say to Black Girls' Blew Up the Internet

How ‘Sh*t White Girls Say to Black Girls’ Blew Up the Internet

by Jamilah King on January 6 2012, 9:35AM

Franchesca Ramsey has turned the year’s first online meme into social commentary. But are efforts like hers enough to create meaningful discussions about racial justice? She thinks so.

Topics: Media

Comic Artist Re-Draws Islam With Secular Superheroes in

Comic Artist Re-Draws Islam With Secular Superheroes in “The 99”

by Channing Kennedy on October 14 2011, 9:46AM

Naif Al-Mutawa’s comic has been banned by censors in Muslim countries and demagogued by Islamophobes in the United States. Colorlines.com spoke with the psychologist-turned-artist about the ideas behind his series.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Can a Black-Latino Spider-Man Do Whatever a Spider Can? [Reader Forum]

Can a Black-Latino Spider-Man Do Whatever a Spider Can? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on August 8 2011, 9:30AM

The new mixed-race Spider-Man just got introduced to comics fans, and the idea of him is sparking conversations about race and art. Our readers discuss.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Marvel Overcomes Its Fear of a Black Spider-Man. Will White Fans Follow?

Marvel Overcomes Its Fear of a Black Spider-Man. Will White Fans Follow?

by Channing Kennedy on August 3 2011, 10:45AM

Marvel Comics unveils today Miles Morales, the half-black half-Latino kid who’s standing in for Peter Parker as Spider-Man in the offshoot “Ultimate Fallout #4.”

Topics: Arts & Culture

New to the World of Comics: Guillermo Del Toro and Tom Morello

New to the World of Comics: Guillermo Del Toro and Tom Morello

by Jorge Rivas on July 25 2011, 1:30PM

It’s all part of Dark Horse Comic’s plan to court new readers to the genre.

Topics: Arts & Culture

How X-Men Ignored History and Misread Its Viewers

How X-Men Ignored History and Misread Its Viewers

by Seth Freed Wessler on June 10 2011, 2:59PM

It’s a testament to the colorblind myth that a film about social exclusion set squarely in the era of the American civil rights movement did not include a single developed character of color.

Topics: Arts & Culture

The Ultimate 21st Century People of Color Sci-Fi List

The Ultimate 21st Century People of Color Sci-Fi List

by Adriel Luis on June 9 2011, 9:57AM

Octavia Butler’s a little too obvious. Here are 10 other artists of this millennium who are crafting our world’s post racial apocalypse.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Where is Our Culture's Racial Subconscious? In Comic Books

Where is Our Culture’s Racial Subconscious? In Comic Books

by Channing Kennedy on May 13 2011, 10:54AM

Gene Demby and Alexander Chee detail the industry’s past efforts to include people of color.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Comics Industry Rep Accidentally Shows How Pop Culture Stays White

Comics Industry Rep Accidentally Shows How Pop Culture Stays White

by Channing Kennedy on May 3 2011, 4:38PM

Racialicious’ Arturo R. Garcia highlights the effort to get Marvel Comics come clean about race’s role in the creative process.

Topics: Arts & Culture

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