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Arts & Culture

Womyn Image Makers

by Cindy Yurth on January 6 2009, 12:00PM

Thanks to the evolution of digital technology, making movies and distributing them is easier than ever, and more people of color are working their way onto the big screen. But persuading a production company to invest in an independent film…

Topics: Arts & Culture

Race Records

by Juba Kalamka on January 6 2009, 12:00PM

N.O.H.A.Dive in Your Life(Unique Records)Based in Cologne, Germany, the multiethnic collective N.O.H.A. (Noise of Human Art) has been a staple of the European club music scene for the last 10 years. They’ve opened and toured with a slew of major…

Topics: Arts & Culture

Graphic Novels That Heal

by Christina Hernandez on January 6 2009, 12:00PM

Artist Jaime Cortez creates visual narratives about AIDS, gun violence and immigration.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Young Arab Americans Talk About the Real Problems

by Yasmine Farhang on December 2 2008, 12:00PM

Moustafa Bayoumi’s latest book explores what it’s like to grow up Arab in America in the age of terror.

Topics: Arts & Culture

The Big Easy’s Emissaries

by Erik Gleibermann on November 25 2008, 12:00PM

With thousands of musicians displaced, the Soul Rebels do their part to rebuild in the post-Katrina era.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Hurricane Katrina

Trauma, Politics and Heroes

by Daisy Hernandez on November 25 2008, 12:00PM

A new comic book paints kids of color as superheroes with powers from Islamic knowledge.

Topics: Arts & Culture

About That Ad You Clicked On…

by Kerri Kanelos on November 1 2008, 12:00PM

For-profit colleges target people of color with misleading advertising about certificate programs that don’t deliver.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Schools & Youth

Bombing Babylon

by Michael A. Gonzales on October 21 2008, 12:00PM

In this short story, a teenager learns the art of graffiti and friendship.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Why I Love Watching White Girls Cry

by Alex Jung on September 4 2008, 12:00PM

One guy’s off color take on TV

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The Songs—And The MultiRacial Choir—Shaping Racial Reconciliation

by Rinku Sen on August 26 2008, 12:00PM

DNC Exclusive: In music created by slaves in the 18th century, one group finds a way to address racism today.

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Sci-Fi Heroes Take On the System

by Roya Rastegar on July 1 2008, 12:00PM

In two new films, Mexican and Asian-American superheroes fight racism and eco-disaster—with technology and imagination.

Topics: Arts & Culture

The Rise of Street Literature

by Almah LaVon Rice on May 1 2008, 12:00PM

Read the story that won the 2009 National Ethnic Media Award for best article in the arts.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Reclaiming Radio

by Michelle Chen on March 20 2008, 12:00PM

Alternative radio projects attempt to take back the public sphere.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Where Islam Meets Rock ‘n’ Roll

by Laila Kazmi on March 20 2008, 12:00PM

Salman Ahmad introduced the world to Sufi rock and now to the culture behind the music.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Debating for Change: Race, Politics, and Jim Crow

by Jonathan Adams on February 19 2008, 12:00PM

A closer look at the actions behind the debaters’ rhetoric in The Great Debaters.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Innovators 2008

by ColorLines Staff on January 7 2008, 12:00PM

People moving ideas and actions in 2008.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Jazz: For Whites Only?

by Leslie Simon on January 7 2008, 12:00PM

A look at co-opted jazz after the death of Max Roach.

Topics: Arts & Culture

The Weeping Veil

by Philip Huang on January 7 2008, 12:00PM

Painter Hung Liu excavates the surface of history.

Topics: Arts & Culture

I’m Afro-Norwegian

by G Smith on November 29 2007, 12:00PM

A mixed race man addresses society’s need to box him in racially.

Topics: Arts & Culture

The Elusive Concept of Blackness

by Beandrea Davis on November 4 2007, 12:00PM

Through photography and film, artist Hank Willis Thomas explores what it means to be Black today.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice