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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.

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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

Writing in Netantla

by Almah LaVon Rice on November 4 2007, 12:00PM

A celebrated Chicana author goes to the border in The Guardian exploring the politics of the border with irony, lyricism and desert-spare clarity.

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Why Black People Support Michael Vick

by David Wright on October 3 2007, 12:00PM

The thing that seems to mystify the mainstream media and much of the white public is that a significant number of Black people see the Michael Vick saga as a racial issue. What’s mystifying to Black people is the continued…

Topics: Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice

The Rebirth of a Nation?

by Osagie Obasogie on October 3 2007, 12:00PM

Glorifying eugenics in a cult classic for our times.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Health

Wily, Witty and Whimsical

by Almah LaVon Rice on October 3 2007, 12:00PM

An American Indian artist takes to the canvas with colorful critiques.

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Mujeres Making Movies

by Almah LaVon Rice on July 23 2007, 12:00PM

Two stray dogs in Vieques, Puerto Rico were responsible for the naming of Chica Luna Productions. There alone working on a documentary about the U.S. military occupation of Vieques, cofounder Elisha Miranda befriended and adopted the canine pair, which were…

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

A Meditation on Media Consumption

by Daisy Hernandez on July 23 2007, 12:00PM

With so many ways to get the news, people are creating their own media systems.

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Race Records

by Juba Kalamka on May 17 2007, 12:00PM

Reviews of new releases from Public Enemy, Shock G and Teena Marie.

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American Made

by Rebekah Kebede on May 17 2007, 12:00PM

Three short films explore what it means to be a South Asian male in post-9/11 America.

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This Gangsta Stuff & Russell’s Call For Change

by Davey D on May 17 2007, 12:00PM

Davey D offers some hip hop history on racism, corporate control and banning the N* word.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Novelist Walter Mosley Kicks Off FACING RACE conference

by Andre Banks on March 23 2007, 12:00PM

The mystery novelist and social commentator urged hundreds of advocates address racial and economic inequality.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Health, Schools & Youth

The Segregated Blogosphere

by Celina De Le�n on March 1 2007, 12:00PM

With more people of color blogging than ever before, race still gets pushed to the back.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Straight From The Hip

by Almah LaVon Rice on March 1 2007, 12:00PM

Black men dance in first person.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Celebrity Colonialism

by Adam Elkus on March 1 2007, 12:00PM

From Madonna to Kate Moss, buying Africa is the latest trend among the famous.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Race for the Oscars

by Andre Banks on February 23 2007, 12:00PM

The color line is still drawn sharply in Hollywood, despite a few accolades.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality