Arts & Culture

The Rise of Street Literature

by Almah LaVon Rice on June 4 2009, 12:00PM

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

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No Mixed Message Here

by Crystal Carter on May 26 2009, 12:00PM

Through dance and video, Raissa Simpson explores the experiences of being multi-race.

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2-Cent from New Orleans

by Jordan Flaherty on May 22 2009, 12:00PM

A new group of Black video activists thinks MLK would have been on YouTube.

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Film Review

by Roya Rastegar on May 20 2009, 12:00PM

Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire (Directed by Lee Daniels)

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Film Review

by Roya Rastegar on May 11 2009, 12:00PM

Four Sheets to the Wind (Directed by Sterlin Harjo)

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Book Review

by Julianne Hing on May 6 2009, 12:00PM

Students Dream

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Why Indians Love the Movies So Much

by Paul Chaat Smith on May 6 2009, 12:00PM

Cultural critic Paul Chaat Smith examines the obsession.

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Off Color

by Alex Jung on May 6 2009, 12:00PM

Living in Post-Black America

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Spotlight: Adelina Anthony

by Roya Rastegar on May 6 2009, 12:00PM

Comedy that Provokes and Transforms

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Your Movie Guide

by Roya Rastegar on April 28 2009, 12:00PM

Cherien Dabis’s first feature tells the bittersweet story of a Palestinian mom and son in rural Illinois.

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Chronicling Gay Muslim Life

by M. Junaid Levesque-Alam on April 8 2009, 12:00PM

Filmmaker Parvez Sharma recounts the perils and rewards of producing the documentary A Jihad for Love.

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Muslim Women on Race & Class

by Jamilah King on April 8 2009, 12:00PM

American Muslim Women: Negotiating Race, Class and Gender within the Ummah

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Rapping Whiteness

by Juba Kalamka on March 31 2009, 12:00PM

The hip-hop group AntiRacist 15 uses community organizing as a model for music that inspires.

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The Art of Protest

by Felicia R. Martinez on March 24 2009, 12:00PM

An artists’ collective puts the power of messaging in the hands of community members.

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Alvin Baltrop

by Osa Atoe on March 24 2009, 12:00PM

A queer Black photographer’s groundbreaking work comes to life five years after his death.

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Book Reviews

by Juba Kalamka on March 24 2009, 12:00PM

Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South and Speaking From the Body: Latinas on Health and Culture

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Vegan Soul Food

by Julianne Hing on March 20 2009, 12:00PM

A review of Oakland chef and food justice activist Bryant Terry’s latest cookbook

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Book Review: The Race Beat

by Jeff Kelly Lowenstein on March 11 2009, 12:00PM

The civil rights movement produced a series of iconic images. The 43-year-old Rosa Parks sitting alone in a bus in Montgomery.  Elizabeth Eckford surrounded by an angry mob in Little Rock, Arkansas.  The valiant James Merideth writhing on the ground after…

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You can expect some changes around here.

by Rinku Sen on March 11 2009, 12:00PM

After 12 years, ColorLines begins the transition from print to online magazine. Here, publisher Rinku Sen explains the changes.

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When the Corporations Own Us

by Tolu Olorunda on March 10 2009, 12:00PM

Police tasered rapper Kid Cudi for wanting to wear Nike, leaving us to wonder: how did hip-hop get to this point?

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