Arts & Culture

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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by Momo Chang on March 10 2009, 12:00PM

Political posters for the masses

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Book Review

by Roya Rastegar on March 10 2009, 12:00PM

Mixed Messages on Mixed Race

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Spotlight: Kamau Bell

by Julianne Hing on March 10 2009, 12:00PM

Comedy to end racism in an hour

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Spotlight: Pam Harris

by Daisy Hernandez on March 5 2009, 12:00PM

Films that celebrate community

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Off Color

by Jonathan Adams on March 2 2009, 12:00PM

Why I want to be first lady

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It’s not a new generation of Black leaders. It’s a new politic.

by Vijay Prashad on March 2 2009, 12:00PM

Author Vijay Prashad reviews Gwen Ifill’s much-anticipated book and suggests what the new cadre of politicians need from us.

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by Roya Rastegar on March 2 2009, 12:00PM

Good Day to Be Black and Sexy, I Like it Like That and Salt of this Sea

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Cash is the New Black

by Victor Corral on February 10 2009, 12:00PM

Do you remember that time last October when we were all bombarded with images of downward-pointing line graphs and the sounds of Jim Cramer yelling “Crash! Crash! Crash!” as the engines of capitalism came to a halt? Like many of…

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Deepa Fernandes

by Elizabeth Barajas-Roman on January 6 2009, 12:00PM

Training reporters to write stories from the inside

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