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

Topics: Arts & Culture

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture

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

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture

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