Colorlines

Gender & Sexuality

Becoming a Black Man

by Daisy Hernandez on January 7 2008, 12:00PM

As more people of color transition between genders, the ways that racism is different for men and women come to the surface.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Testing My Worth

by Aries Hines-Coleman on October 3 2007, 12:00PM

A Black college student finds out why she keeps failing math.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, Schools & Youth

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

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

Queer Africa

by Almah LaVon Rice on May 16 2007, 12:00PM

Despite state repression and persecution, LGBT organizing has taken off across the continent and diaspora.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

Q & A - Rashad Robinson

by Beandrea Davis on May 16 2007, 12:00PM

The media activist discusses working with the press, bringing queer people of color into the limelight and how it feels to come out as a gay Black man every day.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

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

The “Colorblind” Attack on Your Health

by Kai Wright on March 1 2007, 12:00PM

For three decades, conservative thinkers have worked mightily to discredit race-based considerations in public policy and cement the belief that America today is, as it should be, a colorblind society.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, Schools & Youth

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

Beyond the Superbowl: Race and Pro-Football

by Jarad Sanchez on February 15 2007, 12:00PM

Two Black coaches in the Superbowl should not blind us to a long history of institutional racism in the NFL.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Q & A - Elvira Arellano

by Tram Nguyen on January 29 2007, 12:00PM

A 31-year-old single mother and undocumented immigrant, Arellano took sanctuary and became a lightning rod for a debate over the rights of immigrant families.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Betty La Fea

by Aries Hines-Coleman on January 15 2007, 12:00PM

The popular telenovela moves from Colombia to Queens and nabs some Golden Globe awards.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Elvira Arellano - INNOVATOR

by Tram Nguyen on January 15 2007, 12:00PM

Arellano has firmly asserted the reality of undocumented families and their 4 million U.S.-born children into the immigration debate.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Nsombi Lambright - INNOVATOR

by Andre Banks on January 15 2007, 12:00PM

The Mississippi ACLU director tackles the triple threat of racial profiling, juvenile justice and felon disenfranchisement.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Schools & Youth

Mee Moua and the Minnesota Legislators of Color - INNOVATORS

by Andre Banks on January 15 2007, 12:00PM

Working at the Statehouse to bridge the racial divide.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Queerness, Blackness and Memory

by LaVon Rice on December 15 2006, 12:00PM

Often compared to James Baldwin, award-winning Jamaican author Thomas Glave writes the unofficial stories.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Hurricane Katrina

Chris Abani

by Daisy Hernandez on November 15 2006, 12:00PM

The acclaimed Nigerian novelist discusses his new novel on sex trafficking.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Spotlight: Chamindika

by Bushra Rehman on September 15 2006, 12:00PM

Sri-Lankan Art: Out of the Gallery, Onto the T-Shirt

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

The Welfare Nanny Diaries

by Rinku Sen on September 15 2006, 12:00PM

In a debate that revolves around the needs of parents and children, the woman who meets those needs sometimes gets lost.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Schools & Youth