Colorlines

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

Shake It ’Til You Make It

by Tammy Johnson on September 15 2006, 12:00PM

Bellydancing celebrates its roots.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Super Infector

Super Infector

by Kai Wright on December 21 2005, 12:00PM

With the AIDS epidemic larger —and blacker —than ever, health officials and community activists go after those who test positive.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality, Health

Let’s Talk About Sexo

by Dulce Reyes Bonilla on December 21 2005, 12:00PM

Why Spanish-language radio beats Howard Stern in ratings.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Rants & Raves

by Anmol Chaddha on July 21 2005, 12:00PM

RANT: You Thought the Rodney King Jury was Crazy?  A jury awarded $1.6 million to Jeremy Morse, the former cop from Inglewood, California, who was videotaped slamming Black teenager Donovan Jackson onto a car and punching him in July 2002….

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Playing with Race

by Daisy Hernandez on December 21 2004, 12:00PM

On the edge of edgy sex, racial BDSM excites some and reviles others.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

How Can I Be Down? A bisexual black man’s take on “the down low.”

by Juba Kalamka on December 21 2004, 12:00PM

The notion that black men on the “DL” are categorically bi is a gross oversimplification of the issue, and it shows little understanding for the way black men navigate their sexuality and identity.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Hard Hit: New York Groups Fight Cutbacks to their Communities

by Hannan Adely on December 15 2001, 12:00PM

Days after the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center, the South Bronx-based advocacy group Mothers on the Move (MOM) called a special meeting to discuss the aftermath of the tragedy. Members expressed an overwhelming desire to help the…

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

It’s Personal: Race and Oprah

by Tammy Johnson on December 15 2001, 12:00PM

Tammy Johnson takes on the Queen of All Media.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Colors of Violence

by Andrea Smith on December 15 2000, 12:00PM

Andrea Smith introduces our special section on violence against women of color.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Fighting the Many Faces of Violence

by Bernice Yeung on December 15 2000, 12:00PM

Three women’s groups build innovative approaches to anti-violence work. When Angela Davis took the podium to deliver the keynote address at the Color of Violence conference in April, she called the event a “milestone” that would mark a “new…

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Welfare Facts

by The Applied Research Center on November 29 2000, 12:00PM

Most former TANF recipients who find work are working at jobs that pay between $5.50 and $7.00 per hour. Median monthly earnings amount to $1,149, which is below the official poverty line for a family of three. Many former recipients…

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Here’s the Movement, Let’s Start Building

by Kim Diehl on November 2 2000, 12:00PM

Kim Diehl talks to black feminist pioneer Barbara Smith about the racial politics of the Millennium March and the sexual politics of Anti-Racism.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Racing the Welfare Debate

by Gary Delgado on November 2 2000, 12:00PM

It used to be that we didn’t have to do much to smash the racist stereotype about welfare. After listening to some know-it-all drone on about Cadillacs and welfare queens, all we had to do was point out that—uh, incidently,…

Topics: Gender & Sexuality