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Jay Smooth Talks to Drake About Racial Identity

Jay Smooth Talks to Drake About Racial Identity

by Jorge Rivas on November 9 2011, 3:15PM

The rapper says the United States is a lot more racially segregated than his native Canada.

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MC Hammer Says His New Search Engine Wiredoo is Better Than Google

MC Hammer Says His New Search Engine Wiredoo is Better Than Google

by Jorge Rivas on October 21 2011, 1:32PM

Need a new online experience? Stop. Hammer time.

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There's An App for That: Figure Out How Many 'Slaves' Work for You

There’s An App for That: Figure Out How Many ‘Slaves’ Work for You

by Jorge Rivas on October 20 2011, 2:00PM

There’s often a heavy price to pay for your favorite gadgets. And that’s long before they hit store shelves.

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Documentary Pries Open the Door to Immigrant Detention Centers

Documentary Pries Open the Door to Immigrant Detention Centers

by on October 18 2011, 10:03AM

Latina journalist Maria Hinojosa’s “Lost in Detention” airs tonight on PBS’ Frontline. Colorlines.com spoke with Hinojosa about reporting the film, and the up-close reality of warehousing immigrants awaiting deportation.

Topics: Immigration, Media

Google Calls Racial Profiling Claims 'Wildly Inaccurate'

Google Calls Racial Profiling Claims ‘Wildly Inaccurate’

by Jorge Rivas on September 28 2011, 10:10AM

But the question of online security is a big one, and we’ve got tips to help ensure your privacy.

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Study Finds Google Uses Racial Profiling to Deliver Ads

Study Finds Google Uses Racial Profiling to Deliver Ads

by Jorge Rivas on September 21 2011, 1:24PM

Study finds your Google and Gmail online experience can change based on your race.

Topics: Media

Media Justice Activists Launch New Effort to Target Black Web Users

Media Justice Activists Launch New Effort to Target Black Web Users

by Jamilah King on September 21 2011, 10:00AM

Netroots activists will launch Black Voices for Internet Freedom this Friday in Washington, D.C.

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Jad Abumrad, Economist Roland Fryer Among MacArthur Genius Fellows

Jad Abumrad, Economist Roland Fryer Among MacArthur Genius Fellows

by Jorge Rivas on September 20 2011, 1:17PM

We’ve rounded up all of this year’s winners of color.

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Conservative Andrew Klavan Headed to Glenn Beck Online TV Network

Conservative Andrew Klavan Headed to Glenn Beck Online TV Network

by Jorge Rivas on September 19 2011, 1:56PM

The conservative screenwriter who instigated the Park 51 saga will join Beck’s online subscription video network.

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No Winners of Color at the Emmys

No Winners of Color at the Emmys

by Jorge Rivas on September 19 2011, 12:16PM

ABC’s “Modern Family” was the bigger winner, but even actors of color from that show didn’t win the night’s big awards.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

Apple Bans App That Exposes Shady Side of iPhone Manufacturing

Apple Bans App That Exposes Shady Side of iPhone Manufacturing

by Jorge Rivas on September 16 2011, 12:01PM

Apple says they banned an iPhone app because of “depictions of child abuse.” All the app was doing was exposing the shady labor practices at their manufacturing plants

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'Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl' Star Issa Rae: Write What You Know

‘Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl’ Star Issa Rae: Write What You Know

by Jorge Rivas on September 16 2011, 11:44AM

The creator of the popular Web series offers tips on how to create a show and cultivate an audience.

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The Game Wants Gay Rappers to Come Out, But Spreads Downlow Myth

The Game Wants Gay Rappers to Come Out, But Spreads Downlow Myth

by Jorge Rivas on September 14 2011, 3:01PM

Two-time Grammy Awards nominee rapper Game is being praised for openly accepting gays but in the process he’s telling myths about men in the “down low” spreading HIV.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

Modern Family's Rico Rodriguez and George Lopez Win ALMA Awards

Modern Family’s Rico Rodriguez and George Lopez Win ALMA Awards

by Jorge Rivas on September 13 2011, 12:05PM

The annual awards show honors the spirit and accomplishments of Latinos in the media.

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Glee's Mike Chang is Finally Getting a Pair of Parents on the Show

Glee’s Mike Chang is Finally Getting a Pair of Parents on the Show

by Jorge Rivas on September 9 2011, 11:56AM

Good news, unless the parents come with a some over-exaggerated Asian accent.

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Welcome to the Wild, Wild (Mobile) Web: U.S. v. AT&T, 2.0

Welcome to the Wild, Wild (Mobile) Web: U.S. v. AT&T, 2.0

by Jamilah King on September 1 2011, 10:10AM

The Justice Department announced that it’s suing the company to prevent its acquisition of T-Mobile. And users of color have a lot riding on the lawsuit’s outcome.

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The Unapologetic Homophobia of 'Tyler, The Creator'

The Unapologetic Homophobia of ‘Tyler, The Creator’

by Jorge Rivas on August 31 2011, 3:11PM

MTV’s Best New Artist hurls hundreds of anti-gay slurs on his new album. “I’m not homophobic,” he has explained. “Gay just means you’re stupid.”

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Spanish-Language News Grows as English Media Slumps

Spanish-Language News Grows as English Media Slumps

by Jorge Rivas on August 30 2011, 10:24AM

Spanish-language newspapers, magazines, television and radio shows all experienced growth in 2010. And Univision is launching a 24-hour news channel.

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'It's Free Swipe Yo EBT' Music Video Attacks Poor Mothers

‘It’s Free Swipe Yo EBT’ Music Video Attacks Poor Mothers

by Jorge Rivas on August 25 2011, 9:25AM

In her satirical video, Chapter plays Keywanda, a young mother of ten who deals with the “stress of her children’s fathers.”

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Iman: Italian Vogue 'Might As Well Have Called Those' Slave Earrings 'N-- Earrings'

Iman: Italian Vogue ‘Might As Well Have Called Those’ Slave Earrings ‘N— Earrings’

by Jorge Rivas on August 24 2011, 3:55PM

Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani has since apologized for the “inconvenience.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media