Colorlines

Media

'Being Elmo' Celebrates Black Puppeteer Kevin Clash

‘Being Elmo’ Celebrates Black Puppeteer Kevin Clash

by Jorge Rivas on February 1 2011, 1:39PM

Until recently, he may be one of Hollywood’s best kept secrets.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

Even Newsweek Is Asking If Oprah's Network Is Too White

Even Newsweek Is Asking If Oprah’s Network Is Too White

by Jorge Rivas on February 1 2011, 10:45AM

Can media’s biggest black mogul walk the walk when it comes to expanding network diversity?

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media, Oprah

Would You Risk Jail for Your Kids' Education? [Reader Forum]

Would You Risk Jail for Your Kids’ Education? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on January 28 2011, 9:01PM

A round-up of some of this week’s best reader-lead conversations.

Topics: Media

Remembering Onizuka, McNair 25 Years After Challenger Disaster

Remembering Onizuka, McNair 25 Years After Challenger Disaster

by Hatty Lee on January 28 2011, 12:45PM

Ellison Onizuka and Ronald McNair were among the first astronauts of color to go to space.

Topics: Media

Asian Americans Still Largely Missing From Hollywood

Asian Americans Still Largely Missing From Hollywood

by Jamilah King on January 27 2011, 5:07PM

Despite progress, advocates say more needs to be done to ensure fair representation on both sides of the camera.

Topics: Media

Antoine Dodson's Got Jokes With 'Epic Fail Mutual'

Antoine Dodson’s Got Jokes With ‘Epic Fail Mutual’

by Jamilah King on January 27 2011, 10:24AM

Someone’s got to look out for accidental celebrities, right?

Topics: Media

Amy Chua Tells Stephen Colbert He Too Can be a 'Tiger Mother'

Amy Chua Tells Stephen Colbert He Too Can be a ‘Tiger Mother’

by Jorge Rivas on January 26 2011, 4:45PM

The author puts her Harvard Law School degree to use and defends herself.

Topics: Media

Smuggle Truck, the iPad Game that Trivializes Border-Crossing

Smuggle Truck, the iPad Game that Trivializes Border-Crossing

by Channing Kennedy on January 25 2011, 12:05PM

Video games have power, and this uses it in all the wrong ways.

Topics: Media

Readers Learn Their Lesson About The Tiger Mother

Readers Learn Their Lesson About The Tiger Mother

by Channing Kennedy on January 22 2011, 1:36AM

A round-up of some of this week’s best reader-lead conversations.

Topics: Media

Fox News Can't Decide Whether to Love or Hate Latinos

Fox News Can’t Decide Whether to Love or Hate Latinos

by Jorge Rivas on January 21 2011, 3:57PM

The big lesson? You can’t have it both ways.

Topics: Media

Verizon Takes FCC to Court Over New Web Rules

Verizon Takes FCC to Court Over New Web Rules

by Jamilah King on January 21 2011, 1:25PM

Get ready. It’s gonna be a long year in the battle to keep the Internet free from corporate takeovers.

Topics: Media

Open Web Activists Applaud Rep. Eshoo's Victory on Capitol Hill

Open Web Activists Applaud Rep. Eshoo’s Victory on Capitol Hill

by Jamilah King on January 21 2011, 10:07AM

The pro-regulatory lawmaker beat out Rep. Bobby Rush for key tech position.

Topics: Media

Rush Limbaugh on Chinese President:

Rush Limbaugh on Chinese President: “CHING CHANG CHONG”

by Jorge Rivas on January 20 2011, 4:06AM

We can’t say we’re surprised, but Rush Limbaugh is at it again.

Topics: Media

Comcast Merger Worries Indie Artists, Web Advocates

Comcast Merger Worries Indie Artists, Web Advocates

by Jamilah King on January 19 2011, 2:39PM

Welcome to the latest part in the saga over equal media access.

Topics: Media

Man With Golden Voice Ted Williams Heads To Rehab, How It All Unfolded Interactive

Man With Golden Voice Ted Williams Heads To Rehab, How It All Unfolded

by Jorge Rivas on January 13 2011, 11:00AM

An interactive look at how Ted Williams went from from hero to villain in less than two weeks.

Topics: Media

ELLE Cover Lightens The Most Beautiful Woman in the World

ELLE Cover Lightens The Most Beautiful Woman in the World

by Jorge Rivas on January 12 2011, 10:00AM

ELLE is at it again, this time they’ve lightened the most beautiful woman in the world.

Topics: Media

Oprah's Book Club Hasn't Included Female Authors Since 2004

Oprah’s Book Club Hasn’t Included Female Authors Since 2004

by Jorge Rivas on January 11 2011, 11:42AM

Oprah’s Book Club hasn’t read a woman novelist since 2004 and only three authors of color in the last decade.

Topics: Media

Fox News Affiliate Exploits Homeless Looking for New Golden Voice

Fox News Affiliate Exploits Homeless Looking for New Golden Voice

by Jorge Rivas on January 10 2011, 2:19PM

A Fox News affiliate in Indianapolis gets downright tacky in its search for the next Ted Williams.

Topics: Media

Film Critic Roger Ebert Gets Schooled Over His

Film Critic Roger Ebert Gets Schooled Over His “Huck Finn” Read

by Jorge Rivas on January 6 2011, 12:39PM

Film critic Roger Ebert keeps putting his foot in his mouth.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

Two Young Girls Climb U.S./Mexico Border Fence in 18 Seconds

Two Young Girls Climb U.S./Mexico Border Fence in 18 Seconds

by Jorge Rivas on January 4 2011, 1:43PM

Is the fence along the U.S.-Mexican border a waste of money? See for yourself.

Topics: Immigration, Media