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Tyler Perry Typecasts White Folks, Too

Tyler Perry Typecasts White Folks, Too

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on September 3 2010, 7:42PM

Though the black characters were bad? These might just be worse.

Topics: Media

Friday Twitter Break: War, Hip-Hop, and Lots of Bite

Friday Twitter Break: War, Hip-Hop, and Lots of Bite

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on September 3 2010, 5:58PM

Oh, and don’t forget to register for Facing Race!

Topics: Media

BET Tackles Women in Hip-Hop, And We're Not Cringing

BET Tackles Women in Hip-Hop, And We’re Not Cringing

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on September 3 2010, 4:01PM

From craft to technique, the station’s new documentary’s asking old questions to a new audience.

Topics: Media

Readers Wish Congress Labored For Them, Too

Readers Wish Congress Labored For Them, Too

by Jamilah King on September 3 2010, 1:40PM

A roundup of the week’s best ColorLines conversations.

Topics: Media

Pocahontas Gets a Makeover in New Video Mash-Up

Pocahontas Gets a Makeover in New Video Mash-Up

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on September 2 2010, 5:42PM

If only the real thing were just as good.

Topics: Media

Media Matters Rounds Up Glenn Beck's Most Racist Moments

Media Matters Rounds Up Glenn Beck’s Most Racist Moments

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 28 2010, 1:29PM

Low moments in Beck’s effort to “reclaim” the civil rights movement.

Topics: Glenn Beck, Media

Readers Prefer Net Neutrality to Glenn Beck

Readers Prefer Net Neutrality to Glenn Beck

by Channing Kennedy on August 28 2010, 9:17AM

A roundup of the week’s best ColorLines conversations.

Topics: Media

Study: Cable News Fueled

Study: Cable News Fueled “Ground Zero Mosque” Debate

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 27 2010, 6:03PM

Newspapers only devoted 3% of their newshole to the subject.

Topics: Media, Mosque Mania

Caller Hangs Up On Dr. Laura's Apology

Caller Hangs Up On Dr. Laura’s Apology

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 20 2010, 5:00PM

Talk show host’s apology falls on deaf ears.

Topics: Media

Palin Defends Dr. Laura:

Palin Defends Dr. Laura: “Don’t Retreat…Reload”

by Jamilah King on August 19 2010, 1:52PM

They’re both still confused.

Topics: Media

Why is CNN Still So Concerned With Black Women's Dating Lives?

Why is CNN Still So Concerned With Black Women’s Dating Lives?

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 17 2010, 12:17PM

This time, the culprit is the black church.

Topics: Media

Sasha Obama Becomes Dad's Gulf Coast Tourism Prop

Sasha Obama Becomes Dad’s Gulf Coast Tourism Prop

by Jorge Rivas on August 16 2010, 1:05PM

Meanwhile, President Obama takes criticism for using his kids as PR stunts.

Topics: Media

Dr. Laura's Racism Goes Way Past the N-Word

Dr. Laura’s Racism Goes Way Past the N-Word

by Julianne Hing on August 13 2010, 6:42PM

Another conservative gabber gets attention by getting offensive. The real problem’s deeper than the words.

Topics: Media

We're All Racial Justice Media Makers Now

We’re All Racial Justice Media Makers Now

by Daisy Hernandez on August 13 2010, 12:53PM

As I end six years at ColorLines, I’m reminded how important a role we each play in framing the fight for racial justice.

Topics: Media

How Time's Aisha Cover Obscures the Horror of War Photo

How Time’s Aisha Cover Obscures the Horror of War

by Daisy Hernandez on August 8 2010, 10:34AM

Featuring a woman’s mutilation outside of the context in which the horror has happened both obscures the reality of the situation and conceals those who are responsible.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

White Conservatives Own the

White Conservatives Own the “Race Conversation” (Now With Stats!)

by Channing Kennedy on August 6 2010, 11:20AM

Meanwhile, we’re ignoring what really matters.

Topics: Media, Shirley Sherrod

Time Pictures Afghan Women, Obscures Realities of Endless War

Time Pictures Afghan Women, Obscures Realities of Endless War

by Michelle Chen on August 3 2010, 10:22AM

Just plaster a disfigured female victim on the cover, and presto—instant war morale!

Topics: Global Affairs, Media, On Gender

More Than Black/White Questions in

More Than Black/White Questions in “Essence” Drama

by Jamilah King on August 2 2010, 5:43PM

Is there a place for black women in fashion overall?

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

Readers Sound Off On Essence Drama, Arpaio Mess

Readers Sound Off On Essence Drama, Arpaio Mess

by Channing Kennedy on July 30 2010, 1:47PM

Some of the week’s best reader driven conversations.

Topics: Media

ABC's Diane Sawyer Puts a Face to Victims of SB1070

ABC’s Diane Sawyer Puts a Face to Victims of SB1070

by Jorge Rivas on July 29 2010, 11:20AM

Yesterday, in a segment titled “The Conversation: My Undocumented Life” ABC’s Diane Sawyer interviewed a young woman named Erika, an undocumented Arizona resident who has been in the U.S. since age 11. Sawyer produced a beautiful short interview where she…

Topics: Media