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Readers Debate Obama: Best or Worst Black President?

Readers Debate Obama: Best or Worst Black President?

by Channing Kennedy on September 24 2010, 12:59AM

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

Topics: Media

Jon Stewart Announces

Jon Stewart Announces “Restoring Sanity” Rally

by Jamilah King on September 17 2010, 12:00PM

As liberal media tries to counter Glenn Beck’s yelling, will race finally take center stage?

Topics: Media

Park 51 Debate Opens Space for Muslim Women's Voices

Park 51 Debate Opens Space for Muslim Women’s Voices

by Michelle Chen on September 13 2010, 9:30AM

While activists strive to humanize Muslim Americans in an ignorant media world, Muslim women are carving out new spaces for representation.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Media, On Gender

Readers Want Justice for All on 9/11 Anniversary

Readers Want Justice for All on 9/11 Anniversary

by Channing Kennedy on September 10 2010, 6:05PM

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

Topics: Media

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