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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

Study: Beer Summit Drowned Jobs and Healthcare in Race News

Study: Beer Summit Drowned Jobs and Healthcare in Race News

by Jessica Strong on July 27 2010, 11:06AM

Or, how we end up talking about Shirley Sherrod instead of double-digit black unemployment.

Topics: Media

How Breitbart Won -- and Why We Must Rethink

How Breitbart Won — and Why We Must Rethink “Racism”

by Rinku Sen on July 23 2010, 2:12PM

The lesson of Shirley Sherrod is we must stop talking about racism as a personality problem.

Topics: Media, Shirley Sherrod

Shirley Sherrod Offers to School Obama on Race

Shirley Sherrod Offers to School Obama on Race

by Kai Wright on July 22 2010, 10:12AM

Sherrod has plenty to say about the administration’s real race challenges.

Topics: Kai Wright, Media, Shirley Sherrod

Black Women Don't Swim?

Black Women Don’t Swim?

by Michelle Chen on July 21 2010, 7:20PM

On public radio, we’ve been hearing a lot about how Black people and water don’t mix. Or more precisely, why so many Black people don’t swim.

Topics: Media, On Gender

Three Stories We Could Obsess Over Instead of Shirley Sherrod's Ordeal

Three Stories We Could Obsess Over Instead of Shirley Sherrod’s Ordeal

by Kai Wright on July 21 2010, 6:02PM

Since everybody wants to talk about racism, here are a few ideas.

Topics: Kai Wright, Media, Shirley Sherrod

South Asians: Time Magazine's Sorry You're Offended

South Asians: Time Magazine’s Sorry You’re Offended

by Channing Kennedy on July 16 2010, 2:10PM

The editors issue a non-apology after Joel Stein’s humor column offers up racist stereotypes.

Topics: Media

A New Low for Coverage of Women in Sports

A New Low for Coverage of Women in Sports

by Jamilah King on July 10 2010, 11:36AM

News coverage of women’s sports has all but disappeared, a new study finds.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Media