by Jorge Rivas on July 1 2010, 2:53PM
If singer Chris Brown had beat up Black Entertainment Television (BET) president Debra Lee’s daughter, would she let him on her awards show? That was just one of the questions readers posed on a ColorLines story published earlier this week….
by Jamilah King on June 18 2010, 3:45PM
Chances are if you caught last night’s Game 7 of the NBA finals, you also saw a couple of very questionable commercials. The game that had the Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Boston Celtics was the highest rated NBA finals…
by Michelle Chen on June 8 2010, 11:38AM
By now you’ve heard: pioneering Washington journalist Helen Thomas has, thanks to a viral video interview, been pilloried for offensive comments about Israel and ousted from the press corps’ inner sanctum. Her words were definitely incendiary—Jews should “get the hell…
by Channing Kennedy on June 7 2010, 6:53PM
UPDATE 1:00PM ET: Though the ‘Holy Weather’ video has been removed from youtube by the uploader, Mediaite has re-posted it. Embedded above. ………… This weekend, thirty seconds of video surfaced in which veteran DC reporter Helen Thomas, in a snippet…
by Jorge Rivas on May 19 2010, 3:54PM
The ladies from The View this morning took up Arizona’s SB 1070 as a hot topic, and while they were at it, they talked about Senator McCain and the DREAM Act too!…
by Channing Kennedy on May 19 2010, 9:00AM
A colorblind, white-as-default, fact-phobic approach typifies the many shortcomings of our dialogue around race, values and immigration.
by Tammy Johnson on May 18 2010, 10:02AM
The ascent of the deceptively beautiful Rima Fakih to the throne of Miss USA is a matter of national security! At least, that’s what the megaphoned culture police would have us all believe. And radio talk show host and commentator…
by Jorge Rivas on May 17 2010, 11:30AM
A 24-year old Arab-American won the title of Miss USA in the annual beauty pageant held Sunday night in Las Vegas. Rima Fakih, a Lebanese immigrant, who moved to the United States as a baby, is the first woman…
by Channing Kennedy on May 13 2010, 9:00AM
Big new polls show majority support for Arizona’s new immigration law. Don’t believe them.
by Jorge Rivas on May 6 2010, 10:36AM
Somali pirates are in the news again, but the bigger story — about where they fit into a globally exploitative economy — is still left out of the coverage. On Wednesday, Somali pirate-related headlines hit the front pages of…
by Julianne Hing on April 15 2010, 9:00AM
Oprah Winfrey, that enigmatic media mogul, that high-powered television host with the Midas touch, the purveyor of hopes and dreams and refrigerators, is the subject of everyone’s fascination. And these days more than ever, what with Kitty Kelley’s latest…
by Jorge Rivas on April 9 2010, 6:30PM
VH1, the network that brought us Flavor of Love and I Love New York — two of the trashiest reality shows in the history of television — is movin’ on up to programming that includes more classy Black folks….
by Jamilah King on April 7 2010, 12:51PM
Those were the words from ColorofChange, a web-based black advocacy organization, in a newsletter sent out this morning to supporters announcing its appeal to the FCC to maintain an Open Internet. The message came on the heels of yesterday’s controversial…
by Channing Kennedy on April 1 2010, 11:47AM
Two Sundays ago, with the passage of health care reform, the racial hierarchy of America changed forever. And with it, the racial justice movement must change. For years I’ve suggested that racism was in decline and yeah, there are some,…
by Jorge Rivas on March 31 2010, 2:21PM
According to Fox News, Sarah Palin’s new show was created to share “American stories.” The commercials promoting the first show suggests that Palin interviews country musician Toby Keith; John F. Welch Jr., the former chairman of General Electric; and…
by Kai Wright on March 31 2010, 11:08AM
Tavis Smiley’s up to more than squabbling with Rev. Al Sharpton and hashing out the “Black agenda”. Tonight, PBS will air the second episode of his four-part, year-long series of special reports. This one will try to unearth a…