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Was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Criticism of 'Girls' Correct? [Reader Forum]

Was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Criticism of ‘Girls’ Correct? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on February 4 2013, 9:45AM

Colorlines readers respond to Donald Glover’s role on “Girls,” high youth murder rates in Chicago, and domestic violence charges levied against a former NFL player.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

Fox Nation and Fox News Latino Push Different Spin on Immigration

Fox Nation and Fox News Latino Push Different Spin on Immigration

by Jorge Rivas on January 4 2013, 11:42AM

Fox News simultaneously headlines a negative immigration article on Fox Nation while headlining the exact same topic with a positive connotation on Fox Latino.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Should Black Women Have To Straighten Their Hair To Be On TV? [Reader Forum]

Should Black Women Have To Straighten Their Hair To Be On TV? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on December 17 2012, 9:33AM

Colorlines readers sounds off on perms, police, and the school-to-prison pipeline.

Topics: Media

CNN Contributing Producer Probes Lingering Pain of the 'One Drop' Rule

CNN Contributing Producer Probes Lingering Pain of the ‘One Drop’ Rule

by Akiba Solomon on December 7 2012, 9:43AM

CNN’s upcoming “Black in America 5” wades into the deep of black identity and skin color politics. Here, Dr. Yaba Blay, a Ghanain-American scholar whose independent work sparked the special, talks about the nuances of a topic often considered too hot TV.

Topics: Gender, History, Media

Family Becomes Focal Point in Fight to Lower Prison Phone Rates

Family Becomes Focal Point in Fight to Lower Prison Phone Rates

by Jamilah King on November 20 2012, 10:13AM

The criminal cost of talking to a loved one behind bars has taken center stage at the Federal Communications Commission. And that’s exactly what organizers had in mind.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Media

The Cleveland Uppercut, Lil Reese and Camera Phone Savagery

The Cleveland Uppercut, Lil Reese and Camera Phone Savagery

by Akiba Solomon on October 29 2012, 10:00AM

Camera phone videos of black men beating up black women are all the rage. What does that say about us, the viewers?

Topics: Gender, Gender & Sexuality, Media

The Associated Press' Developing, Conflicted Policy on the I-Word

The Associated Press’ Developing, Conflicted Policy on the I-Word

by Mónica Novoa on October 23 2012, 11:14AM

The AP’s policy updates are hopeful, because they articulate all of the evidence necessary to stop calling people “illegal.” Now the organization just needs to take its own advice.

Topics: Drop the I-Word, Media

Janet Mock on the Freedom of Telling Her Own Story

Janet Mock on the Freedom of Telling Her Own Story

by Julianne Hing on October 23 2012, 9:19AM

The People.com editor talks to Colorlines about coming out as a transgender woman of color and her newly visible role in LGBT politics. She’ll be speaking at Facing Race 2012 in November.

Topics: Facing Race 2012, Gender & Sexuality, Media

A Tech Innovation in Detroit: Connect People, Not Computers

A Tech Innovation in Detroit: Connect People, Not Computers

by Jamilah King on October 3 2012, 10:05AM

A technology project in Detroit is making in-roads based on an old school philosophy that the Internet can’t solve every problem by itself.

Topics: Dispatches, Economy, Media

Oprah and Her Natural Hair Cover O Magazine

Oprah and Her Natural Hair Cover O Magazine

by Julianne Hing on August 2 2012, 12:05PM

It’s a first for the talk show host in her magazine’s 12-year history.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media, /NOW

Charlotte Journalists Pledge Humane Treatment of Immigrant Subjects

Charlotte Journalists Pledge Humane Treatment of Immigrant Subjects

by Mónica Novoa on July 12 2012, 10:23AM

A youth-led campaign for media reform adds the city’s large alternative weekly to the list of local journalists who have vowed to Drop the I-Word.

Topics: Drop the I-Word, Immigration, Media

Internet Advocates Unveil Declaration of Internet Freedom‎

Internet Advocates Unveil Declaration of Internet Freedom‎

by Jorge Rivas on July 3 2012, 11:01AM

In advance of Independence Day, a host of groups and individuals have launched the Declaration of Internet Freedom, fighting for a free and open Internet.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Blacks Disproportionately Hit by Layoffs at New Orleans Newspaper

Blacks Disproportionately Hit by Layoffs at New Orleans Newspaper

by Jorge Rivas on June 22 2012, 11:06AM

Blacks were disproportionately hit by the layoffs at the The Times-Picayune.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Asian Americans Respond to Pew: We're Not Your Model Minority

Asian Americans Respond to Pew: We’re Not Your Model Minority

by Julianne Hing on June 21 2012, 10:15AM

The Asian-American community hits back at the sweeping report, warning that it’s full of misleading ideas and old stereotypes about Asians in the U.S.

Topics: Media

Less Affluent Expected to Adopt iPhone When it Comes to Virgin Mobile; Insiders Warn Prepaid Market is Less Regulated

by Jorge Rivas on June 6 2012, 11:53AM

Analysts expect the less affluent to adopt the phone because prepaid services require no contract or credit checks for customers but others fear more people will enter a less regulated mobile space.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Can Whites Honor People of Color Without Making Them Objects? [Reader Forum]

Can Whites Honor People of Color Without Making Them Objects? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on May 29 2012, 9:15AM

A white second-grader celebrates Dr. King — with blackface. American Apparel puts a farmworker in an advertisement. Colorlines readers discuss all of the above.

Topics: Media

New Orleans Becomes Largest U.S. City Without Daily Newspaper

New Orleans Becomes Largest U.S. City Without Daily Newspaper

by Jorge Rivas on May 25 2012, 10:51AM

The cuts come after the paper saw a steep drop in circulation. I n 2005, before Hurricane Katrina, the paper had a daily circulation of 261,000; in March of this year, the circulation was 132,000.

Topics: Economy, Media, /NOW

Seven-Year-Old Aspiring Rapper Mir Money Breaks Down on 'America's Got Talent'

Seven-Year-Old Aspiring Rapper Mir Money Breaks Down on ‘America’s Got Talent’

by Jorge Rivas on May 23 2012, 1:47PM

Leave it to Howard Stern to make a 7-year old cry.

Topics: Media, /NOW, Schools & Youth

'Minorities'? It's Not Even Accurate. Try 'People of Color'

‘Minorities’? It’s Not Even Accurate. Try ‘People of Color’

by Rinku Sen on May 18 2012, 11:11AM

“People of color” is now commonly used far beyond political circles, as “minority” fades into the category of things that used to be true. It is past time for the media and the general public to embrace the phrase.

Topics: Census, Colorlines Press, Media, Movement

Life's 'Lowest Difficulty Setting': John Scalzi Explains Privilege to Nerds

Life’s ‘Lowest Difficulty Setting’: John Scalzi Explains Privilege to Nerds

by Channing Kennedy on May 18 2012, 9:00AM

Science fiction can be a tool for social justice — or it can sneak the status quo back in. John Scalzi talks about holding other straight white dudes accountable, and how his genre is evolving.

Topics: Media