by Jorge Rivas on March 26 2013, 11:44AM
Actor Will Smith tells Entertainment Weekly he turned down the role of Django in Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’ because the slave character was not the lead in the film.
by Jorge Rivas on March 22 2013, 1:45PM
In the email sent to members, ColorOfChange said the “stakes couldn’t be higher” considering “the real-world backdrop of an American culture that views young men like Trayvon Martin and Jordan Russell Davis with suspicion.”
by Akiba Solomon on March 20 2013, 1:30PM
Sexual violence is horrible. It’s also an extremely complicated issue to handle online. That’s why we need to help each other sort it out, take a break if needed—and allow room for the complexity of human compassion.
by Nia King on March 5 2013, 8:33AM
Last week, Bloomberg Businessweek ran a magazine cover featuring caricatures of Black and Latino people swimming in money, feeding it to their dogs, and burning it for warmth. Colorlines’ readers react.
by Julianne Hing on February 14 2013, 6:11PM
Dreamers Adrift has the script you’ve been meaning to write for yourself.
by Jamilah King on February 8 2013, 10:05AM
Novelist Daniel Alarcón says his Spanish-language show, Radio Ambulante, aims to “quesiton how stories get told, and who tells them.”
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.
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.
by Nia King on December 17 2012, 9:33AM
Colorlines readers sounds off on perms, police, and the school-to-prison pipeline.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.