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Number of Asian and Latino Writers for TV Are Up

Number of Asian and Latino Writers for TV Are Up

by Jorge Rivas on March 27 2013, 12:33PM

The number of Asian and Latino writers is up. But black writers saw the lowest percentage increase.

Topics: Media, /NOW

It's Bigger Than Adria Richards

It’s Bigger Than Adria Richards

by Jamilah King on March 27 2013, 8:25AM

A primer for how you can prepare yourself for racist and sexist Internet attacks—mind, body and soul.

Topics: Adria Richards, Gender & Sexuality, Media

Will Smith Says He Turned Down the Role of 'Django' Because He 'Needed to be the Lead'

Will Smith Says He Turned Down the Role of ‘Django’ Because He ‘Needed to be the Lead’

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.

Topics: Media, /NOW

ColorOfChange Launches Petition Urging Fox to Cancel 'Cops'

ColorOfChange Launches Petition Urging Fox to Cancel ‘Cops’

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.”

Topics: Media, /NOW

On Steubenville, Guns, and Healthy Echo Chambers

On Steubenville, Guns, and Healthy Echo Chambers

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.

Topics: Gender, Gender & Sexuality, Media

Do You Accept Bloomberg Businessweek's Apology for Its Racist Magazine Cover? [Reader Forum]

Do You Accept Bloomberg Businessweek’s Apology for Its Racist Magazine Cover? [Reader Forum]

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.

Topics: Media

This Valentine’s Day, Dump Your Boo the Undocumented Way

by Julianne Hing on February 14 2013, 6:11PM

Dreamers Adrift has the script you’ve been meaning to write for yourself.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media, /NOW

Storytelling Across the Fluid Cultural Borders of the Americas

Storytelling Across the Fluid Cultural Borders of the Americas

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.”

Topics: Media

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