by Jamilah King on March 14 2012, 9:40AM
Despite its attempt to respond directly to criticism, Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 campaign puts the focus on all that’s right—and wrong—with online advocacy.
by Kai Wright on March 9 2012, 4:34PM
Speaking of Andrew Breitbart smearing important black people, Associated Press reports today on 2,000 pages of Obama administration emails over the Shirley Sherrod debacle. According to AP, the emails show the White House engaged significantly with Agriculture Department officials’ discussion…
by Kai Wright on March 9 2012, 10:19AM
As rightwing media attempts to smear one of the biggest names in the study of race in America, Colorlines.com invites his students, mentees and those touched by him to chime in and define Bell’s legacy—before Fox News re-defiines it.
by Kai Wright on March 8 2012, 11:31AM
The rightwing hitman’s post-humous attack on President Obama has proven a dud. So his cronies are trying to smear the late, revered race studies scholar Derrick Bell instead.
by Jamilah King on March 6 2012, 9:45AM
As telecom companies maneuver to get the spectrum necessary to deliver faster service, activists worry that their privacy is being jeopardized.
by Jorge Rivas on March 2 2012, 11:10AM
Smartphone users now outnumber users of more basic mobile phones within the national adult population, according to a Pew Internet & American Life Project.
by Julianne Hing on February 23 2012, 4:30PM
The Asian-American journalists’ group issues a much-needed media guide.
by Jorge Rivas on February 22 2012, 10:00AM
This marks the first time Facebook has allowed marketers a direct means of targeting ethnic groups.
by Jorge Rivas on February 21 2012, 8:40AM
Max Bretos tweeted his apology over the weekend and added that his wife is Asian.
by Jorge Rivas on February 20 2012, 10:53AM
Jeremy Lin says the offensive comments made by ESPN employees is no big deal. But a civil rights organization wants the network to apologize on air several times so “it is clear to all viewers that this racist language is unacceptable.”
by Jamilah King on February 20 2012, 9:30AM
Buchanan’s sacking was the latest in a string of wins for online organizers working to hold corporate media accountable for the hate speech of its pundits.
by Jorge Rivas on February 17 2012, 1:14PM
Latino and Korean groups in Los Angeles have been calling on Clear Channel to fire John & Ken for years.
by Jorge Rivas on February 17 2012, 11:59AM
A Snapple commercial advertising a new “half & half” lemonade and tea drink is sparking controversy online. Watch the commercial and vote.
by Jorge Rivas on February 7 2012, 5:26PM
During the Superbowl game on Sunday CNN commentator Roland Martin made comments on Twitter that both GLAAD and National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) have said could be interpreted to promote violence against gays.
by Jorge Rivas on February 7 2012, 1:33PM
A “long-brewing business plan” between the Walt Disney Co. and Univision Communications Inc. to create a new 24-hour cable-news channel that will broadcast in English was uncovered by the Washington Post on Tuesday.
by Jamilah King on January 31 2012, 9:20AM
Microsoft’s controversial new mapping technology would direct users away from supposedly violent neighborhoods. But it is based on faulty assumptions about violent crime that are a rooted in a long history of racist ideas about black communities.
by Channing Kennedy on January 30 2012, 9:00AM
Colorlines.com readers discuss The Help’s place as a good vehicle for black actresses and a bad vehicle for accurate history.
by Jorge Rivas on January 20 2012, 1:30PM
Two days after massive internet protests, lawmakers on Friday indefinitely postponed anti-piracy legislation SOPA and PIPA.