by Jorge Rivas on April 15 2013, 3:00PM
Guevara does have a complex history.
by Jamilah King on April 12 2013, 6:00AM
“42,” the Hollywood film about Jackie Robinson’s first year in the racially segregated major leagues, comes out today. Inside the racial politics and legacy of the baseball trailblazer.
by Brentin Mock on February 26 2013, 8:46AM
The Supreme Court will hear arguments this week in a case that could deeply gut the historic law. To understand where this is going, it’s crucial to know how we got here.
by Brentin Mock on February 21 2013, 9:36AM
Diane Nash, Dorie Ladner and others who led and joined the March 1965 demonstrations that created the Voting Rights Act speak with Colorlines about their work then—and now.
by Jorge Rivas on February 4 2013, 4:10PM
On January 28, 1986, NASA Challenger mission STS-51-L ended in tragedy when the shuttle exploded 73 seconds after takeoff.
by Jorge Rivas on January 31 2013, 4:06PM
Coca-Cola kept their products away from African-Americans for years. While Pepsi deliberately marketed to black customers.
by Jorge Rivas on January 24 2013, 3:49PM
Attawapiskat First Nation Chief Theresa Spence has announced she will end the fast she began on December 11th 2012.
by Jorge Rivas on January 22 2013, 11:05AM
At a poverty-reduction forum last week, Princeton professor Cornel West said he was “upset” after learning that Barack Obama was being sworn in on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Bible.
by Kai Wright on January 21 2013, 2:30PM
“You and I, as citizens, have the power to set this country’s course,” the president concluded. “You and I, as citizens, have the obligation to shape the debates of our time.”
by Imara Jones on January 9 2013, 10:02AM
Slavery as revenge fantasy is a far cry from the ugly truth: Slavery as the economic engine that created the inequitable world in which we still live.
by Dexter Gabriel on January 9 2013, 9:37AM
“Django Unchained” and “Lincoln” share a long history of Hollywood epics that feed our modern myths and expectations back to us, rather than genuinely explore our history.
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 Jorge Rivas on October 15 2012, 6:11PM
When McNairy heard his work was promoting “a belief that has resulted in mass genocide” he took to Twitter to stir the controversy even more.
by Imara Jones on October 1 2012, 9:37AM
From Georgia to Brooklyn to sub-Sahran Africa, inequity and exploitive land deals are making a handful of people rich—again. But on Sapelo Island, we can stop it.
by Jorge Rivas on September 12 2012, 5:50PM
Renovations on an Alabama monument honoring the Ku Klux Klan’s founder has sparked outrage from critics who are pushing to stop the expansion.
by Jamilah King on August 21 2012, 9:24AM
A damning new report alleges that the late Black Panther Richard Aoki may have worked as an FBI informant. But is state intervention in progressive movements inevitable?