by Channing Kennedy on February 6 2012, 9:30AM
“It’s not in my job description as a black woman to never laugh about my history,” says Tracy Clayton, the humorist behind the Tumblr.
by Kenyon Farrow on January 24 2012, 9:09AM
James’s personal and artistic journey has a lot to teach us about the shifting politics of race, class and feminist politics over the course of the last half century. Kenyon Farrow explores the late icon’s history.
by Jorge Rivas on January 10 2012, 11:41AM
MSNBC contributor and political analyst Melissa Harris-Perry was a guest on Monday’s ‘The Colbert Report.’
by Jorge Rivas on December 22 2011, 9:30AM
From Troy Davis to Occupy Wall Street, Oprah Winfrey to the National Book Awards, the jobs crisis to the fight for humane immigration policy—we look back at 2011’s biggest stories. Watch Colorlines.com’s year in review.
by Jorge Rivas on December 8 2011, 1:36PM
The Smithsonian has uncovered footage from the day Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered that has not been seen since it aired live on April 4, 1968.
by Kung Li on October 13 2011, 10:12AM
When Occupiers decided civil rights icon John Lewis was no exception to their process of ordering speakers, critics said it revealed the movement’s blind spots on race. Kung Li explains how race defines the very space protestors occupy.
by Jorge Rivas on September 28 2011, 2:57PM
The McArthur Genius grantee offers her opinion on the Cherokee Nation’s freemen controversy.
by Channing Kennedy on September 6 2011, 9:15AM
Swiss filmmaker Goran Hugo Olsson has unearthed hundreds of hours of intimate footage of black power movement leaders. Colorlines talks to Olsson about his remarkable new documentary.
by Channing Kennedy on August 26 2011, 8:41PM
Dr. King’s new memorial, designed and built in China, has attracted criticism of a certain tone. Our readers put it in context.
by Jorge Rivas on August 26 2011, 3:30PM
NewsOne has compiled a list of the top ten songs from the civil rights era.
by Shani O. Hilton on August 26 2011, 10:15AM
After years of controversy dogged its creation, stormy days upend the grand dedication of King’s long-awaited memorial on the National Mall.
by Jorge Rivas on August 24 2011, 10:54AM
The decision will immediately terminate the tribal citizenship of about 2,800 so-called “non-Indians.”
by Jorge Rivas on August 17 2011, 1:07PM
Elaine Riddick, one of thousands of mostly black women who were forcibly sterilized under the state’s eugencis program, speaks out for other victims.
by Akiba Solomon on August 10 2011, 12:50PM
Despite the hype and the ensemble of fine black actresses, I’m opting out of “The Help.” The trailer alone features too many group hugs to be trusted as an accounting of the civil rights movement.
by Katti Gray on August 9 2011, 9:35AM
James Armstrong was neither a national movement leader nor a star-power elected official. He was just a guy with a barbershop and heart big enough to fight for his community’s dignity.
by Jamilah King on July 29 2011, 11:12AM
Researchers are working to reconstruct the lives of black residents who were pushed out by developers in the mid-19th century.
by Benjamin Greenberg on July 25 2011, 10:14AM
The Justice Department says there’s no good reason to spend the money on reopening the case on Malcolm X’s assassination. A recent biography argued the initial case was rushed and insufficient, spurring new calls for a real investigation.
by Kai Wright on July 1 2011, 10:57AM
Fire up the grill, lay in the sun, dance to music and drink wine, yes. But start the weekend with a sober take on the mythology of America’s liberation story.
by Asraa Mustufa on June 15 2011, 12:39PM
Surviving victims of the state’s forced sterilization programs will be able to tell their stories and push for reparations.