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Oprah Show: “Gay Around the World”

by Jonathan Adams on October 23 2007, 4:00PM

On Wednesday, Oprah will take discuss the rights for gays and lesbians around the world. Talking to a few people of color, Oprah will interview the UK’s John Amaechi, a former NBA basketball player who made headlines after coming out…

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Revolutionary Style

by Jonathan Adams on October 15 2007, 8:45AM

When I was in college, I took a class with Kathleen Cleaver called “Women in the Movement.” In this class, my romantic responses to revolution were met by Professor Cleaver’s profound stoicism as she taught about leaders like Diane…

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UPDATE: Bush Reverses Raids, Migrant Workers Needed On Farms

by Jonathan Adams on October 11 2007, 10:01AM

I wrote a story recently about the government’ attempt to get free labor off the backs of immigrants and prisoners. The Los Angeles Times reports that newly rewritten regulations will allow more immigrants to enter the country to bolster…

Topics: Immigration

FUREE Beats Eminent Domain in Brooklyn

by Jonathan Adams on October 9 2007, 7:05AM

Families United for Racial and Economic Equality (FUREE) announced yesterday that they won a recent battle against New York City when they received news that they would not be employing eminent domain to throw 40 families on the streets….

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Happy Anniversary ARC!!

by Jonathan Adams on September 20 2007, 2:33PM

Today, we celebrate 25 years of advancing racial justice through research, advocacy and journalism. As we acknowledge this milestone we also note the significant work we are committed to for the next quarter century. Take a look at the…

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New Stamp Commemorates School Desegregation

by Jonathan Adams on September 18 2007, 11:19AM

Thanks to tkeleher. The U.S. Postal Service has just released a new stamp commemorating the 60th anniversary of the 1946 court decision, Mendez v. Westminster School District, which helped pave the way for school desegregation in the United States….

Topics: Schools & Youth

American Vigilantes: To Catch a Predator

by Jonathan Adams on September 12 2007, 3:32PM

From Andre Banks’ Write What I Like: Nobody likes a sex predator, but America does love a witch-hunt. Watching NBC’s smash hit To Catch a Predator, I’m struck by how easy it is to make us feel comfortable breaking…

Topics: Criminal Justice

Update: Glamour Magazine Apologizes for Racist Comments

by Jonathan Adams on September 12 2007, 10:48AM

Tip to Ask This Black Woman. Some commenters mentioned a Glamour luncheon with Black lawyers where the women were advised against “political hairstyles,” in connection to an earlier post about Beyonce. While the apology was issued in good faith by…

Topics: Media

9/11: Six Years Later

by Jonathan Adams on September 11 2007, 12:39PM

Today, NYT reminds us: For the first time in six years, Sept. 11 fell on a Tuesday, the same day the planes flew into the buildings and changed everything. After 9/11, there were a lot of different opinions about the…

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Good Campaign. Bad Ad.

by Jonathan Adams on August 31 2007, 2:16PM

What’s wrong with this picture? Brought to you by SEIU….

Topics: Health

“The Real World” is Real White?

by Jonathan Adams on August 31 2007, 9:24AM

I know more about MTV’s The Real World than most people, and have been a fan since the beginning. What I liked about Real World New York and the couple seasons that followed was the authentic interactions that occurred…

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Hurricane Katrina: Two Years… And Counting

by Jonathan Adams on August 29 2007, 8:17AM

Today, ColorLines.com honors the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with a special multimedia issue that reviews the continued struggles in the Gulf Coast after the devastating storm. A Return to New Orleans is a video on the housing struggle…

Topics: Katrina

Iraq Quagmire Quells Black Recruitment

by Jonathan Adams on August 21 2007, 1:32PM

NBC News reported on Sunday that the number of Black people joining the Army is down, despite racist recruitment that targets young people of color. With 3 out of every 4 Black people against the war in Iraq, more…

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Campaign Launched Against Crack Cocaine Sentencing

by Jonathan Adams on August 15 2007, 2:51PM

The Sentencing Project has partnered with the ACLU, Open Society Institute, and the Drug Policy Alliance in a campaign to reduce the federal mandatory sentencing for low-level crack cocaine offenses. Glaringly affecting communities of color, the disparity between the…

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Boy Scouts Woo Latinos

by Jonathan Adams on August 15 2007, 11:17AM

When I was nine years old I went on my first and last camping trip with the Boy Scouts. Not as excited about the exposure to the elements as my fellow campers, I was quite relieved when I returned…

Topics: Immigration

Sharpton and Louima; Will Latinos Become White?

by Jonathan Adams on August 13 2007, 1:36PM

Black men have the shortest lives in America. America has dropped from 11th to 42nd place in two decades, and officials say, “life expectancy of African Americans is 73.3 compared with 77.9 for whites. For African-American males, it is even…

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