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Race for the Oscars

by Andre Banks on February 23 2007, 7:21AM

Just ahead of Sunday night’s ceremony, I’ve been doing some thinking about this “historic” year for Black people at the Oscar’s. With a record 5 nominations, a chorus of voices (including Newsweek) are arguing, again, that barriers are being…

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Must Read: White History 101

by Andre Banks on February 19 2007, 7:33AM

Though President’s Day would be a fitting moment for RaceWire to flip the script an go neocon for a day, don’t let this title fool you. Taking Black History Month as his starting point, longtime Guardian correspondent Gary Younge makes…

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Condilicious

by Andre Banks on February 13 2007, 3:29PM

I think this speaks for itself… Our favorite part: “Cabinet members change like seasons, try the Democrats for treason.” Oh Condi…….

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Whose Side Are You On?

by Andre Banks on February 13 2007, 8:37AM

That’s the underlying question of a fascinating study from the Community Service Society of New York about the difference in perception between native-born Blacks and Latinos and new immigrants. When my friend sent the study along, he offered a…

Topics: Media

Discussion: The INNOVATORS

by Andre Banks on February 2 2007, 6:13AM

As we begin 2007, COLORLINES starts the year profiling a list of trendsetters and tastemakers we call The Innovators. Along with my colleagues at the magazine, I interviewed leaders in politics, art, music and even style, to create a…

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Tram Nguyen wins Book Award

by Andre Banks on January 24 2007, 10:53AM

COLORLINES Executive Editor Tram Nguyen was recently named a winner of the Gustavus Myer award for her book We Are All Suspects Now: Untold Stories from Immigrant Communities after 9/11. The Gustavus Myer Center for the Study of Bigotry…

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Michael Knight - INNOVATOR

by Andre Banks on January 15 2007, 12:00PM

Moving a new Black style from the ATL to the tents at Bryant Park.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Judge Arthur Hunter - INNOVATOR

by Andre Banks on January 15 2007, 12:00PM

Defending the rights of prisoners in New Orleans comes with a price.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Hurricane Katrina

ibrahim abdul matin - INNOVATOR

by Andre Banks on January 15 2007, 12:00PM

The Technology Organizer at Movement Strategies Center talks about MyBLOC.net–social networking with a conscience

Topics: Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice, Health, Hurricane Katrina, Schools & Youth

Mee Moua and the Minnesota Legislators of Color - INNOVATORS

by Andre Banks on January 15 2007, 12:00PM

Working at the Statehouse to bridge the racial divide.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Francis Calpotura - INNOVATOR

by Andre Banks on January 15 2007, 12:00PM

Recasting remittances and starting a global movement.

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Mervyn Marcano - INNOVATOR

by Andre Banks on January 15 2007, 12:00PM

Creating a new model for “activism” that lives between politics and entertainment.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Hurricane Katrina

Adrienne Maree Brown - INNOVATOR

by Andre Banks on January 15 2007, 12:00PM

The writer, singer and organizer, talks about new leadership and making your vote count.

Topics: Arts & Culture

The Innovators

by Andre Banks on January 15 2007, 12:00PM

ColorLines highlights the trendsetters and tastemakers moving the big ideas shaping 2007.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice, Hurricane Katrina

Chris Eyre - INNOVATOR

by Andre Banks on January 15 2007, 12:00PM

The first American Indian filmmaker to receive a national release, he’s lined his shelves with accolades.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Don Cheadle - INNOVATOR

by Andre Banks on January 15 2007, 12:00PM

The Academy Award nominated actor’s celebrity activism is making policy, not just headlines.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Health

Nsombi Lambright - INNOVATOR

by Andre Banks on January 15 2007, 12:00PM

The Mississippi ACLU director tackles the triple threat of racial profiling, juvenile justice and felon disenfranchisement.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Schools & Youth

Ehren Watada - INNOVATOR

by Andre Banks on January 15 2007, 12:00PM

The First Lieutenant won’t go to Iraw and faces a court-martial by the U.S. government.

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Roots of Black-Latino Anger

by Andre Banks on January 11 2007, 8:24AM

Way back in May I wrote a piece called The Price of the Ticket weighing in on the much discussed “Black-Brown Divide” in the immigration debate. I argued there that an economic explanation alone doesn’t capture the root of the…

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Kramer’s a Racist, And Now What?

by Andre Banks on November 28 2006, 11:01AM

Michael Richards is an ugly new symbol of America’s ugly old problem with racism. But in confronting “Kramer,” have we moved the conversation on race forward or driven it back? “Kramer,” as he’s been known to fans of Seinfeld,…

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