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Today, We Decide

by Andre Banks on November 7 2006, 10:13AM

Mervyn Marcano, Communications Director at the League of Young Voters offered this piece on WireTap this morning: Today, We Decide. After all is said and done, no one will be able to deny the power of organized, engaged, and motivated…

Topics: News Items

A New Season, A New Issue of ColorLines

by Andre Banks on September 29 2006, 9:46AM

Autumn has arrived, and with it the September/October issue of ColorLines hits newsstands around the country. After reflecting last month on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we shift gears this month to look at some new cultural and political…


Media Groups Expose War Profiteers

by Andre Banks on September 8 2006, 9:35AM

Today, in coordination with the release of Robert Greenwald’s new documentary, Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers, ColorLines and its progressive media partners are covering the issues and individuals impacted by privatization in Iraq. All media partners are members…


A Double Dose of Outrage.

by Andre Banks on August 29 2006, 9:00AM

Check out this gem of a post from Daily Kos (via Crooks & Liars) about the near unbelievable torrent of racist remarks (many from elected officials) across the last few weeks. The racism isn’t a huge surprise, but the…

Topics: Politics

Welcome to RaceWire, the ColorLines blog!

by Andre Banks on August 23 2006, 12:04PM

Welcome to RaceWire! RaceWire is the key to uniting the community of ColorLines readers and writers. We invite you to reflect here on what your read in the magazine, rant about the world around you and debate the complexities…


Explosive Growth in Communities of Color

by Andre Banks on August 23 2006, 11:00AM

This week, the press has been focused on the new immigration numbers coming out of the Census Bureau's mid-decade update. But they've ignored the other racial news beyond immigration embedded in that data. The a Applied Research Center analyzed the…

Topics: Politics

Buying Out Abortions

by Andre Banks on August 23 2006, 10:03AM

As if the decision to have an abortion isn’t hard enough, women who choose to have the procedure must face public scrutiny, emotional distress, and harassment by anti-abortion protesters in front of clinics. Now they face a more frightening reality: …

Topics: Health

Head-Butt Heard ‘Round the World

by Andre Banks on August 22 2006, 11:06AM

Today, French soccer star Zinedine Zidane apologized to children around the world for headbutting Italian player Marco Materazzi in the final match of a World Cup marred by racism at every turn. In overtime play, the headbutt caused “Zazou,” France’s…