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A Day in the Shop [Photos] Photo

A Day in the Shop [Photos]

by Aura Bogado on June 25 2014, 7:00AM

Aura Bogado chronicles the work of young men training to become automotive technicians—the kinds of jobs that can lift their families out of poverty.

Topics: Economy, Life Cycles of Inequity

The Faces of Cesar Chávez's United Farm Worker Movement Photo

The Faces of Cesar Chávez’s United Farm Worker Movement

by Jamilah King on March 28 2014, 7:00AM

It’s important to remember that every movement is larger than any one man.

Topics: History

Why Natives Are Rocking Their Moccasins Photo

Why Natives Are Rocking Their Moccasins

by Aura Bogado on November 15 2013, 7:00AM

An interview with the 21 year old who started Rock Your Mocs, a worldwide day to mark indigenous roots.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Eight 'Ethnic' Halloween Costumes That Went Horribly Wrong

Eight ‘Ethnic’ Halloween Costumes That Went Horribly Wrong

by Jamilah King on October 31 2013, 10:00AM

Friends don’t let friends look like racist idiots on Halloween.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Dangerous Sexism Photo

Dangerous Sexism

by Von Diaz on October 30 2013, 7:00AM

Thirty five years after affirmative action, the number of women in construction remains flat. A travelling exhbition about the field’s sexism, racism—and physical danger—points to why those numbers remain so low.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Very Creative Mom Turns Baby's Nap Time Into Dream Adventure

Very Creative Mom Turns Baby’s Nap Time Into Dream Adventure

by Jamilah King on October 24 2013, 11:48AM

Most parents cherish the time that their young children spend napping. But Queenie Liao, an artist and mother of three young boys, decided to put herself to work.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Here's Your Reminder Not to Be a Whack Racist This Halloween

Here’s Your Reminder Not to Be a Whack Racist This Halloween

by Jamilah King on October 24 2013, 10:46AM

It’s just not cute.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Africa'-Themed Party Features KKK, Elephant and Black Face Costumes

‘Africa’-Themed Party Features KKK, Elephant and Black Face Costumes

by Jamilah King on October 22 2013, 10:05AM

The birthday girl says that she’s always wanted to teach in Africa, so it’s okay.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

The 1963 March on Washington in Photos Photo

The 1963 March on Washington in Photos

by Barbara Ransby on August 23 2013, 7:20AM

Historian and author Barbara Ransby takes us beyond “I Have a Dream.”

Topics: History, March on Washington

Asian and Latino Artists Weigh In On a Changing America Photo

Asian and Latino Artists Weigh In On a Changing America

by Jamilah King on August 13 2013, 7:00AM

Four artists of color featured at Washington, D.C.’s Smithsonian share their work—and their vision of what it means to be American.

Topics: Arts & Culture

A Multiracial Call for Justice [Photos] Photo

A Multiracial Call for Justice [Photos]

by Erin Zipper on July 16 2013, 6:00AM

After the Zimmerman not-guilty verdict, people from all walks of life have rallied to send a powerful message: Race does matter in the Trayvon Martin tragedy.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Trayvon Martin

Thousands Protest for Trayvon Martin, Black Boys' Lives [Photos] Photo

Thousands Protest for Trayvon Martin, Black Boys’ Lives [Photos]

by Jamilah King on July 15 2013, 11:02AM

Thousands took to the streets to protest George Zimmerman’s acquittal.

Topics: /NOW, Trayvon Martin

We're Here, We're Queer and We Look Real Cute Photo

We’re Here, We’re Queer and We Look Real Cute

by Jamilah King on June 18 2013, 7:42AM

Five fashion designers who are putting the dandy back in gender queer.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, LGBT Pride 2013

Undocumented Youth Pay Tribute to the Original DREAMers [Photos] Photo

Undocumented Youth Pay Tribute to the Original DREAMers [Photos]

by Julianne Hing on March 29 2013, 6:00AM

In the fight for immigration reform, the parents of undocumented youth are regularly chastised for their immigration misdeeds. An undocumented Arizona photographer wants to change the conversation.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration

From Selma to the Roberts Court: Reflections on Voting Rights History Photo

From Selma to the Roberts Court: Reflections on Voting Rights History

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.

Topics: Voting Rights, History, Voting Rights Act

Brooklyn's Afro-Punk Festival Reveals Black Culture's Dirty Little Secret Photo

Brooklyn’s Afro-Punk Festival Reveals Black Culture’s Dirty Little Secret

by Jamilah King on August 28 2012, 9:27AM

Hint: It’s totally okay to stand out.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Taking a 'Freedom Ride' Against Pennsylvania's Voter ID [Photos] Photo

Taking a ‘Freedom Ride’ Against Pennsylvania’s Voter ID [Photos]

by Aura Bogado on July 27 2012, 9:40AM

More than 1,000 people rallied against Pennsylvania’s voter ID law this week. James Cersonsky shares his images from a “Freedom Ride” bus to the capital.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Voting Rights Watch

'What We See--Is That Oakland Is Beautiful' Photo

‘What We See—Is That Oakland Is Beautiful’

by Hatty Lee on July 11 2012, 9:18AM

Young women in Oakland and Chicago speak for themselves through art. As they do, they challenge the sexual abuse and violence that too often surrounds their lives.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

We Need to Support Moms Who Breastfeed, Not Shame Them Photo

We Need to Support Moms Who Breastfeed, Not Shame Them

by Hatty Lee on June 11 2012, 9:17AM

We caught up with several mothers who breastfeed their children to talk about the process, its joys, and the pains.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

A Look at Cinco de Mayo Celebrations Photo

A Look at Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

by Hatty Lee on May 4 2012, 10:00AM

How will you celebrate this weekend?

Topics: Arts & Culture

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