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by Jamilah King on April 30 2013, 6:00AM
NBA player Jason Collins became the highest-profile openly gay black man in America yesterday. As with any big step, he didn’t get there alone. Here, a look at some LGBT athletes of color who came before him.
by Jamilah King on April 17 2013, 6:00AM
Skylar Diggins, the Notre Dame point guard just added to the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock, is one of the most talented ballers in the country. In the age of Twitter, will a focus on her appearance become a dangerous distraction?
by Imara Jones on April 11 2013, 8:19AM
Despite aspirational images in popular media, the community’s real economic profile reveals the cost of perfectly legal job discrimination.
by Channing Kennedy on April 1 2013, 6:40AM
In light of the Adria Richards debacle, Channing Kennedy, Colorlines.com’s white male correspondent, uses the power bestowed by his made-up title to break down a pattern of Internet harassment, racist and sexist micro-aggressions and other methods of enforcing mob rule.
by Akiba Solomon on March 20 2013, 1:30PM
Sexual violence is horrible. It’s also an extremely complicated issue to handle online. That’s why we need to help each other sort it out, take a break if needed—and allow room for the complexity of human compassion.
by Nia King on March 11 2013, 8:16AM
Are New York’s controversial new ads to stop teen pregnancy racist? Colorlines readers sound off.
by Jamilah King on February 28 2013, 10:30AM
Scandal surrounding the former Norte Dame star is stirring all sorts of challenges for the NFL, too, from employment bias to the definition of masculinity.
by Seth Freed Wessler on January 14 2013, 8:40AM
As many eyes turn to the Supreme Court’s ruling on federal recognition, advocates are also working to include LGBT rights in the upcoming reform bill.
by Channing Kennedy on November 30 2012, 8:57AM
Couldn’t make it to Facing Race 2012? Watch the full 70-minute plenary session on race, gender and the spaces in between.
by Akiba Solomon on November 16 2012, 7:24AM
The General Petraeus sex scandal is all the rage. But we need to focus our attention on how the military is handling routine rape and retaliation against survivors in service.
by Akiba Solomon on November 7 2012, 9:49AM
It’s a cliche to say that the work doesn’t end after Election Day. But people keep saying it because it’s true! Herewith, some takeaways from the past four years and next steps.
by Akiba Solomon on October 29 2012, 10:00AM
Camera phone videos of black men beating up black women are all the rage. What does that say about us, the viewers?
by Julianne Hing on October 23 2012, 9:19AM
The People.com editor talks to Colorlines about coming out as a transgender woman of color and her newly visible role in LGBT politics. She’ll be speaking at Facing Race 2012 in November.
by Rinku Sen on October 18 2012, 9:35AM
This week’s presidential debate highlighted the fact that there’s a distinctive difference between getting invited to the party and actually having fun.
by Akiba Solomon on October 12 2012, 11:26AM
Staunchly anti-choice Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan got off easy on reproductive health rights at last night’s debate. Which makes sense, since the issue was cast as a personal matter.
by Akiba Solomon on October 11 2012, 9:54AM
Poor and uninsured women of color are starting to feel the results after two years of relentless attacks on family planning infrastructure. Akiba Solomon reports from Texas.