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Colorlines' Greatest Hits of 2014

Colorlines’ Greatest Hits of 2014

by Akiba Solomon on December 22 2014, 5:05PM

In the run-up to 2015, some of our writers and editors reflected on our favorite Colorlines stories to write and read in 2014.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice, Dispatches, Ferguson, Gender & Sexuality, Immigration, Labor, Life Cycles of Inequity

Study: Black LGBT People More Likely to Live in States Without Anti-Discrimination Job Protection

Study: Black LGBT People More Likely to Live in States Without Anti-Discrimination Job Protection

by Julianne Hing on December 18 2014, 4:00PM

Than their straight black peers.

Topics: Economy, Gender & Sexuality, Labor, /NOW

14 Women of Color Who Rocked 2014

14 Women of Color Who Rocked 2014

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on December 17 2014, 7:00AM

A roundup of 14 amazing women of color who’ve made big strides in 2014.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Femmes of Color Sound Off

Femmes of Color Sound Off

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on December 3 2014, 7:00AM

Femmes of color are using a new hashtag to build community and envision new ways to be in the world.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Former NFL Player-Turned-Actor Terry Crews on What Makes a Man in 2014

Former NFL Player-Turned-Actor Terry Crews on What Makes a Man in 2014

by Carla Murphy on December 2 2014, 2:40PM

“Feminism scares men,” Crews says

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Why Prison Doesn't Work

Why Prison Doesn’t Work

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on December 2 2014, 11:00AM

Maya Schenwar, a journalist and the author of the new book ‘Locked Down, Locked Out’ talks restorative justice, birth in prison and white privilege in the fight against mass incarceration.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Democrats Have a White Women Problem

Democrats Have a White Women Problem

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on November 6 2014, 1:30PM

Progressive strategy often focuses on voter turnout in communities of color, but Democrats seem to be losing on the backs of white-women voters. Can they do anything about it?

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Politics

Debunking the Myth That Latinos Are Anti-Choice

Debunking the Myth That Latinos Are Anti-Choice

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on November 3 2014, 7:00AM

New survey suggests that most Latino voters in Texas think women should have access to abortion without political interference.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

De-Centering Whiteness is Essential to Thinking About Street Harassment Play

De-Centering Whiteness is Essential to Thinking About Street Harassment

by Aura Bogado on October 30 2014, 5:05PM

Aura Bogado argues that the Hollaback! should consider centering trans women of color.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Society

On That Street Harassment Video and Race Play

On That Street Harassment Video and Race

by Akiba Solomon on October 30 2014, 5:04PM

The viral video of a New York City woman suffering endless street harassment is effective. If only it wasn’t complicated by race.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Society

A Tax Bonus for Black and Latino Men?

A Tax Bonus for Black and Latino Men?

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on October 29 2014, 7:00AM

The Earned Income Tax Credit, one of our most successful anti-poverty programs, is up for expansion. That’s a good thing for black and brown men working low-wage jobs.

Topics: Economy, Gender & Sexuality

Aniya Parker and an Epidemic of Violence Against Transgender Women of Color

Aniya Parker and an Epidemic of Violence Against Transgender Women of Color

by Jamilah King on October 6 2014, 1:49PM

Parker is the eighth transgender woman of color to be killed since the begining of June.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

A New Labor Issue: Control Over Time

A New Labor Issue: Control Over Time

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on October 6 2014, 7:00AM

In a new sociological study of four medical-health professions, Naomi Gerstel and Dan Clawson explore how control over time in employment scheduling impacts workers.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Labor

San Francisco Takes a Stand Against Abortion Restrictions Targeting Asian Women

San Francisco Takes a Stand Against Abortion Restrictions Targeting Asian Women

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on September 23 2014, 12:00PM

Eight states have passed laws banning sex-selective abortions. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently came out publicly against these measures.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

'The Teacher Wars' Author Talks Race and Gender in American Education

‘The Teacher Wars’ Author Talks Race and Gender in American Education

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on September 17 2014, 9:45AM

First-time author Dana Goldstein talks about how race and gender have influenced the evolution of the U.S. education system.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Female Ravens Fans React to Ray Rice Video and the NFL

Female Ravens Fans React to Ray Rice Video and the NFL

by Carla Murphy on September 12 2014, 10:25AM

Check out what they have to say.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Seven Important Facts About the Violence Against Women Act at 20

Seven Important Facts About the Violence Against Women Act at 20

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on September 12 2014, 7:00AM

This groundbreaking piece of legislation has shaped two decades of anti-violence work. Here are some vital things to consider about its evolution.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Black, Queer and in Vogue [PHOTOS] Photo

Black, Queer and in Vogue [PHOTOS]

by Kai Wright, Gerard Gaskin on September 11 2014, 7:00AM

Mainstream pop culture has spent decades mining the house ballroom scene of black LGBTQ communities for inspiration—without recognition, or pay.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Gender & Sexuality

Domestic Violence Win for Black Women Tenants in Pennsylvania

Domestic Violence Win for Black Women Tenants in Pennsylvania

by Carla Murphy on September 9 2014, 1:16PM

“Nuisance ordinances” may disproportionately impact domestic violence victims

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Minnesota Law Provides Birth Doulas for Incarcerated Women

Minnesota Law Provides Birth Doulas for Incarcerated Women

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on September 4 2014, 8:45AM

It’s the first state to provide imprisoned women with this emotional and physical support.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality