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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

Obama Needs 'Courage of His Convictions' on Economic Justice, Too

Obama Needs ‘Courage of His Convictions’ on Economic Justice, Too

by Imara Jones on March 28 2013, 6:00AM

The president officially acquiesced to the GOP’s economic hostage taking this week, again.

Topics: Budget Cuts, Economy

It's Bigger Than Adria Richards

It’s Bigger Than Adria Richards

by Jamilah King on March 27 2013, 8:25AM

A primer for how you can prepare yourself for racist and sexist Internet attacks—mind, body and soul.

Topics: Adria Richards, Gender & Sexuality, Media

To Chinua Achebe, With Love

To Chinua Achebe, With Love

by Akiba Solomon, Roopika Risam, Adeline Koh on March 26 2013, 6:00AM

In honor of the Nigerian “Things Fall Apart” author who died last week, scholar-activists Adeline Koh and Roopika Risam capture the power—and joy—of Chinua Achebe in a new comic strip.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Global Affairs

Immigration Reform May Throw Siblings Under the Bus

Immigration Reform May Throw Siblings Under the Bus

by Seth Freed Wessler on March 26 2013, 6:00AM

Everyone knows the current immigration system is broken. For brothers and sisters waiting for family visas, the way some lawmakers hope to fix it could make things even worse.

Topics: Immigration Reform

Is Justin Timberlake Making Money Off of Black Music? [Reader Forum]

Is Justin Timberlake Making Money Off of Black Music? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on March 25 2013, 6:00AM

Is Justin Timberlake appropriating black music, or just appreciating it? Colorlines.com readers sound off.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Video Exclusive: David Floyd on Why He Sued NYPD Play

Video Exclusive: David Floyd on Why He Sued NYPD

by Seth Freed Wessler, Jay Smooth on March 25 2013, 6:00AM

Hours before he left the country for medical school, Colorlines.com caught up with David Floyd, the man who put his name on the biggest stop and frisk suit around. Here’s why he put himself on the line for this federal case.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Stop-and-Frisk

The Trouble With Justin Timberlake's Appropriation of Black Music

The Trouble With Justin Timberlake’s Appropriation of Black Music

by Jamilah King on March 22 2013, 9:24AM

He’s a talented singer and actor who has rightfully earned his place among modern pop music legends. So why can’t some of us listen to Justin Timberlake in peace?

Topics: Arts & Culture, Justin Timberlake

Will the Keystone XL Pipeline Produce Good Jobs? [Infographic] Infographic

Will the Keystone XL Pipeline Produce Good Jobs? [Infographic]

by Brentin Mock, Erin Zipper on March 21 2013, 8:45AM

Support for the Keystone XL oil pipeline is growing among Congressional Republicans, Democrats and organized labor. But what will the controversial project actually do for the areas that it would cross?

Topics: Environment

On Steubenville, Guns, and Healthy Echo Chambers

On Steubenville, Guns, and Healthy Echo Chambers

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.

Topics: Akiba Solomon, Gender & Sexuality, Media