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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, Life Cycles of Inequity

The Hip-Hop Hustle, Then and Now [VIDEO] Play

The Hip-Hop Hustle, Then and Now [VIDEO]

by Jay Smooth on September 10 2014, 7:00AM

Jay Smooth talks with the pioneering artists who first sold mix tapes on the streets of New York City, and with a young crew that’s trying to recreate that success today.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Life Cycles of Inequity

Colorlines' Twitter Community Talks Gun Violence Aftermath

Colorlines’ Twitter Community Talks Gun Violence Aftermath

by Stacia L. Brown on August 5 2014, 2:49PM

Colorlines discussed long-term effects of gun violence in a Twitter chat held this afternoon.

Topics: Life Cycles of Inequity

Criminals, Victims and the Black Men Left Behind

Criminals, Victims and the Black Men Left Behind

by Carla Murphy on August 4 2014, 7:00AM

Young, black men in Chicago are far more likely to be touched by violent crime than any other group. But they’re not innocent enough to get the help they need to recover.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Health, Life Cycles of Inequity

Out of Prison, but Not Free [Video] Play

Out of Prison, but Not Free [Video]

by Kai Wright on July 31 2014, 7:00AM

Men leaving Louisiana’s infamous Angola penitentiary describe the emotional and psychological hurdles they face after years of incarceration.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Life Cycles of Inequity

Here's What Our Twitter Community Had to Say About Black Men and Unemployment

Here’s What Our Twitter Community Had to Say About Black Men and Unemployment

by Stacia L. Brown on July 1 2014, 3:20PM

Our Twitter chat on black men and unemployment unearthed hard truths about job market inequity.

Topics: Life Cycles of Inequity, /NOW

'I Can't Be Boxed In' [Video] Play

‘I Can’t Be Boxed In’ [Video]

by Kai Wright on June 26 2014, 7:00AM

Colorlines speaks with black men in Philadelphia who are weighing the balance between what they can achieve through hard work and ambition, and what obstacles they can’t hurdle on their own.

Topics: Economy, Life Cycles of Inequity

Why Young, Black Men Can't Work

Why Young, Black Men Can’t Work

by Kai Wright on June 25 2014, 7:00AM

It’s not just criminal records. The job market for recent high school graduates is shaped profoundly by race and gender.

Topics: Dispatches, Economy, Life Cycles of Inequity

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

Infographic: From Disability to Criminality Infographic

Infographic: From Disability to Criminality

by Erin Zipper, Julianne Hing on May 13 2014, 7:00AM

The dangerous intersection at which too many black children are diverted from school to jail.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Life Cycles of Inequity, Schools & Youth

Race, Disability and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Race, Disability and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

by Julianne Hing on May 13 2014, 7:00AM

A nascent program in Oakland schools is trying to disentangle the threads that many believe drag black boys out of classrooms and into jails.

Topics: Dispatches, Life Cycles of Inequity, Schools & Youth

Life Cycles of Inequity: A Colorlines Series on Black Men Play

Life Cycles of Inequity: A Colorlines Series on Black Men

by Kai Wright on May 12 2014, 7:00AM

A monthly series exploring the ways in which injustice impacts every stage of black male life.

Topics: Life Cycles of Inequity

Life Cycles of Inequity: A Colorlines Series on Black Men Play

Life Cycles of Inequity: A Colorlines Series on Black Men

by Kai Wright on May 11 2014, 4:22PM

In July 2013, I found myself uncharacteristically tongue-tied. Person after person asked for my reaction to the verdict in George Zimmerman’s trial. Over and over, I avoided answering. My challenge wasn’t a lack of thoughts; they just didn’t fit into…

Topics: Life Cycles of Inequity