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Ferguson's 'Lost Voices' Speak [VIDEO]

by Akiba Solomon, November 21, 2014

As the world awaits a grand jury decision in Ferguson, the accidental activists who have camped in the streets since August describe their feelings and preparations to Colorlines.

Dispatches

The Untold Story of Black Fatherhood

by Stacia L. Brown, November 18, 2014

The constant refrain about a crisis of black fatherhood obscures out a far more complex reality in black families.

Society

A Community of Black Dads [VIDEO]

by Kai Wright, November 19, 2014

Father Mathis' life story highlights the centuries-long tradition of communal parenting in black families. It's one of many cultural tools that are ignored in the handwringing over a crisis of black fatherhood.

The Latest News & Analysis in Racial Justice

Who Will Lose Under Obama's Executive Action?

Who Will Lose Under Obama’s Executive Action?

by Julianne Hing on November 21 2014, 4:26PM

“We have at least 5 million reasons to keep working,” says one activist.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

A New Image of Black Fatherhood [PHOTOS] Photo

A New Image of Black Fatherhood [PHOTOS]

by Marcus Franklin on November 19 2014, 7:00AM

Marcus Franklin refocuses the distorting lens of mainstream media with intimate portraits of black dads and their kids.

Topics: Society

The Real Poison Pill for Obamacare

The Real Poison Pill for Obamacare

by Kai Wright on November 17 2014, 8:26AM

Congressional Republicans vow to undo it. The Supreme Court may gut it. But biggest threat to the law’s success is more quiet attack that unfolded long before it was even written.

Topics: Health

Randall Park Knows You're Nervous About 'Fresh Off the Boat'

Randall Park Knows You’re Nervous About ‘Fresh Off the Boat’

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

TV’s newest Asian-American dad talks about race and the pressure that comes with being on the first Asian-American family sitcom in 20 years.

Topics: Arts & Culture

'9-man' Film Explores the Little-Known History of a Chinese-American Sport

‘9-man’ Film Explores the Little-Known History of a Chinese-American Sport

by Julianne Hing on November 11 2014, 12:30PM

Ostensibly a film about a variation on volleyball, “9-man” tackles race, identity, and masculinity head on.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Society, Sports

Sterlin Harjo Explains Why He Makes Films About Poor Indians

Sterlin Harjo Explains Why He Makes Films About Poor Indians

by Aura Bogado on November 10 2014, 2:20PM

‘I’m doing this for something better than just money.’

Topics: Arts & Culture, Native Affairs

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

Facing Race Spotlight: Southern Artist Carlton Turner

Facing Race Spotlight: Southern Artist Carlton Turner

by Jamilah King on November 6 2014, 7:00AM

“Anything that we’re seeing today in pop culture originated in production you can trace back to black labor in the South.”

Topics: Facing Race 2014

Alabama Bans Sharia Law and Other 2014 Ballot Measures

Alabama Bans Sharia Law and Other 2014 Ballot Measures

by Carla Murphy on November 5 2014, 4:41PM

Minimum-wage hikes, legal weed and sentencing reform were among the measures in play.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Facing Race Spotlight: Trans Latina Activist Isa Noyola

Facing Race Spotlight: Trans Latina Activist Isa Noyola

by Julianne Hing on November 5 2014, 7:00AM

The San Francisco-based trans advocate explains why race and gender need to be in the same conversation.

Topics: Facing Race 2014, /NOW

Federal Inaction on Immigration May Affect Latino Voter Turnout

Federal Inaction on Immigration May Affect Latino Voter Turnout

by Julianne Hing on November 4 2014, 11:50AM

Organizers say federal inaction on immigration may mean that many Latinos stay home today.

Topics: Politics

Economic Justice Will Make or Break Today's Elections

Economic Justice Will Make or Break Today’s Elections

by Imara Jones on November 4 2014, 11:30AM

Lack of economic progress may lead to poor voter turnout.

Topics: Economic Justice, Politics