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9 Charts That Force the Question, Does Black Life Matter?

by Kai Wright, January 7, 2015

When measured by the blunt calculus of mortality, being black in the U.S. is a killer.

Health

Staying Alive, as a Black Man [VIDEO]

by Kai Wright, January 9, 2015

Two men living with HIV share their personal stories of keeping well in a world in which the average black man dies far younger than the nation overall.

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19 Photos From 2014 That Prove 'Post-Racial' America Doesn't Exist

by Aura Bogado, December 30, 2014

It's been a long year full of despair--but there's also been plenty of hope!

The Latest News & Analysis in Racial Justice

Why Mothers Are on Strike at Karnes Immigrant Detention Center

Why Mothers Are on Strike at Karnes Immigrant Detention Center

by Aura Bogado on March 31 2015, 5:23PM

“We want our FREEDOM,” they’ve written in a letter obtained by Colorlines

Topics: Immigration

We Need Real Talk About Black Girls and Women

We Need Real Talk About Black Girls and Women

by Carla Murphy on March 30 2015, 7:00AM

Follow #HerDreamDeferred to share your story, voice your opinion.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Society

What Wisconsin's Outside Probes of Police Can and Can't Do

What Wisconsin’s Outside Probes of Police Can and Can’t Do

by Julianne Hing on March 25 2015, 2:40PM

Wisconsin was the first state in the U.S. to pass a law requiring independent investigations into police shootings of civilians. Has it worked?

Topics: Criminal Justice

Meet the Latina Owner of the First LGBTQ Gym in the U.S.

Meet the Latina Owner of the First LGBTQ Gym in the U.S.

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on March 24 2015, 7:00AM

Owner Nathalie Huerta reveals the story behind The Perfect Sidekick, her Oakland gym expressly for LGBTQ folks.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

Can Doctors Put a Dent in Gun Violence?

Can Doctors Put a Dent in Gun Violence?

by Carla Murphy on March 19 2015, 7:00AM

A massive collective of doctors from different specialties are pushing to make gun violence a U.S. public-health issue, like smoking and car accidents. Here’s why

Topics: Health

What Racial Diversity Looks Like at Starbucks

What Racial Diversity Looks Like at Starbucks

by Aura Bogado on March 17 2015, 5:30PM

The coffee and cream of a corporate beverage chain.

Topics: Labor

Five Problems With The Economist's Special Report on Latinos

Five Problems With The Economist’s Special Report on Latinos

by Aura Bogado on March 16 2015, 2:29PM

From racial slurs to confusing ethnonyms, it’s one big headache.

Topics: Media

The Silencing of a Radio Legend

The Silencing of a Radio Legend

by José Vadi on March 13 2015, 11:20AM

The corporate giant iHeart Radio has pushed “The Art Laboe Connection,” a classic oldies-but-goodies show, out of L.A. Here’s one Latino writer’s love letter to the show and the DJ he was raised on.

Topics: Arts & Culture

How White Separatists Disable Native American Facebook Accounts

How White Separatists Disable Native American Facebook Accounts

by Aura Bogado on March 11 2015, 9:00AM

Facebook’s ‘authentic names’ policy makes sense in theory. Here are all the ways it goes haywire for users with Native names.

Topics: Native Affairs

'Off the Menu' Goes Inside Asian-American Kitchens

‘Off the Menu’ Goes Inside Asian-American Kitchens

by Julianne Hing on March 9 2015, 7:00AM

A new documentary explores Asian-American culture via its many diverse communities’ food traditions.

Topics: Arts & Culture, How We Eat

50 Years After 'Bloody Sunday': Remembering the Activists Behind the Scenes

50 Years After ‘Bloody Sunday’: Remembering the Activists Behind the Scenes

by Jamilah King on March 6 2015, 10:20AM

A look at the students and teachers who helped lead the fight for black voting rights in 1965.

Topics: History

[Video] Debunking the Myth That Black Men Are Immune to Harm

[Video] Debunking the Myth That Black Men Are Immune to Harm

by Carla Murphy on March 4 2015, 7:00AM

There’s a new conversation happening about how the trauma of violent crime affects black boys and men. At the center: their humanity.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Health