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Former Supermodel Beverly Johnson Accuses Bill Cosby of Drugging Her

Former Supermodel Beverly Johnson Accuses Bill Cosby of Drugging Her

by Carla Murphy on December 11 2014, 1:50PM

Johnson credits “faces of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner” and more, with helping her to tell her story.

Topics: /NOW, Society

Meet the 24-Year-Old Filipina-American Who Raised $650K on Kickstarter

Meet the 24-Year-Old Filipina-American Who Raised $650K on Kickstarter

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

Angelia Trinidad’s “Passion Planner” has had record success on the crowdfunding platform. Colorlines talked to her about family, what motivates her, and why an old-school paper planner has struck a chord with tens of thousands of people.

Topics: Society

[VIDEO] James Baldwin:

[VIDEO] James Baldwin: “I Can’t Afford Despair”

by Carla Murphy on December 5 2014, 5:10PM

A message for weary times

Topics: /NOW, Society

New York City Mayor Says, #BlackLivesMatter

New York City Mayor Says, #BlackLivesMatter

by Carla Murphy on December 5 2014, 2:30PM

Meanwhile, tensions flare between the mayor and the police union

Topics: /NOW, Society

A Community of Black Dads [VIDEO] Play

A Community of Black Dads [VIDEO]

by Kai Wright on November 19 2014, 8:47AM

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.

Topics: Society

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 Untold Story of Black Fatherhood

The Untold Story of Black Fatherhood

by Stacia L. Brown on November 18 2014, 7:00AM

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

Topics: Dispatches, Society

'Illegal Pete's' to Keep Name Despite Criticism

‘Illegal Pete’s’ to Keep Name Despite Criticism

by Aura Bogado on November 11 2014, 4:08PM

The new location is set to open Thursday.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Society

'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

Special Report: Where Asian-American and Latino Issues Meet

Special Report: Where Asian-American and Latino Issues Meet

by Carla Murphy on November 4 2014, 12:22PM

Don’t assume they don’t, a new Latino USA-Hyphen report says

Topics: /NOW, Society

Facing Race Spotlight: Tech Activist Van Jones

Facing Race Spotlight: Tech Activist Van Jones

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

Through two new initiatives the longtime activist is working to train 100,000 low-income youth in computer programming and to reduce the prison population by half in the next 10 years.

Topics: Facing Race 2014, Society

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: I Used to Push Back on Being Identified as Black

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: I Used to Push Back on Being Identified as Black

by Carla Murphy on November 3 2014, 10:37AM

It’s very easy when you’re an immigrant to internalize mainstream ideas, Adichie says.

Topics: /NOW, Society

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

Activists: Calling a Mexican Restaurant 'Illegal Pete's' is Racist

Activists: Calling a Mexican Restaurant ‘Illegal Pete’s’ is Racist

by Aura Bogado on October 28 2014, 2:05PM

Community activists are urging the owner of Illegal Pete’s, a Colorado-based Mexican food chain, to drop the I-word from its name.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Society

Goya Foods Ready to Bring Latino Food to the Rest of America

Goya Foods Ready to Bring Latino Food to the Rest of America

by Julianne Hing on October 24 2014, 4:53PM

Tracking the growth of Goya Foods, and the Latino population alongside it.

Topics: How We Eat, /NOW, Society

Rinku Sen and Jeff Chang Discuss His Latest, 'Who We Be'

Rinku Sen and Jeff Chang Discuss His Latest, ‘Who We Be’

by Rinku Sen on October 21 2014, 8:15AM

Chang’s new history of multiculturalism, “Who We Be: The Colorization of America,” drops today.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Society

The Problem With Time Magazine's New Take on Asian-Americans in Tech

The Problem With Time Magazine’s New Take on Asian-Americans in Tech

by Julianne Hing on October 20 2014, 7:00AM

How Time acknowledged but ended up succumbing to the pitfalls of writing about Asian-Americans in the U.S.

Topics: Media, Society

Director of 'The Whiteness Project' Wants 'Honest Conversation' About Race

Director of ‘The Whiteness Project’ Wants ‘Honest Conversation’ About Race

by Carla Murphy on October 17 2014, 10:10AM

White filmmaker Whitney Dow talks about why he focused on white people in his latest project about race.

Topics: Society

What is 'The Whiteness Project?'

What is ‘The Whiteness Project?’

by Carla Murphy on October 13 2014, 10:47AM

New PBS series aims to bring more whites into the racial discussion.

Topics: /NOW, Society

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