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Jay Smooth's Taking Some 'Racial Me Time'

Jay Smooth’s Taking Some ‘Racial Me Time’

by Carla Murphy on March 23 2015, 4:04PM

We all need that every now and then

Topics: /NOW, Society

Latinos in the Big Apple: Racism Is a Norm in Families and Community

Latinos in the Big Apple: Racism Is a Norm in Families and Community

by Carla Murphy on March 20 2015, 3:59PM

Check out this conversation.

Topics: /NOW, Society

[Video] More Parents Share Their 'Talk' With Their Black Sons

[Video] More Parents Share Their ‘Talk’ With Their Black Sons

by Carla Murphy on March 17 2015, 4:25PM

The coming-of-age conversation continues.

Topics: /NOW, Society

Common to White Americans: 'I Love You, Let's Move Past This'

Common to White Americans: ‘I Love You, Let’s Move Past This’

by Carla Murphy on March 12 2015, 11:58AM

Rapper-turned-actor stars in the civil rights movement on screen and in real life.

Topics: /NOW, Society

Don't Know Jamaican Author Marlon James? Shame.

Don’t Know Jamaican Author Marlon James? Shame.

by Carla Murphy on March 10 2015, 2:49PM

The novelist talks about what it was like to grow up as a gay man in Jamaica.

Topics: /NOW, Society

Comedian Jessica Williams on Ferguson, Fines and The F.E.A. Party

Comedian Jessica Williams on Ferguson, Fines and The F.E.A. Party

by Carla Murphy on March 6 2015, 2:08PM

She’s onto something.

Topics: /NOW, Society

Latino Life by the Numbers

Latino Life by the Numbers

by Aura Bogado on February 19 2015, 10:30AM

A new book shows how this growing demographic votes, goes to school, consumes entertainment—and a lot more.

Topics: Society

The Race Hate We All Know

The Race Hate We All Know

by Nimra Azmi on February 16 2015, 8:38AM

Whatever the law might find, Craig Stephen Hicks did not murder Razan Abu-Salha, Yusor Abu-Salha and Deah Barakat because of a parking dispute, just as Darren Wilson didn’t kill Mike Brown for walking towards him.

Topics: Society

Three Muslim Family Members Murdered in Chapel Hill; Suspect Surrenders [VIDEO]

Three Muslim Family Members Murdered in Chapel Hill; Suspect Surrenders [VIDEO]

by Carla Murphy on February 11 2015, 10:03AM

A young husband, wife and her sister are the murder victims

Topics: /NOW, Society

Census Infographic: How 'Slaves' Became 'African-Americans'

Census Infographic: How ‘Slaves’ Became ‘African-Americans’

by Julianne Hing on February 6 2015, 12:50PM

What would you have been called a century ago?

Topics: History, /NOW, Society

Melissa Harris-Perry:

Melissa Harris-Perry: “Be Very Afraid” of Race Case Before Supreme Court

by Carla Murphy on January 26 2015, 10:15AM

Housing has always been ground zero in battles to dismantle segregation in the United States.

Topics: /NOW, Society

The Race Case Before the Roberts' Supreme Court

The Race Case Before the Roberts’ Supreme Court

by Carla Murphy on January 23 2015, 12:05PM

Decision could affect everything from predatory lending to whether children attend segregated schools

Topics: /NOW, Society

Dream Defender Phillip Agnew on Occupy, the Police and His 5-Year Dream

Dream Defender Phillip Agnew on Occupy, the Police and His 5-Year Dream

by Carla Murphy on January 21 2015, 12:18PM

“I’d like to see a good majority of states around this country closing jails,” Agnew says.

Topics: /NOW, Society

Dispatch from Highland Park: Gentrification, Displacement and the Disappearance of Latino Businesses

Dispatch from Highland Park: Gentrification, Displacement and the Disappearance of Latino Businesses

by Aura Bogado on January 20 2015, 7:00AM

Latino-owned stores seem to be disappearing in L.A.’s Highland Park at an alarming rate. Aura Bogado reflects on race, ownership, class and change in this quickly gentrifying neighborhood.

Topics: Dispatches, Society

Despite Using MLK for Advertisement, Apple Doesn't Observe MLK Day

Despite Using MLK for Advertisement, Apple Doesn’t Observe MLK Day

by Aura Bogado on January 15 2015, 4:59PM

Can Apple control+option+delete its way out of this one?

Topics: /NOW, Society

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

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