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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

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

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