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Native Graphics

by Elizabeth Barajas-Roman on January 6 2009, 12:00PM

The word “REBEL” scrawled in bright green and fire-engine red adorns the T-shirts for sale in the Native Graphix clothing line. It’s a word that organizers hope inspires the kids to believe they can make money away from the street…

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Upload Real Change

by Roberto Lovato on November 1 2008, 12:00PM

What activists can learn from Obama’s web politics

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Who Gets to Attend College?

by Tram Nguyen on September 4 2008, 12:00PM

Blacks and Latinos are locked out, but prep classes may counter the racism of low expectations.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Moms Under House Arrest

by Daisy Hernandez on August 8 2008, 12:00PM

Irma is now one of 40 mothers in Postville, Iowa, raising their families under house arrest.

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Sci-Fi Heroes Take On the System

by Roya Rastegar on July 1 2008, 12:00PM

In two new films, Mexican and Asian-American superheroes fight racism and eco-disaster—with technology and imagination.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Home from the Military

by Michelle Chen on July 1 2008, 12:00PM

A third of female veterans are women of color. Here are three of their stories. Also, listen to clips from their interviews.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Is Riding the Bus a Ticket to Jail?

by Caroline Kim on June 12 2008, 12:00PM

Border Patrol is raiding buses in Syracuse racially profiling people of color.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Risking it All to Find Safety

by Kai Wright on May 1 2008, 12:00PM

Black and brown queer youth are desperately seeking space to love—and be loved. They’ll do whatever is necessary to find it.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

We’re here. We’re sexual. GET USED TO IT.

by Barbara Miner on May 1 2008, 12:00PM

Abstinence programs have failed teens of color. Now young people are telling adults to get out of the way of their sex education.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Ground Zero for Immigration?

by Valeria Fern�ndez on March 20 2008, 12:00PM

Latinos are fleeing Arizona as crackdowns increase in the border state.

Topics: Criminal Justice

The other inconvenient Truths

by Adelina Anthony on March 20 2008, 12:00PM

An Al Gore-like tour in the name of the tortilla.

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Collaborating with ICE Has Consequences

by Seth Freed Wessler on February 19 2008, 12:00PM

Texas activists vow to go to the voting booths and oust a sheriff who agreed to give immigration officials an office at the county jails.

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Sanctuary’s Human Face

by Aarti Shahani on January 7 2008, 12:00PM

Elvira Arellano showed that faith, not self-interest, moves our people.

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Innovators 2008

by ColorLines Staff on January 7 2008, 12:00PM

People moving ideas and actions in 2008.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Writing in Netantla

by Almah LaVon Rice on November 4 2007, 12:00PM

A celebrated Chicana author goes to the border in The Guardian exploring the politics of the border with irony, lyricism and desert-spare clarity.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Why So High?

by Jessica Hoffmann on November 4 2007, 12:00PM

The Phoenix metropolitan area, with the highest rate of fatal police shootings among the 10 biggest U.S. cities, is also the most dangerous in the nation for Latinos.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Killed by the Cops

by Jeff Kelly Lowenstein on November 4 2007, 12:00PM

In a joint national investigation, ColorLines and The Chicago Reporter found that Blacks are overrepresented and Latinos a rising number of those fatally shot by police.

Topics: Criminal Justice

My Road Out Of Iraq

by Camilo Mej�a on July 23 2007, 12:00PM

On May 21, 2004, Camilo Mejía was sentenced to one year in prison for refusing to return to Iraq. An excerpt from his new book: The Road from Ar Ramadi: The Private Rebellion of Staff Sergeant Camilo Mejía.

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Mujeres Making Movies

by Almah LaVon Rice on July 23 2007, 12:00PM

Two stray dogs in Vieques, Puerto Rico were responsible for the naming of Chica Luna Productions. There alone working on a documentary about the U.S. military occupation of Vieques, cofounder Elisha Miranda befriended and adopted the canine pair, which were…

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Are Immigrants and Refugees People of Color?

by Rinku Sen on July 10 2007, 12:00PM

The American context demands an understanding of the country’s racial history and hierarchy. Luckily, the human spirit is flexible enough to hold existing identities while adding elements that help us adapt.

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