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Infographic: Yes, Hollywood Is Still an Unequal Place for Black Filmmakers Infographic

Infographic: Yes, Hollywood Is Still an Unequal Place for Black Filmmakers

by Jamilah King on April 14 2014, 2:34PM

African-Americans’ buying power tops $1 billion, but the film industry doesn’t reflect that reality.

Topics: Culture

Infographic: Alternatives to School Closures Infographic

Infographic: Alternatives to School Closures

by Julianne Hing on February 7 2014, 11:30AM

“Because you can’t improve a closed school.”

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Mandela, in His Own Words Infographic

Mandela, in His Own Words

by Aura Bogado on December 6 2013, 8:13AM

“The struggle is my life.”

Topics: History, Mandela's Legacy

Retailers Turn Thanksgiving Into Black Thursday [Infographic] Infographic

Retailers Turn Thanksgiving Into Black Thursday [Infographic]

by Von Diaz, Erin Zipper on November 27 2013, 7:00AM

A growing number of big-box stores are open on Thanksgiving. Find who’s open—and who’s doing the work.

Topics: Black Friday, Economy

What Would It Take To Pass a Voting Rights Amendment? [INFOGRAPHIC] Infographic

What Would It Take To Pass a Voting Rights Amendment? [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Erin Zipper, Brentin Mock on August 28 2013, 7:00AM

Mapping out a constitutional solution to the Supreme Court’s devastating ruling this summer.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Voting Rights Act

The Equity Gap, 1965-2013 [Infographic] Infographic

The Equity Gap, 1965-2013 [Infographic]

by Erin Zipper, Dom Apollon on June 24 2013, 1:14PM

A graphic look at why affirmative action started—and what its loss may mean for higher education.

Topics: Affirmative Action, Schools & Youth

Mapping the Backlash Against High-Stakes Testing [Infographic] Infographic

Mapping the Backlash Against High-Stakes Testing [Infographic]

by Julianne Hing on April 19 2013, 6:00AM

Public school parents, educators and now even lawmakers around the country are fed up with standardized testing that can determine whether kids graduate, teachers lose their jobs, and schools remain open. Here’s a visual survey of major actions.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Fact vs. Fiction About ‘Obamaphones’

by Erin Zipper on April 8 2013, 7:15AM

A festering rightwing meme has turned an old, Republican program that benefits private cell phone companies into an Obama giveaway for poor (black) people.

Topics: Media, Politics

Will the Keystone XL Pipeline Produce Good Jobs? [Infographic] Infographic

Will the Keystone XL Pipeline Produce Good Jobs? [Infographic]

by Brentin Mock, Erin Zipper on March 21 2013, 8:45AM

Support for the Keystone XL oil pipeline is growing among Congressional Republicans, Democrats and organized labor. But what will the controversial project actually do for the areas that it would cross?

Topics: Environment

How Millions Could Get Cut Out of Immigration Reform [Infographic] Infographic

How Millions Could Get Cut Out of Immigration Reform [Infographic]

by Hatty Lee, Seth Freed Wessler on February 5 2013, 8:49AM

Not all of the 11 million undocumented immigrants who live in the U.S. today will gain a path to legal residency through reform. Here are eight ways legislators could carve people out of the package.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform

What's Really at Stake as We Stare Down the Fiscal Cliff [Infographic] Infographic

What’s Really at Stake as We Stare Down the Fiscal Cliff [Infographic]

by Hatty Lee, Imara Jones on December 6 2012, 9:24AM

Fiscal policy can be confusing, all the more so when everyone’s spinning misinformation. So Hatty Lee and Imara Jones offer a visual explanation of this latest debate.

Topics: Economy, Fiscal Cliff

What the AIDS Epidemic Still Reveals About Us [Infographic] Infographic

What the AIDS Epidemic Still Reveals About Us [Infographic]

by Hatty Lee, Kai Wright on November 29 2012, 9:54AM

Progress must be noted and celebrated. But as the data suggests, the AIDS epidemic continues to reflect this nation’s most fundamental inequities.

Topics: HIV/AIDS, Health, Kai Wright

War on Women and Its Consequences [INFOGRAPHIC] Infographic

War on Women and Its Consequences [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Hatty Lee on October 11 2012, 9:52AM

State legislatures have targeted publicly funded family planning services with unique intensity since 2010. Hatty Lee illustrates who gets hurt in the process.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, War on Women

The Rhetorical (De)evolution of Affirmative Action [INFOGRAPHIC] Infographic

The Rhetorical (De)evolution of Affirmative Action [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Hatty Lee on October 10 2012, 9:58AM

The case for affirmative action, from President Lyndon Johnson’s soaring 1965 speech to today’s oral arguments before the Supreme Court.

Topics: Affirmative Action, Schools & Youth

Infographic: True the Vote's Spreading Campaign to Intimidate Voters in 2012 Infographic

Infographic: True the Vote’s Spreading Campaign to Intimidate Voters in 2012

by Hatty Lee on August 23 2012, 9:37AM

An interactive map of how one Tea Party group is moving the voter fraud meme inside far right and Republican Party politics.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

Here's How Students of Color Fit Into Higher Ed's Shifting Ecosystem Infographic

Here’s How Students of Color Fit Into Higher Ed’s Shifting Ecosystem

by Julianne Hing on July 17 2012, 10:31AM

The U.S. higher education system is a vast and growing network, but whether it be for-profit schools or private universities, who goes where changes largely according to race.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Texas vs. Voting Rights, 1944 to 2012 [Infographic] Infographic

Texas vs. Voting Rights, 1944 to 2012 [Infographic]

by Hatty Lee on July 12 2012, 10:11AM

The state’s current challenge to the Voting Rights Act isn’t new. For decades, it’s put up the nation’s most aggressive fight against federal authority to protect voters of color.

Topics: Voting Rights, History, Politics

Infographics: Mapping the Drug Testing Meme Infographic

Infographics: Mapping the Drug Testing Meme

by Hatty Lee on July 10 2012, 9:46AM

Georgia’s law forcing welfare applicants to get drug tests was put on hold this month, pending resolution of a legal challenge to a similar Florida law. But the same debate has unfolded in state legislatures around the country.

Topics: Drug Tests

How Can You Measure Income Inequality? Count The Trees Infographic

How Can You Measure Income Inequality? Count The Trees

by Hatty Lee on June 13 2012, 9:36AM

Environmental journalist Tim De Chant used Google Maps to show that in most American cities, trees have become luxury goods. We talked to him about his new project.

Topics: Environment

The U.S. vs. Arizona: A Primer for the High Court's Big Day on Immigration Infographic

The U.S. vs. Arizona: A Primer for the High Court’s Big Day on Immigration

by Hatty Lee, Julianne Hing on April 25 2012, 9:00AM

Who gets to regulate the lives of immigrants? The Supreme Court will attempt to settle the debate. Today, both sides make their case before the High Court.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

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