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VH1 Goes Trashy-to-Classy Through Black Folks

by Jorge Rivas on April 9 2010, 6:30PM

VH1, the network that brought us Flavor of Love and I Love New York — two of the trashiest reality shows in the history of television — is movin’ on up to programming that includes more classy Black folks….

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Watch “ColorLines: Race and Economic Recovery,” Only on LinkTV

by on February 3 2010, 12:57PM

President Obama says the stimulus saved or created 2 million jobs in 2009. But is the recovery really working? The American dream of good jobs and strong communities is still just a dream for too many. The unfair economy…

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African Literature for Dummies

by Michelle Chen on January 7 2010, 6:59AM

The publishing industry may be in disarray, but the market in liberal-guilt exorcism is booming. Now, you too can write your own acclaimed African novel. Just follow these simple steps, courtesy Binyavanga Wainaina.* * Hair accessories sold separately. (h/t Sociological…

Topics: Global Affairs, Video & Multimedia

Are You Kidding Me, is That Eyetape?

by Nayantara Sen on December 15 2009, 3:24PM

Karl Lagerfeld, head designer and creative director for Chanel and Fendi, has now forayed into filmmaking with his recent short film, “Paris-Shanghai: A Fantasy.” The film, which is about a fictitious trip Coco Chanel makes to Shanghai, is heavily…

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Facing the Kool-Aid Recovery with Columbia U. Prof. Dorian Warren [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on October 15 2009, 11:21AM

The AP reports that “more than 80 percent of economists believe the recession is over.” But they don’t face up to the much higher unemployment and poverty in communities of color across the US. “The last full employment program…

Topics: Economy, Video & Multimedia

Barack Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize [VIDEO]

by Julianne Hing on October 9 2009, 9:26AM

From the NY Times: President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” a stunning honor that came less than nine months after he made United…

Topics: Global Affairs, Video & Multimedia

“Care”: Word Means the Public’s Health Isn’t Optional [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on October 1 2009, 5:59AM

With Max Baucus sinking the public option in committee, and debate still raging about our national health crisis, let’s take a step back from the discussion and look at the fundamentals of our conversation. When we say ‘health care,’…

Topics: Health, Video & Multimedia

Stephen Colbert Effectively Summarizes Modern Racism [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on September 25 2009, 1:49PM

It’s all here: the ‘race card card,’ racial redbaiting, tokenism (‘blackwashing’), health care as reparations, post-racial political kabuki — even an admission that the Colbert Report has no Black writers and a reference to the Cracker Barrel. The Colbert ReportMon…

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Who Will Protect Our Nation’s Most Vulnerable Pain-Profiting Billionaires? [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on September 25 2009, 6:01AM

Thank you, celebrities, for fighting for what’s right: Protect Insurance Companies PSA from Will Ferrell And for those of you who are textual learners, here’s some historical and metaphorical perspective from the always-on-point never-not-blunt Milt Shook at Please… Cut The…

Topics: Health, Video & Multimedia

New Push to Encourage Parents to Adopt Black Children [VIDEO]

by Guest Columnist on September 18 2009, 10:46AM

by Todd Johnson; originally published at TheGrio.com. Jordan Sarazin was in foster care just five months after she was born. But in 2006, everything changed. She was adopted by Magalie Jean-Gilles, who has spent nearly a decade caring for dozens…

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Wondering Who Attended Last Week’s DC Tea Party? [VIDEO]

by Jorge Rivas on September 17 2009, 4:01PM

Earlier this week RaceWire covered the “tea partiers” partying it up at the National Mall in Washington D.C. “protesting everything from taxes and government, to health care reform and anything they could associate with Obama and foreigners—especially immigrants.” If…

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“Official Hate”: Nezua Explains Immigration’s 287(g) Provision [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on September 15 2009, 2:10PM

News With Nezua | Sept. 07, 2009 | 287g from nezua on Vimeo. If you’re like me, you know where you stand on the immigration debate (i.e. as far away as possible from the old white dudes with guns and…

Topics: Immigration, Video & Multimedia

Rinku Sen on “Illegal”: Word is a Gateway to Racism and Exploitation [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on September 10 2009, 11:12AM

Perhaps the most talked-about moment of President Obama’s address to Congress last night followed the dismissal of rumors that the new health care plan would cover ‘illegal immigrants.’ Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) was so outraged that he yelled, from…

Topics: Immigration, Video & Multimedia

Caption Contest Winner: What Makes Obama Laugh?

by Channing Kennedy on September 2 2009, 5:21PM

After an extra day of deliberation, the winner is… (White House / Pete Souza) Did you know I was the 4th Gibbs Brother? “Stayin alive, stayin alive, ah ah ah Stayin aliiiiiiiiivvve…” Congratulations to RaceWire commenter interculturaltalk for the winning…

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30% Unemployment, Pre-Recession: Immigrant Communities Need Real Recovery [VIDEO]

by on August 26 2009, 1:29PM

Crossposted at Huffington Post. Last week, the world’s central bankers got together for a little strategy session in Colorado, and declared that the recovery is on its way. This is the way it works with recessions. They ravage the world,…

Topics: Economy, Immigration, Video & Multimedia

Caption Contest Post Has Moved!

by Channing Kennedy on August 25 2009, 1:57PM

Hey all: Thanks for participating! Head on over to the new caption contest post, and bring your A game! Last week’s winner below the jump. ——————————————————————— AND SPEAKING OF: Last week’s winner is (drumroll please) RaceWire commenter tonymacias, with: “Y’all…

Topics: Environment, Media, Video & Multimedia

Beyond ‘Hard-Working’: Rinku Sen Talks About Talking About Race at Netroots Nation [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on August 25 2009, 11:32AM

Courtesy of Sum of Change, here’s our own Rinku Sen (executive director of the Applied Research Center, publisher of ColorLines, author of The Accidental American) at Netroots Nation 2009. Speaking on the “Stepping it up: Creating Powerful Multiracial Alliances…

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, Media, Video & Multimedia

The Left’s Labor Loss: Are POCs Expendable Too? [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on August 24 2009, 11:37AM

American Prospect executive editor Mark Schmitt has a thought-provoking piece about organized labor’s diminishing role in the Democcratic party, as evidenced by resistance to the Employee Free Choice Act on both sides of the aisle. On the party that…

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Racism’s Demise has been Greatly Exaggerated: Rinku Sen at Netroots Nation ‘09 [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on August 24 2009, 10:13AM

Courtesy of Sum of Change, here’s our own Rinku Sen (executive director of the Applied Research Center, publisher of ColorLines, author of The Accidental American, list goes on). Speaking on the “Myth of Post-Racial America” panel, Rinku takes post-racialism…

Topics: Immigration, Media, Video & Multimedia

Aasif Mandvi Takes On Shah Rukh Khan’s Newark Airport Stop

by Julianne Hing on August 20 2009, 5:05PM

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cShah Rukh Khan Detained at Newarkwww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorHealthcare Protests Because one can never get too much of Aasif Mandvi trying to edge his way into the conversation about…

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