Colorlines Needs Your Help Changing the News

We strive to both keep up with the fast-moving news cycle and alter its focus. That's hard work--and it costs a lot of money. We need your help staying on the beat.

By Kai Wright Dec 28, 2012

From Jeremy Lin to Gabby Douglas, the DREAMers to Trayvon Martin, Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin to a re-elected President Obama, 2012 was a long, full year of highs and lows. Jorge Rivas has captured it all in the year in review video below–2012, in 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

The coming year will no doubt be just as full–the fiscal cliff, state budget fights, immigration reform. Not to mention the ways in which culture, from Hollywood to YouTube, will impact our politics. will once again be there each day, not just reporting the news but explaining the context in which it’s happening.

As we’ve learned time and again, as long as we’re ignoring race, we’re not building a world with racial justice. So at Colorlines, we both keep pace with the news cycle and seek to alter its focus. That’s a big job–and it costs a lot of money.

If a Colorlines story helped you speak up and impact a conversation this year–whether it was in social media or over dinner, as you plotted your own activism or shared ideas with family–please donate today! Our publisher, the Applied Research Center, turned 30 this year. We seek to raise $30K in 30 days to seed the next 30 years of racial justice innovation at ARC, and we’re almost there! Your donation of any amount will help us meet the goal.

Thanks so much for joining and supporting our community at Colorlines. From all of us, we wish you a joyful, healthy and revolutionary 2013.