New COLORLINES Issue is Here!

By Malena Amusa May 23, 2007

The May/June issue of COLORLINES Magazine is on newsstands and online NOW. This month and next, COLORLINES and its blog RaceWire are moving you into summer with more breaking news, commentary, reviews and investigations than ever before. Up first, we’ll give you some of the best pieces from our new print issue along with some web exclusives available only at

–The Washington Post’s Kari LydeRinku Sen takes on Chicago’s Police Problem: "Despite a long history of scandals and abuse, the city has yet to discipline and reform its police department." –Hip hop journalist Davey D offers some historical context for banning the N* word in This Gangsta Stuff and Russell’s Call for Change. –In American Made we take a look at three short films that explore what it means to be a South Asian man in the post-9/11 U.S. –You can also find our Gulf Coast Update, new music reviews and our look at minimum wage fights across the country all available now at .

Across the next few weeks, stay connected. We’ll be featuring original pieces each day on RaceWire and new web features at including: An in-depth look at the forced displacement of Blacks in New Orleans by our executive editor Tram Nguyen — Featuring an original video companion shot in New Orleans. Tarso Luis Ramos scrutinizing the allegations of Latino "ethnic cleansing" of Blacks in LA. Don’t want to miss a story, blog post or video? — Subscribe to COLORLINES Direct, the weekly email newsletter powered by RaceWire. Go to the right sidebar and click "Subscribe". So simple! Go Ahead!