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One Woman's Battle to Change the Rhetoric Surrounding Race

NationSwell | Posted 10.19.2015 | Impact

This is one of six documentaries on American changemakers produced by NationSwell in partnership with NBCUniversal. Watch them all and vote for your f...

12 Things White People Can Actually Do After the Ferguson Decision

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Dr. David J. Leonard

So many of us feel so powerless, unable to affect substantive change, unable to do anything other than hurt. Powerless does not mean there isn't work to be done. It is silence, inactivity, complacency and disconnect that are the enemies of justice, not rage.

Palestinians, Blacks, and Jews Living in a World of Trauma

David A. Love | Posted 10.08.2014 | Black Voices
David A. Love

All three groups have been dehumanized as the "other," the bogeymen that will destroy if they are not destroyed. And all of us know what it is like to be trapped in the ghetto and have the walls close in on them, and all know how it feels when the lynch mob comes.

Out Of Prison, But Not Free (VIDEO)

Colorlines | Kai Wright | Posted 07.31.2014 | Black Voices

Most of us understand how hard it is for someone to resume life after a stint of incarceration. We’ve heard about the profound barriers ex-offenders...

Here's What Our Twitter Community Had to Say About Black Men and Unemployment

Colorlines | Stacia L. Brown | Posted 07.07.2014 | Black Voices

Yesterday, Colorlines hosted a Twitter chat in conjunction with this month’s installment of its Life Cycles of Inequity Series, “Why Young, Black ...

‘I Can't Be Boxed In' (VIDEO)

Colorlines | Kai Wright | Posted 07.01.2014 | Black Voices

Just about everybody pursuing opportunity in the United States agrees on at least one thing: Our own, individual ability to succeed, whatever the odds...

Why Young, Black Men Can't Work

Colorlines | Kai Wright | Posted 06.25.2014 | Black Voices

Editor’s note: Our series “Life Cycles of Inequity” explores the ways in which inequity impacts the lives of black men. Each month, we focus on ...

Series Explores Life For Black Men In America

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.12.2014 | Black Voices

It’s been almost a year since George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the murder trial of Trayvon Martin. Still, the discussion it stirred about th...

'The Boondocks' Season 4 Has An Official Air Date | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

Huey Freeman and company are back for a fourth season of Aaron McGruder’s hit comic-turned-cartoon “The Boondocks.”...

Fear, Control & Police Brutality In Anaheim

Nina Flores | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Nina Flores

Although Anaheim conjures popular images of Disneyland for many, for others the city reflects the increasing tension between its two public faces: home of the Magic Kingdom versus home of officer-perpetuated fatalities.

Immigration Reform Must Begin With Moratorium on Deportations and Recognition of Shattered Families

Jeff Biggers | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

While the president's plan included measures to streamline legal immigration and "keep families together," the truth is that the record number of families broken by our flawed immigrant enforcement policy still remains in the shadows of the immigration reform debate.

Is A Tea Party Group Trying To Intimidate Black And Latino Voters?

ColorLines | Brentin Mock | Posted 08.28.2012 | Black Voices

This investigative report originally appeared at ColorLines. Bill Ouren, True the Vote's national elections coordinator, is presenting before a...

A Silver Lining For Blacks In Wisconsin Recall Battle?

ColorLines | Brentin Mock | Posted 08.07.2012 | Black Voices

This story originally appeared at ColorLines. It may not feel like there's anything positive to make out of the unsuccessful bid to recall Gov. Sco...

People Of Color Less Likely To Vote Due To Super PAC Influence | Posted 06.26.2012 | Black Voices

t's becoming more difficult for people to see how their vote is going to matter in the 2012 election. When states are increasingly passing voter ID la...

Wondering what SOPA Is? Here's 5 Things You Should Know

Posted 01.18.2012 | Black Voices

This post originally appeared at ColorLines. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) has got the entire Internet up in arms today. Media justice advocat...

Arizona Memo to Journalists / Editors on Immigration: Drop the I-Word.

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.11.2012 | Media
Jeff Biggers

It's time for the AP -- and all journalists and editors -- to drop the "I-word" and find a decent and more accurate way of framing immigration matters.

Weekly Diaspora: What Homeland Security Looks Like After Bin Laden's Death

The Media Consortium | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Nearly a decade ago, America's War on Terror began as a manhunt for Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden...

Weekly Diaspora: How Bad U.S.-Latin American Policy Fuels Unauthorized Immigration

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Too often, the immigration debate in this country ignores the role U.S. foreign policy plays in fue...

The Wavelength: Original Reporting--What's it Worth? Plus: Tracking the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.04.2011 | Media
The Media Consortium

By Eric Arnold, Media Consortium blogger Last week, the New York Times debuted a long-awaited paywall, and stats blogger Nate Silver used the launch a...

Weekly Pulse: Florida Governor Wants to Drug Test All State Employees

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott plans to force public workers and welfare recipients to undergo...

Weekly Diaspora: Big Business Dictates Immigration Policy--At Workers' Expense

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Arizona's business leaders, frustrated by the deep financial fallout of increasingly radical immigr...

Weekly Diaspora: Arizona Pushing Undocumented to Surrounding States

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger A combination of stricter immigration enforcement and reduced economic opportunities in Arizona has...

Weekly Audit: Standoff Continues in Wisconsin

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Standoff Continues in WisconsinBy Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The 14 Democratic state senators who fled Wisconsin to th...

Weekly Audit: Police Defy Order to Clear Protesters from Wisconsin Capital

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger On Monday afternoon, the Capitol Police in Madison, Wisconsin refused to enforce an order to clear the...

Weekly Diaspora: Sweeping AZ Immigration Bills Target Undocumented Children

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger The Arizona state Senate moved forward with two controversial measures this week that threaten to m...