Dispatches

Dispatch from Highland Park: Gentrification, Displacement and the Disappearance of Latino Businesses

by Aura Bogado on Jan 20, 2015 7:00AM

Latino-owned stores seem to be disappearing in L.A.'s Highland Park at an alarming rate. Aura Bogado reflects on race, ownership, class and change in this quickly gentrifying neighborhood.

Topics: Dispatches, Society

Colorlines Needs You!

by Akiba Solomon on Dec 30, 2014 11:30AM

As we approach the new year, we'd like to thank you for reading, tweeting, commenting and generally engaging with Colorlines this year. Please help us keep going.

Topics: /NOW, National Security, Labor, Economy, Criminal Justice, Arts & Culture, Dispatches, Police Violence, Obama Immigration Order

Colorlines' Greatest Hits of 2014

by Akiba Solomon on Dec 22, 2014 5:05PM

In the run-up to 2015, some of our writers and editors reflected on our favorite Colorlines stories to write and read in 2014.

Topics: Police Violence, Labor, Immigration, Gender & Sexuality, Criminal Justice, Arts & Culture, Dispatches

The Untold Story of Black Fatherhood

by Stacia L. Brown on Nov 18, 2014 7:00AM

The constant refrain about a crisis of black fatherhood obscures out a far more complex reality in black families.

Topics: Dispatches, Society

Dispatch from Ferguson: Convenience Store Owners Talk Race

by Deepa Iyer on Oct 14, 2014 7:00AM

In Ferguson for the National Weekend of Resistance, activist and writer Deepa Iyer talked to area South Asian and Arab-American shopkeepers about race, community and police.

Topics: Dispatches, Police Violence

Get on the Bus: Inside the Black Life Matters 'Freedom Ride' to Ferguson

by Akiba Solomon on Sep 5, 2014 11:00AM

Over Labor Day weekend, Akiba Solomon took a 21-hour bus ride to Michael Brown's town with a group of black activists traveling under the name Black Life Matters. Here's some of what happened during the jam-packed days.

Topics: Police Violence, Dispatches

Dispatch From Chicago: War Abroad Touches Palestinian-American Youth

by Julianne Hing on Aug 14, 2014 7:00AM

What does it mean to be young and Palestinian and American in this moment in history?

Topics: Dispatches, Schools & Youth

Dispatch from Murrieta, Calif.: Protesting Migrant Children

by Julianne Hing on Jul 16, 2014 7:00AM

Murietta, Calif., has made national news because protesters have blocked busloads of undocumented, unaccompanied minors from entering its Border Patrol station. Inside a rapidly changing town on edge.

Topics: Immigration, Child Migrants, Dispatches

Why Young, Black Men Can't Work

by Kai Wright on Jun 25, 2014 7:00AM

It's not just criminal records. The job market for recent high school graduates is shaped profoundly by race and gender.

Topics: Economy, Dispatches

Race, Disability and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

by Julianne Hing on May 13, 2014 7:00AM

A nascent program in Oakland schools is trying to disentangle the threads that many believe drag black boys out of classrooms and into jails.

Topics: Schools & Youth, Dispatches