Spelling Race

by Deepa Iyer on May 28, 2015 1:26PM

Two race-based narratives dominate coverage of the Scripps National Spelling Bee each year—and they’re both misguided.

Topics: Society, Schools & Youth, Media

Mark Asian-Pacific Heritage Month With These Drawings of AAPI Heroes

by Qimmah Saafir on May 26, 2015 1:48PM

Ten vibrant depictions of Asian-American and Pacific Islander gamechangers

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Media

MSNBC: Rinku Sen Discusses Wall Street Corruption Adding To Racial Wealth Gap

by Kat Lazo on May 23, 2015 1:56PM

Sen, Colorlines' publisher and Race Forward's executive director, joins the Melissa Harris-Perry panel to discuss how Wall Street corruption adds to the racial wealth gap. 

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Media, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Meet Amanda Saab, the First Hijab-Wearing TV Chef in the U.S.

by Qimmah Saafir on May 21, 2015 1:07PM

Saab represents on primetime TV for Muslim women everywhere.

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Media

We're Dying Too

by Andrea J. Ritchie on May 20, 2015 2:39PM

The police killings of black women such as Rekia Boyd, Yuvette Henderson and Mya Hall don't grab major headlines or spark mass marches. With a national day of action and a new report, organizers are demanding that we all pay close attention. Andrea J. Ritchie explains.

Topics: Police Violence, History, Media, Criminal Justice

Five Racist Ways The New Yorker is Embarrassing Itself

by Aura Bogado on May 19, 2015 11:25AM

Take a thousand seats, Jesse Eisenberg. 

Topics: Blogs List, /NOW, Media, Native Affairs

No Thugs at Scene of Biker Gang 'Rumble'

by Akiba Solomon on May 18, 2015 10:16AM

National media outlets are reporting that some 200 members of criminal motorcycle gangs converged at a Waco, Texas, mall and shot, kicked and whipped one another. Why haven't they been described as violent thugs?

Topics: /NOW, Media, Criminal Justice

Officer Friendly Encounters That Old Black Magic

by Tamika Middleton on May 11, 2015 10:26AM an alarming number of fatal police shootings authorities have accused people of color of pulling Houdini-level stunts in custody. This is what happens when magical Negros go from good to bad.  

Topics: /NOW, Media, Criminal Justice

Baltimore Native Ta-Nehisi Coates Talks Race in the U.S.

by Aura Bogado on Apr 30, 2015 12:57PM

The award-winning writer was the first in a series of race conversations at Johns Hopkins University. 

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Media

Thugs. Students. Rioters. Fans: Media's Subtle Racism in Unrest Coverage

by Akiba Solomon on Apr 28, 2015 11:00AM

"Thugs" destroyed chunks of Baltimore in the wake of the Freddie Gray funeral. "Ohio State fans" tore up their city to celebrate a Buckeyes win.  Now guess who's who.

Topics: Media, Criminal Justice