Media

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Take the 2017 Colorlines Reader Survey. Then Get Free Stuff!

Please take our first reader survey in many years. There's good music in it for you.

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Jet Magazine May Return to Print with New Millennial Focus

Ebony Media's CEO has announced plans to revive Jet, which ceased print operations in 2014.

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ICYMI: Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn Used the Worst Propaganda Ever to Vilify 1.6 Billion Muslims

An alarming video that Flynn quoted and forwarded on Twitter shows the former general's commitment to spreading anti-Muslim propaganda.

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How the Super Bowl Became a Battle for America's Soul

The subtle—and not-so subtle—roles race, xenophobia and Islamophobia played in Super Bowl LI.

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Tamron Hall's Fans Lambast NBC for Her Departure, Megyn Kelly's Hire

Fans of the "Today" and MSNBC anchor took to Twitter to criticize her replacement with former Fox News anchor Kelly.

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Fatimah Asghar on Why Her New Web Series is a Love Letter to 'Brown Girls' Everywhere

"I want people to see the joy of being a person of color, the joy of these communities, the joy of this friendship."

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Peak Petty: The New York Times is Still Tracking Every Person, Place or Thing Trump Insults on Twitter

What started as a tool for campaign coverage has morphed into a running list of President Trump's tweets attacking a wide range of targets, from "racist'" Tavis Smiley to the GOP to the cast of "Hamilton."

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How I Met the Real Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s image has been flattened into that of a non-threatening dreamer. But the truth is, he was a politically radical thinker who not only fought for racial justice but for restructuring the economic order in this country.

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Deciding to Lead With Love, Despite an Enraging Political Climate

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. teaches us that leading with love is a decision rather than a naturally occurring phenomenon. In this hostile political moment, commit to practicing a love that makes room for anger but not for contempt.  

 
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LIVESTREAM: David Oyelowo, Q-Tip and More Honor Dr. King's Legacy at 'MLK Now 2017'

Blackout for Human Rights and the Campaign for Black Male Achievement's second "MLK Now" event airs live from Harlem's Riverside Church at 2 p.m. EST. 

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Twitter Eviscerates White Saviors, Magical POC and More #TiredMediaTropes

Robert Jones Jr. told Colorlines that he created #TiredMediaTropes in response to a recent episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”

16 Women of Color Who Made History in 2016

Amidst a year of challenging news and political events, these 16 women of color kept it moving and made history in the arenas of culture, media, sports and politics.

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Kanye West Does Not Speak for People of Color [Opinion]

The superstar who once blurted out that President George W. Bush didn't care about Black people met with President-Elect Donald Trump to discuss "multicultural issues" today. Herewith, a PSA.

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VICE Launches Apprenticeship Program for Formerly Incarcerated People

The media company developed the program in partnership with the Center for Employment Opportunities.

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WATCH: Female Journalists of Color's Moving Tribute to Gwen Ifill

"You were a beacon for so many of us, women of color especially, who wanted so badly to see themselves reflected in the media," said CNN's Tanzina Vega. 

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Muslim Journalist on Reporting in Trump's America: 'Empathy Isn't Always Reciprocated'

NPR reporter Asma Khalid addresses the Islamophobia she endured while reporting on the 2016 election as a hijab-wearing Muslim woman in a new essay and "All Things Considered" interview.

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Time Explores Trump's Racist Appeal in 'Person of the Year' Profile

The President-elect won out over a shortlist that included Hillary Clinton and Beyoncé.

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The Media's Big Trump Conundrum

News outlets that pride themselves on objectivity are struggling with how to characterize the racism and xenophobia of the Donald Trump Administration. 

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We Have Been Here Before

Even though our Muslim-, South Asian- and Arab-American communities have been confronting and surviving backlash and criminalization in the 15 years since 9/11, our lives, identities and futures are at stake like never before. 

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For Latinx People, a Post-Election 'Time of Reckoning'

Latinx digital media pioneer Julio Ricardo Varela reflects on the 2016 election and where Latinx people go from here.