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6 Native American Basketball Facts, Inspired by Louisville's Star Sisters

6 Native American Basketball Facts, Inspired by Louisville’s Star Sisters

by Jamilah King, Jorge Rivas on April 9 2013, 7:30AM

Basketball is an important part of life Native American communities. And nothing shows that better than the ascendence of Louisville’s Shoni and Jude Schimmel.

Topics: Arts & Culture, March Madness

Who Will Stand Behind Adria Richards? [Reader Forum]

Who Will Stand Behind Adria Richards? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on April 8 2013, 9:55AM

Colorlines readers sound off on the firing of Adria Richards.

Topics: Media

'Obamaphones': A Case Study in How Race Perverts the Spending Debate

‘Obamaphones’: A Case Study in How Race Perverts the Spending Debate

by Jamilah King on April 8 2013, 7:20AM

Tea party Republicans have used race to demonize a longstanding government phone subsidy for people living in poverty.

Topics: Budget Cuts, Media, Politics

What the U.S. Can Learn From Africa's Booming Economy

What the U.S. Can Learn From Africa’s Booming Economy

by Imara Jones on April 5 2013, 9:51AM

The continent may have entered a new phase in its history. How? By focusing on healthy people and local investment.

Topics: Economy, Global Affairs

Cocoa Butter, India.Arie and Colorism Trolling in the Music Industry

Cocoa Butter, India.Arie and Colorism Trolling in the Music Industry

by Akiba Solomon on April 4 2013, 6:00AM

R&B meets colorism meets online marketing again. It’s annoying.

Topics: Akiba Solomon, Arts & Culture

What the DOJ Can't Do on School Discipline Reform

What the DOJ Can’t Do on School Discipline Reform

by Julianne Hing on April 3 2013, 1:35PM

The Department of Justice could push the Meridian, Miss., school district to dismantle its school-to-prison pipeline. How will a history of racist violence

Topics: Schools & Youth

Why the AP's Choice to Drop the I-Word Is a Crucial Victory

Why the AP’s Choice to Drop the I-Word Is a Crucial Victory

by Rinku Sen on April 3 2013, 8:29AM

Because the deliberately divisive and willfully inaccurate term has stood in the way of real discussion for too long.

Topics: Media, Rinku Sen

Mainstream Green Is Still Too White

Mainstream Green Is Still Too White

by Brentin Mock on April 2 2013, 6:30AM

In Obama’s first term, big environmental groups poured resources into congressional lobbying and corporate connections rather than environmental justice. With climate change back on the legislative table, will history repeat itself?

Topics: Environment

How Should We Speak of Our Undocumented Immigrant Parents? [Reader Forum]

How Should We Speak of Our Undocumented Immigrant Parents? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on April 1 2013, 6:50AM

Colorlines readers remark on the powerful portraits, taken by 20-year-old Carla Chavarria, of Arizona immigrant women and their moms.

Topics: Immigration

How to Get a Black Woman Fired

How to Get a Black Woman Fired

by Channing Kennedy on April 1 2013, 6:40AM

In light of the Adria Richards debacle, Channing Kennedy, Colorlines.com’s white male correspondent, uses the power bestowed by his made-up title to break down a pattern of Internet harassment, racist and sexist micro-aggressions and other methods of enforcing mob rule.

Topics: Adria Richards, Gender & Sexuality, Media