Holidays

In Minneapolis, Columbus Day Becomes Indigenous People's Day

Good on Minneapolis.

What's Driving This Year's Black Friday Mania?

How the government shutdown fueled worker exploitation and sales panic among retailers.

COLORLINES CLASSIC: 5 Ways to Face Race at the Thanksgiving Table—and Not Choke

That awkward moment when your uncle pipes up with a racist rant at holiday dinner doesn't have to be so hard. Here's how to take control of the conversation and make it productive, without ruining everybody's appetite.

How To Celebrate the Fourth of July: Read Frederick Douglass

Fire up the grill, lay in the sun, dance to music and drink wine, yes. But start the weekend with a sober take on the mythology of America's liberation story.

2010 in Review: Disasters, Deportations and DREAMs Rising

Happy holidays from Colorlines. We'll ee you in 2011.

Amid Recession and War, Grandparents Fill Voids With Love

Katti Gray profiles families who don't have much more than each other this holiday season, but are getting by with that much.

White Dad, Black Son and Raising Kids in a "Colorblind" World

Teaching how to create a more just world is one of the greatest gifts we can give our children.

Need Holiday Recipes? Here's What's Cooking at ColorLines

Juell Stewart rounds up some of her favorite healthy spins on traditional dishes. You got one?