A Colorlines Recap of Afropunk 2015

Colorlines community editor Riley Wilson and culture reporter Sameer Rao joined the thousands of photographers, style mavens, music fanatics, artists, activists, muses, students and other assorted folks at Brooklyn’s Afropunk Festival this past weekend. A (slightly snarky) recap of the music extravaganza that dominated your timelines. 

Langston Hughes Warned Us About Trolls Like Don Lemon

In “The Fun of Being Black,” Hughes lampoons the absurd accusation that black people are race-baiters who enjoy “contemporary white-Negro batttles.” But based on his latest antics, Lemons actually embodies the kind of person Hughes was writing about. 

FBI Responds to Colorlines Twitterchat

Colorlines held a Twitterchat last week about the FBI’s new policy of tracking hate crimes against Arab-Americans, Hindus and Sikhs. Here’s a Storify plus some answers from the FBI.