Racial Justice News & Analysis

News & Analysis

Oscars: Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo Snubbed Topics: Culture
Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 10:00

But ‘Selma’ did earn a nomination for ‘best picture.’

9 Charts That Force the Question, Does Black Life Matter? Topics: Health
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 07:00

When measured by the blunt calculus of mortality, being black in the U.S. is a killer.

19 Photos From 2014 That Prove 'Post-Racial' America Doesn't Exist Topics: Police Violence, History, Criminal Justice
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 07:00

It’s been a long year full of despair–but there’s also been plenty of hope!

14 Women of Color Who Rocked 2014 Topics: Gender & Sexuality
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 07:00

A roundup of 14 amazing women of color who’ve made big strides in 2014.

Thurgood Marshall Condemned Chokeholds in 1983 Topics: Criminal Justice
Friday, December 12, 2014 - 07:00

The Supreme Court justice denounced police chokeholds 30 years ago. Why are we still having the same conversation?

Meet the 24-Year-Old Filipina-American Who Raised $650K on Kickstarter Topics:
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 11:00

Angelia Trinidad’s “Passion Planner” has had record success on the crowdfunding platform. Colorlines talked to her about family, what motivates her, and why an old-school paper planner has struck a chord with tens of thousands of people.

The Ugly Idea That Killed Eric Garner Topics: /NOW, Criminal Justice
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 07:00

Whatever happens to Office Pantaleo, justice will come only when broken windows policing is finally indicted and convicted.

An Appreciation: Eric Garner Topics: /NOW, Police Violence
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 22:11

Before Eric Garner couldn’t breathe, he insisted that cops leave him alone. For once. An appreciation of that moment.

Who Will Lose Under Obama's Executive Action? Topics: /NOW, Immigration
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 16:26

“We have at least 5 million reasons to keep working,” says one activist.

Here's How DACA Will Be Expanded Under Obama Topics: /NOW, Immigration, Obama Immigration Order
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 09:07

The program’s expansion will take 90 days to implement.

Ferguson's 'Lost Voices' Speak [VIDEO] Topics: Police Violence, Criminal Justice
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 09:01

As the world awaits a grand jury decision in Ferguson, the accidental activists who have camped in the streets since August describe their feelings and preparations to Colorlines.

The Real Poison Pill for Obamacare Topics: Health
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 08:26

Congressional Republicans vow to undo it. The Supreme Court may gut it. But biggest threat to the law’s success is more quiet attack that unfolded long before it was even written.

Randall Park Knows You're Nervous About 'Fresh Off the Boat' Topics: Arts & Culture
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 07:00

TV’s newest Asian-American dad talks about race and the pressure that comes with being on the first Asian-American family sitcom in 20 years.

Sterlin Harjo Explains Why He Makes Films About Poor Indians Topics: Arts & Culture, Native Affairs
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 14:20

‘I’m doing this for something better than just money.’

Facing Race Spotlight: Southern Artist Carlton Turner Topics: Facing Race 2014
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 07:00

“Anything that we’re seeing today in pop culture originated in production you can trace back to black labor in the South.”