Introducing the Colorlines 20 x 20

We’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of Colorlines!

John Lewis. Black man holds small booklet with "The Constitution of the United States" on the front.

An Education: Today Marks 150th Anniversary of 14th Amendment

As President Donald Trump prepares to announce his Supreme Court nominee, here’s why the amendment’s promise of “equal protection of the laws” still matters.

Children march in the street at night, holding white banners with the faces of Michael Brown, Cary Bell and Eric Garner

#NeverForget: Michael Brown's Death, Two Years Later

On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown was killed—and we were forced to remind the world that Black Lives Matter.

Cuba Gooding Jr. in blue denim shirt

John Singleton's 'Boyz N The Hood' Turns 25 Today

The film, which explores the damage institutional segregation and racism inflicted on several Black South Central Los Angeles residents, still resonates a quarter of a century later.

"Jungle Fever" movie poster with Black and White hands and fingers interlaced

Today Marks 25 Years Since 'Jungle Fever' Hit The Silver Screen

Spike Lee’s landmark film helped launch the careers of Halle Berry and Samuel L. Jackson while investigating taboos surrounding Black-and-White interracial relationships. 

'Didn’t Cha Know' You Need To Hear This Stunning Erykah Badu Cover?

You really should listen to this. 

#TBT: On this Day in 1983, Vanessa Willams Became The First Black Miss America

Mere days after Vanessa Williams received an offical apology for having her Miss America title stripped from her, we mark the 32nd anniversary of her becoming the first black woman to receive that title. 

On the Two-Year Anniversary of Trayvon Martin's Death

How have you remembered his life today?

After the Quake, Millennial Haitian-Americans Are Open for Business

One American-born and raised Hatian millennial explains why he and his peers are doing business on the island.