Color of Change

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California Uses Prison Labor to Battle Dangerous Wildfires

Some 2,000 incarcerated firefighters from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation are earning just $2 a day to contain the largest wildfire ever recorded in the state’s history.

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Reject Racism Campaign Pressures Tech Giants to Skip North Carolina

“One way Amazon and Apple can demonstrate a real commitment to espoused values of diversity is by making it clear that they won’t move their headquarters to a state that is rapidly sliding backward on racial oppression and voting rights.”

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Petition Demands ABC Air 'Black-ish' Episode on Athlete Protests

In the wake of canceling “Roseanne” following the star’s racist tweet, Color of Change wants ABC to honor its professed values.

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John Legend Explains How Cash Bail Traps People of Color

Narrated by Legend and illustrated by Molly Crabapple, a new video from Color of Change explains how bail practices fuel mass incarceration.

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Facebook Must Protect Its Black Users [OPINION]

“The platform is a safe space for White supremacists to spew anti-Black vitriol, organize Klan rallies, and encourage physical violence against Black people without reprimand from Facebook.”

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Advocacy Organizations Are Cautiously Optimistic About Facebook's Civil Rights Audit

The new independent review of discriminatory practices against communities of color is considered a necessary first step.  

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Advocacy Groups Push FBI, DHS to Release Full Info on Its Surveillance of Black Activists

“Black communities know all too well how poisonous this kind of surveillance and intimidation is for social justice movements.”

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Unions Helped Build the Black Middle Class. The Wealthy's Political Lackeys Are Out to Gut It. [OPINION]

As the Supreme Court considers the future of unions in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, Color of Change’s Rashad Robinson examines how racism conspires to keep workers of color from uniting to reach their full potential.

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50 Years After the Landmark Kerner Report Called Out Media Racism, the Power Structure Persists [OPINION]

Created to study the urban rebellions of 1967, the Kerner Commission revealed in 1968 how racist media played a role. As the Kerner report turns 50, Free Press’ Joseph Torres argues that large media companies continue to uphold White supremacy. 

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Prosecutor, Family of Killed Teen Unravel Police Cover-Up in 'Seven Seconds'

The new Netflix series explores the aftermath of a White police officer killing a Black teenager.

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Advocacy Groups Say Academy, Entertainment Industry Need to Do Better

Color of Change and The National Hispanic Media Coalition are calling for more Black and Latinx representation and recognition in the entertainment industry.

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REPORT: 3 Ways That Media Outlets Demonize Black Families

Color of Change and Family Story’s new study exposes how news outlets covered Black parents and children during the election cycle. 

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REPORT: 5 Ways Hollywood Sidelines Black Screenwriters

A new report from UCLA scholar Darnell Hunt and racial justice organization Color of Change breaks down how rarely TV executives actually hire Black writers—and what’s at stake.

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Michigan State Police Head Loses 5 Days' Pay for Calling Protesting Football Players 'Degenerates'

Activists are pressing Governor Rick Snyder to fire Colonel Kriste Kibbey Etue for her Facebook comments.

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WATCH: Colin Kaepernick's Former Teammates Show Solidarity in New Video

Eric Reid, Marquise Goodwin and Dontae Johnson express their support of Kaepernick’s actions against racial injustice in a new video.

Two Black women with floral wreaths around their heads who were bailed out of  Pinellas County Jail in Clearwater, Florida, by Dream Defenders on May 11, 2017, talk to a reporter about National Bail Out day.

Inside the Movement to Free People Who Are Only in Jail Because They Can't Afford Bail

Eliminating cash bail has become a focal point in the fight to transform the criminal justice system. Inside the wins and challenges of a growing movement that raises money to free people of color who are in jail simply because they can’t afford to post bail.  

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REPORT: How the For-Profit Bail System Locks Black People in Debt

Rashad Robinson of Color Of Change: “Big insurance is raking in huge profits by putting a price on people’s freedom.”

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These Folks Tweeting About Bill O'Reilly's Ouster Are All of Us

Maxine Waters: “A day will come when rich men won’t be able to buy their way out of criminal conduct and they will go to jail.”

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50+ Activist Organizations Unite as 'The Majority' to Advocate for Collective Justice

The coalition will fight for “justice, freedom and the right to live with dignity and respect.”

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UPDATE: After Pressure From Advocacy Group, Facebook Says 'Of Course' It Wouldn't Participate in Muslim Registry

Facebook and Twitter are the only major tech companies to publicly state that they would not assist with any Muslim registry plans put forth by the Trump administration.