Color of Change

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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.

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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.

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READ: Color of Change's Digital Activism Highlighted in New Profile

Wired features telling interviews with the racial justice organization’s leaders, including executive director Rashad Robinson, that dig into the importance of digital equity in today’s racial justice movements.

Activists Sue FBI, DHS for Movement for Black Lives Surveillance Info

Color Of Change’s Brandi Collins “It is clear the Department of Homeland Security and FBI are continuing their disturbing legacy of employing secretive surveillance tactics with murky legal parameters to chill The Movement for Black Lives.”

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New #VotingWhileBlack Video Highlights Importance of Local Prosecutor Elections

“The most powerful person is always the prosecutor, because he’s the only one that can put you in jail.”

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REPORT: Social Media Giants Helped Police Track Ferguson, Baltimore Protests

The ACLU says that Facebook, Instagram and Twitter all provided user data to Geofeedia, a company whose social media montoring product was marketed to and used by law enforcement agencies to follow protestors.

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Following Criticism for Racist Hosts, Airbnb Pledges Changes to Platform, Protocol

The reforms come after years of criticism from activists and users of color who feel the home-sharing website doesn’t do enough to address some users’ racist bias.

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Advocacy Orgs File Complaint Over Baltimore PD's Phone-Tracking Technology

The complaint says the department disproportionately uses “stingray” technology, which allows police to track the location of cell phones.

Why It's Dangerous to Lump All Black Activists Under the 'Black Lives Matter' Banner

When we ignore the individual organizations working collectively in The Movement for Black Lives, we open the door for erasure and a lack of accountability.

Today: White House Will Bring Together Civil Rights Activists Past and Present

President Obama is set to meet with leaders from Black Lives Matter and the Civil Rights movement.