Colorlines Favorites of 2018: Meek Mill Seeks Redemption on 'Championships'
The Colorlines team is sharing our favorite 2018 videos, books, hashtags, movies and more. Here, contributing writer Shani Saxon dives into why Meek Mill’s “Championships” was the year’s best album.
Comcast Fires Proud Boy Employee After Activist Outcry
The Media Mobilizing Project and allies called on Philadelphia’s biggest corporation to fire Andrew Kovalic.
Philly Mural Project 'Portraits of Justice' Confronts Mass Incarceration
Formerly incarcerated artists working with Mural Arts Philadelphia created a new art installation in defiance of former mayor and police chief Frank Rizzo’s history of violence in the city.
Author Q&A: Understanding Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis Through Marx, Monsters and a Queer Decolonial Lens
Colorlines talks to Philadelphia poet laureate Raquel Salas Rivera about their new book, “lo terciario/the tertiary,” which revisits Karl Marx’s “Capital” to examine Puerto Rico’s debt crisis from a queer decolonial lens.
Will A Day of Anti-Bias Training Solve Starbucks' Anti-Blackness Problem?
Twitter says: “Nah.”
Starbucks to Close 8,000 Stores in May for a Daylong Racial Bias Training
The company is doing damage control after the release of a viral video of Philadelphia police arresting two Black men at the behest of a store manager who accused them of trespassing.
Philadelphia District Attorney Dismisses All Marijuana Possession Cases
Larry Krasner says his office will no longer prosecute people for simple possession.
Philadelphia's City Council Calls on Officials to End Cash Bail System
Will the courts and the district attorney’s office take up the challenge?
A New Study Explains Why Coastal Cities Are at Increased Risk of Flooding
The factors that contributed to Houston’s devastation are poised to converge in other cities, too.
Activists Who Helped Topple Durham Confederate Statue Face Charges As Baltimore, Philadelphia Authorities Tackle Monuments
Takiyah Thompson was the first person charged with participation and incitement of a riot for helping to tear down a Confederate memorial in Durham.
5 Flicks We Can't Wait to Watch at the BlackStar Film Festival in August
The sixth annual BlackStar film festival hits Philadelphia in early August. Colorlines arts and culture reporter Sameer Rao shares his must-see titles.
Philly Unveils New Pride Flag with Black and Brown Stripes
The flag—which city officials and advocacy groups debuted outside City Hall during its Pride kick-off event—is the nation’s first to specifically recognize queer Black and Brown communities.
#ResistanceInPhilly Rocks Republican Congressional Retreat
Thousands of protesters descended on a GOP retreat in Philadelphia featuring Donald Trump, Mike Pence and other Republican leaders. Herewith, some photos and videos from the action.
LGBTQ Activists of Color Talk Trump and What They're Doing to Create Change [VIDEO]
We interviewed a range of LGBTQ activists of color at last week’s Creating Change conference in Philadelphia and found that there still is strength in numbers.
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Ordered to Treat Mumia Abu-Jamal's Hepatitis C
Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther serving a life sentence for the death of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner, was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 2015.
Philadelphia Cop Who Punched Teen is Under Investigation
The district attorney dropped charges against 16-year-old Johnnae Pendleton for allegedly assaulting the officer.
WATCH: #TrumpProtests Take Over Streets Nationwide
From New York City to Los Angeles, Americas are expressing their displeasure with the election of Donald Trump.
Singer Barred From Singing Anthem at 76ers Game for Wearing 'We Matter' Jersey
Sevyn Streeter: “I also felt it was important to express the ongoing challenges and ongoing injustice we face as a Black community within the United States of America.”
This Pioneering Comic Shop Owner Gets Her Own Marvel Cover
Ariell Johnson, the founder of Philadelphia’s Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, is the only Black woman to own a comics shop on the East Coast.
Leslie Jones, Teyana Taylor Stand For Reproductive Justice at Cleveland Concert
New Voices for Reproductive Justice will present All Access 2016 this Saturday as part of its efforts to mobilize women of color in Ohio and Pennsylvania.