Thousands Nationwide March for Eric Garner

Here’s a brief scan of rallies in various cities calling for an end to the violent killing of unarmed black men by law enforcement.

The Faces of Cesar Chávez's United Farm Worker Movement

It’s important to remember that every movement is larger than any one man.

Why Natives Are Rocking Their Moccasins

An interview with the 21 year old who started Rock Your Mocs, a worldwide day to mark indigenous roots.

Dangerous Sexism

Thirty five years after affirmative action, the number of women in construction remains flat. A travelling exhbition about the field’s sexism, racism–and physical danger–points to why those numbers remain so low.

The 1963 March on Washington in Photos

Historian and author Barbara Ransby takes us beyond “I Have a Dream.”

Asian and Latino Artists Weigh In On a Changing America

Four artists of color featured at Washington, D.C.’s Smithsonian share their work–and their vision of what it means to be American.

A Multiracial Call for Justice [Photos]

After the Zimmerman not-guilty verdict, people from all walks of life have rallied to send a powerful message: Race does matter in the Trayvon Martin tragedy.

Thousands Protest for Trayvon Martin, Black Boys' Lives [Photos]

Thousands took to the streets to protest George Zimmerman’s acquittal.

We're Here, We're Queer and We Look Real Cute

Five fashion designers who are putting the dandy back in gender queer.

Undocumented Youth Pay Tribute to the Original DREAMers [Photos]

In the fight for immigration reform, the parents of undocumented youth are regularly chastised for their immigration misdeeds. An undocumented Arizona photographer wants to change the conversation.

From Selma to the Roberts Court: Reflections on Voting Rights History

Diane Nash, Dorie Ladner and others who led and joined the March 1965 demonstrations that created the Voting Rights Act speak with Colorlines about their work then–and now.

Brooklyn's Afro-Punk Festival Reveals Black Culture's Dirty Little Secret

Hint: It’s totally okay to stand out.

Taking a 'Freedom Ride' Against Pennsylvania's Voter ID [Photos]

More than 1,000 people rallied against Pennsylvania’s voter ID law this week. James Cersonsky shares his images from a “Freedom Ride” bus to the capital.

'What We See--Is That Oakland Is Beautiful'

Young women in Oakland and Chicago speak for themselves through art. As they do, they challenge the sexual abuse and violence that too often surrounds their lives.

We Need to Support Moms Who Breastfeed, Not Shame Them

We caught up with several mothers who breastfeed their children to talk about the process, its joys, and the pains.

A Look at Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

How will you celebrate this weekend?

First Lady Michelle Obama Strikes the Heisman Pose [Photos]

It’s hard to say who strikes a better Heisman pose, the First Lady or the President.

The Unique Importance of This Year's International Women's Day

While Washington squabbles over the right to control female bodies, women around the globe have long been fighting back, speaking up, and creating change.

Ru Paul as Mr. and Mrs. Obama in Honor of Presidents Day [Photo]

Ru Paul wishes you a very happy Presidents Day.

Ohio Univ. Students to Classmates: 'We're a Culture, Not a Costume'

Controversy surrounding racist Halloween costumes have become a routine part of the holiday on college campuses. Some Ohio University students decided to get in front of the problem this year–and they’re making a national sensation doing so.