pop culture

Watch Imara Jones on 'Caffeine TV' Debut

If you like his take on race and economic justice on Colorlines, tune in!

Black, Queer and in Vogue [PHOTOS]

Mainstream pop culture has spent decades mining the house ballroom scene of black LGBTQ communities for inspiration–without recognition, or pay.

Artist Re-Imagines Hit Black Pop Culture Posters

Meet Xavier Payne, a 25-year-old graphic designer from Nashville.

On Baby Blue Ivy Carter and the Alleged Ugliness of Blackness

Of all the madness surrounding Beyonce and Jay Z’s newborn, the self-hating attacks on black beauty were the most disturbing. But even in a time when calling babies ugly in print is OK, we can still find solace. In good books.

Top Songs on Our Colorlines.com Summertime Soundtrack

Whether you’re kicking back at the beach or lounging around the office, we’ve got a list of songs to help get your summer started off on the right foot.

Re-Branding Revolution: 7 Icons Pimped for Profit and Empire

Chavez as a Navy ship? Ghandi as a corporate salesman? Here’s a handful of the most laughable appropriations of radical political history.

Oprah's Conflicted, Empowering, Shaming Bond With Women Like Me

I believe, even on my meanest days, that Oprah’s quest for global dominance is fueled at least in part by a desire to do some good. And anyway, I could not turn away from her even if I bothered to try.

People.com Editor Janet Mock Tells Her Story: 'I Was Born a Boy'

In a video for the “It Gets Better” campaign, the writer opens up about the pain, ridicule and isolation she endured before her transition.

The Best Black Comedy You're Not Watching

“The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl and Friends” is must-see (Web) TV. Here’s why.

A Few of My Favorite Things: 'The Good Wife'

Because life can’t be all about doing stuff–sometimes, you gotta just indulge great TV.

Grammy Award Recap: Angry Bieber Fans Hack Jazz History

Esperanza Spalding becomes first jazz artist to steal the show, enrages millions of teens.

Filmmakers Look Behind Hollywood's Lens on Race

As Oscar buzz builds, Greg Varner talks with documentary filmmakers about some of history’s best–and worst–representations of people of color.

Oprah: 'I'm Not Even Kind of a Lesbian'

And Barbara Walters is still asking people about their sexuality.

The Queen of Soul's Vibrant Court

Our thoughts are with Aretha, and all of the talents she’s inspired.

Five Artists Who Are Keeping the Soul in American Music

Jamilah King celebrates the year’s renaissance of soul music–whatever that is.

Five Things People Are Saying About "For Colored Girls"

We rounded up what the Web has to say about Tyler Perry’s most talked about film to date.

Antoine Dodson's Halloween Costumes Went Horribly Wrong

We told you so.

"Project Runway" Replay: Mondo Guerra Shows How to Walk Free

Last week’s season finale reminds us of a revolutionary moment in reality TV earlier this year.

Readers Ask Our Opinion on Halloween Wigs

A roundup of the week’s best conversations, with a Halloween theme.

Northwestern's Dean Asks Students, "Is Your Costume Racist?"

Campus leaders hope students can avoid making headlines in blackface again this year.