Year-End Goodness

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The New Normal: Petty Actions Accelerate Climate Change, Reshape the Earth

Global warming does not care who wins the midterm elections.

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The Words and Wisdom of Trailblazers Who Passed Away In 2017

We’re  honoring some of the activists, performers and pioneers of color who died in 2017 in their own words.

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The New Normal: White Supremacists Remove Their Hoods

Have we hit rock bottom yet?

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2017 Favorite: 'Ctrl'

The Colorlines team is sharing our favorite 2017 videos, books, hashtags, movies and more. Here, deputy editor Kenrya Rankin dives into why SZA’s “Ctrl” was the year’s best album.

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The New Normal: Fear and Loathing as Immigration Policy

It only took President Donald Trump one week in office to turn fear into a policy provision.

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2017 Favorite: Future's "Mask Off"

The Colorlines team is sharing our favorite 2017 videos, books, hashtags, movies and more. Here, editorial director Akiba Solomon tries to justify why ”Mask Off” is her song of the year.

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2017 Favorite: 'Moonlight'

The Colorlines team is sharing our favorite 2017 videos, books, hashtags, movies and more. Here, arts and culture reporter Sameer Rao explains why Jay Z’s “Moonlight” is his top music video of the year.

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2017 Favorite: 'Coco'

The Colorlines team is sharing our favorite 2017 videos, books, hashtags, movies and more. Here, gender and sexuality columnist Miriam Zoila Pérez breaks down why “Coco” is their favorite movie of the year.

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The New Normal: #MeToo, I Am Heard

“Men sexually harassed women because they could. Women are talking today because, in this new era, we finally can.”

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2017 Favorite: 'Get Out'

The Colorlines team is sharing our favorite 2017 videos, books, hashtags, movies and more. Here, senior digital communications strategist  Chevon Drew explains why “Get Out” is her film of the year.

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2017 Favorite: N.E.R.D and Rihanna's 'Lemon' Video

The Colorlines team is sharing our favorite 2017 videos, books, hashtags, movies and more. Here, contributing editor Ayana Byrd explains why “Lemon” is so amazing. 

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Break Time! The 2017 Edition

We will be delivering some year-end goodness, but taking a break from the relentless daily grind.

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17 Women of Color Who Rocked the Resistance in 2017

During an intensely challenging year, they stood out in their efforts to fight for social justice in politics, media, art and culture. 

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Women of the Black Panther Party Reflect on Today's Struggle, Staying Engaged and Why Trump's Win Might be a Good Thing

The Black Panther Party just closed out its 50th anniversary year. On this occasion, the Intersectional Black Panther Party History Project spoke with Panther women about leadership, electoral politics and what we should be doing today.

16 Women of Color Who Made History in 2016

Amidst a year of challenging news and political events, these 16 women of color kept it moving and made history in the arenas of culture, media, sports and politics.

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Killed by Police in 2016

A commemoration of the more than 450 civilians of color who were killed by police in 2016

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Words and Wisdom From Trailblazers Who Passed in 2016

The year 2016 took a range of artists, thinkers, leaders and activists of color from the world. Herewith, a tribute featuring their own words.

The Kids Who Rocked the Racial Justice Movement in 2016

From demanding clean water to protesting police violence, these children prove that you’re never too young to stand up for your people.

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The Biggest Environmental Justice Wins of 2016

It was the year three California counties banned fracking, a tribe beat big oil and more.

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Year-End Goodness: The Best 2016 Movies, Music, Hashtags and More

Brilliant art, media and pop culture gave us something to celebrate in 2016. Here are Team Colorlines’ favorites, from music videos to podcasts.