Year-End Goodness

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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.

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Break Time!

The Colorlines team has some year-end goodness on deck, but we’re taking some time off from the daily grind. 

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Updated: A Living History of the Dakota Access Pipeline

Going back to 2014, the steps to build the DAPL—and the global actions taken to stop it. 

Healers of Color on Why Self-Care is Not Self-Indulgence

Self-care experts from a variety of practices and faiths explain how to put Audre Lorde’s self-care theory into practice.

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