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On 'Jackson Five Nostrils,' Creole vs. 'Negro' and Beefing Over Beyoncé's 'Formation'

Colorlines - 14 min 2 sec ago

As you know, the video for Beyoncé Knowles' "Formation" does the most, from invoking police violence, to flashing back to Hurricane Katrina, to celebrating Blue Ivy's adorable afro. Here, Yaba Blay, a dark-skinned, New Orleans-bred scholar who researches skin color and identity politics, gets into a topic we've been avoiding: the message Beyoncé is sending about complexion and worth. 

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Sikh Fashion Designer Prevented from Boarding Flight to New York Fashion Week

Colorlines - 14 min 2 sec ago

Waris Ahluwalia was the first Sikh male model featured in a national Gap ad. 

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The Image Awards Were the Perfect Antidote to #OscarsSoWhite

Colorlines - 14 min 2 sec ago

From Michael B. Jordan to “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” the awards show was peak Black excellence.

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Cam Newton Criticized For Walking Out of Post-Super Bowl Press Conference

Colorlines - 14 min 2 sec ago

Add the outrage at Newton's despondency to the pile of bulls**t that a White player would never have to handle. 

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Brown Girls Do Ballet Wants to Make More Misty Copelands

Colorlines - 14 min 2 sec ago

PBS is premiering the Misty Copeland documentary, "A Ballerina's Tale," tonight (February 8). We talked to Brittani Marie, a former ballerina and the co-founder of Brown Girls Do Ballet, about the importance of Copeland's success, her own struggles with racism and body image and what it will take to bring more girls of color into the predominantly White ballet world.

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ICYMI: 'SNL's 'Ebony and Ivory' Spoof Perfectly Captures the Double Standard Facing Cam Newton

Colorlines - 14 min 2 sec ago

For a show with its own diversity and racism issues, this was a pretty solid sketch.  

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Beyoncé, Dancers Channel Black Panthers Iconography at Super Bowl

Colorlines - 14 min 2 sec ago

They commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Black Panthers at Super Bowl 50, with the dancers later demanding justice for Mario Woods. 

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Meet ‘Hijarbie,’ Marvel in Her Glorious Outfits

Colorlines - 14 min 2 sec ago

Haneefah Adam’s Instagram account features the iconic doll dressed in “mini hijab fashion.”

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Remember Maurice White With These Four Badass Earth, Wind & Fire Live Performances

Colorlines - 14 min 2 sec ago

White, founder of the seminal group, died on February 4 at the age of 74. 

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Trayvon Martin Would Have Turned 21 Today

Colorlines - 14 min 2 sec ago

He had just celebrated his 17th birthday when George Zimmerman shot and killed him.

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Eat, Pray, Gain--Black Church Meals May Serve Fellowship With Obesity

New America Media - 2 hours 44 min ago
 CHICAGO--After the Fourth Sunday of Advent Service in December, members and guests of St. Martin's Episcopal Church, a mostly African American church on Chicago's West Side, celebrated by hosting a special Advent brunch.And special it was. Spread out on two... Frederick H. Lowe http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
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10 Reasons to Watch the Super Bowl This Sunday

Colorlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 18:09

Hint: Most of them involve Cam Newton being dope. 

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University of Chicago Fraternity Members' E-mails Tainted With Islamophobic, Anti-Black 'Jokes'

Colorlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:01

Members of UChicago's Alpha Epsilon Pi chapter described a Muslim student as a "terrorist" and proposed a "Marathon Luther King Jr." day-drinking celebration. 

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We Talked to the Super Funny Hannibal Buress About Some Serious S**t

Colorlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:01

On the eve of his Netflix stand-up special, "Comedy Camisado," the Chicago native talks race, police violence and why he's excited about the Oscars.

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WATCH: Judge Goes in on Convicted Racist Cop

Colorlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:01

Former Inkster, Michigan, police officer William Melendez and his fellow officers beat an unarmed Black man and celebrated with fist bumps all around. Judge Vonda Evans was not impressed.

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Black Lives Matter Activist DeRay McKesson Wants to Be Baltimore’s Next Mayor

Colorlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:01

“In order to achieve the promise of our city and become the Baltimore we know we can become, we must challenge the practices that have not and will not lead to transformation.”

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Steve Phillips: Liberals Rely Too Much on White Swing Voters

Colorlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 08:58

Conventional wisdom in liberal electoral politics is that you have to lock down White swing voters to pass progressive policy. In his new book, "Brown is the New White," civil rights lawyer and politico Steve Phillips argues that organizing a younger, browner "new American majority" is the key. 

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#TBT: Today Marks 17 Years Since NYPD Officers Killed Amadou Diallo

Colorlines - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 08:58

His family is still fighting against police violence. 

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President Condemns Extremism and Islamophobia During #ObamaMosqueVisit

Colorlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:03

"You are not Muslim or American. You are Muslim and American."

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Lupita Nyong'o on #OscarsSoWhite: 'It’s a Symptom of Something Else'

Colorlines - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:03

"What we are asking for is really for more stories to be told—for inclusion in the stories that are told."

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