The first annual Blackout Festival featured numerous black Hollywood and music stars asking frank questions about the importance of advocacy and disruption to further black creative achievement. Check out important quotes here.
The independent film about runaway slaves going up to Pennsylvania was picked up by RLJ Entertainment for distribution.
The New Jersey governor and Republican presidential candidate said that if he wins the election, he'll hire FedEx founder to train immigration officials.
The prolific multi-medium artist and educator talks to us about the youth media initiative 2-Cent, his mural work in post-Katrina New Orleans and the double-edged sword of the city's "recovery."
The man still known as Mos Def is, for at least this new song, going back to his old name and old sound.
The song by musician and activist Vita Elizabeth Cleveland reworks Janelle Monaé's protest anthem in honor of black trans people killed.
New America Media - 9 hours 2 min ago
Editor’s Note: Community health clinics are the safety nets for those left out of the Affordable Care Act for being undocumented. One such clinic, Lifelong Medical Care, located 25 miles north-east of San Francisco, is helping those left behind with... Viji Sundaram http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=68
New America Media - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 14:44
English TranslationSACRAMENTO -- Los votantes de California están aceptando la Ley del Cuidado de Salud Asequible [Affordable Care Act, ACA, en inglés] en números récord, y ahora una mayoría cada vez más grande apoya ampliar la cobertura de sanidad a... Viji Sundaram http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=68
Colorlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 14:22
For many of us living in the Gulf Coast, the pomp and circumstance around Katrina at 10 has been difficult to stomach. Here are 10 local groups that define what it truly is to fight for the city.
New America Media - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 12:50
SAN FRANCISCO -- As if it were a hidden treasure, the well-known 3rd Street at Bayview houses the TriFusion Yoga Studio at the corner of Newcomb Avenue. Mistaken for a gym during its opening, it has become an object... Jenny Manrique http://publisher.namx.org/mt-cp.cgi?__mode=view&blog_id=19&id=103
As the nation turns its eyes to New Orleans, the president visits the city and talks about the road to recovery.
Nonprofit Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement says its visitation rights were revoked because of advocacy efforts.
Colorlines - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 08:17
Colorlines - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 14:53
A new study from two researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Education has confirmed what many black parents already know all too well: The people in charge at American schools are much more likely to suspend and even expel African-American children than their white peers. They also discovered that the problem is especially pronounced in the South.
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