Colorlines

Syndicate content
Updated: 1 hour 15 min ago

Watch the BET Awards Speech That Sparked #JesseWilliamsAppreciationDay

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 12:34

"Just because we're magic doesn't mean we're not real."

Categories: Diversity Headlines

Supreme Court Hands Down Major Win for Abortion Access

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 12:34

The decision in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt is the biggest legal win for the reproductive rights movement since the procedure was legalized in 1973.

Categories: Diversity Headlines

WATCH: Hilarious, Too Real Debut Teaser for Issa Rae's 'Insecure'

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 09:27

The "Awkward Black Girl" creator and star's new series premieres on HBO this fall.

Categories: Diversity Headlines

Tennessee Congressional Candidate's 'Make America White Again' Billboards Taken Down

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 09:27

Another of independent candidate Rick Tyler's controversial billboards featured the White House ringed with Confederate flags and the words "I have a dream."

Categories: Diversity Headlines

Kennedy Center to Honor Mavis Staples

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 09:27

The singer—who achieved fame while singing Civil Rights Movement-oriented songs with her sisters as The Staple Singers—will be honored alongside Al Pacino and James Taylor. 

Categories: Diversity Headlines

House Dems Vow to Continue Fight for Gun Control After Holiday

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 05:59

Representative John Lewis: “On July 5th, we’re gonna continue to push, to pull, to stand up and, if necessary, to sit down.”

Categories: Diversity Headlines

No Indictment for Texas Cop Who Slammed Teen in Bikini

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 05:59

Kim Cole, the teen’s attorney: “It’s not surprising because this is certainly the tone in this country today.”

Categories: Diversity Headlines

Omar Mateen's Alleged Former Lover Describes Pulse Massacre as 'Revenge' for Rejection

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 13:21

"He adored Latinos, gay Latinos, with brown skin—but he felt rejected," the man told Univision.

Categories: Diversity Headlines

READ: This Article Proposes a Novel Strategy to Address Market Bias Against Black Homeowners

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 10:15

"It doesn't matter if you're a White homeowner or a Black homeowner," legal scholar Dorothy Brown told The Washington Post. "If you're in a neighborhood that's 10 percent Black, that home isn't going to appreciate the same way it would if you picked it up and moved it to an all-White neighborhood."

Categories: Diversity Headlines

On Race and Education: What Today's Affirmative Action Decision Really Means

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 10:15

Victor Goode breaks down the Supreme Court’s decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin—and how it will impact students of color across the country.

Categories: Diversity Headlines

Durham City Councilwoman Takes Heat for Anti-State Violence Facebook Post

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 07:09

"The most dangerous people with guns are cops and soldiers," Jillian Johnson wrote on her page.

Categories: Diversity Headlines

Baltimore Cop Who Drove Freddie Gray's Transport Van Acquitted of All Charges

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 07:09

Caesar Goodson Jr. faced the most severe charges—including murder—of all the officers indicted for Freddie Gray's death.

Categories: Diversity Headlines

SCOTUS Issues Opinions on Immigration, Tribal Court Jurisdiction and Affirmative Action

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:21

Here is everything you need to know about the Court's latest rulings.

Categories: Diversity Headlines

Should We Sue for Climate Justice? This Report Says Yes.

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 07:53

Climate Justice Programme urges the public to use lessons from Big Tobacco lawsuits to combat climate change.

Categories: Diversity Headlines

Q&A: 'OJ: Made in America' Producer on 'Transcending Race' and Learning From History's Transgressions

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 07:53

We spoke to producer Caroline Waterlow about the central themes behind the five-part docu-series, "OJ: Made in America."

Categories: Diversity Headlines

WATCH: Electrifying New Trailer For 'The Birth Of A Nation'

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 07:53

Nate Parker's directorial debut about Nat Turner's slave rebellion arrives in theaters on October 7.

Categories: Diversity Headlines

REPORT: State Court Judges Overwhelmingly White, Male

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 04:52

“The background of judges can influence how they make decisions and impact the public’s acceptance of those decisions.”

Categories: Diversity Headlines

Michigan Attorney General Sues 2 Private Companies for Making the Flint Water Crisis Worse

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 12:15

The suit alleges that the consulting firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam and the transnational water engineering company Veolia committed "professional negligence and fraud" while working for the City of Flint.

Categories: Diversity Headlines

'Peacock Rebellion' Empowers Queer Comics of Color to Find Their Voices

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 12:15

"People are open to so much when they are coming to be entertained," Peacock Rebellion co-creator Manish Vaidya told KQED. 

Categories: Diversity Headlines

House Blocks Amendment That Would Ban Tubman From $20 Bill

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 09:00

Representative Steve King, the Congressman who proposed the amendment: “I am a conservative, I like to keep what we have.”

Categories: Diversity Headlines