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Posted on: Jun 9, 2014, Source: ColorLines

And a new campaign is out to bring attention to conditions in women’s prisons.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2014, Source: Colorlines.com

More than 200,000 women are behind bars in the U.S. and thanks to OITNB, the second season of which airs Friday, more people than ever are paying attention.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2012, Source: ColorLines

What "Stop-and-Frisk" is really like.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2012, Source: ColorLines

Posted on: Jun 21, 2012, Source: ColorLines

Activists are increasingly creating links between LGBT rights and the many other issues that impact their lives, including racial justice.

Posted on: May 30, 2012, Source: ColorLines

There’s a deep mistrust between communities of color and the mental health field.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2012, Source: ColorLines

A scholarship system that once empowered student athletes now leaves them at the mercy of their coaches -- and a multibillion dollar industry.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2012, Source: Colorlines.com

Big Brother is watching, and there aren’t many rules to say how much he can see, particularly using the mobile devices on which American rely.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2012, Source: ColorLines

Posted on: Feb 20, 2012, Source: ColorLines

Posted on: Feb 5, 2012, Source: ColorLines

The NFL’s Players Association, the union that represents the league’s athletes, has come out in opposition to Indiana's proposed Right to Work legislation.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2012, Source: ColorLines

Here are a few of the FCC’s efforts to deal with the digital divide—the good and the bad of each.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2011, Source: ColorLines

In 2008, young voters were the big story. Both parties will attempt to woo them this time around--but are they paying attention to the issues that matter?

Posted on: Sep 21, 2011, Source: Colorlines.com

After a long delay from the Supreme Court, Troy Davis was executed at 11:08 PM Wednesday night, despite over a million people asking for clemency.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2011, Source: ColorLines

Posted on: Jul 21, 2011, Source: ColorLines

Posted on: Jul 18, 2011, Source: ColorLines

Posted on: Jul 11, 2011, Source: Colorlines.com

While young prospective workers in general are saddled with record levels of unemployment, young workers of color face an even bleaker economic outlook.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2011, Source: ColorLines

Posted on: Jun 11, 2011, Source: ColorLines

Posted on: Jun 6, 2011, Source: ColorLines

Posted on: May 31, 2011, Source: Colorlines.com

The legend passed away in New York on May 27, 2011.

Posted on: May 26, 2011, Source: Colorlines.com

Here are revolutionaries who, in their death or retirement, have been used to represent the sorts of things they spent their lives opposing.

Posted on: May 24, 2011, Source: Colorlines.com

The bill was passed through the the Republican-led Senate late last week and is expected be signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2011, Source: Colorlines.com

Should a rocker who displays the confederate flag at concerts win the NAACP's Great Expectations award?

Posted on: Jan 18, 2011, Source: ColorLines

Posted on: Dec 23, 2010, Source: Racewire

Posted on: Nov 16, 2010, Source: Colorlines.com

The Atlanta director took on the classic choreopoem to consternation and mixed reviews. But as Shange's legacy shows, black women will always be the rightful storytellers.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2010, Source: ColorLines RaceWire

On the same day that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 into law, some lawmakers in Washington are getting ready to act.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2006, Source: WireTap

The Rootz Underground plants its seeds as one of Jamaica's best and underrated Reggae bands.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2006, Source: WireTap

A look at how one of the nation's most innovative record labels is changing music and young people that make it.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2006, Source: WireTap

Music Review: One of the country's most talented young poets takes his message from the stage to the studio with the release of two new albums.