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Aziz Ansari Brilliantly Trolls Rupert Murdoch for Anti-Muslim Tweets
Posted on: Jan 13, 2015, Source: ColorLines
Comedian congratulates the conservative billionaire for being an "evil overachiever."
The Sewage-Filled Jail on ‘Orange is the New Black’ is Real
Posted on: Jun 9, 2014, Source: ColorLines
And a new campaign is out to bring attention to conditions in women’s prisons.
4 Things to Watch for in Season 2 of ‘Orange is the New Black’
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.
Watch: Cops Harass, Grope, and Threaten Teenager “For Being a F*cking Mutt"
Posted on: Oct 9, 2012, Source: ColorLines
What "Stop-and-Frisk" is really like.
10 Leaders You Should Know About
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.
How Psychiatry Mistreats People of Color
Posted on: May 30, 2012, Source: ColorLines
There’s a deep mistrust between communities of color and the mental health field.
March Madness: Do Scholarships Leave Student-Athletes Powerless in the NCAA Game?
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.
How Your Phone Company Can Screw You Over -- And Probably Will
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.
How the Super Bowl Became the Center of a Political Showdown for Players and Workers
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.
Internet Access for All: 3 Ways the FCC is Trying to Close the Digital Divide
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.
Will Young Voters Steal the Show in 2012? Maybe, If Lawmakers Listen
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?
The Long, Murderous Arm of the Law Has Killed Troy Davis
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.
How to Succeed at a Summer Job: Look White and Christian
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.
Remembering Gil Scott-Heron: Outspoken Activist and Musical Legend
Posted on: May 31, 2011, Source: Colorlines.com
The legend passed away in New York on May 27, 2011.
7 Revolutionary Icons Being Used to Pimp Capitalist Excess, War and Vanilla Ice Cream
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.
Wisconsin Set to Pass Country's Most Restrictive Voter ID Law
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.
NAACP Faces Boycott Over Kid Rock Honor
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?
Ntozake Shange's 'For Colored Girls,' And Why Tyler Perry's Maligned Version Might Deserve a Little Credit
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.
Activists, Congress Tackle Next Steps on Immigration Reform
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.
Roots, Rock, Reggae
Posted on: Aug 9, 2006, Source: WireTap
The Rootz Underground plants its seeds as one of Jamaica's best and underrated Reggae bands.
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