From Pompadours to Fades, New Art Celebrates Black Women’s Hair

Baltimore-based graphic designer and artist Andrea Pippins talks to Julianne Hing about her new four-poster series.

The Lesson of 2012? It Was Never About Obama, It Was About Us

Manuel Pastor and Gihan Perera look back at a year in which the racial justice movement surged–and conclude our work has just begun.

Nearly 205K Deportations of Parents of U.S. Citizens in Just Over Two Years

New data obtained by shows the disturbing pace of parental deportation has not changed, despite ICE vow to use greater “discretion.” Seth Freed Wessler reports.

Reactions: Rep. Gutierrez Urges White House to Extend Deportation Relief to Parents


Hip-Hop Artists Are Becoming Colleges’ Most Sought After Lecturers From Afrika Bambaataa to 9th Wonder, some of hip-hop’s biggest names are taking their art into the classroom.

Should Black Women Have To Straighten Their Hair To Be On TV? [Reader Forum] Colorlines readers sounds off on the controversy around a black meteorologist in Louisiana.

Does Your Social Media Use Put Your Community At Risk? This week’s furor over Instagram underscores an important point: users are products.

Jet Magazine’s First Gay Male Couple The historic black publication features a gay male couple in its weddings section for the first time in 61 years.

Figuring Out Why 93 Million People Didn’t Vote A Medill School of Journalism survey asks why 40 percent of voters didn’t cast their ballots on Election Day.

A Constitutional Case Against Felony Disenfranchisement Laws The legal fight over early voting may have blazed a legal path for former felon voting rights, too.

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