In the Media

DHS Must Cut Its Ties With For-Profit Private Prison Companies
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DHS Must Cut Its Ties With For-Profit Private Prison Companies

Color Of Change joins Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Mijente and other groups to deliver a petition signed by more than 200,000 Americans demanding that the Department of Homeland Security end its use of immigrant detention centers run by abusive for-profit private prison companies.

Color Of Change helps people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by over one million members, we move decision makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people, and all people. Until justice is real.

Big Wins

Defending the Jena Six
  • CAT: Criminal Justice

Defending the Jena Six

In 2007, Color Of Change rallied our emerging community to bring a national spotlight to the Jena 6: funding a new legal team, forcing abusive officials to face national scrutiny, and changing the course of events.

Forcing the Glenn Beck Show Off Fox News
  • CAT: Media Justice

Forcing the Glenn Beck Show Off Fox News

In 2009, Color Of Change forced Glenn Beck off cable television, holding his advertisers and Fox News accountable for his dangerous drumbeat of racist misinformation.

Targeting and Weakening ALEC
  • CAT: Power & Voice

Targeting and Weakening ALEC

In 2011, Color Of Change led a winning strategy to target a dangerously influential, secretive right-wing policy promoter, forcing more than 100 of its corporate sponsors to withdraw support.

Canceling Cops on Fox
  • CAT: Media Justice

Canceling Cops on Fox

In 2013, Color Of Change members successfully pressured FOX to cancel COPS, bringing nearly 25 years of racist myth-making on network TV to an end.

Strategic Initiatives

Criminal Justice

Too many people profit way too much from moving Black people through our criminal justice system. We work to end these incentives, tackling unfair practices that do not benefit society at all, but destroy Black lives and communities for the gain of corporations, municipalities and politicians.

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Hollywood Culture Project

We created the Hollywood Culture Project because content matters. The research is clear: if we want the realities that Black people face in society to change, then portrayals of Black people in media must change—becoming more accurate, more diverse, more empathetic and more human.

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2016 Elections

Black voter participation has beaten white participation for the first time in history. Those threatened by this trend have been over-active battling it: creating multiple barriers to obstruct Black votes and voters. Others seek to exploit this trend: pandering for votes without delivering results. In 2016, we are fighting both fronts.

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Partners and Allies

“Color Of Change puts analysis into action, helping create the conditions that make policy change possible. Demos counts on Color Of Change to force the accountability we need for our democracy and economy to improve, so all people get the equal say and equal chance they deserve. They leverage their members and media savvy to popularize winning ideas, while taking on the opposition in a way few others can.”
Heather McGhee
President, Demos
“Color Of Change puts analysis into action, helping create the conditions that make policy change possible. Demos counts on Color Of Change to force the accountability we need for our democracy and economy to improve, so all people get the equal say and equal chance they deserve. They leverage their members and media savvy to popularize winning ideas, while taking on the opposition in a way few others can.”
Heather McGhee
President, Demos
“Who's gonna offer clarity in a moment of confusion if we don't have leadership? Color Of Change is a leadership organization . . . They're so fiercely independent . . . Color of Change engaging people is the heart of how you make the rules different to benefit everyone . . . They want to see a fairer, greener, more accessible, more racially just America, and so do I.”
Congressman Keith Ellison
U.S House of Representatives
“Who's gonna offer clarity in a moment of confusion if we don't have leadership? Color Of Change is a leadership organization . . . They're so fiercely independent . . . Color of Change engaging people is the heart of how you make the rules different to benefit everyone . . . They want to see a fairer, greener, more accessible, more racially just America, and so do I.”
Congressman Keith Ellison
U.S House of Representatives
“Color Of Change gets culture. They are building bridges between movements on the ground and those of us who can tell the stories no one else will. They know how to support storytellers who want to broaden the landscape of stories we see in mainstream entertainment, especially when it comes to Black people's lives. Many people outside the industry don't get how it works, and how it can change, but they do.”
Mara Brock-Akil
Creator & Producer, Girlfriends, The Game and Being Mary Jane
“Color Of Change gets culture. They are building bridges between movements on the ground and those of us who can tell the stories no one else will. They know how to support storytellers who want to broaden the landscape of stories we see in mainstream entertainment, especially when it comes to Black people's lives. Many people outside the industry don't get how it works, and how it can change, but they do.”
Mara Brock-Akil
Creator & Producer, Girlfriends, The Game and Being Mary Jane
“Color Of Change is doing important work in our communities and in our movement. From building local, Black-led power to supporting Black leadership, Color Of Change is a valued partner. Their platform has helped us change our communities, from the ground up -- whether it's to hold a district attorney accountable or to stop a corporation from preying on our communities, they are unbought and unbossed. We are proud to stand with them side by side to change the world.”
Alicia Garza
Co-founder, Black Lives Matter Network
“Color Of Change is doing important work in our communities and in our movement. From building local, Black-led power to supporting Black leadership, Color Of Change is a valued partner. Their platform has helped us change our communities, from the ground up -- whether it's to hold a district attorney accountable or to stop a corporation from preying on our communities, they are unbought and unbossed. We are proud to stand with them side by side to change the world.”
Alicia Garza
Co-founder, Black Lives Matter Network