In the Media

 How The News Media Distorts Black Families
  • Washington Post

How The News Media Distorts Black Families

The news media must help the public understand the systemic barriers that impede well-being for so many families and the policies that could improve them. The time for the media industry to reckon with how it covers families is long overdue.

Jay-Z: The Criminal Justice System Stalks Black People Like Meek Mill
  • New York Times

Jay-Z: The Criminal Justice System Stalks Black People Like Meek Mill

In the New York Times, Jay-Z writes that we could literally shut down jails if we treated people on parole or probation more fairly. Citing our work with people in Philadelphia to pressure the courts there and make that vision a reality, Jay-Z asks us to fight for Meek Mill and everyone else unjustly sent to prison.

How white TV writers decide the stories Hollywood tells America
  • Washington Post

How white TV writers decide the stories Hollywood tells America

Hollywood prides itself on its progressive politics. Celebrities sported blue ribbons on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards to signal their resistance to President Trump. However, the self-congratulatory liberal bastion has its own problems with diversity, particularly in regards to the showrunners — executive producers and head writers who make hiring decisions — and TV writers who shape storylines and characters, according to a report commissioned by the racial justice organization Color of Change.

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Thought Leadership

Throw Sand in the Gears of Everything
  • The Nation

Throw Sand in the Gears of Everything

Movements need numbers, but they also need a strategy that maps the impact of their defiance and ensures disruptions on the authority of decision-makers. The Nation names Color Of Change as an organization leading the way on movement strategy and action.

The Prison Pipeline Starts With Schools
  • MIC

The Prison Pipeline Starts With Schools

School tracking practices that relegate students to remedial or robust curriculums have long been controversial. But as Color Of Change points out this Q&A, many Black children face an even more devious tracking system: The school to prison pipeline.

We Still Need a Future to Believe In
  • The Nation

We Still Need a Future to Believe In

Rashad Robinson, with other progressive leaders, makes the case for what it will take to build a true political revolution after 2016.