Race Forwaard -Center for Racial Justice Innovation
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Dear tom, Although concerns about race relations are at a record high, the deaths of people of color at the hands of law enforcement have continued. The newly released Michael Brown video is a stark reminder that we must press journalists to move beyond merely reporting police statements as facts.
As Colorlines reporter Sameer Rao makes his way back from the SXSW festival, check out his dispatches from events that centered people of color this year, including panels on healthcare for trans lives, empowerment for YouTube creators of color, and more. To help Colorlines bring you more reporting like this, make a donation here.
Find out what art and culture is grabbing the attention of our staff! This month we hear from Colorlinesclimate justice reporter, Yessenia Funes.
"Right now, I'm very inspired by this beautifully writtenessay by aqueer Latina whose mother doesn't quite accept her sexuality. As a non-straight Latina myself, the story really resonated with me." Read the essay.
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