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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. 
Share our Best Practices for Journalists Reporting on Police Killings of Black and Brown People as well as our Race Reporting guide with your local newspaper editors to push for more accountability in the way the media covers stories involving people of color.
Check out our latest below!
5 POC-Centered Events From the SXSW Festival
People of color shone brilliantly at South by Southwest on panel topics including virtual reality, trans health and more.
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.
Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi on #RaceAnd: Gender
This brilliant performance artist has a lot to say about identity, and why none of us should be forced to erase parts of ours.
 Black trans women are intensely marginalized and affected by structural oppressionsWatch trans performance artist Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi describe why we need to discuss race, gender, history and economics under one collective umbrella in this episode of our#RaceAnd video series.
Staff Picks
Moana poster
   Credit: Ludmila Leiva/Daily Xtra
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 a queer 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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In solidarity,
Team Race Forward
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