The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has had 87 years to figure it out — to nominate, award, and affirm the value of artists of color — and still can’t seem to get it right. As a result, over the course of nearly a century’s worth of Hollywood films, 88-99% of all Academy Award winners have been white.

The AMPAS has a diversity problem; illuminating that problem is the first step. Demand they officially disclose their diversity numbers, and take substantive steps toward becoming a more inclusive organization. More »

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Tell Congress: Stop stalling Internet freedom

Telecom companies are desperate to gain control over the Internet. They know they’re losing and they’re calling in all their favors to Congress.

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ColorOfChange.org is strengthening Black America's political voice. Using the Internet, we keep our members informed and give them ways to act on pressing issues facing Black people in America. We are united behind a simple, powerful pledge: we will do all we can to make sure all Americans are represented, served and protected — regardless of race or class. More »

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ColorOfChange ranked 6th on Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies list

During the 11-day span between the Michael Brown and Eric Garner grand jury decisions late last year—both cases in which a white police officer killed an unarmed black man and was not criminally charged—more than 130,000 outraged citizens signed up with ColorOfChange.org. That cemented the organization, which uses Internet tools to advocate for the rights of black people, at the center of one of our era’s defining cultural movements. Rather than providing Rev. Jesse Jackson–style spokesmanship, ColorOfChange.org launches what it calls campaigns—petitions, images to share on social media, or boycotts—that users can partake in. Its causes span everything from education to media accountability. In response to Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri, for example, it launched 15 campaigns that triggered 1 million responses. "In some ways [our success] is a recognition of the changing of the guard," says Rashad Robinson, the organization’s executive director. "People don’t want top-down organizing. People are not joiners in the same way they used to be. What they want is to move in and out of campaigns that matter to them." More »