In the Media

Racial Justice Group Responds to Emmy Awards
  • Media Justice

Racial Justice Group Responds to Emmy Awards

NEW YORK, NY – Color Of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, issued the following statement in following last night’s 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Through our Hollywood Culture Project, Color Of Change works in the entertainment industry behind the scenes to ensure that narratives and portrayals of Black people and people of color are authentic and multidimensional. We do this work by connecting with writers and working within writers rooms to provide connections to experts, research and other resources for writers and others involved in media-making.

#QuitTheCouncil A Success
  • Power & Voice

#QuitTheCouncil A Success

NEW YORK—In a major victory for Color Of Change, Donald Trump announced today that he was disbanding his business councils, following a slew of CEOs resigning due to activist pressure. Since January, Color Of Change has led the call for executives to #QuitTheCouncil, demanding that business leaders including Elon Musk of Tesla, Bob Iger of Disney, and Indra Nooyi of Pepsi stop enabling this administration’s support of hatred and bigotry.

Racial Justice Group Condemns Not Guilty Verdict in Philando Castile Trial
  • Criminal Justice

Racial Justice Group Condemns Not Guilty Verdict in Philando Castile Trial

NEW YORK – Color Of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, issued the following statement in response to the not guilty verdict for St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez, who shot and killed Black man Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, MN last July.

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

Eventbrite: closed campaign
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Eventbrite: closed campaign

In August 2017, after a successful public campaign and months of conversations, Color Of Change members along with allies including the Southern Poverty Law Center and CREDO Action Network were able to successfully push Eventbrite to make sweeping changes geared towards permanently blocking hate groups and their leaders from accessing and financially benefitting from their platform.

#DropOReilly
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#DropOReilly

We did something that we were told was impossible. When we first launched this campaign in 2014, people told us that we were no match for Bill O'Reilly. That no amount of public pressure, especially not from a Black organization, could ever change anything at Fox News. Our resources and time would be better spent elsewhere. But our members spoke and we listened. And Fox News has officially announced that Bill O’Reilly’s platform for anti Black vitriol and misogyny has been canceled.

Defending the Jena Six
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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
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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.

Strategic Initiatives

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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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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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