In the Media

Color of Change and Progress Michigan Urge Michigan Gov. Snyder to remove state police director after racist comments
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Color of Change and Progress Michigan Urge Michigan Gov. Snyder to remove state police director after racist comments

NEW YORK – Color Of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, issued the following statement in response to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's hesitation to remove Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue from her position as Michigan State Police Director. Over 76,000 people—including thousands of Michiganders—have signed Color Of Change’s petition to dismiss Col. Etue as State Police Director.

Racial Justice Group Condemns Suspension of Jemele Hill
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Racial Justice Group Condemns Suspension of Jemele Hill

NEW YORK – Color Of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, issued the following statement in response to ESPN's suspension of Jemele Hill, co-host of Sports Center. Hill's suspensions come after her recent tweets critiquing Donald Trump and Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones.

Racial Justice Group Condemns Trump Comments on NFL, Kaepernick & Curry

Racial Justice Group Condemns Trump Comments on NFL, Kaepernick & Curry

NEW YORK – Color Of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, issued the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s comments last night about the NFL. Color Of Change is currently running campaigns in support of Black sports figures including Colin Kaepernick and Jemele Hill.

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

Canceling Cops on Fox
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Canceling Cops on Fox

In 2013, Color Of Change members successfully pressured FOX to cancel COPS, bringing nearly 25 years of racist myth-making on network TV to an end.

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