In the Media

Jay-Z: The Criminal Justice System Stalks Black People Like Meek Mill
  • New York Times

Jay-Z: The Criminal Justice System Stalks Black People Like Meek Mill

In the New York Times, Jay-Z writes that we could literally shut down jails if we treated people on parole or probation more fairly. Citing our work with people in Philadelphia to pressure the courts there and make that vision a reality, Jay-Z asks us to fight for Meek Mill and everyone else unjustly sent to prison.

How white TV writers decide the stories Hollywood tells America
  • Washington Post

How white TV writers decide the stories Hollywood tells America

Hollywood prides itself on its progressive politics. Celebrities sported blue ribbons on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards to signal their resistance to President Trump. However, the self-congratulatory liberal bastion has its own problems with diversity, particularly in regards to the showrunners — executive producers and head writers who make hiring decisions — and TV writers who shape storylines and characters, according to a report commissioned by the racial justice organization Color of Change.

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

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