The news media must help the public understand the systemic barriers that impede well-being for so many families and the policies that could improve them. The time for the media industry to reckon with how it covers families is long overdue.
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.
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's Rashad Robinson gets companies from PayPal to Fox News to address social issues - whether they want to or not. He talks about finding the right moment to launch a campaign, the difference between presence and power online, and whether companies have a conscience.
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.
Chairman Pai’s plan to gut the FCC’s net neutrality rules will devastate Black communities. Net neutrality is essential to protecting our free and open Internet, which has been crucial to today’s fights for civil rights and equality.
When Fox News failed to hold former anchor Bill O’ Reilly accountable for his prejudicial banter on the network, Color Of Change, a racial justice advocacy group, decided to organize against O’Reilly and his plaftform.
Companies like United, IBM, and Delta promote themselves as champions of diversity and inclusion. So why have they been bankrolling a television star who, in the span of just one week, earned headlines for sexually harassing female colleagues and mocking
“Today Senate Republicans voted to turn back the clock on our country by confirming Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Gorsuch is a dangerous and reckless pick. As a federal judge he even went so far as to condone a trucking company which argued that a Black employee should have remained with a broken trailer and risk freezing to death rather than leaving to protect himself. From our right to vote to reproductive rights, Gorsuch’s lifetime appointment poses a grave threat to our freedoms."