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How LGBTQ People Of Color Are Dealing With Orlando: Code Switch Podcast, Episode 4

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The tragedy in Orlando shook many people in communities that already feel vulnerable: LGBTQ Americans, Latinos, Muslims, immigrant families, and those living at the intersection of these identities.


What Queer Muslims Are Saying About The Orlando Shooting

Monday, June 13, 2016

Since the tragic attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, many queer Muslims have spoken out about living at the intersection of two marginalized identities. Here's what some folks had to say.


Code Switch Podcast, Episode 2: Being 'Outdoorsy' When You're Black Or Brown

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

On this episode, Shereen and Adrian take a look at why being "outdoorsy" can get complicated when you're a person of color in America.


Taylor Swift, Aryan Goddess?

Friday, May 27, 2016

Haters (of a multicultural society) gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate. Meanwhile, Swift will continue to bask in her utterly unremarkable whiteness.


Candice Hoyes Sings Blackness, Womanhood And History On Her Debut Jazz Album

Monday, May 23, 2016

When Candice Hoyes sings, she's channeling a legacy of black women in jazz. Her album, On a Turquoise Cloud, celebrates the genre's storied roots.


Obama Gets All In His Blackness At Howard

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Some applauded the president's speech at the historic black university as a break from "respectability politics" that demean African-Americans. Other saw it as more of the same.


Was It Good, Bad Or Ugly? Takes On Larry Wilmore's Jokes At Correspondents' Dinner

Monday, May 02, 2016

Some say the Nightly Show host utterly bombed his routine at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner. Others say he simply had a different crowd in mind.


Code Switch And Hidden Brain Teamed Up For An #AirbnbWhileBlack Twitter Chat

Friday, April 29, 2016

On Friday, Code Switch's Gene Demby and Hidden Brain's Shankar Vedantam led a Twitter chat to discuss what it's like to be a person of color participating in the sharing economy.


The Mardi Gras Indian Of 'Lemonade'

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

In "Lemonade," Beyoncé's much-discussed visual album, a girl resplendent in white plumage appears. It's a nod to the pop star's New Orleans roots and loaded with the region's racial history.


Reflecting On The Death Of Freddie Gray, One Year Later

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A year ago, 25-year-old Freddie Gray died of injuries he sustained while in police custody. His family, neighborhood and the whole of Baltimore are still grappling with his loss.


A Point-By-Point Response To BuzzFeed's Questions For Black People

Thursday, April 14, 2016

A video titled "27 Questions Black People Have For Black People" misses a whole lotta history when it comes to black people in America.


Roundup: Reactions To Bill Clinton's Exchange With Black Lives Matter Protesters

Friday, April 08, 2016

Many found Bill Clinton's reaction to protesters on Thursday awkward and offensive. But will it have a lasting effect on Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign? Here's what critics are saying.


How The Obama Presidency Has — Or Hasn't — Shaped Latino Identity: You Weighed In

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Our most recent #NPRObamaEffect chat explored how — or whether — the Obama years have shaped how Latino communities and people across the country think about identity today.


Ta-Nehisi Coates On The Fight Over 'Nina Simone's Face'

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Many people have decried the casting of Zoe Saldana in upcoming biopic Nina, but Ta-Nehisi Coates digs deep into why this choice struck a nerve.


K.A.A.N. Is The Answer To All Of Your Rap Desires

Monday, March 14, 2016

If you enjoy rap, allow Brandon Perry, aka K.A.A.N., to make your day.


Did Obama Inspire A Big Debate On Identity? You Weighed In

Monday, February 22, 2016

Last week, Code Switch raised the curtain on "The Obama Effect," our quest to understand what the nation's first black president has to do with the big national conversations on identity and inclusion swirling in full force right now.

That quest began with you. On Friday, we took to ...


Misty Copeland Achieves #SquadGoals In The Documentary 'A Ballerina's Tale'

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Onstage, Misty Copeland's career revolves — chaînés? — around making hard work look easy. She breezes through Under Armour commercials and brisés through book signings, but she's most famous for defying gravity onstage with American Ballet Theatre. ABT's first black principal dancer, Copeland has been lighting up the ...


Video: UCLA Gymnast Sophina DeJesus Whips, Nae Naes And Slays

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

In 1996, when Dominque Dawes became the first black woman to win an individual gymnastics medal at the Atlanta Summer Olympics, critics said her look wasn't quite right.

In 2012, Gabby Douglas became the first black woman to win the title of individual all-around champion at the London Summer ...


Let Twitter Be Your Guide Through This Michael Jackson Casting Mess

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Once in a blue moon*, the film industry makes a decision that leaves us speechless. We'd barely gotten our balance after laugh-crying over #OscarsSoWhite before Thursday's big reveal: the decision to cast white actor Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson in a new 9/11 ensemble road trip comedy. We ...


Where Brunch And Housing Segregation Collide

Thursday, January 14, 2016

There's been a lot of conversation lately about people of color dealing with "only one in the room" syndrome in the workplace. But in 2016, it's still remarkably easy to be the only person of color in any given social situation. My Code Switch teammate Gene Demby and I ...