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EditorToccara Castleman
Former editorsAkiba Soloman

Aura Bogado

Kai Wright
CategoriesRace and Politics
PublisherRace Forward
Year founded1998
CountryUnited States

ColorLines is a daily news site, published by Race Forward, featuring investigative reporting and news analysis from the perspective of communities of color.[1]


ColorLines was founded in 1998.[1] It was originally a print publication published jointly by the Applied Research Center (now Race Forward), and the now defunct Center for Third World Organizing, a training center for community organizers of color.[2] Bob Wing was the founding editor of ColorLines.[3]

In 2010, ColorLines became an online magazine of the Applied Research Center.[4] Articles are primarily composed of essays, investigative reports, think pieces, opinion columns, cultural criticism, fiction, and humor pieces. Within a year of launching as a daily, digital publication, ColorLines was named a Webby Award Honoree for Political Blogs.[5]

Awards and honors

  • Political Blog, Webby Honoree, 2012[6]
  • Political Blog, Webby Honoree, 2011[5]
  • Hillman Prize, Web Journalism (Reporter Seth Wessler), 2011[7]
  • Outstanding Magazine Article, GLAAD nomination, 2009
  • Watchdog award winner, Chicago Headline Club (largest professional chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists), 2008
  • General Excellence Award, Utne Reader, 2007
  • Best Cultural and Social Coverage, Utne Reader, 2005
  • Outstanding Magazine Article, GLAAD nomination, 2005
  • Best Political Magazine, East Bay Express, 2004
  • Best Investigative/In-Depth Article, New America Media, 2004


  1. ^ a b Alternative Mass Media / News Web Sites Web Archive, Tamiment Library, New York University.
  2. ^ ""Help Us Celebrate as the Applied Research Center Turns 30"". Archived from the original on 2013-08-15. Retrieved 2014-02-21.
  3. ^ Archived June 29, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Riese (10 November 2013). "Colorlines' Applied Research Center Races Forward By Becoming "Race Forward"". Autostraddle. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Colorlines | The Webby Awards". Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  6. ^ "Colorlines | The Webby Awards". Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  7. ^ "2012 Hillman Prize for Web Journalism". Hillman Foundation. 2012-04-14. Retrieved 2017-06-26.

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