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Jamilah King Talks Racism at the Oscars on MSNBC's

Jamilah King Talks Racism at the Oscars on MSNBC’s “Ronan Farrow Daily”

by Rae Gomes on March 3 2014, 11:24AM

Colorlines Senior Editor Jamilah King appeared on new MSNBC show “Ronan Farrow Daily” to discuss racism in the Oscars and Paula Deen’s comment comparing herself to Michael Sam. On the lack of diversity of Academy voters and the systemic racism…

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Rinku Sen: Fighting 'Stand Your Ground' Law Is The Anti-Lynching Movement Of Our Time

Rinku Sen: Fighting ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law Is The Anti-Lynching Movement Of Our Time

by Rae Gomes on February 17 2014, 10:59AM

Colorlines publisher and executive director of Race Forward, Rinku Sen, was a guest on the Melissa Harris-Perry show to discuss the dimensions of the Michael Dunn case on Sunday. “What Michael Dunn expected from that interaction was not respect but…

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Race Forward Managing Director Shares Her

Race Forward Managing Director Shares Her “Dreams for NYC” in MLK Inspired Panel

by Rae Gomes on January 23 2014, 11:14AM

Melinda Weekes-Laidlow, managing director of Race Forward, spoke about Dr. King’s legacy and how it applies to the specific struggles faced in New York City. Commenting from her work as a minister and her own activism, she quotes the civil…

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Kai Wright on The Brian Lehrer Show Discusses Unemployment for the Formerly Incarcerated

Kai Wright on The Brian Lehrer Show Discusses Unemployment for the Formerly Incarcerated

by Rae Gomes on November 19 2013, 4:49PM

Colorlines’ editorial director Kai Wright talks about his latest article on the expansion of illegal background checks with Brian Lehrer. Kai was also interviewed on NPR’s The Takeaway and The David Feldman Show where he explains how these background…

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Jay Smooth Talks Homophobia in Hip Hop on Totally Biased

Jay Smooth Talks Homophobia in Hip Hop on Totally Biased

by Rae Gomes on October 29 2013, 3:26PM

ARC’s Video and Multimedia Producer, Jay Smooth drops some “kuh-nowledge” on Totally Biased with Kamau Bell, with reflections on what constitutes real manhood, homophobia in Hip Hop and a bit of Kanye West defending….

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Rinku Sen on the Challenges of Racial Justice in the South on KERA Radio, Dallas TX

Rinku Sen on the Challenges of Racial Justice in the South on KERA Radio, Dallas TX

by Rae Gomes on October 28 2013, 1:09PM

With one year to go before Facing Race 2014 in Dallas Texas, Rinku Sen discusses how the southern city fits into the nationwide discussion on race and how the city can move forward on the goal of racial justice and…

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Rinku Sen Discusses the State of the Civil Rights Movement on PIX Morning News

Rinku Sen Discusses the State of the Civil Rights Movement on PIX Morning News

by Rae Gomes on October 23 2013, 4:16PM

After the dust settled on the “March on Washington,” Rinku Sen discusses how far the country’s come since the “I Have a Dream” speech, identifies new leaders in the fight for racial justice and suggests new ways to change the…

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MSNBC: Rinku Sen Talks Racism in the Government Shutdown and Images of Black Women

MSNBC: Rinku Sen Talks Racism in the Government Shutdown and Images of Black Women

by Rae Gomes on October 14 2013, 1:16PM

With no end in sight to the government shutdown, Rinku Sen joins a panel on the Melissa Harris Perry Show to discuss the racist roots of obstructional tactics in the US government. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and…

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Imara Jones On Democracy Now! To Discuss The Shutdown

Imara Jones On Democracy Now! To Discuss The Shutdown

by Rae Gomes on October 3 2013, 11:44AM

Imara Jones, economic justice contributor for Colorlines, puts the government shutdown in perspective by highlighting the poor and the people of color who are most affected by the antics on Capitol Hill….

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Urban Foodies Look to Their Past and Find Recipes for Healthy Futures

Urban Foodies Look to Their Past and Find Recipes for Healthy Futures

by Rae Gomes on June 22 2011, 10:17AM

Food revolutionaries in immigrant neighborhoods want to reclaim the healthy foods of their ancestors. They just have to find the ingredients.

Topics: Health, How We Eat