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Seth Wessler Talks Deportation and Shattered Families [VIDEO]

by Rebekah Spicuglia on May 11 2012, 11:20AM

“The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann” invited Colorlines.com reporter Seth Freed Wessler to discuss the Shattered Families report: “Children are being ripped from the arms of their parents at an alarming rate today in America. 5,000 American children are in…

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Tea Party Confab Plans Voter Intimidation at the Polls [Audio]

by Rebekah Spicuglia on May 11 2012, 10:30AM

A Tea Party group who gained notoriety in recent elections for harassing and intimidating Houston voters has spun off into an organization called “True the Vote.” It plans to swarm polling stations nationwide on election day, with claims to be…

Topics: Voting Rights, Colorlines Press

Seth Freed Wessler Discusses Shattered Families on The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann

Seth Freed Wessler Discusses Shattered Families on The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann

by Nia King on May 9 2012, 3:41PM

When parents get deported, the children often end up in foster care. Seth Freed Wessler discussed the impact of ICE tearing apart immigrant families on The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann.

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Seth Freed Wessler Discusses Arizona's SB 1070 on Democracy Now

Seth Freed Wessler Discusses Arizona’s SB 1070 on Democracy Now

by Nia King on April 26 2012, 5:52PM

Seth Freed Wessler discusses the significance of Arizona’s anti-immigrant law SB 1070 coming before the US Supreme Court on Democracy Now.

Topics: Colorlines Press

Kai Wright Talks LGBT Housing Bias on MSNBC

Kai Wright Talks LGBT Housing Bias on MSNBC

by Jorge Rivas on April 16 2012, 11:29AM

Kai Wright, Editorial Director of Colorlines.com, joined the Melissa Harris-Perry Show on MSNBC to discuss the Obama administration’s recent updates to non-discrimination policies that now encompass sexual orientation and gender identity.

Topics: Colorlines Press, Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Seth Freed Wessler Wins Hillman Prize for Deportation Investigation

by Jorge Rivas on April 3 2012, 1:08PM

Colorlines.com investigative reporter Seth Freed Wessler wins the 2012 Hillman Prize for his “Shattered Families” investigation of the intersection of deportation and child welfare.

Topics: Colorlines Press, Immigration, /NOW

Kai Wright on MSNBC Discussing Character Assassination of Trayvon [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on April 2 2012, 3:54PM

Colorlines.com’s editorial director Kai Wright was a guest on MSNBC’s “Up with Chris Hayes” on Sunday to discuss the racial tensions being played out in media coverage of the Trayvon Martin case.

Topics: Colorlines Press, Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Univision News Interview: Jorge Rivas on Latinos and Social Media at SXSW

by Rebekah Spicuglia on March 13 2012, 4:00PM

Colorlines.com/NOW blogger Jorge Rivas talks Latinos and social media in interview with Univision News at the First Official SXSW Latino event….

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MSNBC Looks at How Deportation Shatters Families [Video]

MSNBC Looks at How Deportation Shatters Families [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 20 2012, 4:00PM

Colorlines.com Editorial Director Kai Wright was a guest on MSNBC’s ‘Up With Chris Hayes.’

Topics: Colorlines Press, Immigration, /NOW

Seth Freed Wessler Discusses East Haven Racial Profiling Scandal on Democracy Now

Seth Freed Wessler Discusses East Haven Racial Profiling Scandal on Democracy Now

by Nia King on February 13 2012, 5:06PM

The Department of Justice is investigating the East Haven Police Department for systematic racial profiling and harassment of the city’s Latino community. Seth Freed Wessler went on Democracy Now to discuss what he found there.

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Rinku Sen Appears on 'Nightline' to Talk Families Separated By Deportations

Rinku Sen Appears on ‘Nightline’ to Talk Families Separated By Deportations

by Jorge Rivas on February 2 2012, 8:06AM

An estimated 15,000 U.S.-born children will face the threat of permanent separation from their families in the next five years as their immigrant parents move through detention and deportation. Watch Rinku Sen explain the problem on ABC’s “Nightline.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, Colorlines Press, /NOW

Why Black Gay and Transgender Americans Need More than Marriage Equality [Report]

by Jorge Rivas on January 20 2012, 6:12PM

Center for American Progress released a new report on black gay and transgender communities and why the focus should be on more than just marriage.

Topics: Colorlines Press, Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Did You Talk About Race on Thanksgiving? [Reader Forum]

Did You Talk About Race on Thanksgiving? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on November 28 2011, 9:45AM

Colorlines.com readers discuss Alabama’s HB 56, and Elon James Whites’ on-the-ground report on its effects, in the context of Thanksgiving and family history.

Topics: Colorlines Press, Immigration

New UK Doc Asks U.S. How To Fight for Racial Justice

New UK Doc Asks U.S. How To Fight for Racial Justice

by Channing Kennedy on April 21 2011, 9:55AM

Here’s another bright spot from Facing Race 2010.

Topics: Colorlines Press, Media

Seth Freed Wessler Talks Georgia's SB 1070 Copycat on Democracy Now

Seth Freed Wessler Talks Georgia’s SB 1070 Copycat on Democracy Now

by Jamilah King on April 18 2011, 5:15PM

Stay tuned for more.

Topics: Colorlines Press, Immigration

Colorlines Celebrates Successful Year; Announces New Bloggers

by Rebekah Spicuglia on March 1 2011, 10:00AM

NEW YORK, March 1, 2011—Colorlines.com is thrilled to celebrate a remarkable year and plans for growth. Since launching as a daily news and analysis site in mid-2010, the site has grown exponentially, expanding audience by ten-fold, building vibrant community in…

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Rinku Sen on Fox News: Mosque Mania's Really About National Identity

Rinku Sen on Fox News: Mosque Mania’s Really About National Identity

by Kai Wright on August 20 2010, 11:53AM

Colorlines’ publisher spars with the Fox News folks on the Cordoba House.

Topics: Colorlines Press, Kai Wright, Mosque Mania

Seth Wessler on WBAI: Racism Rigged the Economy [AUDIO]

by Channing Kennedy on September 23 2009, 12:59PM

Our own Seth Wessler appeared on WBAI’s Talk Back! with Hugh Hamilton last week. Seth and Hugh discussed racial disparities in the economy, as detailed in ARC’s Race and Recession report from earlier this year. Topics covered by the interview…

Topics: Colorlines Press, Race and Recession

WBAI in New York Interviews Terry Keleher on “Jump-Starting Racial Justice”

by Channing Kennedy on July 6 2009, 2:16PM

Terry Keleher, coordinator of the Applied Research Center’s Racial Justice Leadership Action Network and a blogger for RaceWire, was a guest this week on WBAI-New York’s ‘Talk Back!’ with host Hugh Hamilton. Terry discussed Racial Equity Impact Assessments and Truth…

Topics: Colorlines Press, Politics

Rinku Sen Featured on RBF Democracy in Action Podcast (AUDIO)

by Channing Kennedy on June 19 2009, 11:02AM

Check out the Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s “Beyond Voting: Democracy in Action” podcast series. ARC head and ColorLines publisher Rinku Sen is interviewed in “The Philanthropy Forum: Defining Civic Engagement,” in which she discusses the importance to a movement of…

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