The general inserts himself into Washington’s immigration debate at a crucial political moment.
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Jorge Rivas is multimedia editor and pop culture blogger for Colorlines.com. A firm believer in the power of visual communications to inform and move people into action, Jorge uses multimedia presentations to help readers build stronger connections to stories. Jorge has covered the public housing crisis in a post-Katrina New Orleans, the effects of deportation on families, and brought live images of the President Obama's inauguration to Colorlines.com readers.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jorge started in broadcast as an intern at the age of 16 and since worked in the entertainment industry and on international advertising campaigns. Jorge received his B.A. in Raza Studies from San Francisco State University where he studied immigration, healthcare perspectives and the interrelationship of culture, community, and the internet. Prior to joining Applied Research Center (ARC) and Colorlines.com in 2005, Rivas worked on a living wage campaign in Brooklyn, NY through the Minority Activist Apprenticeship Program (MAAP).
Jorge uses his media and ethnic studies background to deconstruct representation of people of color in pop culture, illustrating how pop culture can shape opinions, perceptions and even public policy. Jorge's work has appeared on Elle.com, Essence.com, Racialicious, The Root, Alternet, and Feministing.
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by Jorge Rivas on September 18 2010, 12:27PM
The controversy over ELLE’s Sidibe cover inspired us to dig out some of our favorite shots of Gabby looking fabulous.
by Jorge Rivas on September 14 2010, 2:40PM
Colorlines.com has been building a home for journalism in service to racial justice since 1998. Our multiracial team of writers, producers and photographers cover stories from the perspective of community, rather than through the lens of power brokers.In an investigative…
by Jorge Rivas on September 14 2010, 1:00PM
For the first time, the Spanish-language station wins over the industry’s most coveted demographic.
Topics: Arts & Culture
by Jorge Rivas on September 13 2010, 11:36AM
The singer makes a bold statement in opposition to the military’s ban on gay and lesbian soldiers.
Topics: Gender & Sexuality
by Jorge Rivas on September 9 2010, 12:00PM
Shifts in immigration and labor policy may be at the heart of the new trends.
Topics: Arts & Culture
by Jorge Rivas on July 29 2010, 3:54PM
ColorLines hits the streets—and surfs the Web—to illustrate a day of activism.
by Jorge Rivas on July 29 2010, 11:20AM
Yesterday, in a segment titled “The Conversation: My Undocumented Life” ABC’s Diane Sawyer interviewed a young woman named Erika, an undocumented Arizona resident who has been in the U.S. since age 11. Sawyer produced a beautiful short interview where she…
by Jorge Rivas on July 19 2010, 3:30PM
As debate over the resolution continues, NAACP blogs out proof of its need.
by Jorge Rivas on July 16 2010, 1:21PM
Gay and AIDS activists continue calling for The View to give its audience real information.
by Jorge Rivas on July 13 2010, 11:07AM
Gay and AIDS advocates are demanding The View correct Hughley’s inaccurate assertions about “down low” men and HIV among Black women.
by Jorge Rivas on July 1 2010, 2:53PM
If singer Chris Brown had beat up Black Entertainment Television (BET) president Debra Lee’s daughter, would she let him on her awards show? That was just one of the questions readers posed on a ColorLines story published earlier this week….
by Jorge Rivas on June 28 2010, 3:32AM
Debate’s stirring over whether Chris Brown’s breakdown on the BET Awards show was real or marketing. The real question is why he was there in the first place.
by Jorge Rivas on June 25 2010, 5:31PM
Thousands of change makers converged on Detroit for the U.S. Social Forum this week. ColorLines set up a camera and asked them why.
by Jorge Rivas on June 1 2010, 11:25AM
An official crowd estimate was not available for Saturday’s SB1070 protest in Phoenix, Arizona, but officials overheard on the police scanner estimated the crowd at about 30,000. The march, organized by National Day Laborer Organizing Network and PUENTE Learning…