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Channing Kennedy

Channing Kennedy
Channing Kennedy Video & Multimedia Manager
Oakland, CA

Channing Kennedy is an Oakland-based writer, filmmaker and performer. As ARC’s video and multimedia manager, Channing works closely with reporters, researchers, advocates, communities, artists and musicians to tell human stories about big issues. Since joining ARC in 2008, he’s helped realize Colorlines’ full potential as a multiplatform daily news site, shaping its social media persona, engaging its community, and overseeing all parts of video production and strategy.

Channing’s reporting and commentary appears regularly on Colorlines.com; his work on race and the internet has also appeared at NPR, Good.is, Tomorrow Magazine, the American Prospect, PostBourgie, Feministing, the Root, the Etsy blog and elsewhere. In 2010, Channing edited and co-wrote Colorlines’ first-ever TV special “Race and Economic Recovery,” which aired on LinkTV; in 2012, he moderated the Facing Race Conference’s first-ever panel on race and comedy, engaging with W. Kamau Bell, Negin Farsad, Jay Smooth, and Samhita Mukhopadhyay. He enrolled in and dropped out of Truman State University in 1998, committing instead to a year of volunteer service with Americorps*NCCC. Prior to joining ARC, he ran a midwestern outsider-art record label for six years.

Channing is @thatssochanning on Twitter.

Would You Risk Jail for Your Kids' Education? [Reader Forum]

Would You Risk Jail for Your Kids’ Education? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on January 28 2011, 9:01PM

A round-up of some of this week’s best reader-lead conversations.

Topics: Media

Black Fraternity Comes Out in Force for Their Undocumented Brother

Black Fraternity Comes Out in Force for Their Undocumented Brother

by Channing Kennedy on January 28 2011, 4:53PM

Alpha Phi Alpha doesn’t play any zero-sum games with racial equality.

Topics: Immigration

Smuggle Truck, the iPad Game that Trivializes Border-Crossing

Smuggle Truck, the iPad Game that Trivializes Border-Crossing

by Channing Kennedy on January 25 2011, 12:05PM

Video games have power, and this uses it in all the wrong ways.

Topics: Media

Readers Learn Their Lesson About The Tiger Mother

Readers Learn Their Lesson About The Tiger Mother

by Channing Kennedy on January 22 2011, 1:36AM

A round-up of some of this week’s best reader-lead conversations.

Topics: Media

Batman's Latino Nemesis, Bane, Gets Airbent in New Nolan Film

Batman’s Latino Nemesis, Bane, Gets Airbent in New Nolan Film

by Channing Kennedy on January 21 2011, 11:40AM

Hollywood’s up to its whitewashing ways once again.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Love for an Immigrant Family's Story, in Watercolor and Watercress

Love for an Immigrant Family’s Story, in Watercolor and Watercress

by Channing Kennedy on January 18 2011, 5:46PM

San Francisco artist Wendy MacNaughton is on a quest to uncover the city’s unsung heroes.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Readers Discuss Chinese Parenting, Democracy and Golden Voices

Readers Discuss Chinese Parenting, Democracy and Golden Voices

by Channing Kennedy on January 17 2011, 10:01AM

Conversations on Colorlines.com last week.

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Readers Throw Down on Great American Novels, Nickelodeon

Readers Throw Down on Great American Novels, Nickelodeon

by Channing Kennedy on January 7 2011, 9:50PM

A round-up of some of this week’s best reader-lead conversations.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Readers and DREAMers Have Last Words on Immigration's Future

Readers and DREAMers Have Last Words on Immigration’s Future

by Channing Kennedy on December 18 2010, 4:10PM

ColorLines readers sound off on the week’s news.

Topics: DREAM Act

Readers: DREAM Act Benefits 15th Gen Immigrants, Too

Readers: DREAM Act Benefits 15th Gen Immigrants, Too

by Channing Kennedy on December 3 2010, 4:23PM

A round-up of some of this week’s best reader-lead conversations.

Topics: Technology

“Privilege Denying Dude” and the Fight for the Right to Snark

by Channing Kennedy on November 23 2010, 9:55AM

Diana Lopez starts a Web meme in which the joke, for once, is on the white guy. Plus, the Internet’s best social justice smart asses.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Technology

Readers Play Tiny Violin for Arizona's Financial Losses [Facebook Edition]

Readers Play Tiny Violin for Arizona’s Financial Losses [Facebook Edition]

by Channing Kennedy on November 19 2010, 4:31PM

Let’s just sat we’re not exactly shedding any tears.

Topics: Media

Readers Compare Lawmakers to Rats, Apologize to Rats

Readers Compare Lawmakers to Rats, Apologize to Rats

by Channing Kennedy on November 13 2010, 3:19AM

A roundup of the week’s best discussions at ColorLines.com.

Topics: Media

Breitbart, Man Famous Solely for Racebaiting Lies, Lands ABC Gig

Breitbart, Man Famous Solely for Racebaiting Lies, Lands ABC Gig

by Channing Kennedy on November 1 2010, 6:24PM

Though this election season has been bad? Coverage just got a lot worse.

Topics: Media

Readers Ask Our Opinion on Halloween Wigs

Readers Ask Our Opinion on Halloween Wigs

by Channing Kennedy on October 31 2010, 9:46AM

A roundup of the week’s best conversations, with a Halloween theme.

Topics: Halloween Don'ts

Fox News Running Out of Reasons to Call Obama Racist

Fox News Running Out of Reasons to Call Obama Racist

by Channing Kennedy on October 29 2010, 11:00AM

So they’re settling instead for attacking innocuous metaphors.

Topics: Media

Readers Find Rent Too High, Use Mild Expletives [Tumblr Edition]

Readers Find Rent Too High, Use Mild Expletives [Tumblr Edition]

by Channing Kennedy on October 24 2010, 12:06PM

Our map of states where the rent is, indeed, too damn high resonated with Tumblrs.

Topics:

Readers Have Educated Opinions about School Reform

Readers Have Educated Opinions about School Reform

by Channing Kennedy on October 16 2010, 11:34AM

But that’s what we’d expect at ColorLines.

Topics:

Readers Aren't Afraid of Immigrants, But Nice Try

Readers Aren’t Afraid of Immigrants, But Nice Try

by Channing Kennedy on October 8 2010, 12:00PM

A round-up of some of this week’s best reader-lead conversations.

Topics: Technology

Readers Talk Eddie Long, Abuse, and Power

Readers Talk Eddie Long, Abuse, and Power

by Channing Kennedy on October 2 2010, 10:46AM

A round-up of some of this week’s best reader-lead conversations.

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