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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 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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Kai Wright on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show, on the Politics of Public Shaming

Kai Wright on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show, on the Politics of Public Shaming

by Channing Kennedy on May 6 2013, 12:35PM

Our editor Kai Wright discusses the failures of our dialogue around gun violence.

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Andrea Plaid Discusses

Andrea Plaid Discusses “Drop the I-Word” Campaign On MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show

by Nia King on April 29 2013, 3:10PM

Colorlines Drop the I-Word Campaign Manager, Andrea Plaid appeared on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show to discuss the challenges facing immigrant women.

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Rinku Sen Appears On CUNYTV's

Rinku Sen Appears On CUNYTV’s “Independent Sources” To Discuss “Drop The I-Word” Victory

by Nia King on April 26 2013, 3:16PM

Rinku Sen appeared on CUNYTV’s “Independent Sources” to discuss the AP’s decision to stop using the word “illegal” to describe undocumented immigrants.

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Jamilah King Speaks With Free Speech TV At The National Conference For Media Reform

Jamilah King Speaks With Free Speech TV At The National Conference For Media Reform

by Nia King on April 9 2013, 1:15PM

Colorlines reporter and editor Jamilah King discusses the importance of independent journalism with Free Speech TV’s Julianna Forlano at the National Conference for Media Reform.

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Rinku Sen Discusses the Success of 'Drop the I-Word' on Democracy Now!

Rinku Sen Discusses the Success of ‘Drop the I-Word’ on Democracy Now!

by Nia King on April 5 2013, 7:38PM

Rinku Sen appeared on Democracy Now! to discuss the significance of getting the Associated Press to stop using the term “illegal” in reference to people.

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Rinku Sen Shares Tips on How To Be A Good Ally on Melissa Harris-Perry Show

Rinku Sen Shares Tips on How To Be A Good Ally on Melissa Harris-Perry Show

by Nia King on April 2 2013, 4:03PM

What does it take to be a good ally? Well, for starters, listen more and talk less.

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Brentin Mock Discusses BP Oil Spill On MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show

Brentin Mock Discusses BP Oil Spill On MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show

by Nia King on March 4 2013, 2:15PM

Colorlines investigative reporter Brentin Mock discusses the aftermath of the BP oil spill three years later on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show.

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Akiba Solomon Discusses The N-Word on Al-Jazeera

Akiba Solomon Discusses The N-Word on Al-Jazeera

by Nia King on February 20 2013, 5:09PM

Colorlines’ Akiba Solomon was featured on Al-Jazeera’s “The Stream” as part of a nuanced and in-depth discussion of the “n-word.”

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Seth Freed Wessler Speaks On HuffPost Live About Immigration Reform

Seth Freed Wessler Speaks On HuffPost Live About Immigration Reform

by Nia King on February 14 2013, 7:12PM

Seth Freed Wessler spoke on HuffPost Live regarding how immigration reform may expand ICE’s power to racially profile, detain, and incarcerate undocumented immigrants whether they’ve committed crimes or not.

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Jorge Rivas Discusses

Jorge Rivas Discusses “God Made A Farmer” Superbowl Ad On KNBC

by Nia King on February 5 2013, 5:16PM

Jorge Rivas discusses the “God Made A Farmer” Chrystler Superbowl ad’s whitewashing of the agricultural industry on KNBC.

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Beyond the Spin Covers Facing Race

Beyond the Spin Covers Facing Race

by Nia King on November 29 2012, 2:59PM

Public Radio Exchange’s “Beyond the Spin” covers Facing Race, the largest gathering of racial justice advocates in the country.

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Brentin Mock Discusses True The Vote's Florida Shenanigans on Democracy Now

Brentin Mock Discusses True The Vote’s Florida Shenanigans on Democracy Now

by Nia King on November 6 2012, 4:38PM

True the Vote claimed the NAACP and SEIU tried to bribe voters into voting for Obama by offering them water as they waited in long lines at the Florida polls. Brentin Mock appears on Democracy Now to debunk these allegations.

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