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; his work on race and the internet has also appeared at NPR,, 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 “Ra

Channing is @thatssochanning on Twitter.

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.

Topics: Colorlines Press

70,000 People Tell The New York Times To Drop The I-Word [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on Apr 25, 2013 6:04AM

Watch the Drop The I-Word team and a coalition of activists deliver 70,000 signatures to the New York Times.

Watch Maria Tallchief, Barrier-Breaking Prima Ballerina, Perform 'Firebird'

by Channing Kennedy on Apr 16, 2013 1:27PM

The New York City Ballet's first Native American prima ballerina passed away on Thursday at age 88.

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture

Gene Demby at NPR's 'Code Switch': As Our Demographics Change, Will Our Stories Follow?

by Channing Kennedy on Apr 16, 2013 9:05AM

NPR's new race-and-ethnicity team makes its debut with real talk about race, language, and the ways our kids will power their identities.

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture

Headlines: Another Victory! USA Today Drops 'Illegal Immigrant'!

by Channing Kennedy on Apr 12, 2013 12:04PM

The newspaper with the largest print circulation in the U.S. just got on the right side of history, and more.

Headlines: The I-Word Is Out at the AP. Will the NYT and LAT Be Next?

by Channing Kennedy on Apr 8, 2013 1:04PM

Who's dropping the i-word? Your roundup of the week's news.

Roger Ebert: Don't Tell Asian-American Directors How to Represent 'Their People'

by Channing Kennedy on Apr 4, 2013 5:15PM

The veteran critic was a longtime champion of film as an empowering force for self-representation.

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture

Hey New York Times, Get With The Times: New Drop The I-Word Video!

by Channing Kennedy on Apr 4, 2013 10:04AM

Tell the New York Times: dropping the i-word is in.

Associated Press Stylebook Drops 'Illegal Immigrant'

by Channing Kennedy on Apr 2, 2013 1:04PM

The Associated Press announced on Tuesday they will no longer recommend journalists use the term illegal immigrant when referring to immigrants in the United States without legal permission.

From ABC News Univision, 7 Politicians Who've Dropped The I-Word

by Channing Kennedy on Apr 1, 2013 2:04PM

Here's seven politicians embracing a humane approach to the discussion.