Jorge Rivas

Jorge Rivas Multimedia Editor / Pop Culture Blogger
Los Angeles, CA

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

The Immigrant You Won't See in Sofia Coppola's 'Bling Ring'

by Jorge Rivas on Jun 13, 2013 8:06AM

In the age of immigration reform and Deferred Action are portrayals of undocumented immigrants who have committed crimes a good thing?

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

Parents of Biracial Cheerios Girl Say They Were 'Excited' About Negative Comments

by Jorge Rivas on Jun 12, 2013 11:06AM

Cheerios commercial star and her family made an appearance on MSNBC.

Topics: /NOW, Media

Yasiel Puig Breaks Dodgers Merchandise Sales Record

by Jorge Rivas on Jun 12, 2013 10:06AM

Yasiel Puig did it all during his first week in the big leagues, hitting homers and making jaw-dropping defensive plays on a daily basis.

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture

SF Giants' Sergio Romo Records Video in Support of Immigration Reform

by Jorge Rivas on Jun 7, 2013 8:06AM

The video appears on Major League Baseball's YouTube channel.

Topics: /NOW, Immigration

Real Life Black Hair Exhibit You Can Touch in NYC's Union Square

by Jorge Rivas on Jun 7, 2013 8:06AM

Three black women with three different hair types are standing in Union Square this weekend holding signs that read "You can touch my hair."

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture

Dramatic Reading of Racist YouTube Comments Left on 'What Kind of Asian Are You?' Video

by Jorge Rivas on Jun 6, 2013 10:06AM

Actors read real comments from "What Kind of Asian Are You?"

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture

Watch Arianna Huffington Tell Former Obama Adviser That Record Deportations Are a 'Tragedy'

by Jorge Rivas on Jun 3, 2013 3:06PM

Huffington reminded the former Obama advisor that deporting someone means sending them back to a different country and separating them from their families.

Topics: /NOW, Immigration

Cheerios' Biracial Family Ad Becomes Their Most Viewed on YouTube

by Jorge Rivas on Jun 3, 2013 2:06PM

The Cheerios commercial starring a white mother, a black father and their biracial daughter is the most popular ad on the cereal's YouTube chan

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture

Celebrities Don Fedoras to Push Immigration Reform

by Jorge Rivas on Jun 3, 2013 11:06AM

Photographer Albert Watson shoots portraits of celebrities wearing fedoras as part of a new campaign to promote immigration reform.

Topics: /NOW, Immigration

Graduation Rates at Historically Black Colleges Drop

by Jorge Rivas on May 31, 2013 2:05PM

Graduation rates at historically black HBCUs, which were already facing scrutiny under a national push to improve outcomes in higher education, have fallen over the last five years.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth