Colorlines.com is excited to announce that Jay Smooth is the newest addition to our crew. As the founder of WBAI Radio’s groundbreaking [“Underground Railroad”](http://www.wbai.org/program.php?program=130) hip-hop show, an acclaimed cultural commentator through his “Ill Doctrine” video series, and many high-profile media appearances on NPR, CNN, MSNBC, TEDx, and others, Jay has been one of the most accessible voices for 20 years on race and culture. “We’re so excited to welcome Jay to the team,” said Rinku Sen, executive director of the Applied Research Center (ARC) and Colorlines.com’s publisher. “His skill in connecting individual lived experience to systems and rules is an enormous asset to our work.” We are thrilled to welcome him as ARC’s Video and Multimedia Producer, to develop our multimedia strategies and produce exciting work to engage people on racial justice issues. At Colorlines, we have sought to elevate stories and voices that have been left out (“[Do Cops Make Schools Safe? Students Answer](http://colorlines.com/archives/2013/03/more_police_in_schools_la_youth_respond.html)”), cover lifestyle and culture (“[Los Fixie Riders](http://colorlines.com/archives/2012/08/los_fixie_riders_la_latino_teens_on_why_they_prefer_fixed_gear_bikes.html)”), and use video reporting to cover and break news stories (“[Watch Colorado Poll Watcher Report ‘High Concentration of People of Color](http://colorlines.com/archives/2012/11/watch_a_colorado_gop_poll_watcher_report_a_high_concentration_of_people_of_color.html)’”). We can’t wait to get started on new projects with Jay!