Seth Wessler Acceptance Speech: 2012 Hillman Prize for Web Journalism [VIDEO]

Colorlines reporter Seth Freed Wessler was awarded the prestigious Hillman Prize for his work on [Shattered Families investigation](, which found at least 5,000 U.S. citizen children are in the foster care system today due to the detainment or deportation of their undocumented immigrant parents by the U.S. government.

Seth Wessler Talks Deportation and Shattered Families [VIDEO]

“The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann” invited reporter Seth Freed Wessler to discuss the Shattered Families report: “Children are being ripped from the arms of their parents at an alarming rate today in America. 5,000 American children are in foster care today because their parents have been deported. So is this really what Americans want when they call for greater enforcement of our borders? Or has something gone terribly wrong with immigration enforcement?”

Tea Party Confab Plans Voter Intimidation at the Polls [Audio]

voting_rights_thumb_42512.pngA Tea Party group who gained notoriety in recent elections for harassing and intimidating Houston voters has spun off into an organization called “True the Vote.” It plans to swarm polling stations nationwide on election day, with claims to be working to “protect minorities” from voter fraud.

Colorlines Celebrates Successful Year; Announces New Bloggers

NEW YORK, March 1, 2011– is thrilled to celebrate a remarkable year and plans for growth. Since launching as a daily news and analysis site in mid-2010, the site has grown exponentially, expanding audience by ten-fold, building vibrant community in social media and playing an active role in mass media discussions. All of this allows to achieve its core mission: introducing a mass audience to new ideas and solutions for bringing about racial justice.