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RELEASE: Colorlines Unveils Redesigned Website

Colorlines, the award-winning daily news site published by racial justice organization Race Forward, today announced the redesign of its website, Changes include cleaner design, simpler navigation, enhanced search functionality, and more engaging display of multimedia content.

Community Editor Riley Wilson Discusses Racism Within the Charleston Church Shooting

Colorlines Community Editor Riley Wilson joins the ”FreshOutlook” show to discuss how cultural and systemic racism led Dylann Roof  to fatally shoot nine black churchgoers

MSNBC: Rinku Sen Discusses Wall Street Corruption Adding To Racial Wealth Gap

Sen, Colorlines’ publisher and Race Forward’s executive director, joins the Melissa Harris-Perry panel to discuss how Wall Street corruption adds to the racial wealth gap. 

MSNBC: Aura Bogado Discusses Changing Demographics of US

Colorlines News Editor Aura Bogado appeared on MSNBC’s Changing America, hosted by Maria Teresa Kumar, to discuss changing demographics in the United States. Aura is joined by Roque Planas, Huffington Post reporter.

MSNBC: Tara Conley Talks Baltimore Uprising

Race Forward, publisher of Colorlines, appeared on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show to discuss social media and mainstream media coverage of the national protest movement against police violence.

HuffPost Live: Tara Conley Discusses Freddie Gray Protests

Social Media Manger at Race Forward (publisher of Colorlines) soundsoff on the Baltimore protests on HuffPost Live’s Political Junkies.


ESSENCE: Akiba Solomon on Baltimore and Parenting

Colorlines Editorial Director Akiba Solomon sits down with ESSENCE to discuss raising children in the midst of Baltimore uprising.

HUFFPOST LIVE: Akiba Solomon Speaks On Baltimore Media Coverage

Colorlines Editorial Director Akiba Solomon talks to HuffPost Live about the mainstream media coverage of Baltimore protests

MSNBC: Kai Wright Discusses Renisha McBride and Michael Brown

Kai Wright, Editor-at-Large at Colorlines, appeared on the Melissa Harris Perry show to discuss the gender crimilization differences between Renisha McBride and Michael Brown.

Jamilah King Talks Racism at the Oscars on MSNBC's "Ronan Farrow Daily"

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 of Hollywood, King said, “people of color have always sort of been on the periphery, but we want stories that reflect our lives.” Read more on Race and Culture with Jamilah King.

Rinku Sen: Fighting 'Stand Your Ground' Law Is The Anti-Lynching Movement Of Our Time

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 submission,” she said quoting Tonyaa Weathersbee.

Kai Wright on The Brian Lehrer Show Discusses Unemployment for the Formerly Incarcerated

Colorlines’ editorial director Kai Wright talks about his latest article on the expansion of illegal background checks with Brian Lehrer. 

Jay Smooth Talks Homophobia in Hip Hop on Totally Biased

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. 

Rinku Sen on the Challenges of Racial Justice in the South on KERA Radio, Dallas TX

With one year to go before Facing Race 2014 in Dallas Texas, Rinku Sen discusses how the southern city fits into the nationwide discussion on race and how the city can move forward on the goal of racial justice and racial equity. 

Rinku Sen Discusses the State of the Civil Rights Movement on PIX Morning News

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 discussion on race and racism. 

MSNBC: Rinku Sen Talks Racism in the Government Shutdown and Images of Black Women

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.

Imara Jones On Democracy Now! To Discuss The Shutdown

Imara Joneseconomic 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. 


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

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

Andrea Plaid Discusses "Drop the I-Word" Campaign On MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show

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