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Rinku Sen Appears On CUNYTV's "Independent Sources" To Discuss "Drop The I-Word" Victory

Rinku Sen appeared on CUNYTV’s “Independent Sources” to discuss the AP’s decision to stop using the word “illegal” to describe undocumented immigrants.

Jamilah King Speaks With Free Speech TV At The National Conference For Media Reform

Colorlines reporter and editor Jamilah King discusses the importance of independent journalism with Free Speech TV’s Julianna Forlano at the National Conference for Media Reform.

Rinku Sen Discusses the Success of 'Drop the I-Word' on Democracy Now!

Rinku Sen appeared on Democracy Now! to discuss the significance of getting the Associated Press to stop using the term “illegal” in reference to people.

Jay Smooth Discusses Roger Ebert's Legacy with MSNBC's Chris Hayes

Ill Doctrine and producer Jay Smooth was a guest on “All in with Chris Hayes” on Thursday night to discuss film critic Roger Ebert’s legacy

Rinku Sen Shares Tips on How To Be A Good Ally on Melissa Harris-Perry Show

What does it take to be a good ally? Well, for starters, listen more and talk less.

Brentin Mock Discusses BP Oil Spill On MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show

Colorlines investigative reporter Brentin Mock discusses the aftermath of the BP oil spill three years later on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show.

Sequestration Means 424,000 Less HIV Tests and 540,000 Fewer Vaccines for Diseases like Flu, Measles and Hepatitis

“For communities of color and communities that have been hard hit by the recession, it’s a nuclear bomb that’s waiting to go off,” Imara Jones told Democracy Now.

Akiba Solomon Discusses The N-Word on Al-Jazeera

Colorlines’ Akiba Solomon was featured on Al-Jazeera’s “The Stream” as part of a nuanced and in-depth discussion of the “n-word.”

Seth Freed Wessler Speaks On HuffPost Live About Immigration Reform

Seth Freed Wessler spoke on HuffPost Live regarding how immigration reform may expand ICE’s power to racially profile, detain, and incarcerate undocumented immigrants whether they’ve committed crimes or not.

Jorge Rivas Discusses "God Made A Farmer" Superbowl Ad On KNBC

Jorge Rivas discusses the “God Made A Farmer” Chrystler Superbowl ad’s whitewashing of the agricultural industry on KNBC.

What Other Conversations Should We Be Having Alongside Gun Control Talks?’s editorial director Kai Wright was a guest on the Melissa Harris-Perry show on Sunday for a discussion on gun control.

MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Talks Immigration Reform with Seth Freed Wessler

Wessler told Harris-Perry “the pressure is really on” for comprehensive immigration reform.

Beyond the Spin Covers Facing Race

Public Radio Exchange’s “Beyond the Spin” covers Facing Race, the largest gathering of racial justice advocates in the country.

Brentin Mock Discusses True The Vote's Florida Shenanigans on Democracy Now

True the Vote claimed the NAACP and SEIU tried to bribe voters into voting for Obama by offering them water as they waited in long lines at the Florida polls. Brentin Mock appears on Democracy Now to debunk these allegations.'s Akiba Solomon on Reproductive Rights and the Election

Akiba Solomon,’s “Gender Matters” blogger was a guest on earlier this week to discuss reproductive rights and the 2012 Election.

Brentin Mock Discusses Voter ID Laws On Public Radio Exchange's "Living Well Show"

Brentin Mock discussed Voter ID Laws on Public Radio Exchange’s “Living Well Show.”

Brentin Mock Discusses PA's Voter ID Law On Progressive Radio Network's "Solution Zone"

Colorlines investigative reporter Brentin Mock discusses Pennsylvania’s Voter ID law on Progressive Radio Network’s “Solution Zone.”

Brentin Mock Discusses Voter Fraud On MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show

Colorlines investigative reporter Brentin Mock appeared on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show to discuss the discovery of voter fraud within the Republican Party.

Brentin Mock Talks Ex-Felon Voter Disenfrachisement on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show

Brentin Mock appeared on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show to discuss Florida’s massive voter disenfranchisement.

Jamilah King Discusses NFL Lockout On MSNBC's Up With Chris

Jamilah King appeared on MSNBC’s “Up With Chris” to discuss the NFL referee lockout.