Jorge Rivas

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

Jorge Rivas is multimedia editor and pop culture blogger for 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 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

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WATCH: The 5-Year Fight to Shut Down 'War Games Training' in the Bay Area

Bay Area activists have long maintained that the annual Urban Shield SWAT training and expo promotes police militarization under the guise of emergency preparedness. Here’s how they shut it down. 

People walking through the desert carrying water jugs. Blue sky above them, scrubby green plants in rocky, sandy soil around them.

WATCH: Feds Crack Down on Volunteers Helping Migrants Survive the Arizona Desert

Nine humanitarian volunteers are facing federal charges after leaving water bottles for migrants in the Arizona desert. Colorlines talks to members of No More Deaths about their work and the consequences of their solidarity.

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

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

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

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

Yasiel Puig Breaks Dodgers Merchandise Sales Record

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cheerios' Biracial Family Ad Becomes Their Most Viewed on YouTube

The Cheerios commercial starring a white mother, a black father and their biracial daughter is the most popular ad on the cereal’s YouTube channel. The spot began airing on national television last Monday and was uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday.

Celebrities Don Fedoras to Push Immigration Reform

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

Graduation Rates at Historically Black Colleges Drop

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.

Connecticut to Allow Undocumented Immigrants to Apply for Driving Licenses

Connecticut is set to become the latest state to allow immigrants to get driver’s licenses regardless of their legal status.

Cheerios Ad Starring Interracial Family Ignites Racist Hate Storm

We’ve seen interracial couples on television for decades but corporate companies have largely stayed away from including them in advertising.

George Zimmerman Legal Team Asks Public for Cash

With less than two-weeks before jury selection begins for the murder case, Zimmerman’s lawyers have turned to the internet for donations to help fund his defense.

Ten Members Of Congress Urge Washington Redskins To Change Name

The football team owner says he’ll never change the name.

'What Kind of Asian Are You?' Answered in Hilarious Video

If we were all only so bold.

Minneapolis Teens Trade Hip-Hop Producing Training in Exchange for Homework

An after-school program set up by the North Community YMCA in Minneapolis gives young kids the opportunity to make rap music as a reward for keeping up with their schoolwork

Zimmerman Defense Team Releases New Evidence in Trayvon Martin Case

Data released Thursday by the defense from slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin’s cellphone includes texts with a friend about fighting and smoking pot.

Zimmerman Attorneys Insist Jurors Should Hear About Trayvon Martin's Pot Use

Judge Nelson will likely rule on the issue during a day-long hearing May 28 in Sanford, Florida.