Jorge Rivas

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

Jorge Rivas is multimedia editor and pop culture blogger for Colorlines.com. 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 Colorlines.com 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

Follow Jorge on Twitter at @thisisjorge.thisisjorge

Walmart Security Allegedly Suspected Father of Kidnapping Biracial Kids

The father is white and his wife of ten years is black and according to a Walmart manager that means their children “didn’t fit.”

West Coast's Second Largest Paper Drops the Term 'Illegal Immigrant'

The second largest newspaper on the West Coast tells its writers they can no longer use the term “illegal immigrant.”

Even More of Your Favorite People Speaking Out Against Stop-and-Frisk

Baratunde Thurston, Jasiri X, Janet Mock, New York State Senator Kevin Parker team up to rap about NYPD’s stop and frisk.

Brittney Griner Says College Coach Told Her To Hide Sexuality

“It was a recruiting thing,” said Griner.

Number of Black Best Actor Oscars Nominees Could Be Unprecedented in 2014

If entertainment industry insiders’ predictions turn out to be true they’ll also be host to an unprecedented number of black nominees in the best actor in a leading role category.

Unprecedented Number of HIV Cases in Navajo Reservation

The chances for survival after an AIDS diagnosis were lower for Native Americans than any other racial group.

May 17, 1954: Supreme Court Rules Racial Segregation in Schools Unconstitutional

On May 17, 1954, the United State Supreme Court decided a case that changed the course of American history.

Your 6-Second Friday Break: A Black Man Dares to Run Through A White Neighborhood

A video with a black guy who likes “running through white people neighborhoods with my shirt off.”

Ambassador Susan E. Rice's Message on International Day Against Homophobia

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice released a video message today in honor of International Day Against Homophobia.

'Geography of Hate' Maps out Racism on Twitter

A group of researchers have created a “Geography of Hate” map revealing racist and homophobic tweet concentrations across the U.S.

Lucy Liu: 'People See Sandra Bullock In a Romantic Comedy, Not Me'

Lucy Liu talks battling Asian stereotypes in Hollywood.

Study Finds People Of Color Nearly Invisible On Evening Cable News

Rachel Maddow and Piers Morgan hosted the lowest number guests of color amongst their networks.

Federal Judge Says Obama Governs Like Bush on Reproductive Rights

“You’re disadvantaging young people, African-Americans, the poor… that’s the policy of the Obama administration?”

Sherri Shepherd Fuels Rumors 'The View' May Add Latina

ABC’s “The View” may be adding an exotic kind of Latina: A republican Latina.

Magic Johnson's TV Network Launching All Black 'The View' Like Talk Show

Magic Johnson’s cable network “Exhale” is launching a talkshow similar to “The View” that will be co-hosted by five black women.

Ad Featuring Undocumented Immigrants Asks Whether They Deserve Healthcare Too

The state is launching its insurance exchange program that will make health care more affordable for residents once Obamacare kicks in but it’s planning but it’s planning on leaving undocumented immigrants out.

The Messages of Love (and Hate) for Jason Collins

The web reacted immediately–from teammates to politicians–after Jason Collins announced he’s gay in this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated.

'Sa-I-Gu' Documentary Explores How Korean Women Remember the L.A. Riots

Today is the 21st anniversary of the uprising in Los Angeles shortly after the Rodney King trial verdict was announced. “Sa-I-Gu”, Korean for April 29, opens a window on Korean American women in Los Angeles whose stores – and lives – were devastated during in the aftermath.

Wizards' Jason Collins Gets Messages of Support From Big Names

The White House, Kobe Bryant, NBA Commissioner and former president Bill Clinton have all announced their support for Jason Collins.

First Active NBA Player Comes Out As Gay

For the first time ever, an athlete for a major American sports team comes out of the closet.