Sameer Rao is a reporter for Colorlines, focusing on arts & culture news. As a freelance writer, Sameer's work has appeared in Stereogum, VICE's Noisey, Under the Radar, Splitsider, Philadelphia City Paper, WXPN's The Key, PhillyVoice, the Public School Notebook, and Independent Restaurateur. His writing primarily focuses on music, comedy, theatre, film, social entrepreneurship, race, media, gender, critical theory, pop culture, and where all of those things intersect. Sameer is a graduate of Haverford College and Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, and he has also worked as a non-profit marketing coordinator, case worker, and community organizer.
The house is part of a larger auction of rare artifacts of Black history, which includes Alex Haley’s manuscript for “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” and The Jackson Five’s first professional record contract.
Representatives from the Center for Media Justice, Fight for the Future and other organizations leading the fight for internet freedom hosted a Reddit Ask Me Anything session to address the rollback of net neutrality rules.
“One way Amazon and Apple can demonstrate a real commitment to espoused values of diversity is by making it clear that they won’t move their headquarters to a state that is rapidly sliding backward on racial oppression and voting rights.”