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  • Sacramento Bee

OP-ED: Marijuana’s legal, but legacy of racist law lingers on

Rashad Robinson explains the growing contradictions — and harms to Black people — when they’re haunted by convictions for a drug that is now considered legal in much of the US. That’s why some state’s attorneys are expunging marijuana charges from people’s records, and in doing so, giving them a fair shot at jobs, housing, and student loans.

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  • Ebony

#TellBlackStories Podcast to Feature Ava DuVernay

Ebony covers our new podcast series, #TellBlackStories, dedicating to diving into the need for true inclusion in Hollywood and everywhere stories about Black people and our lives are told. Season 1 was shot at the Sundance Film Festival and feature some of the most influential Black directors and writers out there today.

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  • New York Times

Black Voters, a Force in Democratic Politics, Are Ready to Make Themselves Heard

Democratic contenders from Elizabeth Warren to Julian Castro have reached out to Color Of Change to talk ending money bail, criminal justice reform, and other issues affecting Black people in their attempt to figure out how to build allegiance with Black voters. “I think some of the candidates don’t get that they’re going to have to actually come with a bold agenda,” Rashad Robinson said.

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  • NPR

Rapper 21 Savage Granted Bond By ICE Ahead Of Release

Immigrant 21 Savage is granted bond and released ahead of schedule after Color Of Change, alongside Black Lives Matter and the Black Alliance for Just Immigration attended a rally in Atlanta and sent ICE a petition with over 450,000 signatures demanding his release.

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  • Pop Sugar

OP-ED: Turn Off R. Kelly and Turn Up For Black Women

Color Of Change’s Brandi Dexter-Collins talks about standing up to sexual assault, our latest successful campaign against R. Kelly, and partnering with Lifetime on a new series to lifts up the voices of the women who survived years of his abuse.

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Thought Leadership

Rashad Robinson: Redefining Our Approach to Digital Advocacy

This Q&A published in the Huffington Post discusses how Rashad Robinson and Color Of Change have built a winning advocacy strategy, harnessing the power and potential of the Internet, to move Black people — and all people in this country — forward. Full Q&A is below. We Built This by Taryn Finley, Huffington Post, 2/1/2019. […]

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VIDEO: Rashad Robinson Accepts the North Star Award

Rashad speaks at the North Star Fund Awards about how to capitalize on this moment of political agitation following the election. He underscores the necessity of supporting Black-led interventions to accelerate social change and letting Black people truly take the lead in strategy and power in the movement for racial justice. Full video here.

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VIDEO: Rashad’s Keynote Speech at the Personal Democracy Forum

Rashad passionately asks, “Are We Going to Get This Right?” as he speaks about building a real resistance in response to the 2016 elections. He talks about mistaking presence for power, the danger he saw in Trump’s racist attacks on President Obama, and how to build a true movement for change. Full speech here.

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VIDEO: Why Accurate Coverage of Crime Matters

Rashad Robinson speaks on how our media presents a distorted view of crime, grossly out of sync with the actual stats, that makes people think Black people are to be feared. Presented by Media Matters and Color Of Change in March 2015. Full video here.

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