Rashad Robinson is a civil rights leader. Currently, he is president of the nonprofit organization Color of Change. Prior to joining Color of Change, Robinson was a board member of RaceForward, Demos, State Voices, and the Hazen Foundation. Robinson became the president of Color Of Change in 2011. The organization's mission is to strengthen political and cultural power for Black communities in America. With CoC, he has expanded the organization's membership, organized a campaign to pull funding from the American Legislative Exchange Council, helped to protect the principle of net neutrality by pushing the FCC to reclassify broadband as a common carrier service, and pressured prosecutors to reduce the mass incarceration of black people, persuaded businesses like Mastercard and PayPal to stop accepting payments from white nationalist groups, and pressured business leaders to refrain from sitting on President Trump's Business Council. Prior to joining Color of Change, Robinson was Senior Director of Media Programs at GLAAD, where he led the organization's Right to Vote Campaign, and FairVote. Robinson has appeared on NPR, MSNBC, CNN, PBS, and BET. He has a monthly column in US edition of The Guardian, and his work has appeared in New York Times, Huffington Post, The Washington Post, and USA Today.
Featuring Dr. Bernice King, CEO of the King Center and daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Rashad Robinson, President of Color of Change; Anthony Romero, Executive Director of the ACLU; and Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, CEO of the Center for Policing Equity. The killing of George Floyd and other recent police violence against black people in the U.S. has sparked outrage and action the world over. Why is this moment so important, and how can we learn from it to end systemic racism? This virtual conversation is part of TED2020, hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers. It was recorded June 3, 2020.
A lot of people have a lot of opinions about the choices black people are making in the Democratic primary. But as we've seen in other election cycles, when the dust settles, the country seems to move on. This week, host Kai Wright sits down with Rashad Robinson, President of Color of Change, to discuss the Reconstruction-era origins of today's coalition between black voters in the South and liberal white voters in the North... and why this relationship often precludes a conversation about actual black political power.  - LeeAnna Keith is author of When it was Grand - Normalizing Injustice is a study of scripted crime TV shows by Color of Change and the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center  - To hear our original reporting on the Suffolk County suburbs, text the word “suburbs” to 70101.
Danielle sits down with Rashad Robinson, President of Color of Change, to discuss his life-long racial justice work and his positive approach to creating a better vision of the future. Danielle & Rashad dig into how Color of Change is fighting for more equitable systems within all of Hollywood. Rashad emphasizes the importance of expanding the telling of black stories that are holistic, full & authentic portrayals as a means to create a more human and less hostile world.Host: Danielle MoodieExecutive Producers: Danielle Moodie & Adell ColemanProducer: Andrew MarshelloDistributor: DCP Entertainment  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
#OscarsSoWhite creator, April Reign sits down with Color Of Change President, Rashad Robinson, to discuss her work advocating for a more diverse entertainment industry, and her thoughts on this year’s nominees.
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