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I'm the CEO of Starfish Media Group. I report for @PBS @AJAM @CNN @HBO @NatGeo @NBC and others. Mom. Horse Lover. Wine Drinker. Rabid Tweeter.

Guest column: Feds must find stats on blacks killed by cops — This is the way it often begins. A police officer stops an African-American man who has been tagged as a suspect. By the end of the encounter, the unarmed "suspect" is dead and a debate begins as to why it happened.

Soledad O’Brien: How to Curb Our Mass Incarceration Epidemic — There is no mistaking the razor wire, locked rooms, and guards marching through sterile halls. The J. Paul Taylor Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is a prison. But inside this juvenile detention center no one is using the word "inmates" to describe the 48 boys and youngmen, ages 12 to 21, who have committed a string of crimes ranging from the most petty to murder.
Apr 07, 2015

Check out the @DailyBeast for my Op-Ed on juvenile incarceration and #KidsBehindBars to air on @AJAM 4/12 at 10pmET.

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Finding in Cuba what my mother left behind (Opinion) — CNN's Patrick Oppmann loves to capture "Cuba moments" with his camera, including this Instagram post of "a row of classic cars rented for a wedding lined up on the malecon (Havana's famous highway and seawall)." Oppmann, the only U.S. television correspondent based in Cuba, has lived on the Caribbean island for three years.

Soledad O'Brien: What my mother left behind — What dare I think about Cuba? My mom left the island to escape the poverty, the racism and the sweltering heat. She left before Fidel Castro's ascent and U.S. politics had hijacked foreign policy. She left before both governments stranded thousands of people on a communist island suffering a punishing boycott.

O'Brien, Arce: Blacks urge Black Friday boycott — Once again, the streets are electric with anger after a white police officer evades charges for fatally shooting a black man. Sirens screech and wood batons push back marchers protesting from Missouri to New York to Los Angeles. This time the cadence of "No Justice, No Peace" has been replaced with "Hand's Up.

Why blacks are urging a Black Friday boycott — Protesters gather on the steps of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington on Tuesday, November 25. A grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer, in the August shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has prompted demonstrations across the country.

The Human Toll of 'Stop and Frisk' — Posted: One summer night in 2012, Luis Paulino was walking around his East New York neighborhood when he came upon a group of police officers surrounding a young black man. Onlookers told him that the young man had been stopped for riding his bike on the sidewalk.

Soledad O'Brien: For vets, the war comes home (Opinion) — Editor's note: Soledad O'Brien hosts "The War Comes Home" on CNN Tuesday, August 11, at 9 p.m. The former CNN anchor is CEO of Starfish Media Group and reports stories for HBO Real Sports and other media organizations. Follow her on Twitter: @soledadobrien Cameron O'Brien contributed to this article.
Aug 12, 2014

RT @CNNOpinion: 'The war comes home', @soledadobrien on her documentary about two vets fighting stress

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AARP Visits Haiti 4 Years After Earthquake Disaster — In the immediate aftermath of the quake, the donations paid for water, food, shelter, medicine, walking sticks, eyeglasses and clothing. In addition, the program supported medical consultations for more than 9,000 older people at clinics run by HelpAge's health partners, as well as the training of more than 200 home-based caregivers, who paid regular visits to 4,000 of the most frail older people in Haiti's tent camps for refugees of the disaster.
Jun 02, 2014

RT @HelpAge_USA: Four years on, @soledadobrien revisits our work in #Haiti, made possible w the help of @AARP members & @AARPCares http://t…

Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, 86, hopes to run again — Convicted of racketeering and mail fraud in how he awarded riverboat casino contracts, Edwards has only been out of federal prison for two years. When I ask him about the statute, he tells me: "I've got people working on that." Edwards is legendary for his sharp tongue, slick wardrobe and womanizing.
Nov 27, 2013

Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, 86, hopes to run again via @AJAM

Mar 18, 2014

RT @AmericaTonight: Ex-Louisana Gov & ex-con Edwin Edwards announces run for Congress. A @soledadobrien profile: htt…

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Aug 29, 2015

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Aug 29, 2015

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Aug 29, 2015

RT @PatrickKingsley: I just spoke to a Norwegian policeman in the Arctic who confirmed that, yep, Syrians are crossing into Norway via its Arctic border w Russia

Aug 29, 2015

@ike308 up and off to the airport for Nola commemoration today.

Aug 29, 2015

This is true--the storm was at its deadliest ten years ago YESTERDAY. But didn't hit NOLA at its highest speeds.…

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