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Special Correspondent, Al Jazeera America and America Tonight — Al Jazeera

I'm the CEO of Starfish Media Group. We produce docs, scripted and non scripted series, and MOWs for CNN and others. I report stories for HBO Real Sports.

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.

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.

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.

The Next Big Story: My Journey Through the Land of Possibilities — O'Brien is the child of a black Cuban mother and white Australian father, and her mixed-race heritage informed every step of her personal and professional voyage, one that took her from an isolated suburban Long Island childhood to the catbird's seat at CNN's anchor desk.

Al Jazeera America Confirms Soledad O'Brien Hire — Al Jazeera America confirmed this morning it had signed former CNN star Soledad O'Brien as a "special correspondent." Additionally, O'Brien's production company, Starfish Media Group will produce hour-long documentary specials for the cable network.
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Mar 28, 2015

RT @mcastimovies: Loud groans from the #NAHJLatinas crowd when @rosemarce says young male producers act like she works for them when she's a 20+ yrs vet.

Mar 28, 2015

@Femme_Mal @jeffjarvis @jayrosen_nyu before our first Black in America doc, CNN worried it might drive away white audience. 13 mil viewers

Mar 28, 2015

@Kimo32Alder rest assured--I now sleep in, don't eat snickers bars at 3am and go to the gym now!

Mar 28, 2015

@jayrosen_nyu this is why there are a shit ton of people whose stories go untold and undiscovered. They're not data points yet.

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