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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.

Race in America - Q Ideas — We all have felt the temperature rise over the last few months around the topic of race in America. As we are experiencing a once in a generation moment, how can we think well and commit to being a part of the solution that brings reconciliation and healing for all?

American Graduate Day: Closing the education gap — When I became a journalist, I began to meet so many young women who didn't have that kind of support in their lives -- like Tierra Moore, a wonderfully gifted young woman from California who was on the verge of dropping out of UCLA.
Oct 02, 2015

RT @arizonapbs: #AmGrad Day host @soledadobrien of @CNN tells why she supports this initiative and why now.Tune in Oct. 3 #AmGradAZ:…

Oct 02, 2015

RT @RIFWEB: .@soledadobrien discusses why she's involved with #AmGrad on @CNN - tune in tomorrow 11am ET & celebrate…

2015 Corporate Citizenship Conference — Register Here! Connect the Dots: How Businesses Solve Global Challenges Locally The world has many multifaceted challenges that require complex solutions. This is no easy task. No cure-all or one-size-fits-all solution exists, but there are innovations, partnerships, and strategies that create a lasting impact for communities around the world.

Al Jazeera English — With more than 60,000 children under the age of 21 in the American prison system, the state of New Mexico has introduced a new and innovative approach to help rehabilitate juvenile offenders. Running a programme known as Cambiar (the Spanish word for "change"), the J.
Aug 30, 2015

My doc on incarcerated young people "Kids Behind Bars" is now streaming:…

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.

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.
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Nov 27, 2015

RT @MichaelSkolnik: Listening to Colorado Springs police scanner - very serious: "The shooter is in a barricade situation inside the Planned Parenthood."

Nov 27, 2015

RT @AmyALaPorte: Police: active shooter near Planned Parenthood, unknown if any hostages. Can't confirm if an officer is shot #coloradosprings Watch #CNN now

Nov 27, 2015

RT @David4242: @soledadobrien I am so choked up after watching your real sports piece.

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