Dani McClain is Campaign & Media Director at ColorOfChange.org.
Blog Post List
March 22, 2012
Since Monday, more than 90,000 of our members have taken action , calling on the Department of Justice to take over Trayvon Martin's case, arrest his killer, and launch an independent investigation into the Sanford police department's initial mishandling of the case. The senseless killing of the 17-year-old boy has been a tragic reminder of the fears Black folks face every day in the U.S. When our members sign ColorOfChange petitions, we ask them to share any thoughts they have about the issue. Today, we were so moved by the powerful and insightful comments, we wanted to share some of them...
February 18, 2012
XXL Magazine has published a video of a 45-year-old rapper encouraging teenage boys to force themselves on underage girls. The graphic monologue is disturbing. So is the willingness of Harris Publications, which owns XXL, to give this kind of dangerous rhetoric a platform. The ColorOfChange community is calling on Harris Publications to fire XXL Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Satten, who presides over the workplace culture that allowed such a grave misstep. Here's the message we sent to our members, after you read it please join us . Dear ColorofChange.org member, During a recent interview with the...
September 8, 2011
ColorOfChange.org and Change.org flooded Ohio Governor’s Office with Hundreds of Calls Demanding a Pardon ColorOfChange.org, the nation’s largest online African-American political organization, today applauded Ohio Governor John Kasich’s decision to grant Kelley Williams-Bolar executive clemency, reducing her felony convictions to first-degree misdemeanors. The single mother had been convicted after allegedly misleading authorities and sending her children to a school outside her district. After Ohio's parole board issued its recommendation Friday to deny Williams-Bolar any form of clemency,...
August 25, 2011
Any day now, Ohio's parole board is expected to make a recommendation in the case of Kelley Williams-Bolar. You may remember Williams-Bolar from the flurry of media attention she received early this year when she was convicted on felony charges and sentenced to 10 days in jail, two years of probation and 80 hours of community service. The crime that prompted all this? Williams-Bolar had enrolled her two daughters, ages 9 and 13 at the time, in a school district where she was confident that they would be safe. The problem, as an Akron-area prosecutor saw it, was that while Williams-Bolar's...