Color of Change's newly minted executive director, Rashad Robinson, caught up with The Root at the 2011 Blogging While Brown Conference in Los Angeles. His online activism group hosted a panel on "Black Political Accountability in the Age of Obama" on July 9. The discussion included Jack and Jill Politics co-founder Cheryl Contee, Democratic National Committee new-media outreach manager Greg Greene and Color of Change campaign manager William Winters.
"Black folks need to hold black politicians accountable. It's the way to make black politicians better; it improves our community," said Robinson. Hear more in the video below, which was shot at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott by The Root's deputy editor, Sheryl Huggins Salomon.