Brandi Collins-Dexter is the senior campaign director at Color Of Change and oversees the media, democracy and economic justice departments. She has led a number of successful campaigns for accountability including getting Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor taken off the air; getting R. Kelly dropped from RCA for his repeatedly abusing girls; winning Net neutrality protections; pressuring financial companies to pull funding from hate groups; and persuading Disney not to whitewash the features of its character Princess Tiana.
Brandi is a regular commentator in the media on racial justice. The Hill named her a 2017 “person to watch.” She has written for The Root, The Hill and ESPN’s The Undefeated, and has been featured on the BBC, and in the Guardian, Gizmodo and Pitchfork.
She comes to Color Of Change from the Center for Media Justice. Before that, Brandi worked at Safer Foundation in Illinois, creating state and national recommendations on job opportunities and reentry for people leaving prison.
Brandi holds a B.A. in history from Agnes Scott College, and a J.D. from University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School. She lives with her husband, and in her free time enjoys watching sports and exploring historical sites and quirky roadside attractions.