Kenrya Rankin

Deputy Editor
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Kenrya Rankin is the deputy editor for Colorlines. An award-winning author and editorial consultant, her insight has been tapped by leading outlets, including The New York Times, The Huffington Post and ThinkProgress. She has published three books, most recently, “Bet on Black: African-American Women Celebrate Fatherhood in the Age of Barack Obama.” As a journalist and editor, her work has appeared in more than a dozen national publications, including Fast Company, Reader’s Digest, Ebony and Redbook. She writes about everything from race to technology, and her work has been translated into 21 languages. She is also the founder and editorial director of parenting site BlackAndGreenMama.com and is a practicing doula. Kenrya earned her undergraduate degree in journalism from Howard University, and her master’s degree in publishing from New York University. She is a proud native of Cleveland, Ohio, and currently lives in the Washington, DC area with her brilliant daughter.

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DOJ Reverses Course on Texas Voter ID Law Challenge

“This signals to voters that they will not be protected under this administration.”

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Why You Must See 'Get Out' in 7 Tweets

The Jordan Peele-directed film took over the top spot at the box office over the weekend.

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The People of Color Who Won Big at the Oscars

...And the craziest, must-see moment of the night.

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READ: Muslim White House Staffer on Why She Quit Eight Days Into the Trump Administration

“I knew I could no longer stay and work for an administration that saw me and people like me not as fellow citizens, but as a threat.”

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DOJ Reverses Ban on Private Prisons, Stocks Spike

This is despite a report that concluded that privately-run federal facilities are not safe, secure or even cost efficient.

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ACLU Sues City of Milwaukee for Racist Stop and Frisk Policy

“Data reflect that...Black drivers citywide were seven times more likely—and that Hispanic drivers were five times more likely—to be targeted for a traffic stop than white drivers.”

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Protestors Demand Charges for LAPD Officer Caught on Tape Shooting Gun Near Teens

Witnesses say the off-duty officer was upset that a girl walked across his grass.

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SCOTUS Says Racially Biased Testimony Sentenced Black Man to Death

The Supreme Court just ruled that Duane Buck should have another chance to argue for his life.

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Do You Live in One of the Nation's Most Diverse Cities?

A new report ranks more than 500 cities to see how they stack up.

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A new study says that policies that prevent companies from asking about criminal records are limiting job opportunities for a very specific group of people.

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Department of Homeland Security Issues Expanded Deportation Rules

They represent a shift from the implementation of immigration policy under the Obama Administration.

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Roxane Gay on Cancellation of Milo Yiannopoulos' Book: Nothing Has Changed

Gay on Simon & Schuster: “In canceling Milo’s book contract, Simon & Schuster made a business decision the same way they made a business decision when they decided to publish that man in the first place.”

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'The Talk' Explores How Parents of Color Discuss Race and Policing With Their Children

The documentary premieres on PBS on February 20.

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WATCH: George Takei on 75th Anniversary of Internment Camps and Why Trump Could Be Repeating History

“You know, the real terrorist is Donald Trump…. We are going through an incredible time in American history.”

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LISTEN: BBC Streams Audio of Colson Whitehead's 'The Underground Railroad'

Actor Clarke Peters narrates the free 10-episode audio series.

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WATCH: High School Senior Shares Her Life As an Undocumented Teen

A new video from The Atlantic follows a graduating senior as she navigates higher education and the path to citizenship.

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This is What a Day Without Immigrants Looks Like

Immigrants across the country skipped work and school to illustrate what they contribute to American society.

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Rep. Ted Lieu May Introduce Bill That Requires a Mental Health Pro in the White House

“Clearly, to me, when you have a president that lies pathologically, that believes in alternative facts, it suggests to me there is a problem.”

Protestor holds sign that says, "Andrew Puzder earns more in one day, than we do in one year. #FightFor15."

BREAKING: Andrew Puzder Withdraws Nomination for Labor Secretary

Activists have been protesting his nomination since it was announced in December.

Girl holds sign that reads, "Save our schools."

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“The State of Illinois maintains two separate and demonstrably unequal systems for funding public education.”