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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The Most Chilling Thing an ICE Agent Told The New Yorker

An anonymous agent on his agency, Immigration and Customs Enforcement: “We’re not doing what we tell people we do.”

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U.S. Lifts Electronics Ban on Flights From Middle East

Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security has imposed new security measures for all international flights entering the United States.

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“We must come together to reform a bail system that is discriminatory, wasteful and fails to keep our communities safe.”

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The court just ruled that the federal government must extend travel privileges to a larger set of foreign nationals.

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Vanita Gupta for The New York Times: “My biggest fear is that the government will issue a report with ‘findings’ of unsupported claims of illegal voting, focused on communities of color.”

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Protestors, one holds sign that says, "Healthcare for the 99%."

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Sign reads: "Living wage now."

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No Federal Indictment for Cop Who Killed John Crawford for Holding a BB Gun

An Ohio special grand jury already declined to indict Beavercreek Police Department officer Sean Williams.

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Ex-Cop Jeronimo Yanez Collects $48K From City After Philando Castile Acquittal

“The city concluded this was the most thoughtful way to move forward and help the community-wide healing process proceed.”

"We are not safe. Women's March from #NRA2DOJ."

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Women’s March organizers to the National Rifle Association of America: “It is clear that your organization does not value the legal rights nor the human rights of any of us.”

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WATCH: Activists, Police Clash at Protest on Anniversary of Alton Sterling's Killing

Video shows officers shooting “pepper balls” at the crowd.

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It's hella lit.

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