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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Oklahoma City Cops Kill Deaf Latinx Man for Not Listening to Commands

It’s the department’s fifth shooting of the year.

Protestors, one holds sign that says, "We'll remember this vote."

What You Need to Know About the GOP's Latest Health Care Proposal

This Republican-led Congress is still trying to repeal Obamacare.

Protestors; Black man holds sign that says, "Stop killing us."

READ: Attorney Advocate in St. Louis Asks When Her City Will Begin to Value Black Lives

Nicole D. Nelson: “All of this is exhausting. The insensitivity. The mockery of real struggle and pain. The disregard. The arrogance.”

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Study Finds White People Wildly Overestimate Racial Economic Equality

“People will not attempt to solve problems that they are either unaware of or believe do not exist.”

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Motel 6 Says It Will Direct Employees Not to Share Guest Lists With Immigration Agents

The move comes after a clerk at a Phoenix location told the press, “We send a report every morning to ICE—all the names of everybody that comes in.”

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Freddie Gray's Family Responds to DOJ's Decision Not to Prosecute Baltimore Officers

“This is a bitter pill for all of us to swallow.”

This Infographic Breaks Down How Racism Impacts Black People Daily

Living Cities’ “A Day in a Life” illustrates how structural and institutional racism join forces with individual bias to upend the lives of African Americans.

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READ: Suman Raghunathan on 9/11, Racism and 'Toxic Patriotism'

From the executive director of South Asian Americans Leading Together: “This September 11, I will remember that this is the true patriotism—working with our communities to protect each other, and in doing so, to form a more perfect union.”

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Appeals Court Says 'No' to 'Muslim Ban' Family Limits

“The government does not offer a persuasive explanation for why a mother-in-law is clearly a bona fide relationship, but a grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew or cousin is not.”

Barack Obama and Donald Trump. Men in overcoats stand at top of stairs.

READ: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Why Trump is 'The First White President'

“Trump truly is something new—the first president whose entire political existence hinges on the fact of a Black president.”

Rally, someone holds up sign that reads, "Dreamers."

What DREAMers Need to Know About DACA Now

This is how the Department of Homeland Security is implementing the “wind down” of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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Women's Convention to Gather Thousands to Strategize Ahead of Midterm Elections

The conference aims to secure liberation for “women of all races, ethnicities, ages, disabilities, sexual identities, gender expressions, immigration statuses, religious faiths and economic statuses.”

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3 Transgender Rights Orgs to Support While the DOD Decides How to Block People Who Want to Serve

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is doing exactly what he was ordered to do—and the lives and livelihoods of trans people are still at risk.

Orange flag says, "Living wage now."

REPORT: Predominantly White State Legislatures Are Blocking Laws That Benefit Black Workers

“State interference in city minimum wage laws stems from a larger Jim Crow legacy of blocking economic policies that primarily benefit communities of color.”

Graphic says, “The March to Confront White Supremacy: Charlottesville to D.C.”

Charlottesville Activists Head to D.C. for 'The March to Confront White Supremacy'

Meanwhile, two violent racists have been arrested for their videotaped actions in Charlotte.

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ICYMI: Judge Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law as Discriminatory, Again

“It imposes burdens disproportionately on Blacks and Latinos.”

Sign reads, "No history, no self."

Judge Rules That Arizona Mexican-American Studies Ban is Racist

“Both enactment and enforcement were motivated by racial animus.”

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Dakota Access Pipeline Owner Sues Greenpeace, Alleges It Engaged in Organized Crime During #NoDAPL Campaign

Linda Black Elk: “The racist overtones of this lawsuit are nauseating and have potentially catastrophic impacts to the future of Native American tribal sovereignty.”

A protester wears a costume likeness of Sheriff Joe Arpaio as a member of the KKK with a picture of President Trump

3 Things You Need to Know About Trump's Arizona Campaign Speech

The president of the United States: “If we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall.”