Thoai Lu

Editorial Intern
Oakland, CA

Before becoming a journalism intern at Colorlines, Thoai delved into racism and sexism’s intersections at UC San Diego. She led a small writing club, “New Voices,” which explored the issue; she also contributed to The Collective Voice, the school’s social-justice newspaper. Thoai got her B.A. in Literature/Writing from UCSD in June of 2010, which enhanced her interest in nonfiction, race, gender and visual culture. As a former McNair Scholar, she completed independent research projects on sexuality and hyphy music. The Oakland native hopes to save inner-city children from the plight of illiteracy. When that seems heavy, she runs or turns to hip-hop.

Thoai tweets at @thoailu.

Midwest Rappers Show Love for Their Indigenous Ojibwe Language

by Thoai Lu on Jun 21, 2011 7:00PM

Point of Contact is a hip-hop group based in Southside Minneapolis. And they're slowly trying to revive their indigenous language.

Topics: Celebrate Love

American Apparel Shows Love for Little Hipster Bboys

by Thoai Lu on Jun 20, 2011 6:00PM

Finally, an American Apparel ad that can make you smile.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Bay Area Peacekeepers Fight City Violence With Love

by Thoai Lu on Jun 17, 2011 5:25PM

Gonzalo Rucobo takes an hands on approach in creating alternatives to violence in Richmond, CA.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Black Sci Fi Writer Leslie Banks Asks for Love and Prayers

by Thoai Lu on Jun 15, 2011 5:50PM

The author, who's written dozens of books and mentored countless young writers, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Oakland Residents Stage Silent Protests to Save Libraries

by Thoai Lu on Jun 15, 2011 2:50PM

If city lawmakers have their way, Oakland will be left with only four public libraries.


The Lost Bois Talk Love, Queer Hip-Hop to Kickstart First Album

by Thoai Lu on Jun 14, 2011 3:50PM

This DC duo is breaking barriers, and asking for your help.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Poet Beau Sia Sums Up Heartbreak: Memory Sucks

by Thoai Lu on Jun 14, 2011 3:27PM

The spoken word artist's new piece shows that sometimes the hardest thing to do is forget.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Fox News Host: Obama Invites 'Hoodlum' to 'The Hizzouse'

by Thoai Lu on Jun 14, 2011 2:27PM

Eric Bolling may be auditioning for Glenn Beck's old job as America's most popular race-baiter.

Topics: Media

Chris Rock and Wanda Sykes Tweet About Tracy Morgan's Anti-Gay Rant

by Thoai Lu on Jun 14, 2011 1:00PM

Meanwhile, the comedian's still in the hot seat and desperately trying to save face.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Fall in Love With the World's Most Adorable Little Glee Fan

by Thoai Lu on Jun 13, 2011 3:01PM

Kellen Mirador Sarmient's got moves. And he's not even five yet.

Topics: Celebrate Love