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Cover of "How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance" and image of Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin. Red type on sepia-toned background of Black woman in profile. Smiling Black women in blue and purple dresses on white background

EXCERPT: Kenrya Rankin and Akiba Solomon Tackle White Supremacy in New Book

In this selection from “How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance,” Colorlines editors Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin explore the pervasiveness of structural racism and the many ways Black people inch us closer to collective freedom.

Dr. Mary Frances Barry. Black woman with short gray hair wears a black blazer, black t-shirt and wire-wrimmed glasses while sitting at a medium-brown wooden table, hands extended

EXCERPT: Dr. Mary Frances Berry on How History Repeats Itself

In this selection from her new book, “History Teaches Us to Resist: How Progressive Movements Have Succeeded in Challenging Times,” Berry recounts the civil rights war activists waged under President Ronald Reagan—and it sounds very familiar….

The cover of “Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color” and author Andrea J. Ritchie

EXCERPT: Andrea J. Ritchie on Why We Need a World Without Police

In this selection from her new book “Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women & Women of Color,” Ritchie breaks down the historical and contemporary factors that contribute to state sanctioned violence against women of color—and what it really means to be free.

Grey book cover with multi-colored artist renderings of faces and red and black text; Black man in grey and black jacket and white t-shirt with black letters in front of white brick wall

EXCERPT: Writer Clay Cane Explores Hip-Hop Masculinity in New Book

The essays in Cane’s “Live Through This: Surviving Intersections of Sexuality, God and Race” illustrate his path to self-acceptance.