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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Trump on GOP Health Care Bill: 'We Just Pulled It.'

House Republicans pulled their rewrite of the American Health Care Act just minutes before the rescheduled vote. Watch House Speaker Paul Ryan discuss the change live.

Officer Who Killed Laquan McDonald Indicted on 16 Additional Charges

“In a moment of leniency, [a jury] may decide to convict him of aggravated battery instead.”

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50+ Activist Organizations Unite as 'The Majority' to Advocate for Collective Justice

The coalition will fight for “justice, freedom and the right to live with dignity and respect.”

New Settlement Aims to Protect Muslims From Discriminatory NYPD Surveillance

“This agreement sends a critical message to the federal government and police forces around the country that law enforcement can and must do its job without resorting to discrimination.”

Yellow police tape on ground reads, "Do not cross."

SCOTUS Hears Case on the Use of Force in Law Enforcement

County of Los Angeles v. Mendez asks: Should officers be held liable when they cause a situation that leads to the use of force?

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Leaked: Disciplinary Record for Cop Who Killed Eric Garner

ThinkProgress obtained Daniel Pantaleo’s record from an anonymous source at the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board.

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U.S. Bans Most Electronic Devices on Flights From 8 Muslim Countries

They are not the same nations targeted in the failed “Muslim Ban.”

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3 Major Takeaways From New Survey on Trump and Millennials of Color

The new GenForward survey says: people of color are not here for President Donald Trump or his policies.

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WATCH: Day One of Senate Confirmation Hearing for SCOTUS Nominee Neil Gorsuch

Gorsuch is President Trump’s nominee to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.

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Netflix Acquires Film About 1969 LAPD Raid of Black Panther Party Headquarters

“The Stand Off” will show the hours-long raid from the perspective of the activists and the police.

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3 Tweets That Shut Down the #BoycottHawaii Hashtag

Some folks are mad that the “Muslim Ban 2.0” was blocked. Some folks in Hawaii do not care.

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How Trump's Proposed Budget Will Impact People of Color

We went through the budget line by line, so you don’t have to.

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WATCH: New Trailer for Pixar's 'Coco'

It’s the animation company’s first feature-length film to star a protagonist of color.

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Release of Trump's 2005 Tax Return Prompts Mixed Reactions

“Trump tax returns distract from White nationalist advisor, distracts from Trumpcare, distracts from crimes with Russia distracts from…”

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Issa Rae Reveals 'Insecure' Season Two Premiere Date

“It’s about to get hot this summer.”

Red and white sign reads "Mind that child."

READ: What White Parents Can Learn From Parents of Color About Racism

Jennifer Harvey in The New York Times: “When we don’t talk honestly with White children about racism, they become more likely to disbelieve or discount their peers when they report experiencing racism.”

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Ferguson Protestors to Prosecutors: Reopen Michael Brown Investigation

Newly released video casts doubt on claim that Brown robbed convenience store before he was killed by a Ferguson Police Department officer.

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WATCH: Taja Lindley's Short Film on the Importance of Black Lives

“This Ain’t A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering” says the names of the people killed at the hands of law enforcement officers.

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ICYMI: SportsCenter Remade the Intro to 'A Different World' and It Is Glorious

Can you spot the cameos from the original actors?

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Boy Sues LAPD Officer Who Allegedly Assaulted Him

The incident was caught on tape.