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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Four Congressional Caucuses Call for Removal of White Supremacists From White House

“In the wake of the deadly hate crimes and violence committed by White supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, we write to request the immediate removal of Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller and Sebastian Gorka from any positions in the White House.”

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#ImpeachTrump Trends Worldwide as President Defends White Supremacists

Trump: “I think there’s blame on both sides and I have no doubt about it.”

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Transcript: Read Trump's Comments on Charlottesville, in Which He Finally Mentions the KKK

For those who would rather not watch President Donald Trump speak.

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How We Feel About Shonda Rhimes Leaving ABC for Netflix in 5 Tweets

The announcement comes just a week after ABC Studios parent company Disney said it would pull its shows from the streaming service.

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What You Need to Know About the Aftermath of the Racist Violence in Charlottesville

From murder charges to resignations, here’s the latest.

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READ: How Mental Health Training for Cops Saves Lives

A quarter of this year’s fatal police interactions involved victims dealing with mental illness.

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Military Service Members Sue Trump, Armed Forces for Transgender Ban

“Trump’s directive to exclude transgender people from military service has created a tidal wave of harms that have already been felt throughout our armed services.”

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No Charges for D.C. Cop Who Killed Terrence Sterling

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser says the Metropolitan Police Department has called for Officer Brian Trainer’s resignation.

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STUDY: How 'Status Offenses' Push Students of Color, Queer Kids Into Criminal Justice System

“Kids who are already less privileged—in how they are perceived and in their access to services—are more likely to have their misbehavior criminalized.”

Moment of Joy: Tarica June's 'Selfie' Video Celebrates Natural Beauty of Black Girls

It’s impossible to watch these girls reveling in their hair and skin without grinning.

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FBI, ATF Investigate Minnesota Mosque Bombing

The FBI has not yet ruled the bombing at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center a hate crime, but confirms that the explosion was the result of a “destructive device in violation of federal law.”

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READ: Janet Mock Responds to Violent, Transphobic 'Breakfast Club' Conversation

“My sisters and I are here and we exist, and you will not diminish our light and our brilliance.”

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Activists, Law Enforcement Condemn Trump's Call for Police Violence

Representative Maxine Waters: “Freddie Gray’s family probably wants to know if officers will protect Trump’s head when he is thrown into the back of a paddy wagon.”

WATCH: Trailer for Documentary 'The Problem With Apu'

Comedian Hari Kondabolu breaks down why the “The Simpsons’” portrayal of Kwik-E-Mart proprietor Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is inherently racist.

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Mitch McConnell on Trumpcare: 'It Is Time to Move On'

The Senate majority leader’s Republican party once again failed to repeal Obamacare.

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15 Protestors Arrested in #OutragedAndUnafraid Sit-in at Texas State Capitol

Led by young immigrants, the act of civil disobedience was aimed at saving DACA.

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John McCain Blasted for Condemning Trumpcare, Then Voting for It

Got whiplash?

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BREAKING: Senate Votes to Advance Obamacare Repeal Debate

Vice President Mike Pence cast the deciding vote.

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The Nation explores how underfunding, disproportionate punishment and inferior instruction push Native American students out of classrooms.

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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.”