Akiba Solomon is the Editorial Director of Colorlines.com and an NABJ-Award winning journalist, editor and essayist from West Philadelphia. Online, she has written about the intersection between gender and race for Colorlines.com and culture for Ebony.com. As Colorlines.com’s inaugural reporting fellow, Solomon reported on reproductive health access for women of color during and immediately after President Barack Obama's re-election campaign. A graduate of Howard University, the Brooklyn resident co-edited Naked: Black Women Bare All About Their Skin, Hair, Hips, Lips, and Other Parts (Perigee, 2005), an anthology of original essays and oral memoirs about Black women and body image. Solomon has also been a researcher for Glamour, a health editor for Essence and a senior editor for the print versions of Vibe Vixen and The Source..
She has also written for a range of publications on a freelance basis, including Redbook, Vibe and Heart & Soul. As a panelist, she has spoken about women’s and social justice issues through the lens of hip-hop culture at a range of institutions including The Schomburg Center for the Research in Black Culture, Stanford University, Yale University, Harvard University and The University of Chicago.
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by Akiba Solomon on November 15 2014, 3:00PM
This year and next we will celebrate the anniversaries of major racial justice victories like the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts. In this plenary, big thinkers will reflect on trends and strategies for the next half century.
by Akiba Solomon on November 15 2014, 9:15AM
Leaders from the South will offer their insight on some of the challenges and opportunities facing the region and our movements to achieve racial justice and equity.
by Akiba Solomon on November 14 2014, 3:00PM
Three generations from the Reagon family will inspire.
by Akiba Solomon on November 14 2014, 8:10AM
A new generation of racial justice leaders are interrupting and innovating in the ways racial justice work is made relevant in our times. Tune in for leading activists and advocates at 9 - 10:45 CT!
by Akiba Solomon on November 12 2014, 1:33PM
In a NSFW new song, the St. Louis native blasts Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.
by Akiba Solomon on November 12 2014, 11:45AM
These aren’t your grandma’s organizers.
by Akiba Solomon on September 25 2014, 11:45AM
After serving six years as U.S. attorney general, Eric Holder is planning to resign. From NPR: Two sources familiar with the decision tell NPR that Holder, 63, intends to leave the Justice Department as soon as his successor is confirmed,…
by Akiba Solomon on September 8 2014, 5:54PM
The message is, “Take the stairs” quips anchor Brian Kilmeade.
by Akiba Solomon on September 5 2014, 11:00AM
Over Labor Day weekend, Akiba Solomon took a 21-hour bus ride to Michael Brown’s town with a group of black activists traveling under the name Black Life Matters. Here’s some of what happened during the jam-packed days.
by Akiba Solomon on August 22 2014, 4:43PM
Family says Attorney General Eric Holder told them that the Justice Department’s investigation will be thorough and impartial.
by Akiba Solomon on August 22 2014, 11:45AM
The youth group demands an end to “the epidemic” of police brutality.
by Akiba Solomon on August 14 2014, 10:36AM
The elected official has been reporting on the post-Mike Brown unrest via social media.
by Akiba Solomon on June 26 2014, 12:15PM
The law violated free speech say justices
Topics: Gender & Sexuality