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 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
by Akiba Solomon on April 22 2014, 4:12PM
B.R. Ambedkar, the preiminent leader of India’s Dalits, saw similarities between the treatment of his people and African-Americans.
by Akiba Solomon on March 24 2014, 2:37PM
Experts say they could open up a Pandora’s box of Obamacare denials.
by Akiba Solomon on January 22 2014, 4:17PM
The former FAMU football player was shot 10 times while seeking help after a serious car accident
by Akiba Solomon on December 19 2013, 1:53PM
Haters have been claiming that Audra McDonald’s role in “The Sound of Music” is ahistorical. Religion Dispatches proves them wrong.