New York, NY
Kai Wright is editor-at-large of Colorlines and a reporting fellow of the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute. His investigative reporting on economic inequity has closely followed by the housing and jobs crises. He is a regular commentator on National Public Radio and in other broadcast media, and is reporting a series on health care reform for WNYC News.
Kai is author, most recently, of "Drifting Toward Love: Black, Brown, Gay and Coming of Age on the Streets of New York." He is also the author of two books of African-American history: "The African American Experience: Black History and Culture Through Speeches, Letters, Editorials, Poems, Songs, and Stories," and "Soldiers of Freedom: An Illustrated History of African Americans in the Armed Forces," which explores America's struggle with race as it has been dramatized by the need to staff a viable military.
You can follow Kai on Twitter at @kai_wright and on Instagram. Check out Kai's media appearances here.
by Kai Wright on May 12 2014, 7:00AM
A monthly series exploring the ways in which injustice impacts every stage of black male life.
Topics: Life Cycles of Inequity
by Kai Wright on March 31 2014, 10:12AM
There are at least three crucial, unanswered questions as the first enrollment period ends.
by Kai Wright on July 16 2013, 5:00PM
Welcome our new team member, who will spend the next 12 months talking with all of you.
by Kai Wright on June 7 2013, 10:16AM
The rationale behind the administration’s secret spying program has been developed and honed to surviell and harass communities of color for years.
by Kai Wright on May 21 2013, 8:48AM
Once again, the president uses his pulpit to browbeat black people for the failings he sees.
by Kai Wright on March 5 2013, 10:43AM
We were attacked by the evil demons of the Web. But with our community’s help, we have slain them. Take that, demons!
by Kai Wright on January 21 2013, 2:30PM
“You and I, as citizens, have the power to set this country’s course,” the president concluded. “You and I, as citizens, have the obligation to shape the debates of our time.”