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Rep. Keith Ellison's Tearful Defense of Muslim American Patriots

Rep. Keith Ellison’s Tearful Defense of Muslim American Patriots

by Kai Wright on March 11 2011, 11:22AM

Here’s video of Ellison’s testimony at Peter King’s Muslim “radicalization” hearing.

Topics: Kai Wright, National Security, Politics

Send Us Your Photos From Wisconsin Solidarity Rallies

Send Us Your Photos From Wisconsin Solidarity Rallies

by Kai Wright on February 26 2011, 10:41AM

Help us show the world there remains a progressive movement for economic justice in America.

Topics: Kai Wright, Wisconsin

Georgia Anti-Abortion Billboards Turn Up in Los Angeles, Too

Georgia Anti-Abortion Billboards Turn Up in Los Angeles, Too

by Kai Wright on February 25 2011, 8:05PM

Eagle-eyed Colorlines reader Quizzical1 sends us a photo.

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Jesse Jackson to Wisconsin Protesters:

Jesse Jackson to Wisconsin Protesters: “When We Fight, We Win”

by Kai Wright on February 19 2011, 1:00PM

Madison is looking more and more like the left’s moment of truth.

Topics: Economy, Kai Wright, Wisconsin

Who Are All These Evil Public Workers? Black People

Who Are All These Evil Public Workers? Black People

by Kai Wright on February 18 2011, 11:53AM

National data suggests black folks’ jobs hang in the balance of the increasingly ugly fight over public workers unions.

Topics: Economy, Kai Wright, Wisconsin

And We're Back! Racial Justice Is So Popular, It Crashed Our Site

And We’re Back! Racial Justice Is So Popular, It Crashed Our Site

by Kai Wright on February 17 2011, 4:50PM

We’ll make sure our infrastructure keeps up with our community’s growth from now on.

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Backward Mobility and America's Broken Promises

Backward Mobility and America’s Broken Promises

by Kai Wright on February 10 2011, 9:28AM

The recession is wiping out the jobs, homes, and dreams of the black middle class. There’s a lesson for our whole economy in that fact.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis, Kai Wright, Wealth Gap

Michelle Obama's Well-Earned Victory Lap on Nutrition

Michelle Obama’s Well-Earned Victory Lap on Nutrition

by Kai Wright on February 9 2011, 1:12PM

As the first lady celebrates the year anniversary of her anti-obesity campaign, and keeps pressure on industry.

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One Question on Black AIDS Day: Do We Care Enough To End It?

One Question on Black AIDS Day: Do We Care Enough To End It?

by Kai Wright on February 7 2011, 1:05PM

We’ve known how to stop HIV for a while now.

Topics: HIV/AIDS at 30, Kai Wright

Youth, Joblessness and Revolution in Egypt--and America?

Youth, Joblessness and Revolution in Egypt—and America?

by Kai Wright on February 2 2011, 12:51PM

We’ve got a generation of marginalized and increasingly frustrated youth here, too.

Topics: Economy, Egypt, Kai Wright

In Egypt, Community Building Once Again Proves Its Power

In Egypt, Community Building Once Again Proves Its Power

by Kai Wright on February 1 2011, 12:35PM

Greed and vicious competition are not human nature.

Topics: Egypt, Kai Wright

Introducing Akiba Solomon's Gender Matters

Introducing Akiba Solomon’s Gender Matters

by Kai Wright on February 1 2011, 10:10AM

We’re thrilled to launch a new blog on race and gender.

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South Sudan Votes to Secede--Now What?

South Sudan Votes to Secede—Now What?

by Kai Wright on January 31 2011, 9:30AM

Check out Farid Farid’s Colorlines essay asking just that question, at the voting’s outset.

Topics: Global Affairs, Kai Wright

The Problem With American Exceptionalism

The Problem With American Exceptionalism

by Kai Wright on January 28 2011, 10:13AM

Maya Wiley on GRITtv explains why triumphalism hurts us more than it helps.

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Uganda Gay Kill:

Uganda Gay Kill: “U.S. Evangelicals Must Take Responsibility”

by Kai Wright on January 27 2011, 3:40PM

A prominent LGBT human rights advocate is beaten to death; friends and colleagues say its part of hateful climate U.S. right brought to Uganda.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Global Affairs, Kai Wright

Stuff the President DIDN'T Say in the State of the Union

Stuff the President DIDN’T Say in the State of the Union

by Kai Wright on January 26 2011, 4:09PM

There are many tough choices coming up, and consumer protection may be the biggest.

Topics: Economy, Kai Wright, State of the Union

Obama's State of the Union Sets Up Deficit Debate, then Cheerleads

Obama’s State of the Union Sets Up Deficit Debate, then Cheerleads

by Kai Wright on January 25 2011, 9:11PM

Recap the State of the Union with Colorlines.com editor Kai Wright’s live blog of the speech.

Topics: Kai Wright, State of the Union

The State of Our Union Is Weak, But the 2012 Campaign Begins Now

The State of Our Union Is Weak, But the 2012 Campaign Begins Now

by Kai Wright on January 24 2011, 10:36AM

But do we have two years to wait for real jobs investments while elections unfold?

Topics: Economy, Kai Wright, State of the Union

MLK in 2011: Tim Wise, Barbara Ransby and Michelle Chen

by Kai Wright on January 17 2011, 12:30PM

Colorlines writers apply King’s ideas to today’s politics.

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Check Out Colorlines’ Julianne Hing at The Atlantic, Too

by Kai Wright on January 11 2011, 10:57AM

Our reporter/blogger extraordinaire is guest blogging for Ta-Nehisi Coates this week.

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