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Kai Wright

Kai Wright
Kai Wright Editor-at-Large
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.

Hey Boo, Here's the Daily Love

Hey Boo, Here’s the Daily Love

by Kai Wright on October 18 2010, 6:15PM

One of the most compelling and revolutionary public health campaigns around.

Topics: Celebrate Love, LGBT Youth

Sharron Angle Tells Latino Kids They

Sharron Angle Tells Latino Kids They “Look Asian”

by Kai Wright on October 18 2010, 4:30PM

Still, she could very well join the U.S. Senate.

Topics: 2010 Elections, Kai Wright

Loving Black Hair--The Sesame Street Remix

Loving Black Hair—The Sesame Street Remix

by Kai Wright on October 18 2010, 9:04AM

It was inevitable.

Topics: Kai Wright

Sesame Street Makes Me Love the Hair I Once Had

Sesame Street Makes Me Love the Hair I Once Had

by Kai Wright on October 15 2010, 3:02PM

A great lesson in the difference between style and self-hate.

Topics: Kai Wright

Today's Love: Essence.com Features Lesbian

Today’s Love: Essence.com Features Lesbian “Bliss”

by Kai Wright on October 13 2010, 5:43PM

Aisha Mills and Danielle Moodie break ground in the mag’s online wedding column.

Topics: Celebrate Love, Kai Wright

A Prosthetic Nose for Time Mag's Aisha Won't Beautify Our Wars

A Prosthetic Nose for Time Mag’s Aisha Won’t Beautify Our Wars

by Kai Wright on October 13 2010, 1:41PM

The Afghan teen is a symbol for many things, but war-making isn’t one of them.

Topics: Kai Wright, Media

Your (Mostly) Daily Dose of Love

Your (Mostly) Daily Dose of Love

by Kai Wright on October 12 2010, 6:00PM

Today’s submission comes from reader greenelent.

Topics: Celebrate Love, Kai Wright

Another LGBT Youth Suicide--and the Love That Can Stop This

Another LGBT Youth Suicide—and the Love That Can Stop This

by Kai Wright on October 12 2010, 1:30PM

Standing up for love is a good place to start.

Topics: Bullying, Kai Wright, LGBT Youth

Help ColorLines Celebrate Love

Help ColorLines Celebrate Love

by Kai Wright on October 11 2010, 5:47PM

Send in your suggestions, and we’ll give you ours.

Topics: Celebrate Love, Kai Wright

More on Oprah and the Truth About

More on Oprah and the Truth About “Down Low” Black Men

by Kai Wright on October 11 2010, 11:38AM

An HIV doc says enough already with shows on this myth, Oprah.

Topics: Health, Kai Wright, Oprah

Our Love is Newsworthy, Too

Our Love is Newsworthy, Too

by Kai Wright on October 11 2010, 9:32AM

After weeks of awful gay-news headlines, it’s time to celebrate our personal victories, too.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Kai Wright, LGBT Youth

Adding Up the Jobs Data: Washington Is Making Things Worse!

Adding Up the Jobs Data: Washington Is Making Things Worse!

by Kai Wright on October 8 2010, 1:03PM

The latest indignity: Tens of thousands of government jobs cut as inequality continues to grow.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis, Kai Wright

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The “Incoherent Bigotry” of Would-Be Senator Sharron Angle

by Kai Wright on October 8 2010, 9:31AM

Now she says Muslim Americans have passed “Sharia law” in Michigan.

Topics: 2010 Elections, Kai Wright, Politics

Sharron Angle: Reid Likes Thuggish

Sharron Angle: Reid Likes Thuggish “Aliens” Better Than “You”

by Kai Wright on October 7 2010, 4:36PM

Campaigning doesn’t get much uglier than this.

Topics: 2010 Elections, Kai Wright, Politics

Melissa Harris-Lacewell on the Media's Post-Race Euphoria

Melissa Harris-Lacewell on the Media’s Post-Race Euphoria

by Kai Wright on October 6 2010, 1:28PM

Watch the acclaimed scholar’s keynote address.

Topics: Facing Race 2010

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A “Deeply Satisfying” Reaction to Our Facing Race Conference

by Kai Wright on October 1 2010, 3:15PM

A reader gives our publisher’s conference props for great dialogue and training.

Topics: Facing Race 2010, Kai Wright

The Real Charge Against Eddie Long: He Defiles Love

The Real Charge Against Eddie Long: He Defiles Love

by Kai Wright on September 29 2010, 12:04PM

Jamal Parris’ interview reveals the crime at the core of the case—and of Long’s ministry.

Topics: Eddie Long, Kai Wright

Bishop Eddie Long and the Lessons of Self-Hate

Bishop Eddie Long and the Lessons of Self-Hate

by Kai Wright on September 24 2010, 10:47AM

The megachurch pastor’s sex scandal tells us a great deal about the relationship between internal and external hate.

Topics: Eddie Long, Gender & Sexuality, Kai Wright

GOP's Loony

GOP’s Loony “Pledge” Remains the Same: To Be Destructive

by Kai Wright on September 23 2010, 12:35PM

After two years of naked obstruction, the GOP says it’s now got ideas. Not really.

Topics: 2010 Elections, Kai Wright, Politics

Introducing Michelle Chen’s New Global Justice Column

by Kai Wright on September 22 2010, 9:58AM

Building an international perspective into the ColorLines mix.

Topics: Kai Wright