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 October 13 2010, 5:43PM
Aisha Mills and Danielle Moodie break ground in the mag’s online wedding column.
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.
by Kai Wright on October 12 2010, 1:30PM
Standing up for love is a good place to start.
by Kai Wright on October 11 2010, 11:38AM
An HIV doc says enough already with shows on this myth, Oprah.
by Kai Wright on October 8 2010, 1:03PM
The latest indignity: Tens of thousands of government jobs cut as inequality continues to grow.
by Kai Wright on October 8 2010, 9:31AM
Now she says Muslim Americans have passed “Sharia law” in Michigan.
by Kai Wright on October 7 2010, 4:36PM
Campaigning doesn’t get much uglier than this.
by Kai Wright on October 6 2010, 1:28PM
Watch the acclaimed scholar’s keynote address.
Topics: Facing Race 2010
by Kai Wright on October 1 2010, 3:15PM
A reader gives our publisher’s conference props for great dialogue and training.
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.
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.
by Kai Wright on September 22 2010, 9:58AM
Building an international perspective into the ColorLines mix.
Topics: Kai Wright
by Kai Wright on September 21 2010, 12:42PM
The ColorLines team is headed to Chicago—join us, online or off.