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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.

Actually, It's Clarence Thomas Who Owes the Apology Here

Actually, It’s Clarence Thomas Who Owes the Apology Here

by Kai Wright on October 26 2010, 11:53AM

CREDO Action does some reaching out across the years, too.

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Alternet Breaks Down the Workings of

Alternet Breaks Down the Workings of “Tea Party Inc.”

by Kai Wright on October 25 2010, 1:18PM

It’s a lot to digest, but it’s all there if you look. This is no grassroots movement.

Topics: 2010 Elections, Kai Wright

Fox Wants to

Fox Wants to “Debate” Bigotry, and Juan Williams Makes It OK

by Kai Wright on October 25 2010, 11:17AM

So good for NPR for refusing to be associated with that.

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Chicago Moms Prove Love's Power to Win Justice

Chicago Moms Prove Love’s Power to Win Justice

by Kai Wright on October 22 2010, 6:27PM

The victory at “La Casita” is your daily love.

Topics: Celebrate Love

The Endemic Fraud the Foreclosure Scandal Reveals--Again

The Endemic Fraud the Foreclosure Scandal Reveals—Again

by Kai Wright on October 22 2010, 10:28AM

And President Obama’s willful complicity in Wall Street’s scam.

Topics: Economy

Today's Love Is for NPR, Where Colored Folks Are Humans

Today’s Love Is for NPR, Where Colored Folks Are Humans

by Kai Wright on October 21 2010, 6:12PM

Less Juan Williams, more stories like that of Colbert and Nathan Williams.

Topics: Celebrate Love

CDC Study Shows Teen Pregnancy About Education, Not Race

CDC Study Shows Teen Pregnancy About Education, Not Race

by Kai Wright on October 21 2010, 12:02PM

High rates among all races are clumped in the South, where comprehensive sex ed is rare.

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More Fallout from Anti-Gay Hate U.S. Right Peddled in Uganda

More Fallout from Anti-Gay Hate U.S. Right Peddled in Uganda

by Kai Wright on October 20 2010, 5:55PM

Newspaper publishes list of gay people and urges readers to “Hang Them.”

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The Rent is Too Damn High! Really, Though, Jimmy's Got a Point Infographic

The Rent is Too Damn High! Really, Though, Jimmy’s Got a Point

by Kai Wright, Hatty Lee on October 20 2010, 10:12AM

Here are the numbers to back up Jimmy McMillan’s now-famous rant.

Topics: 2010 Elections

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.

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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.

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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