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Kai Wright is editorial director of Colorlines.com and a reporting fellow of the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute. His investigative reporting and news analysis appears regularly in The Nation, The Root and The American Prospect, among other publications, and he is a regular commentator on National Public Radio and in other broadcast media. His work explores the politics of sex, race and health. He has closely covered the foreclosure crisis and the ensuing economic collapse.
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, or look for him in his Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn neighborhood. Check out Kai's media appearances here. For more information, check out KaiWright.com.
by Kai Wright on October 22 2010, 10:28AM
And President Obama’s willful complicity in Wall Street’s scam.
by Kai Wright on October 21 2010, 6:12PM
Less Juan Williams, more stories like that of Colbert and Nathan Williams.
Topics: Celebrate Love
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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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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Here are the numbers to back up Jimmy McMillan’s now-famous rant.
Topics: 2010 Elections
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.