Shani O. Hilton
Shani O. Hilton is the Washington, D.C. correspondent for Colorlines.com. She covers the intersection of congressional and White House politics and racial justice. Shani also works as the associate editor of CampusProgress.org. A native of central California, Shani earned a degree in journalism from Howard University. Her writing has appeared in The American Prospect, TheAtlantic.com, The Root, and other publications. She also maintains a personal blog where she muses on pop culture, race, and feminism.
Shani tweets at @shani_o.
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by Shani O. Hilton on April 14 2011, 1:04PM
It’s been a tradition every year since 1981, but this year’s budget battle gives the proposal new significance.
by Shani O. Hilton on April 12 2011, 1:30PM
A new budget deal prevents D.C. from spending its own funds on abortions for poor black and brown women.
by Shani O. Hilton on April 11 2011, 12:44PM
Expect another $38.5 billion in cuts, the details of which are to be announced later this week.
by Shani O. Hilton on April 8 2011, 3:27PM
None of that money goes to fund abortion, but it does fund reproductive health for poor women of color.
by Shani O. Hilton on April 5 2011, 3:28PM
Marian Wright Edelman: “This is the most dangerous time for black children since slavery.”
by Shani O. Hilton on April 4 2011, 1:33PM
Congress has until Friday to decide whether to scapegoat struggling families by a lot, or just a little.
by Shani O. Hilton on March 31 2011, 6:29PM
But it’s not clear exactly what substance they hashed out.
by Shani O. Hilton on March 29 2011, 4:38PM
Assistant attorney general Thomas Perez vows to use “every tool in our arsenal” to fight anti-Muslim discrimination.
by Shani O. Hilton on March 24 2011, 3:13PM
Christina Romer says the administration has all but given up on fixing unemployment.
Topics: Jobs Crisis
by Shani O. Hilton on March 24 2011, 2:04PM
Yes, he’s serious.
by Shani O. Hilton on March 23 2011, 4:59PM
They’re also the ones who stand to lose the most if the GOP effort to repeal or defund it succeeds.
by Shani O. Hilton on March 21 2011, 10:53AM
Reps. Hank Johnson and Jesse Jackson, Jr., drop bill to ban hiring bias against people already out of work.
by Shani O. Hilton on March 17 2011, 6:30PM
Race is conspicuously missing from a growing D.C. conversation about gun violence.
by Shani O. Hilton on March 11 2011, 11:00AM
Democrats argue King’s probe of “radicalization” in Muslim American communities is both useless and dangerous.
by Shani O. Hilton on March 10 2011, 12:31PM
Homeland Security hearings into the “radicalization” of Muslim Americans begin with push back from Democratic lawmakers.
by Shani O. Hilton on March 8 2011, 9:43AM
Protestors call for the jailing of Wall Street bankers.
by Shani O. Hilton on March 4 2011, 1:21PM
While official stats say that unemployment is at a two-year low, that number doesn’t take into account people who’ve simply given up.
Topics: Jobs Crisis
by Shani O. Hilton on March 3 2011, 5:06PM
Nothing that’s currently on the table bodes especially well for the poor and folks of color.