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Shani O. Hilton

Shani O. Hilton
DC Correspondent
Washington, D.C.

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.

Tough Road Ahead for Republicans Who Voted Against Pence

Tough Road Ahead for Republicans Who Voted Against Pence

by Shani O. Hilton on March 2 2011, 4:01PM

But don’t feel too bad. They all voted for draconian cuts that’ll heavily impact poor and people of color.

Topics: Planned Parenthood

Grim Budget Looks Especially Bleak for Folks of Color

Grim Budget Looks Especially Bleak for Folks of Color

by Shani O. Hilton on February 25 2011, 1:46PM

Policy experts say from prisons to social services, the folks who have the least can expect to lose the most.

Topics: Politics

Justice Department Won't Defend Federal Same Sex Marriage Ban

Justice Department Won’t Defend Federal Same Sex Marriage Ban

by Shani O. Hilton on February 23 2011, 3:15PM

It’s a major reversal in the administration’s previously tentative posturing.

Topics: Politics

Today's Love Goes to Black Comic Writer Dwayne McDuffie

Today’s Love Goes to Black Comic Writer Dwayne McDuffie

by Shani O. Hilton on February 22 2011, 5:44PM

McDuffie proved that incorporating black characters into a series , and making them more than stereotypes, is completely possible.

Topics: Celebrate Love

GOP Moves to Strip Planned Parenthood of Federal Funding

GOP Moves to Strip Planned Parenthood of Federal Funding

by Shani O. Hilton on February 18 2011, 4:33PM

The right wing attack on women heats up.

Topics: Health, Planned Parenthood, Politics

Congressional Black Caucus

Congressional Black Caucus “Cannot Accept” Obama Budget Cuts

by Shani O. Hilton on February 16 2011, 12:45PM

Members say the real deficit trouble is December’s tax cut deal, not vital poverty and development programs.

Topics: Politics