Kenrya Rankin

Kenrya Rankin is an award-winning author, journalist, editor, speaker, and on-air talent who creates dynamic, high-impact content that amplifies the lived experiences, advocacy and work of people of color and shifts the narrative around who deserves liberation, justice, joy and dignity in America. Kenrya's insight is frequently tapped by leading media outlets such as The New York Times, The Huffington Post and ThinkProgress. She is the Editorial Director of Colorlines and the author of How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance (Bold Type Books, March 2019), coauthored with Akiba Solomon. Kenrya's advocacy has been covered by Essence, ABC7's Good Morning Washington, The Tavis Smiley Show, Ebony, D.C. Breakdown, The Root, Red Tricycle, NewsOne Now, The Huffington Post and BET Digital. She has lectured, run workshops, and sat on and moderated panels for several organizations at venues including Howard University, American University, Barnard College and the National Press Club. Kenrya earned her undergraduate degree in journalism from Howard University and her master's degree in publishing from New York University. She is a proud native of Cleveland, Ohio, and currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her brilliant artist daughter.