Kenrya Rankin

Alfred Knobler Fellow

Kenrya Rankin is a Knobler Fellow at Type Media Center. Her work amplifies the lived experiences, advocacy and joy of people of color. She is the author of five books, including “How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance” (Bold Type Books, 2019) and “Anti-Racism: Powerful Voices, Inspiring Ideas” (Spruce Books, 2020). A 20-year editorial veteran, she most recently served as senior editorial director at Colorlines. Rankin’s work has appeared in dozens of national publications, including The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, Ebony, Fast Company and Vanity Fair, and has been translated into 21 languages. She currently serves as an editorial consultant and executive producer and co-host of “The Turn On” podcast. A Cleveland native, she is a graduate of Howard University and New York University.


How We Fight White Supremacy

Many of us are facing unprecedented attacks on our democracy, our privacy, and our hard-won civil rights. If you’re Black in the US, this is not new. As Colorlines editors Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin show, Black Americans subvert and resist life-threatening forces as a matter of course. In these pages, leading organizers, artists, journalists, comedians, and filmmakers offer wisdom on how they fight White supremacy. It’s a must-read for anyone new to resistance work, and for the next generation of leaders building a better future.

Add to bookshelf Add to Bookshelf Look Inside | Reading Guide | Teacher’s Guide Anti-Racism (Words of Change series)

This collection of stirring quotes from anti-racist activists is a call to action and a blast of truth. In these pages readers will find understanding and inspiration to end racial injustice.


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Is Healthcare Pollution Making Us Ill?

Pollution from the healthcare industry disproportionally impacts the lives of people of color. Our columnist explores how we can heal the Earth—and ourselves.

How Black Doctors Are Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Worries

Many Black people simply don’t trust the COVID-19 vaccine. Our columnist talks to an immunologist about how to change that.

Is Racism Making Black Women Sick?

Our Race to Health columnist, Kenrya Rankin, explores the unique physiological impact of stress on the bodies of Black women.