Erin Aubry Kaplan
started her journalistic profession within the Eighties writing for Accent L.A., an impartial month-to-month newsmagazine masking the Black group in Los Angeles. In 1992 she started writing for the Los Angeles Occasions, for a brand new part known as Metropolis Occasions that launched following the historic civil unrest. She labored briefly as a employees author for New Occasions Los Angeles earlier than going to LA Weekly in 1997, the place she spent the subsequent 9 years as employees author. Erin then went again to the L.A. Occasions as a daily opinion columnist—the primary Black individual to carry the place. All through her profession she has contributed to many publications, together with The New York Occasions, Politico, HuffPost, Crimson Canary Journal and Truthdig, the place she is presently a daily contributor. She is the creator of two books (Black Speak, Blue Ideas and Strolling the Colour Line: Dispatches from a Black Journalista and I Coronary heart Obama) and her essays have been anthologized in lots of extra.