Erin Kaplan

Erin Aubry Kaplan is a Los Angeles–based journalist and columnist who has written about African American political, economic, and cultural issues since 1992. She is a contributing writer to The New York Times opinion pages and The Los Angeles Times, where she was a weekly op-ed columnist — the first black weekly op-ed columnist in the paper’s history. For nine years, she was staff writer and columnist for the LA Weekly and a regular contributor to many publications. Her essays have been widely anthologized and she has published two books: Black Talk, Blue Thoughts and Walking the Color Line: Dispatches from a Black Journalista (2011) and I Heart Obama (2016). She is currently book review editor for Ms. magazine.