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Renée Graham

Associate Editor and Columnist


Renée Graham is an opinion columnist, associate editor, and author of the weekly newsletter, OUTTAKES. She has been a columnist since 2016 and writes about race and racism, domestic violence, LGBTQ issues and discrimination, police violence, gun reform, and politics. During a previous stint at the Globe, she was a critic and feature writer covering music, film, and television, and wrote a weekly pop culture column, Life in the Pop Lane. She has written for Essence magazine and Radcliffe Magazine and her essays have appeared in the books, "Out in America: A Portrait of Gay and Lesbian Life" and "Wake Up America: Black Women on the Future of Democracy." A frequent guest on MSNBC, Graham has been featured commentator in numerous acclaimed documentaries including Showtime’s “We Need to Talk About Cosby,” “The Two Killings of Sam Cooke” on Netflix, and CNN’s "See It Loud: The History of Black Television," and the four-part series “1968: The Year That Changed America.”