Articles

I’ve had the privilege of writing hundreds of stories in my career. Here are some favorites:

The Nation, Anita Hill, Reluctant Hero, April 17, 2016

The Nation, The Lessons of Jordan Davis’s Murder, Revisited, November 23, 2015

Essence, From Grief to Grace: Overcoming Pain With Forgiveness, November 6, 2015 

The Guardian Higher Education, Academics: leave your ivory towers and pitch your work to the media, September 23, 2015

The Guardian, Black female celebrities on magazine covers do sell, but will the fanfare last, August 30, 2015

Washington Post, Blacks own just 10 U.S. television stations. Here’s why, August 17, 2015

Women’s Media Center, Meryl Streep and New York Women in Film and TV Combine Forces for Women Writers, August 14, 2015

Essence, Black Girl Wonder: Bree Newsome on What’s Next for Her in the Movement, August 14, 2015

Newsday, ‘Terminator Genisys’: My kind of feminist film, July 31, 2015

Washington Post, How Realistic is TNT’s ‘Proof’? Ask a real-life near-death researcher, July 28, 2015

Women’s Media Center, Meet the Woman Journalist Behind Early US-Cuba Talks, July 9, 2015

Washington Post, As a kid, I was biracial (and black). Today, I’m black (and biracial), June 24, 2015

The Nation, Islamophobia Is a Joke, April 17, 2015

The Nation, Cookie Don’t Crumble,  March 18, 2015

Huffington Post, Are Dreams More Important to African Americans? February 19, 2015

Essence, The Latest Assault on Your Voting Rights, August 2014

MORE magazine, How Your Dreams Change Over Decades, July/August 2010

TheRoot.com, Has Reality TV Become Black Women’s Enemy?, May 24, 2010

Essence, “Family Defends Daughter’s Painful Past,”breaking news on www.essence.com April 2006

Essence, “Accuser’s Mother Meets With Famed Attorney,”breaking news on www.essence.com April 2006

Essence, “Nowhere to Turn,” breaking news on www.essence.com April 2006

Essence, “Have You Seen Her: How the Media Ignores Missing African American Women”June 2005

The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Screened Out, January 2005

The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, “Analyze This,” May 23, 2004

USA Weekend Magazine, “The Theorists,” February 6, 2004

Working Mother, Guest Editor, “Best Companies for Women of Color,” June 2003

Essence, “Catfish & Courage: A Struggling Mother Becomes a Labor Organizer in a Mississippi Factory,” April 2003

The Nation, Jump at de sun Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston; Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in Letters, February 17, 2003

Essence,”Love Down Under,” July 2002.

Savoy,”Remembering ‘Claudine’: A Granddaughter Remembers Welfare without Judgment,” April 2001

USA Weekend Magazine, “Jeffrey Wright, Chameleon and King,” February 18, 2001

The Source, “Not A Million, But Good & Plenty,” January 2000

Vibe, Cover Story, “21st Century Foxx: Jamie Foxx,” March 1998

New York Times Sunday Magazine, “A Manifesto of Sorts for a Black Feminist Movement,” November 12, 1995

Village Voice, “Blackout: Charles Dutton Talks About Cancellation of Roc,” June 28, 1994

L.A. Weekly, “Breaking Ice” (Film Review), August 22, 1993 (My first byline for the Weekly) 🙂

Village Voice, “View from the War Zone,” May 12, 1992 (My first byline for the Voice) 🙂