I write about everyone’s favorite dinner party topics: race, culture, and God. But don’t worry, I try to mix it up with less popular subjects like blockbuster movies, Netflix’s newest binge-worthy show, and Jay-oncé’s latest baby pic trending on Twitter.
I spin words for the web and print—from politically-themed poetry and researched news stories—to thoughtful cultural commentary and restaurant reviews. With a background in education, public speaking, and arts/media, I have the ability to convey complex information and ideas in an easy to understand, conversational tone.
I am a regular contributor for The Root and The Delta, and I blog at “Beneath the Surface.” The About/Home page details my professional background, and my writing samples sit below. Happy Reading!
RACE / CULTURE
EBONY - I Was There: The Los Angeles Riots 25 Years Later
The Root - Say Goodbye to Rio, Where Black Women’s Bodies Were Celebrated
TheGrio - White artist portrays 'The Talk' black parents have in powerful painting
Urban Cusp - The Top 10 Stories That Seized Our Attention in 2014
BOOK REVIEWS / AUTHOR INTERVIEWS
ARTS / ENTERTAINMENT
Los Angeles Magazine - All of the Horrifying Fried Foods at the LA County Fair that You'll Absolutely Want to Eat
Beneath the Surface - Coming to America: Why Every Black Person Needs to Watch ABC's Fresh Off the Boat
Daily Actor - Actors, Please Pay Yourselves in 2016!
Short And Sweet L.A. - A Revamped Menu makes Lola’s a new West Hollywood Classic
Beneath The Surface - On (Spiritual) Mothering
New Sacred - Why This Christian Woman Stopped Being So Nice
Beneath The Surface - Does God Care Who Wins the NBA Finals? Spoiler Alert: Yes!
Beneath The Surface - When Prayer is Bad - Part 2
Beneath The Surface - Humility that really isn't Humility
14 Days of Funny - When Black History "Firsts" Go Wrong - Part 1 of 4
The Root - President Obama and First Lady, Please Do These 10 Blackest Things Before You Leave
Turkey Trot! Give This New Thanksgiving Tradition a 'Run' This Year
Five Paths, One Journey: Sigma Nu's First-Generation College Students
CHECK OUT MY BLOG, BENEATH THE SURFACE!