WWI: Civil Liberties During Wartime

By | General

I spent 8yrs of research in the Library of Congress archives for my first book– so I was OVER THE MOON to be invited back to this sacred institution to give a formal presentation on social movements/NAACP activism during World War I. From the official announcement: During wartime, the tension…

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Black Politics in Trump’s America

By | General

A month after Trump was sworn in as President, many people wondered out loud about the fragile state of black citizenship rights. The New America Think Tank convened a dynamic panel which was broadcast on CSPAN.  Official description: Black America’s voter participation rates reached historic highs in order to help…

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Seattle is Berning! Talking Bernie Sanders on KUOW

By | General

Bernie Sanders took every county in WA state after the Democratic caucuses. I went on NPR radio affiliate in Seattle– KUOW (94.9)to provide some perspective of his landslide win! First time on the radio– it was a lot of fun! Check it here And do you like skateboard Bernie– buy the…

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Do Foundations Co-opt Civil Rights Organizations?

By | General

Pleased to contribute some of my in-progress research to a forum which examines the role of philanthropy in lessening inequality. Check the article here. A preview: “In 2015, protection of black bodies from state sanctioned violence remains an unmet challenge for civil rights groups committed to racial equality. As many…

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Ferguson and Civil Liberties

By | Academic, General

On April 16, 2015, I was at the Race Center at the University of Chicago on a panel titled: ‘Ferguson and Civil Liberties: A Response to the Department of Justice Investigation into the Ferguson, MO Police Department and Chicago Police Torture Cases’ I presented some initial thoughts on a project…

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Facebook HQ Visit

By | General

Facebook Headquarters is something like a grown up Disneyland…a magical social media world w/ free food, coffee and its own enclosed world of everything awesome. I def ‘liked’ it! I was invited to give my perspective on the current state of race and violence on March 12, 2015 by “Black@Facebook” – Facebook’s…

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Welcome!

By | General

I decided to create a website to keep track of all that I love: writing, eating, drankin’, and traveling! Spend a little or a lot of time… I will update it over the upcoming months with in-progress research, travel itineraries, food recipes, and restaurant and wine recommendations. My thinking is…

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