Screen Shot 2018-09-14 at 5.24.23 PMBirthing Inequity (Cover Story) — an award-winning* collaborative multimedia report for The East Bay Express

Awarded: Robert Whittington Award for Exceptional Reporting, August 2018
*Awarded: Salute to Excellence Award, National Association of Black Journalists, August 2018

book reviews & essays for

The Normal School | Brooklyn Magazine | The Masters Review | Wales Arts Review | The Rumpus | The Punch | Fiction Advocate | Catapult | BOMB

the Los Angeles Review of Books 

When the Hurlyburly’s Done: Roy Scranton’s “War Porn” | The Choice to Stay: SJ Sindu’s “Marriage of a Thousand Lies” | Points of Access: Achy Obejas’s “The Tower of the Antilles” | 25 Years After November 26, 1992

Gulf Coast

On American War, Omar El Akkad’s Tale of the Second American Civil War | Micro-Review: Lina María Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas’s Don’t Come Back | “a pirouette beside a barricade”: A Review of Aja Monet’s My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter (Print Only, Winter/Spring 2018)


1*mz9FTbWbhenSscxdlTFGbAFreemans: Family | An American Weakness | A Gentle Visit | Cosmic DisruptionAnd to Questioning, Stay Faithful | A Time to Mourn | Interrogating Whiteness: reading Austin Channing Brown’s “I’m Still Here”

profiles of 

dimond_HEADER_2580-02Shelbie Dimond — “The Ex-Jehovah’s Witness Who Found Her Voice When She Lost Her Clothes,” Narratively, August 2018 | Nayomi Munaweera | Kim Magowan | Patricia Powell | Roscoe Mitchell** | Juliana Spahr

**This story received Honorable Mention for Best Feature Story from the California College Media Association in 2016.

interviews with 

beckinterview_featured2-600x500John Freeman | Jade Chang | Roy Scranton | Anuk ArudpragasamDaniel Lowe | Jami Attenberg | Sarah Jones (and Company) | Beck Levy

crime, courts, & justice reporting for Oakland North

OPD gets $50,000 grant to lower alcohol sales to minors | Study shows Oakland police less respectful toward black motorists | Man dies in custody after Oakland police deploy taser | PODCAST SEGMENT! >> Tales of Two Cities: While You Were Sleeping | Healthcare experts break down how new birth control rules will affect Californians | Protestors demand answers to death of man tased by Oakland police | AUDIO SLIDESHOW! >> Youth-led environmental group donate items to a climate legacy time capsule

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