Birthing 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

Brooklyn Magazine
The Masters Review
Wales Arts Review
The Rumpus
The Punch
Fiction Advocate

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)


Freemans: Family
An American Weakness
A Gentle Visit
Cosmic Disruption
And to Questioning, Stay Faithful
A Time to Mourn
Interrogating Whiteness: reading Austin Channing Brown’s “I’m Still Here”

profiles of 

Shelbie 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 

John Freeman
Jade Chang
Roy Scranton
Anuk Arudpragasam
Daniel 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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