Select Writings

ENVIRONMENT 

  • Mold, foundation cracks, sinking houses: how a Florida Habitat for Humanity neighborhood fell apart (January 2020) for Scalawag, Southerly and the Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University
  • U.N. recognizes Fort Mose, free Black town established 127 years before Juneteenth (June 2019) for ESSENCE 
  • Guest column: Fish Island victory reflects interest convergence (August 2019) for the St. Augustine Record 
  • Mother Nature can’t equalize all: federal prison transparency and environmental exigencies (October 2019) for the Brechner Report 
  • Graves of the enslaved? Evidence suggests enslaved African people may be buried on St. Augustine’s Fish Island, now eyed for luxury homes. for WUFT Media (December 2018) 
  • Beyoncé, UNICEF and Gucci partnership brings $1 million support for clean water project in Burundi, (March 2018) for the Black Youth Project 
  • South Africa moves to take lands from settlers’ descendants to redistribute to indigenous South Africans (March 2018) for the Black Youth Project 
  • California uses imprisoned women to fight record-breaking fires (October 2017) for the Black Youth Project 

LAW & POLICING 

  • Policing transparency, co-authored with Professor Frank LoMonte (January 2020) for the American Bar Association’s Human Rights magazine 
  • First Guantanamo detainee transfer under Trump administration expected soon (February 2018) for the Black Youth Project 
  • Hurricane Irma evacuation plans excluded many South Florida inmates (September 2017) for the Black Youth Project 
  • The trauma of police brutality (September 2016) for USA Today digital 
  • How Palestinian protesters helped Black Lives Matter: column (July 2016) for USA Today digital 

HUMAN RIGHTS 

  • Nicki Minaj stands for human rights, pulls out of Saudi Arabia music festival (July 2019) for ESSENCE 
  • Bioethics prof Deleso Alford explains why MLK calling healthcare inequity the most ‘inhumane’ injustice matters today (April 2018) for the Black Youth Project 
  • It’s more than just vulgar words: 45 denies people from Haiti, Belize and Samoa temporary work visas (January 2018) for the Black Youth Project 
  • Homeland Security hits Salvadoran people while they are down, announces end of status (January 2018) for the Black Youth Project 
  • The least of these deserves to be: opposing disparate sterilization (Spring 2016) for the Rutgers Journal of Bioethics 

CULTURE 

  • #EbonyOwes Agreement: Black writers’ and union diligence reverses magazine’s economic abuse, (March 2018) for the Black Youth Project 
  • Camila Cabello erases enslaved Africans’ contributions in call to support immigrants at the Grammys, (January 2018) for the Black Youth Project 
  • What Azealia Banks, Cardi B, and Black Cornell students decrying African immigrants reveal about Black scarcity (October 2017) for the Black Youth Project 
  • REVIEW: ‘Hidden Figures’ amplifies Black female brilliance and community, (January 2017) for the Black Youth Project
  • Why we shouldn’t call Drake’s diss track a ‘clap back’ at Kid Cudi (October 2016) for the Black Youth Project 
  • Beyoncé’s Lemonade doesn’t have to mean everything to everyone, (April 2016) for Teen Vogue 
  • Black morality matters: HBCU distance from donor Bill Cosby (October 2015) for HBCU Digest 
  • Connecting HBCUs with Cuba makes sense for dollars, the Diaspora and dissent (February 2015) for HBCU Digest