Writing

Are you interested in a visual gallery of my work, statistics such as total words written and a summary of the publications I’ve contributed to? If so, review my story collection at Contently.

*The articles listed under each outlet/publication/client are in order from newest to oldest.

Gazelle STL

Five Ways to Maximize Happiness During the Holidays

Comparing Myself to Others Was Destroying My Dreams

Curly Nikki

How Several Leaps Of Faith Led This Woman To Open Her Own Floral Boutique

Women Are Using Their Bodies as Canvases to Reclaim Self and Protest Social Injustice

Prepare For A Career In Front Of The Camera With Media Personality Patrick Riley

Life-Changing Lessons I Learned When 5 Family Members Died In 5 Months

5 Things I Learned When I Quit My Corporate Job

Here’s A First-Look At Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage’ Season 2

Tatyana Ali, Kim Fields & Jasmine Guy Star in Holiday Movie ‘Secret Santa’

Teyana Taylor Pays Homage to Janet Jackson At MTV VMAs

Single Mom With A $32 Bank Balance Creates International Hair Care Brand

Missouri Governor Halts Execution of Marcellus Williams After DNA Evidence Raises Questions About Guilt

Octavia Spencer and Kasi Lemmons Working on Madam C.J. Walker Series With LeBron James

A Petition Calls for Missy Elliott Statue to Replace A Confederate Monument in Her Hometown

Solange Deletes Twitter Account After Confronting White Nationalists

New Web Series ‘The North Pole’ Tackles Gentrification in Oakland

Sanaa Lathan Stars in New Netflix Film ‘Nappily Ever After’

Law Professor Works To Rescind Hairstyle Policies That Discriminate Against Black Women

Shonda Rhimes Signs Multi-Year Deal to Move Shondaland to Netflix

Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson’s ‘2 Dope Queens’ Podcast Headed to HBO

Taraji P. Henson Says This Year’s Black Girls Rock! Awards Is All About Love

Makeup Artist Camara Aunique’s Editorial Pays Homage to #BlackGirlMagic

Naturi Naughton Launching Lip Gloss Line Celebrating Women of Color

Tiffany Haddish Is Starring In New Comedy Series Created by Jordan Peele

8 Sweet Lessons in ‘Queen Sugar’ Season 2, Episode 7

This Black Father Teaching His Son the Importance of Self-Care Is Pure #BlackJoy

7 Sweet Lessons in ‘Queen Sugar’ Season 2, Episode 6

Producers Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil Will Develop Drama for OWN

Tracee Ellis Ross Grants Black Twitter’s Wish For Her To Play Ms. Frizzle

Kappa Remakes Video for Guy’s 90s R&B Hit ‘Let’s Chill’ to Propose to Girlfriend

Dr. Dre Donates $10 Million To Compton High School Performing Arts Center

We’re Loving This ‘Queen Sugar’ Issue Of Ebony Magazine

7 Sweet Lessons in ‘Queen Sugar’ Season 2, Episode 5

‘Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins Will Produce James Baldwin Novel As His Next Film

5 Sweet Lessons in ‘Queen Sugar’ Season 2, Episode 4

This South Sudanese Model Celebrates Melanin Beauty After Being Asked If She’d Bleach Her Skin for $10,000

5 Sweet Lessons in ‘Queen Sugar’ Season 2, Episode 3

Trailer for HBO Docu-Series ‘The Defiant Ones’ Proves That ‘Can’t’ Isn’t in Dr. Dre’s Vocabulary

Netflix Releases Dope New Trailer For Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It” Series

7 Sweet Lessons from ‘Queen Sugar’ Season 2 Premiere

10 Black Films to Watch on Netflix This Summer

China McClain Embraces Her #BlackGirlMagic in Inspiring Instagram Post on Natural Hair

Tia Mowry Confirms That A ‘Sister, Sister’ Reboot Is In The Works

Debra Lee Explains Why We Won’t See a New Season of “Underground” on BET

These Graduates Remixed “Before I Let Go” And It’s Amazing

[Exclusive] Docuseries “The Root” Sheds Light On Black Women’s Natural Hair Journey

A New Whitney Houston Documentary Is Headed To Theaters This Summer

[Exclusive] Director of “Conversating While Black” Wants To Create More Black Content for Black People

Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna will Co-star in Twitter-Inspired Film by Ava Duvernay and Issa Rae

Shonda Rhimes’ Is Back With New Legal Series ‘For The People’

This Alternate Ending for ‘Get Out’ is Exactly What Black People Expected

Two Nigerian Sisters Create Sunscreen Products for Melanin-Rich Skin

Jordan Peele Producing Jim Crow Era Horror Series ‘Lovecraft Country’ for HBO

Venus Williams to Star in and Produce Reality Television Series Focused on Women Entrepreneurs

WATCH: Here’s A First Look At Season 4 of ‘Power’

WATCH: Tupac Reads Jada Pinkett Smith a Love Poem in ‘All Eyez on Me’ Sneak Peek

WATCH: Hilarious Trailer for Movie “Girls Trip”, Featuring Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall

Historic Ebony Magazine Cuts A Third Of Staff, Plans Move to Los Angeles

New Film ‘Dark Girls 2’ Takes A Look At Colorism in the Black Community

Take A First Look at New Lifetime Original Film ‘Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland’

Viola Davis to Produce True Crime Series ‘Two Sides of the Truth’ for TV One

Take A First Look At Season 2 Of ‘Queen Sugar’

LA 92: 25 Years After the Rodney King Riots, History is Still Repeating Itself

Hair’itage the Play is Creating a Voice for Black Women’s Natural Hair Stories

Remembering Charlie Murphy’s Legacy of Laughter

This #BlackLivesMatter Inspired Book Makes #1 Best Seller List, Becomes Future Film

23-Year-Old Nigerian Author Lands Seven-Figure Film Deal With African Fantasy Novel

Ava DuVernay Has Been Named One Of The ‘World’s Greatest Leaders’

The St. Louis American

Local filmmaker Sunni Minx’s journey includes creating opportunities

Hollywood producer DeVon Franklin to turn book on Missouri teen’s miracle into feature film

David Kirkman’s path from Ferguson youth to rising filmmaker

‘Festival of Laughs’ draws its funny from current events, relationship tips and audience rips

Powerful performances bring August Wilson’s ‘Seven Guitars’ to life

TV One’s ‘The Manns’ puts the ‘fun’ in dysfunctional

‘Motown The Musical’ a fitting homage to the label that forever changed popular music

Black & Single: Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta is no help to the black single

The Reality of Reality TV

Better Family Life Amnesty program helps 10K pay old tickets

The School District of University City

Connections to Success and Man of Valor Support Young Men at UCHS

Minecraft Game Takes Student Learning to a New Level (PDF)

UCHS Student Alana Collier Receives Dance St. Louis Career Award (PDF)

University City Leads Trauma-Informed Schools Effort (PDF)

Sista’s Keeper Magazine

Check Yourself: Dealing with Grief

How to Make Your Dreams & Goals Come True

The Root

Earth Day 2017: Ex-Environmental Justice Chief for EPA on Using Your Power to Save the Planet

Earth Day 2017: 3 Environmental-Justice Groups That Are Putting Up a Good Fight in Trump’s America

Living With History: Harriet Tubman’s Great-Great-Grandniece Wants Black History Celebrated Every Month

Living With History: W.E.B. Du Bois’ Great-Grandson Explains Why That Department of Education Tweet Was Truly Horrible

Living With History: The Descendants of Ida B. Wells Believe Everyone Has the Potential for Greatness

Living With History: Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington Heir Saw the Burden and Beauty of His Ancestors’ Legacies

In Memoriam: 2016 Nearly Broke Us by Taking Some of Our Biggest Stars

At a Mo. High School, Lessons in Racism and Social Justice Courtesy of Trump

‘It’s Powerful’: The State of the Movement Post-Ferguson in St. Louis

Earth Day 2016: 5 Black Communities That Are Fighting Environmental Threats

13 Times Trump or His Supporters Got Ugly at His Events

Seeking Justice: 6 High-Profile Cases to Watch This Year

Get Stopped by the Police? There’s an App for That

Where Are They Now? 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina, a Look Back at How 9 Key Players Responded

A Year After Ferguson: 10 People Who Were There Talk About the Birth of a Movement

She’s Speaking Up for the Voiceless in Ferguson

Ferguson: ‘Nothing Has Changed From 1853. This Is the City of Dred Scott’

Ferguson: Police Are ‘Preparing for War, and We’re Preparing for Our Safety’

St. Louis Protests: ‘Just Because They Have a Badge’ Doesn’t Mean That They Can Kill Us

In St. Louis, ‘We Want People to Stop Killing Our Children’

MSN.com

Republished via The Root

Where Are They Now? 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina, a Look Back at How 9 Key Players Responded

New America Media

Republished via The Root

Get Stopped by the Police? There’s an App for That

The Louisiana Weekly

Republished via The Root

Get stopped by the police? There’s an app for that (also printed in Oct. 12th edition)

Embrace the Crown (Blog)

My Natural Hair Journey (PDF)

Experience St. Louis Magazine

Making a Difference: Better Family Life (PDF)

Making a Difference: Founder of St. Louis Tech Company Invests in Community (PDF)

Client Press Releases

Sketch Comedy Show with Late Night Format Premieres in St. Louis

Advertisements