Selected Writing


The First Time, Since the Last Time,” Brevity Podcast, Episode #10, 28:44, Sep 4, 2018

The Book of Kendrick,” Esquire, Apr 20, 2017

How to Write Your Grandmother’s Obituary,” Killens Review of Arts & Letters, Sep 20, 2015 

Baltimore’s Day Off,” The Atlantic, Apr 28, 2015 

The Education of Hip Hop,” The Atlantic, Mar 19, 2015

A Second Chance: Education’s Role in Reversing Mass Incarceration,” The Atlantic, Feb 26, 2015 

The Case for Teaching Dead White Authors, Even During Black History Month,” The Atlantic, Feb 12, 2015 

Why is This White Woman in a Morehouse Shirt?The Root, Jun 6, 2014

When Gentrification Brings Racism to the ‘Hood,” EBONY, May 12, 2014



John T. Biggers,” Notable Black American Men Book II, Oct 30, 2006

John Edward Bruce,” Notable Black American Men Book II, Oct 30, 2006

Robert Lloyd Smith,” Notable Black American Men Book II, Oct 30, 2006 



Pulitzer Prize Winner Kendrick Lamar Goes Deep Into Religious Symbolism with ‘Damn’,” The FrameApr 21, 2017