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Mississippi Judges Can No Longer Target Blacks & Others with Unfair Bail Practices

First published via Atlanta Black Star, July 2017 Time has passed and laws have been changed, yet the deck has remained stacked against many Black people and others minorities in Mississippi, with Black and brown bodies disproportionately funneled into a prison system eager for free labor. Plagued by legal woes, the state has been hit with a number of lawsuits regarding its treatment of African-American residents, including a suit filed by the ACLU that accused Madison County of designing checkpoints to create additional revenue via unwarranted searches and traffic tickets….

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GOP Trumpcare Bill Would Be a Dream for Wealthy Americans, a Nightmare for Everybody Else

First published via Atlanta Black Star, June 2017 For several years, the GOP has rallied around a common goal, namely, stripping health carefrom millions of citizens. Now, it looks as if they may be closer to success, with Senate Republicans unveiling a bill that will effectively chip away at the Affordable Care Act. It took months to debate and later implement the Affordable Care Act, a process Republicans have largely bypassed by putting their bill together in secret, refusing to share details with anyone but the 13 senators (all white men)…

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All Eyez On Me Shows Tupac’s Evolving Legacy

First published via Houston Style Magazine, June 2017 Biopics are notoriously hit or miss. For every Ray – there are a dozen others that never should have been made – a visual reminder that not every story can be accurately recreated on screen. When it comes to artists the bar is even higher, raised by the expectations of living family members and anxious fans. So when it comes to the memory of legends like Tupac Shakur, well, the stakes are even higher. Arguably one of hip-hop’s most enigmatic and outgoing…

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Shooting of Republican Congressman Brings Out False Unity

First published via Atlanta Black Star, June 2017 As of today, 281 Americans have been killed in mass shootings this year. The latest entry, for now, is James Hodgkinson, killed by authorities on June 14 after he opened fire at a Virginia baseball field. Members of the GOP were there to practice for the Congressional baseball game, an annual event that allows Republicans and Democrats to compete against one another to benefit three local charities: the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation, the Washington Literacy Center and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. After…

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Gentleman Jack Real to Reel Tour Giving African American Filmmakers The Platform They Deserve

First published via Houston Style Magazine, June 2017 While last year’s #OscarsSoWhite controversy helped launch a national discussion about Hollywood’s lack of diversity, others have taken the issue into their own hands, choosing to change the narrative by writing and telling their own stories. Now black filmmakers are taking the issues into their own hands, thanks in part to initiatives like Jack Daniel’s innovative “Real to Reel” series, a nationwide competition created to highlight rising African-American directors. Led by Power star Omari Hardwick, Jack Daniel’s Gentleman competition is quickly turning…

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Angie Harmon @ 4th Annual UNICEF Audrey Hepburn Society Ball

First published via Houston Style Magazine, June 2017 Presented by the Southwest Regional office of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, I was live for the fourth annual UNICEF Audrey Hepburn® Society Ball. Created to raise funds for UNICEF’s work against child trafficking, the event was emceed by Great Day Houston host Deborah Duncan. Interviewing on behalf of Houston Style Magazine, before the evening began I spoke with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Grammy Award winning artist Michael Bolton and UNICEF’s own Nelson Bowman III. I also got to chat with actress…

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Michael Bolton @ 4th Annual UNICEF Audrey Hepburn Society Ball

First published via Houston Style Magazine, June 2017 Presented by the Southwest Regional office of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, I was live for the fourth annual UNICEF Audrey Hepburn® Society Ball. Created to raise funds for UNICEF’s work against child trafficking, the event was emceed by Great Day Houston host Deborah Duncan. Interviewing on behalf of Houston Style Magazine, before the evening began I spoke with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Grammy Award winning artist Michael Bolton and UNICEF’s own Nelson Bowman III. I also got to chat with actress…

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Mayor Sylvester Turner @ 4th Annual UNICEF Audrey Hepburn Society Ball

First published via Houston Style Magazine, June 2017 Presented by the Southwest Regional office of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, I was live for the fourth annual UNICEF Audrey Hepburn® Society Ball. Created to raise funds for UNICEF’s work against child trafficking, the event was emceed by Great Day Houston host Deborah Duncan. Interviewing on behalf of Houston Style Magazine, before the evening began I spoke with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Grammy Award winning artist Michael Bolton and UNICEF’s own Nelson Bowman III. I also got to chat with actress…

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Nelson Bowman III @ 4th Annual UNICEF Audrey Hepburn Society Ball

First published via Houston Style Magazine, June 2017 Presented by the Southwest Regional office of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, I was live for the fourth annual UNICEF Audrey Hepburn® Society Ball. Created to raise funds for UNICEF’s work against child trafficking, the event was emceed by Great Day Houston host Deborah Duncan. Interviewing on behalf of Houston Style Magazine, before the evening began I spoke with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Grammy Award winning artist Michael Bolton and UNICEF’s own Nelson Bowman III. I also got to chat with actress…

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Trump Steadily Building a Strong Case for His Own Impeachment

First published via Atlanta Black Star, May 2017 Just four months into his presidency, Donald Trump has managed to alienate over half of the country, his Gallup Poll rating currently hovering near 39 percent. And as we explored in April, he’s reneged on nearly every campaign promise. In short he’s continued to  sabotage himself and, to a large extent, the entire GOP, which lowered the bar in order to accommodate the political novice, a legacy it’ll have to own. Employing rhetoric laced with bigotry and xenophobic overtones, Trump showed exactly who he was, yet the Republican Party…

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