Public Scholarship: Talking About Race in the US

I was honored to be part of ‘Black In America,’ a forum about race in the US hosted at FIU and led by journalist Soledad O’Brien. Wonderful experience to talk about policing, blackness, and what the public needs to do to challenge racialized police brutality.

Click below to see coverage by FIU’s student media. (more…)

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Thank You!: Royalties go to Charity

I wish to thank everyone who purchased a copy of A Transplanted Chicago in paperback and online. My first royalty check has arrived ($220) and, as promised, it will go to minority youth programs in Iowa City, Iowa, through the Community Foundation of Johnson County. Hope the book can help in other ways, too!

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Teaching: College Students Collaborate with Local High School

I have been leading an initiative within the FIU School of Journalism and Mass Communication to encourage collaboration between our college students and students from a high school that meets at FIU. Most recently, we used a journalism classroom to build a race car. Why? Click here.


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