The Snob

ATTN: Growing Up in St. Louis County

Over the weekend ATTN ran a story about my experiences with racism growing up in North St. Louis County in Florissant, Mo., not far from Ferguson. Check it out. Continue reading

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The Root: No Indictment in the Death of Eric Garner?

For The Root Wednesday I wrote a response to the non-indictment of an NYPD officer on charges of killing Eric Garner. Garner was unarmed when Officer Daniel Pantaleo held him in an illegal chokehold. While I wasn’t surprised by the Grand Jury’s ruling I was really disappointed. Continue reading

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ATTN: Missouri’s Defining Moment

For ATTN I wrote a piece about my feelings ahead of the grand jury ruling on the shooting death of teen Mike Brown at the hands of Officer Darren Wilson. A native of the area (I grew up in neighboring Florissant, Mo.), I’m fairly cynical about the process, but I’m not cynical about the young people who’ve been moved to protest. Continue reading

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