Poverty Was the Crime in Walter Scott’s Death

In this piece for The Root, I react to the videotaped killing of an unarmed man by a police officer in Charleston, S.C. I write a bit about how offenses that are often related to poverty become another way to create a permanent “felon” underclass of people constantly battling tickets and fines. Continue reading

The Snob

Who’s Been Writing So Much They Haven’t Updated Their Page?

This Snob has! I was busy cranking out stories for new site NBCBLK, The Root and ATTN, I even took over The Grapevine blog at The Root for my ace, Yesha Callahan for a few days. I wrote about the tragedy of Bobbi Kristina Brown and about that “Olivia Nope” who graced the pages of InStyle. Here’s a recap of what I’ve been working on for the past week-and-a-half. Continue reading