Selected Journalism Stories


“Love, peace and Soul Train” — WBEZ’s Curious City, August 2023

“Florence Price was one of the greatest composers of the 20th Century. Until recently, she was overlooked.” — WBEZ’s Curious City, July 2022

“Independent Black cinema got its start on Chicago’s South Side” — WBEZ’s Curious City, October 2021 

“The Radical Existence Of Lucy Parsons, The ‘Goddess Of Anarchy’” — WBEZ’s Curious City, December 2020 

“Ida B. Wells’ Lasting Impact On Chicago Politics And Power” — WBEZ’s Curious City, November 2019

“How My Grandparents Helped Shape Chicago’s Blues Industry” — WBEZ’s Curious City, April 2019



“Saving Black homes lost to tax inequity: A decades-old practice of selling tax debt is still causing families to lose their homes” — The Emancipator, January 2023

“‘We can imagine our way into something else’: Envisioning Justice RE:ACTION expands community-driven efforts to imagine a future without mass incarceration” — Chicago Reader, April 2022 

“Black Mothers are the Real Experts on the Toll of Gun Violence” — The Trace and New York Times Opinion, May 2021

“Chicago’s Ambitious Anti-Poverty Plan” — WTTW, 2021

“Where Chicago Shootings Go Unchecked, Owning a Gun Can Feel Like a Necessity” and “Parents of Chicago Teens Convicted of Shootings Find a Common Cause in Prison Reform” in The Trace and WTTW, November 2019


Honored by SoulCycle: Portraits of Power

Salute to Excellence Award Winner for Radio Documentary

Salute to Excellence Award Winner for Newspaper Feature

Selected Interviews


“Vanished: Chicago’s Missing Black Women and Girls” — CAN TV Chicago Newsroom 2.0, June 2023

“As Electric Vehicles Drop AM Radio, Broadcasters and Advocates Are Pushing Back” — WTTW Chicago Tonight, June 2023

“Creating More Diverse Newsrooms in Light of Study Showing Disparities in Staffing, Coverage” — WTTW Black Voices, April 2023

“Celebrating the Culture, Conversation and Comedy of Black Twitter As Social Media Company Faces Uncertainty” — WTTW Black Voices, November 2022


Live Radio

“The Hard Hair Choice For Black Women” — WBEZ Reset, November 2022

“Yes, Dwarves, Mermaids And Hobbits Can Be Black” — WBEZ Reset, October 2022

“Pop Culture: Close out spooky season with ‘Wendell and Wild’” — WBEZ Reset, October 2022

“‘Nope,’ Jordan Peele and his impact on the horror genre” — WBEZ Reset, July 2022



“’This is My Home Base’: A Visit to Pullman and Roseland” — City Cast Chicago, September 2022

“Nerdette Book Club: ‘The Space Between Worlds’” — Nerdette, January 2021



“Should Journalists Have Partied With Beyoncé in Dubai? We Have Answers from the Professionals” — The Root, January 2023

“Harold’s Fried Chicken Is a Piece of the Black Chicago Experience” — Chicago Eater, June 2022

“‘Looters,’ ‘Bandits,’ and ‘Gangbangers’” — South Side Weekly, April 2021