News Writings

I did not go to college to be a journalist, but I believe God led me into this career. Today, I am a Staff Writer for The Final Call Newspaper. The Final Call is the most widely circulated  independent national Black weekly in the United States. It is also distributed globally.

I have been blessed to cover some of the most impactful events of the last decade such as Hurricane Katrina and The Jena Six. I have interviewed many great activists, politicians, global scholars, entertainers and more.

My news articles and blogs have been featured in numerous print and online publications such as Hurt 2 Healing Magazine, African-American News & IssuesMathaba News AgencyNew America MediaSan Francisco Bay View, Style MagazineThe DefenderLouisiana WeeklyFrost Illustrated and more.

Read of few of my stories published in The Final Call Newspaper:
A few of the persons I have interview for The Final Call, my blog and other news outlets are:
  • Hip Hop Mogul Russell Simmons
  • Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin
  • Music artist, speaker and author Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins of the group TLC
  • Actress and director Kim Fields
  • Black Enterprise Magazine CEO Earl "Butch" Graves, Jr.
  • NBUF National Chairman Kofi Taharka
  • Entrepreneur Melinda Emerson aka "Small Biz Lady"
  • NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown
  • Music artist and author Speech of Arrested Development
  • International HIV/AIDS advocate and speaker Hydeia Broadbent
  • Hip Hop artist, actor and filmmaker Ice Cube
  • Life & Relationship Coach Tony Gaskins
  • Social Media Guru, Entrepreneur and Motivational Speaker Crystal Washington Martin
  • Award-winning actress Jasmine Guy
  • Entrepreneur and author George S. Fraser
  • Writer and fillmaker Dream Hampton
  • Author, speaker and attorney Ava Muhammad
  • Former World Boxing Champion George Foreman
  • Hip Hop artist Bun B
  • Music artist Montsho Eshe of Arrested Development
  • Creative director and author Thembisa Mshaka
  • Award-winning filmmaker Stacey Muhammad
  • Hip Hop artist, speaker and columnist Queen Yonasda
  • BBC New contributing reporter Sharon Carpenter
  • Author, filmmaker and youth advocate Yasmin Shiraz
  • Entrepreneur, speaker and author Keith J. Davis, Jr.
  • Nation of Islam Student Minister, urban planner, radio host Robert Muhammad
  • National Best-selling author Reshonda Tate-Billingsley
  • Actor Allen Payne of "House of Payne"
  • Actress Jill Marie Jones of "Girlfriends"
  • Activist Mtangulizi Sanyika
  • The late N'COBRA founder Dr. Imari Obadele
  • Singer and songwriter Avery Sunshine
  • Grammy award-winning Hip Hop artist T.I.
  • Journalist, author and speaker Ashahed M. Muhammad
  • Hip Hop artist, speaker and activist Jasiri X
  • Texas Congressman Al Green
  • Grammy-nominated music artist Wayna
  • Award-winning AIDS advocate and speaker Marvelyn S. Brown
  • NBPP Chairman and attorney Malik Zulu Shabazz
  • Music Manager and PR expert Fiona Bloom
  • Olympic Tae Kwon Do Silver Medalist Nia Abdallah
Published Writings (Short List):

D-Mars Business Journal
"Mediocrity is Not in Your D.N.A." pg 18 July/August 2007   
"University of Phoenix Takes Education to Another Level" pg 21 April/May 2008 
"Getting A Deal & Keeping A Deal" pg 4-5 June 2008 
"Expand Your Sphere of Education for Success" pg 4-5 August 2008 
"A Grandmother's Wisdom: Doing For Self Doesn't Mean By Yourself" May/June 2008
"100 Black Men in Houston: Making An Impact One Male At A Time" pg 5 July 2008

Common vs. Drake? Hip-Hop beef needs a funeral and proper burial
R.I.P. To Dr. King's Dream (1963-2012)?
The Lost Principles of Kwanzaa
Common vs. Drake? Hip-Hop beef needs a funeral and proper burial
R.I.P. To Dr. King's Dream (1963-2012)?

Hurt 2 Healing Magazine
Two -Year Anniversary Edition Cover Interview March 2011

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