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Brooklyn, NY, USA
Deputy Editor, The Root
As seen in: The Root
Covers:  pop culture, television, music, movies, entertainment, sports, food

Sports fan, caffeine junkie, deputy editor @TheRoot. Will work for coffee. My views are my own.

Editor + writer with an unwavering devotion to the San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Barcelona FC and the LA Lakers. Will edit for coffee.

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Larry Wilmore's The Nightly Show Is the Black Talk Show We've Been Waiting For

Larry Wilmore's The Nightly Show Is the Black Talk Show We've Been Waiting For

NWA, LL Cool J and Chic Didn't Make the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Seriously?

NWA, LL Cool J and Chic Didn't Make the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Seriously?

What was your first job as a journalist?

I worked as an editorial copy clerk and was promoted to a copy editor at my hometown paper in Stockton, Ca.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. I received a typewriter as a birthday gift for my senior year of high school. I used it in college as well.

How is social media changing news?

One word: Speed. People are getting the news faster than ever before. The major down side: Misinformation is just as fast, maybe faster.

How the Freddie Gray Case Fell Apart — Today, Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby decided to drop the charges against the remaining three officers connected to the death of Freddie Gray. From the very minute that Mosby stood outside on the steps of her office and announced to the world that she would seek to move forward with the prosecution of the six officers involved, she has faced a bevy of criticism.

Prenups Are for Poor People — And by "poor people," I mean me and you, of course: basically, regular people. I'm 100 percent sure that the likes of Kanye and Kim Kardashian aren't reading my writings, but if they are, I need the Pirate Black Yeezy Boost 350s in a size 10. Thanks.

Former NFL Coach Dennis Green Dies at 67 — Former NFL coach Dennis Green, who led the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals over 13 seasons, died Thursday night from complications of cardiac arrest, according to ESPN. He was 67. In 10 seasons with the Vikings, he led the team to eight playoff appearances and reached the NFC Championship Game twice, in 1998 and 2000.

The 8 Wokest White People We Know — Woke is having a moment. As The Root contributor Lawrence Ware notes, because of police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement, "The masses of black folks who were lulled to sleep by economic opportunity have now awoken to the fact that race is, and will remain, a central part of the black experience."

What Will It Take to Actually Convict a Cop? — Digesting police violence against innocent civilians is a complicated and difficult process. Perhaps the only thing more difficult, however, is reconciling the reality that, even as repeated violations by law enforcement continue to occur, there seems almost no chance that cops will ever face any level of significant accountability from America's two-tiered justice system.

LeBron Makes the Most Important Blocked Shot of His Career — For a brief moment, it looked as though the Golden State Warriors were about to take the lead at a crucial moment in game 7 of the NBA Finals. With just over two minutes left in the fourth quarter, Warriors swingman Andre Iguodala rebounded a wild shot by Cavs guard Kyrie Irving.

Genetta Adams · "The simple fact is that the police can kill for...

Mo’Ne Davis Becomes 1st Little Leaguer to Appear on Sports Illustrated Cover — Philadelphia pitching phenom Mo'Ne Davis can add another major accomplishment to her trophy case. The 13-year-old ball slinger, who regularly throws pitches 70 mph-- the equivalent of throwing in the low 90s in Major League Baseball--became the first Little Leaguer to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Genetta Adams · Silence is Not an Option — roxanegay: Another young black man has been gunned down. His name was Mike Brown. He was unarmed. My [redacted] e-mailed me because she knew I would be upset about this story, because she knows all of my heart, and all I could say in response was, "I am numb."

Little League World Series: Black Ballplayers Dominate — In the opening days of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., young black ballplayers dominated in a sport that doesn't always get a lot of love from the African-American community. Friday, 13-year-old pitching sensation Mo'Ne Davis of Philadelphia, became the first girl to throw a shutout in LLWS history.
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Jul 28, 2016

I wonder what the Founding Fathers would think of that scene of Obama and Hillary waving together on stage? We built that. #DemsinPhilly

Jul 27, 2016

For 3 nights in a row now, Dems have brought out an All-Star lineup of speakers. Does anyone remember who spoke at the RNC? #DemsinPhilly

Jul 27, 2016

RT @fmanjoo: First black president passes the baton to first woman nominee.

Jul 27, 2016

RT @TimAlberta: Remarkable: Obama refusing to paint GOP w/ broad brush of Trump; instead framing him as out of step w/ the party's (and country's) values.

Jul 27, 2016

Obama: “We don’t fear the future, we shape it.” #DemsinPhilly

Jul 27, 2016

RT @chrislhayes: That was a very genuine Sanders shout-out. Like: I see how well you organized. I see you.

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