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"The people must know before they can act and there is no educator that compares to the press" - iDA b. wELLS
 
 

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I am currently a lifestyle & entertainment writer at Yahoo Life with 4 plus years of journalism experience. My writing has been seen by millions of people and also appeared in ESSENCE Magazine, USA Today College Blog, BET Digital and more. I have interviewed a grammy-nominated artist, an olympic athlete, candidates running for DC city council and ordinary people with extraordinary stories.

 

Though I have a particular interest in writing about social justice issues, I pride myself on my ability to be able to take on any topic and bring it to life for my readers. Each and every day I am honing my craft to become not only the best journalist & writer I can be, but the best version of myself.

 

Please take a look at some of my published works below!

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Profiles/Features
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October 2015

ESSENCE Magazine

Strut. Fight Cancer. Repeat

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November 2019

MAKERS

Why this fashion brand embraces all: 'There is so much to be gained from diversity'

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Summer 2014

Howard Magazine

Where Are They Now?: Eric Roberson

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November 2019

MAKERS

'Ridiculous' AOC not taken seriously for wearing hoops, Good American CEO says

News
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September 2019

NewsOne

Fraternity Removes Malik Yoba From Youth Leadership Role Over ‘Inappropriate Relationship’: Report

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June 2019

NewsOne

Cleveland Jail In ‘Crisis’ Mode As New Video Shows Guards Beating Mentally Ill Inmate

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March 2019

NewsOne

Cleveland Police Union Appeals Firing of Cop Who Killed Tamir Rice

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May 2014

The Hilltop, student newspaper

Fire in East Towers Forces Residents to Relocate

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August 2019

TheGrio

New Orleans TV anchor, Nancy Parker’s husband mourns her death in heartbreaking social media post

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May 2019

NewsOne

Florida Mom Asks For Help Burying 4 Month Old After Daycare Worker Left Baby In Hot Van

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August 2018

Florida Record

Deaf Man Wins Appeal After Losing Case Against Lifemark Hospitals

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Summer 2014

Howard Magazine

Haiti's President Speaks on Rebuilding the Education System

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June 2019

NewsOne

Howard University Student And Aspiring Dentist Killed By Car Being Chased By Police

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April 2019

NewsOne

From Maleah Davis To RaNiya Wright To Trinity Love Jones: Why Aren’t Black Children Safe?

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August 2018

Sangamon Sun

Rauner Signs Legislation to Bring Hundreds of State Jobs to Springfield

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August 2014

The Hilltop, student newspaper

Howard Goes to Ferguson

LIFESTYLE/Entertainment
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October 2019

Yahoo Lifestyle

This woman skipped work for a self-care day. Then her video about it went viral.

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May 2018

The Mogul Millenial

5 Ways To Stay Positive While Job Hunting

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September 2019

Yahoo Lifestyle

Sade's transgender son, 23, thanks her for support in heartwarming post

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Spring 2014

HUH Check Up

Three Ways to Maintain Good Oral Health

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May 2018

The Mogul Millenial

Five Ways Creatives Can Build Their Brand Between Jobs

Sportsman

Spring 2014

HUH Check Up

Walk Your Way to Fitness

Yahoo Life Highlights -Find my latest stories here!
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April 2021

Yahoo Life

High school salutatorian whose yearbook photo went viral hopes to inspire others to be themselves: 'It's OK to be different'

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January 2021

Yahoo Life

Why Lori Harvey was shamed after confirming Michael B. Jordan romance: 'Societal double standards'

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February 2020

Yahoo Life

Ariel, Elsa and Belle get African-print makeovers in viral 'black girl magic' Disneyland photo shoot

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January 2020

Yahoo Life

Why this 104-year-old is asking strangers for Valentine's Day cards

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February 2021

Yahoo Life

Black cheerleader kicked off team because of her hair speaks out: 'All that I wanted was an apology'

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July 2020

Yahoo Life

How the Black community can prioritize mental health in the wake of George Floyd's killing, protests and ongoing racist violence

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February 2020

Yahoo Life

Model with muscular dystrophy dedicates New York Fashion Week debut to 'every single person who has a disability'

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January 2020

Yahoo Life

Ralph Lauren apologizes after using black fraternity symbol on $334 chinos

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January 2021

Yahoo Life

As a teen, Bella Cornell used her prom dress for Indigenous activism. Now it's in the Smithsonian.

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March 2020

Yahoo Life

College student goes viral for sharing photos that celebrate her scars: 'You are beautiful'

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February 2020

Yahoo Life

Black woman checks shamers who criticized her for having large family: 'I am a MARRIED adult'

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Howard University
  • B.A. Print/online journalism, May 2016
Honors/Awards
  • Ray Boone Justice in journalism scholarship, Dec. 2014
  • Dean's List, Spring 2014, spring 2015

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