Media Hits

In the Chocolate City| ABC Australia

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In the summer of 2010, I spent some time with Australian journalists doing a documentary on the nation’s capital, and the dichotomy of a black president and a shrinking black population in the city. They did an excellent job weaving go-go music to the larger political and economic forces shaping the District of Columbia. See it here at http://www.abc.net.au/foreign/content/2010/s2959326.htm

ABC on Cracker Johnson House

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To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Palm Beach County, an ABC TV affiliate featured me and my mom and our Cracker Johnson House project. This 4 minute video (plays after the commercial) gives a great overview of Cracker Johnson’s historical significance and the amazing story of how we stumbled upon it. The camera crew followed me when I found Cracker Johnson’s grave for the first time in a segregated cemetery plot in West Palm Beach. Watch the video.

Talking Back to Cathy Hughes NPR

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  I wrote an essay for The Root: “Why No One Talks Back to Cathy Hughes” blasting the Radio One mogul for her nasty, legacy-staining radio propaganda campaign targeting some members of Congress over music royalties.   Later I appeared on on NPR to discuss Radio One’s beef with the Congressional Black Caucus. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120769839  

Reviews of Deconstructing Tyrone

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Here is an excerpt of the 2007 DT cover Washington Post’s Book World. The review was written by literary scholar Evelyn C. White: “Deconstructing Tyrone meets The Autobiography of Malcolm X in the authors’ riveting account of Kofi “Debo” Ajabu, who was reared in black grassroots traditions. A gifted child of activist parents, Ajabu, at age 21, was convicted for his alleged part in a gruesome murder and is now serving a 180-year prison term. Keep Reading