News: I am so happy to have been invited to the National Museum of African American History and Culture to participate in a discussion titled The Newark Rebellion of 1967: A Historic Moment Considered which occurred on July 26, 2017. The invitation was extended as a result of my Time Magazine article which places the 50th anniversary of the event in historical context.
In the News: My tweeted response to Republican Governor Paul LePage of Maine was featured in a January 17, 2017, NBC News article about the governor’s criticism of Civil Rights Legend/Congressman John Lewis.
Heartbreaking News: Award-winning journalist and author Gwen Ifil passed away on Monday, November 14, 2016, due to complications from uterine cancer. See my personal tribute here .
And Even Mo’ Breaking News: My work was cited in several articles related to the film Loving which was released on November 4, 2016. Manohla Dargis’s New York Times Review cited my book That the Blood Stay Pure: African Americans, Native Americans and the Predicament of Race and Identity in Virginia ; also Yesha Callahan of The Root and Brande Victorian of Madamenoire cited my Time Magazine article on the Lovings.
And Mo’ Breaking News: My essay,”Mildred Loving: The Extraordinary Life of An Ordinary Woman” published in Virginia Women: Their Lives and Times by University of Georgia Press, received the 2016 Gloria Anzaldua Award Honorable Mention by the Gender and Sexuality Committee of the American Studies Association.
Mo’ Breaking News: I participated in The Atlantic Live Washington Ideas Week to discuss the Loving v. Virginia case prior to a screening of the movie Loving which was released nationwide on November 4, 2016.
Breaking News: I am a contributor to this year’s Time Magazine list 25 Moments That Changed America. See my entry at #21.