Chicago-based freelance writer specializing in interviews, reviews and general features; my work has appeared in several publications including Chicago Defender, SoulTrain.com and GapersBlock.com.
10 Books for Fans of Foodie Romance Novels
Curated foodie romance book list, because there's nothing wrong with food and a side dish of love!
Comedian T. Murph: Fatherhood Over Everything
Father's Day-themed Q&A with comedian, actor and Chicago-area native T. Murph, who co-stars on the Hulu sitcom "Woke."
“Seen and Unseen” Puts All Eyes on Social Media and Social Justice
Q&A with authors Marc Lamont Hill and Todd Brewster about their book, 'Seen and Unseen', which discusses the historical and present-day ways technology and social media shape the narrative on race and the fight for racial justice.
Healthcare and Heartbreak: Chicago ER Doctor On Life During the Pandemic
Q&A with University of Chicago Medicine doctor Thomas Fisher, MD about book, 'The Emergency: A Year of Healing and Heartbreak in a Chicago ER'.
ChiArts Alumna Shaqui Reed: Arts, Advocacy and Education
Q&A with Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts) student-turned-teacher Shaqui Reed.
Books to Read if You Love Live Theatre
Curated book list for Broadway/theater lovers whose patronage of live shows was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Black Roses Poetically Honors Black Women
Q&A with poet Harold Green III about 'Black Roses', his collection of poetry that pays homage to the Black women who inspire him.
Chicago’s Black Theater Community Bounces Back
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and how Chicago's Black theater community is now bouncing back with in-person performances.
We Need to Talk About: Tichina Arnold
A celebration of one of TV's underrated comedic actresses.
“Southern Exposure” Puts the Spotlight on the South Side’s Architecture
Q&A w/photographer and architecture critic Lee Bey about his book “Chicago: A Southern Exposure,” which is dedicated to the overlooked architecture on Chicago's south side.
Comedy Central’s “South Side” Finds the Funny in Chicago
Q&A w/two of the lead actors from "South Side," a new comedy series that airs on the Comedy Central network.
“The Defamation Experience”: Courtroom Drama Tackles Race, Religion and Class
Recap of "The Defamation Experience," an interactive touring play that tackles the intersection of race, class and religion.
Ayana Contreras and the Fight to Keep Black Chicago Alive
Q&A with Chicago author, media pro and cultural expert Ayana Contreras about her book “Energy Never Dies: Afro-Optimism & Creativity in Chicago.”
Amanda Seales Mixes Culture and Comedy with “Smart, Funny & Black”
Chat w/actress and comedienne Amanda Seales ("Insecure") her career and her live game show tour entitled "Smart, Funny & Black."
Gabourey Sidibe at Chicago Humanities Festival
Academy Award-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe speaks about mental health and her acting career.