Story: “Changing Directions: Community-based programs redirect the school-to-prison pipeline”

I wrote an article about Austin, Tx, the school-to-prison pipeline, and community-based programs. It was published today in The Austin Chronicle! I started working on this story in January of 2013, while I was planning my master's report. My research continued in the fall of 2013, when I took a graduate seminar, "The School to…

Stop The Pipeline

http://youtu.be/jTCjJyFqchE "Stop The Pipeline" is a music video, public service announcement, educational tool, and news supplement attempting to fill the gap between those affected by the school-to-prison pipeline and those who should be paying attention to the pipeline. The purpose of my thesis, a.k.a. masters report, is to focus on the school-to-prison pipeline and the…

Story: The School-To-Prison Pipeline

*Update June 5, 2014: Published via The Austin Chronicle. View details. For my master's report, I will be discussing the school-to-prison pipeline theory in terms of it's solutions. Most stories and documentaries about this issue tend to take the blame-route, primarily focusing on the types of children who are in trouble and the types of…

Story: Afropolitan – An Identity, A Movement, or Both

  I was introduced to the term "afropolitan" while listening to an interview with author Taiye Selasi on NPR. She was discussing her recent book "Ghana Must Go," and mentioned why she considers herself an "afropolitan,": “What distinguishes [Afropolitans] is a willingness to complicate Africa – namely, to engage with, critique, and celebrate the parts…

As Seen On: Munaluchi Bridal Magazine

  I am pleased and ecstatic to announce that I am interning with Munaluchi Bridal Magazine, an online/digital/print magazine that caters to women of color for weddings, style, and culture, for the next 6 months.  Contributing to their Travel Tuesdays series as well as their real wedding showcases, I will be working as your romantic-travel-correspondent and…

Story: Water Availability & Protection in Texas

Subject: Due to climate change and human habits, Texas' access to water is gradually entering a danger zone.  The Texas State legislature is currently in session and have a number bills regarding the environment to attend to.  Working with a group of individuals, including journalists, advocates, and representatives, I am conducting research and interviews for…

Story: Food For Black Thought

Subject: Food For Black Thought is an initiative that started in Austin, Tx to focus on the Black experiences with food and the food system in Austin and beyond.  They host documentary screenings, events, surveys, and trainings.  To learn more and/or get involved, visit their website. Publisher: The Austin TImes tags itself as the multicultural…