Writer published in EBONY magazine, Complex magazine, The New York Times, BuzzFeed, Mic.com, NPR's Code Switch, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post and others.
"This country's original sin is racism, but it's a cancer that's only been treated, not cured.
It's really emotionally draining, even for someone who tries not to bring their emotions into their work - to not do that anymore. These people look like me. It's hard enough to be a working writer, but to have to talk about this over and over again, I literally sometimes don't know what to say.
Most of my work consists of either defending or explaining black culture or more recently, contextualizing black death."
(In this photo, Cameron Sterling, 15-year-old son of Alton Sterling, is comforted at a vigil outside the convenience store in Baton Rouge, La., where his father was killed by police.)