A collection of pieces I’ve written for Essence, the premiere lifestyle magazine that covers the interests of African-American women

Writing, reporting, music, film, theater, health, relationships

Check out my preview of the Netflix series “Luke Cage” in the October 2016 issue of Essence.

Jazz singer Cassandra Wilson talks Billie Holiday

Taraji P. Henson on playing Cookie in hit series ‘Empire’

‘Think Like A Man, Too’ director Tim Story chats about Kevin Hart’s star power and black filmmakers in Hollywood.

Michael B. Jordan talks about his tear-jerking portrayal of Oscar Grant, who was killed by police in Oakland, CA.

Darius Rucker, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Eric Lewis and Stew on expanding the definition of ‘black music’

Rising comic stars

The Roots' Questlove and Black Thought on 2008 album, ‘Rising Down’

Macy Gray on 2007 album, ‘Big’

India.Arie on 2006 album, ‘Testimony’

Black actors hit the stage in growing urban-theater productions

A first-person perspective on living with multiple sclerosis

Relationship advice