Writing

2019

Viewpoint: Beyonce’s Homecoming celebrates black culture and educationBBC. April 18, 2019

Behind the legacy of America's blackfaceBBC. February 5, 2019

A White Supremacist Hounded a Black Lawmaker Out of Office” The Daily Beast. January 26, 2019

2018

Will Enough White People Vote for Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum?The Daily Beast. November 2, 2018

Megyn Kelly was meant to bridge the partisan divide. She failedThe Guardian. October 27, 2018

Part 2: Discovering & Countering EthnocideMedium. October 15, 2018

Part 1. An African American Day of the Dead? How it became personal for me.” Medium. October 3, 2018

The Best Way to Fight Voter-ID Laws? Give Voters IDs!The Daily Beast. August 28, 2018

Millions of Felons Are Getting Their Votes Back. Now They're Learning To Cast Them.The Daily Beast. August 11, 2018

Non-Citizen and Wish You Could Vote Against Trump? With the Love Vote, You Almost CanThe Daily Beast. July 21, 2018

We’ve Had Family Separation Before—It Was Called Slavery and Jim CrowThe Daily Beast. June 29, 2018

Viewpoint: The Royal wedding was a landmark for African AmericansBBC. May 20, 2018

Viewpoint: Why racism in US is worse than in EuropeBBC. May 17, 2018

Viewpoint: Racial incidents are 'part of America'" BBC. May 17, 2018

Megachurches Are Turning Into MAGA-ChurchesThe Daily Beast. April 4, 2018

Hooray for Nashville: A Southern City Finally Gets the Civil War RightThe Daily Beast. March 28, 2018

South Carolina Candidate ‘Proud’ of Confederacy and Slave-Owning AncestorThe Daily Beast. March 12, 2018

In Punishing Delta, Georgia GOP Chooses Guns and White Privilege Over ProgressThe Daily Beast. March 2, 2018

Unions Helped Integrate America. The Supreme Court Could End That This Year.The Daily Beast. February 10, 2018

Jay-Z Is Right on Trump Racism—It’s About Respect, Not MoneyThe Daily Beast. January 29, 2018

The Truth About the Contributions of Americans from ‘Sh*thole’ CountriesThe Daily Beast. January 12, 2018

Baltimore’s Freezing Classrooms Are Just the Tip of the IcebergThe Daily Beast. January 12, 2018

Republicans Propose Statue to Black Confederate Soldiers. Yes, Really.The Daily Beast. January 4, 2018

2017

Doug Jones and Ralph Northam Need to Remember Who Elected ThemThe Daily Beast. December 31, 2017

In Trump’s America, Even White People Can Face Poll Taxes, if They Lean LiberalThe Daily Beast. December 11, 2017

Oh, So Now Steve Harvey Is Sorry for Cozying Up to Trump?The Daily Beast. November 6, 2017

The Acronym in Kaepernick’s Future Isn’t NFL—It Should Be BLMThe Daily Beast. October 26, 2017

Quo ESPN Punishes Jemele Hill for Challenging the White Status QuoThe Daily Beast. October 10, 2017

How to Lead a Revolution While Raising 11(!) ChildrenThe Daily Beast. August 24, 2017

Steve Mnuchin Makes the $20 Bill the Latest Racial BattlegroundThe Daily Beast. August 12, 2017

He Got a Soccer Scholarship—and Then He Got DeportedThe Daily Beast. August 12, 2017

Underneath the Vick-Kaepernick Dust-Up: Black Respectability PoliticsThe Daily Beast. July 19, 2017

Donald Trump and the Second Southern ‘Redemption’The Daily Beast. July 14, 2017

The Jim Crow Law Stopping African Americans From Voting in 2017The Daily Beast. July 10, 2017

Kamala Harris’ Playlist: Yes, It’s Political, But It’s SmartThe Daily Beast. June 24, 2017

Jeff Sessions and the Conflict Between Southern ‘Honor’ and the LawThe Daily Beast. June 17, 2017

The Left’s Latest (and Racially Misguided) Swing at Hillary ClintonThe Daily Beast. June 8, 2017

In White Supremacist Murder, Portland’s Mayor Has God on His Side—but not the LawThe Daily Beast. June 1, 2017

The Real—and Really Creepy—Lesson of That ‘Atlantic’ Slave StoryThe Daily Beast. May 25, 2017

Why Did Bethune-Cookman Invite Betsy DeVos in the First Place?The Daily Beast. May 11, 2017

Alabama Judge Says Segregation Good for Black KidsThe Daily Beast. May 6, 2017

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Isn’t Stuck in 1865The Daily Beast. April 28, 2017

In New Orleans, Monument to White Terrorism Finally FallsThe Daily Beast. April 26, 2017

Here Comes One More Great Trump ‘Civil Rights’ NomineeThe Daily Beast. April 22, 2017

Is Arthur Blank the Only Good Owner in the NFL?The Daily Beast. April 14, 2017

Sessions’s Order Is Being Fought in California, New Jersey… and Alabama!The Daily Beast. April 6, 2017

Goal of Kentucky Republicans: School Re-SegregationThe Daily Beast. March 16, 2017

C’mon, President Obama—Time to Start Returning FireThe Daily Beast. March 11, 2017

Betsy DeVos Whitewashes the History of Black CollegesThe Daily Beast. February 28, 2017

In Trump’s America, Jeff Sessions Is a ‘Civil Rights Champion’ and Truth Is DyingThe Daily Beast. January 26, 2017

The Seven Tough Questions the Democrats Must Ask Jeff SessionsThe Daily Beast. January 6, 2017

2016

Black America Steels Itself for Obama’s Departure and a Future Under TrumpThe Daily Beast. December 31, 2016

Cornell Belcher: The Real Racial Crisis Is AversionThe Daily Beast. December 6, 2016

2016, Meet 1877: Trump’s Ascendance Is Creepily Like the End of ReconstructionThe Daily Beast. November 16, 2016

I’m Young, Black, and Male. I Live in Fear of a Trump Presidency.The Daily Beast. November 7, 2016

Early voting lines are so long, people are fainting. That harms democracyThe Guardian. October 19, 2016

Voter-ID Laws, From Sea to Racist SeaThe Daily Beast. October 12, 2016

Black Millennials: Don’t Help Donald TrumpThe Daily Beast. September 10, 2016

My Home State of Georgia, Once Conservative-But-Sane, May Be Coming Back to EarthThe Daily Beast. September 4, 2016

Trump is trying to woo black voters. We're not buying itThe Guardian. August 25, 2016

Bernie Sanders’s Plan for Perpetual RevolutionThe Daily Beast. August 12, 2016

Yes, Donald Trump. The electoral system is 'rigged' – against black AmericansThe Guardian. August 3, 2016

The Bernie Sanders Left Has Problems With Tim Kaine? Oh, Grow Up, People!The Daily Beast. August 1, 2016

Black Mothers Matter: Moms of Victims of Police Shootings Take Center Stage at DNCThe Daily Beast. July 26, 2016

Who Are the Five Black Men Willing to Speak for Trump in Cleveland?The Daily Beast. July 19, 2016

Another deadly day in Baton Rouge. Will we heed the warning?The Guardian. July 17, 2016

A black and Latino coalition is emerging – and that is a boon for DemocratsThe Guardian. July 14, 2016

John Lewis and House Dems Must Keep Up the Anti-NRA FightThe Daily Beast. July 11, 2016

Dallas doesn't represent 'civil war', but a society that needs fundamental changeThe Guardian. July 8, 2016

Guess Why the GOP Hates Our Black Attorney General?The Daily Beast. June 27, 2016

Has Bernie Sanders changed American politics? Reviewing a 'political revolution'" The Guardian. June 17, 2016

Donald Trump’s Racism Repels Black RepublicansThe Daily Beast. June 16, 2016

The White Entitlement of Some Sanders SupportersThe Daily Beast. June 5, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s Surefire Bet for Increasing Black Turnout: A Constitutional Right to VoteThe Daily Beast. May 16, 2016

How BLM Has Been—and in November Will Be—Clinton’s Secret Turnout AllyThe Daily Beast. April 22, 2016

Susan Sarandon and the Berniacs Who Wanna Watch the World BurnThe Daily Beast. March 29, 2016

How to Accept Hillary Clinton as a Bernie Sanders FanThe Daily Beast. March 25, 2016

Black Lives Matter Is a Movement, But It’s Not a PlayerThe Daily Beast. March 11, 2016

Why Black Celeb Endorsements Matter MostThe Daily Beast. March 3, 2016

Can the Obama Coalition Outlast Obama?The Daily Beast. January 18, 2016

President Obama Isn’t Taking People’s Guns—But Maybe He ShouldThe Daily Beast. January 7, 2016

2015

Hillary Clinton’s Tone-Deaf Racial PanderingThe Daily Beast. December 29, 2015

The State Where Racism Is Enshrined in the ConstitutionThe Daily Beast. December 22, 2015

Donald Trump’s Economic Appeal to Poor WhitesThe Daily Beast. December 10, 2015

Donald Trump Is Our Jean-Marie Le PenThe Daily Beast. November 27, 2015

Why Won’t People Just Call Ben Carson the Idiot He Clearly Is?The Daily Beast. November 17, 2015

Will Trump Blow Up The GOP On SNL?The Daily Beast. November 7, 2015

African Americans Can’t Go ‘Home’The Daily Beast. October 21, 2015

Donald Trump Has Black Supporters (Really)The Daily Beast. September 21, 2015

Racism Vs. Whites? You’re Kidding MeThe Daily Beast. September 8, 2015

Black Lives Matter’s Big MistakeThe Daily Beast. September 2, 2015

OK, This Trump Thing Isn’t Funny AnymoreThe Daily Beast. August 27, 2015

How Black Lives Matter Can Really MatterThe Daily Beast. August 12, 2015

It’s Pretty Obvious: To GOP, #BlackLivesDon’tMatterThe Daily Beast. August 8, 2015

‘Heritage Not Hate’? Sorry, White South, They Go TogetherThe Daily Beast. August 5, 2015

Can Bernie Sanders Be Less White?The Daily Beast. July 22, 2015

White People Should Read Black TwitterThe Daily Beast. July 18, 2015

Obama, HUD Take on Racism in HousingThe Daily Beast. July 11, 2015

Coming Next to the South Carolina Statehouse Grounds: The KlanThe Daily Beast. July 6, 2015

Charleston Lesson: Black Americans Live With Terrorism All the TimeThe Daily Beast. June 19, 2015

If Rachel Dolezal Says She’s Black, She’s Black. Sort Of.The Daily Beast. June 16, 2015

The Real Felony: Denying Prisoners the Right to VoteThe Daily Beast. June 12, 2015

Can We Please Get God Out of Religion?The Daily Beast. May 24, 2015

Running for President for Fun and ProfitThe Daily Beast. May 9, 2015

No, the Young People of Baltimore Are Not ‘Thugs’The Daily Beast. May 1, 2015

The Sad But Self-Inflicted Fall of Cornel WestThe Daily Beast. April 22, 2015

How John Roberts Made Hillary Clinton PresidentThe Daily Beast. April 16, 2015

Late Night Is About to Get Real on RaceThe Daily Beast. April 9, 2015