We Don’t Need R. Kelly’s “Trapped In the Closet,” We Have DeStorm’s “Caught”

In recent weeks, I have opened the YouTube app on my iPhone each week just to watch DeStorm Power’s “Caught,” an R&B web dramedy. Similar to R. Kelly’s “Trapped In the Closet,” which the artist released from 2005-2012, DeStorm’s “Caught” begins with an intense brawl when DeStorm’s girlfriend, played by fellow YouTube personality JaNina catches him with his side chick. Throughout each one minute episode, … Continue reading We Don’t Need R. Kelly’s “Trapped In the Closet,” We Have DeStorm’s “Caught”

Wisconsin Watch: Wisconsin inmates report despair, little counseling in solitary confinement that can stretch on for years

In April, I was asked to read a letter for a visual storytelling element for an investigative story. I helped bring a voice to one of the prisoners behind bars who shared their vulnerabilities and experiences with Wisconsin Watch through their letters. Click here to read the full story: http://wisconsinwatch.org/2017/04/wisconsin-inmates-report-despair-little-counseling-in-solitary-confinement-that-can-stretch-on-for-years/# Continue reading Wisconsin Watch: Wisconsin inmates report despair, little counseling in solitary confinement that can stretch on for years

Brittany Ota- Malloy On Blackness, Biracial/ Multiracial Identity, and Higher Education

Just three days before flying to California to present her research, Brittany Ota-Malloy and I sat down to discuss blackness, multiracial/ biracial identity and developing a cultural identity. Ota, the 28-year-old PhD student and a supervisor at the Center for Cultural Enrichment (CCE) had a lot to say.   Malik Anderson (LA): Tell me a little bit about your background. Brittany Ota-Malloy (BO): I am … Continue reading Brittany Ota- Malloy On Blackness, Biracial/ Multiracial Identity, and Higher Education

The Black List: Sunday, March 12- Saturday, March 25, 2017

***Spoiler Alert: This piece contains information about the plot and narratives from episodes aired within the last two weeks of television.*** 24: Legacy Eric persuades Shalowitz to help him in a plan that could get both of them killed in order to save Eric’s wife Nicole and Brother Isaac while stopping the terrorist. Nicole and Isaac escape but return with their gang to save Eric … Continue reading The Black List: Sunday, March 12- Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Tale of Heroes and Villains: Sunday, March 5- Saturday, March 18, 2017

***Spoiler Alert: This piece contains information about the plot and narratives from episodes aired within the last two weeks of television.***   Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments Clary is rescued but Valentine holds Simon as leverage for his escape. Valentine uses Madzie to take over the institute. The entire down world searches to kill Clary as they are under the belief she is the only one … Continue reading The Tale of Heroes and Villains: Sunday, March 5- Saturday, March 18, 2017