Curriculum Vitae

Selected Published Articles

New York Times Magazine, “Two New Shows That Celebrate Black Women Artists”, March 2017

New York Times Lens, “A Witness to Youth Culture in Burkina Faso”, January 2017

New York Times Lens, “A Difficult Harvest for America’s Black Farmers”, October 2016

New York Times Lens, “Malick Sidibé: Creative Force of African Culture”, April 2016

New York Times Lens, “Amid Bay Area Gentrification, One Man’s Three-Year Struggle”, January 2016

New York Times Lens, “Japanese Americans Imprisoned but Unbowed During WWII”, December 2015

New York Times Lens, “Sugar, Slavery and Scotland: A Sweet Forgetting”, October 2015

New York Times Lens, “Chester Higgins’s Homage to Ethiopia”, May 2015

International Review of African American Art, “Derrick Adams Brings a Practical Edge to Conceptual Art”, April 2015

New York Times Lens, “Documenting the Blues in the Mississippi Delta”, March 2015

New York Times, Metropolitan Section, “Fear and Pride”, October 2014

New York Times Lens, “Gay Africans Seeking Asylum in New York”, October 2014

Ebony.com, “40 Years of ‘for colored girls…’: Loving Ntozake Shange Fiercely”, October 2014

Nueva Luz photographic journal, “On Shared Cultures and the Power of Transcendence in Photography”, February, 2014

Artvoices Magazine, Samuel Levi Jones Art Review, December 2013

HYCIDE Magazine, “Gladiator School”, on photographer Jamel Shabazz, September 2013

International Review of African American Art, “My Country Has No Name”, on artist Toyin Odutola, August 2013

Ebony.com, “Long Distance Revolutionary Tells the Mumia Abu-Jamal Story”, May 2013

UPTOWN Magazine, “Robert Glasper and Friends Pay Homage to Stevie Wonder”, December 2012

HYCIDE Magazine, “Cocaine Ballet” on dancer/performance artist Storyboard P, October 2012

HYCIDE Magazine, “Highpoints” on photographer Chester Higgins, Jr., August 2012

HYCIDE Magazine, “The God of Small Things” on photographer Nema Etebar, July 2012

HYCIDE Magazine, “The Tombs”, on filmmaker Jerry LaMothe, June 2012

HYCIDE Magazine, “Bulletproof Love”, March 2012

HYCIDE Magazine, “Hottentot Venus”, February 2012

HYCIDE Magazine, “Quiet Women Don’t Make History” on photographer Phillis Kwentoh, December 2011

HYCIDE Magazine, “Steel and Velvet”, on photographers Jamel Shabazz and Akintola Hanif, June 2011

HYCIDE Magazine, “Still Life”, on photographer Richard Maitland, June 2011

UPTOWN Magazine, “New Jack Swing” on musicians Me’shell Ndegeochello and Jason Moran Tribute to Fats Waller, May 2011

UPTOWN Magazine, “Souls of Black Folk” on Jamel Shabazz, January 2011

UPTOWN Magazine, “Interview with Artist Kadir Nelson”, December 2010

Books & Publications

November 2017
Featured: MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora, essay

June 2015
Featured: Leeway Foundation Artist Book, “Safe Spaces”, essay

November 2014
Featured: “Dark Girls”, Bill Duke, Shelia P. Moses, Barron Claiborne

January 2013
Featured: “The Politics of Intersectionality: Urban Black Women and Resistance”, Dr. Zenzele Isoke

August 2012
Managing Editor, HYCIDE Magazine, Issue Four

February 2012
Managing Editor, HYCIDE Magazine, Issue Three

November 2011
Editor, OPEN: an erotica journal (a collection of short stories, poetry and photography)

October 2011
Managing Editor, HYCIDE Magazine, Issue Two

June 2011
Managing Editor, HYCIDE Magazine, Premiere Issue

Press

“Rave Reviews for Newark’s Open Doors Arts Festival”, WBGO, October 2017

“The World As Seen By Black Female Photographers,” Vogue, October 2017

“Dr. Ntozake Shange’s seminal work gets a gallery’s worth of consideration in new exhibit”, Brick City Live, October 2017

“An Art Scene Grows in Newark”, Village Voice, October 2017

“As Construction Cranes Loom, Newark Tries to Keep True to its Art Hub Rep”, August 2017

“Artists Transform City Without Walls gallery into meditation center”, Star-Ledger, February 2017

“What to Do in Newark, New Jersey”, Vogue, February 2017

Group Exhibitions

“Curator’s Choice 2”, The Gallery Space, November 2017

“Magnitude and Bond: Em(Power) Dynamics Forum, Organizer and Moderator, The Gateway Project, October 2015

“THE HOLDOUT: Derrick Adams – A Social Sculpture with Curated Music Program”, organized by curator Dexter Wimberly, Featured Artist and Host, Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, March 2015

“Know Who You Are At Every Age”, Featured Artist/Writer, Curated by Edwin Ramoran with BDGRMMR, Bronx River Arts Center, April 2014

“Behind Enemy Lines: The Politics of Choice”, Co-Curator, Russell Aldo Murray Gallery, Newark, NJ, January 2011

“Reflections: Music Speaks”, Project Manager and Curatorial Assistant, Russell Aldo Murray Gallery, Newark, NJ, July 2010

“Fresh: A Kaleidoscope of Sound”, Project Manager and Curatorial Assistant, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ, June 2005

PUBLIC PROGRAMS, EVENTS, PERFORMANCES, AND LECTURES

Black Portraiture(s) IV: The Color of Silence, Harvard University, March 2018
Moderator: Afro-Cuba

“Meet the Curators 2” Portfolio Review for Visual Artists, Pro Arts Jersey City, September 2017

The Annual Lincoln Park Music Festival, Co-Founder, Newark, NJ

The Annual Lincoln Park Music Festival Youth Skateboarding Clinic, Project Manager and Organizer, Newark, NJ, July 2005 – 2016

In Conversation with Faith Ringgold, Newark Museum, October 2016

“Portals Newark: A Global Public Art, Research and Technology Initiative”, Portal Curator, Shared Studios, Gateway Projects, Projects for Empty Space, April – June 2016

“Senses of Freedom”, Co-Curator, National Poetry Workshops and Performances, September 2014

“Haikus 4 Sundiata”, Co-Curator, National Poetry Campaign, May 2014

Political Prisoners and Literary Activism, Film Screening and Panel Discussion, Guest Speaker, Essex County College, Newark, NJ, October 2013

Sadie Nash, Guest Speaker, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, August 2012

State of Black Writers Conference, Guest Speaker, Essex County College, Newark, NJ, October 2011

Art Sanctuary, Celebration of Black Writing Workshop, Featured Writer, Philadelphia, PA, June 2011

Black August Film Screening and Discussion, Guest Speaker, Essex County College, Newark, NJ, March 2011

BlackLight, Poetry Performance and Guest Artist, Directed by Dr. Aimee Cox, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, March 2011

BlackLight, Poetry Performance and Guest Artist, Directed by Dr. Aimee Cox, The Living Theater, NYC, March 2011

BlackLight, Poetry and Dance Collaborative Performance, Directed by Dr. Aimee Cox, Brecht Forum, NYC February 2011

National Hip Hop Political Convention, Senior Producer, Newark, NJ, June 2004

Education

1997 Jersey City State University

1994 Morgan State University

Journalism Major/African-American Studies Minor