“You didn’t think the story of Black feminism ended at the Voting Rights Act, did you?
Turns out there were several influential Black feminist organizations in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. No one ever told me about the Third World Women’s Alliance, the National Black Feminist Organization, the National Alliance of Black Feminists, The Combahee River Collective, or Black Women Organized for Action. So, this episode, I discuss them with so Professor Kimberly Springer author of Living for the Revolution Black Feminist Organizations, 1968–1980.
Though they no longer exist, these organizations lend us valuable present insight.”
“Do you have weird feelings about Oprah? So do we, and so does our guest! Kimberly Springer, co-editor of Stories of Oprah: The Oprahfication of American Culture, joins us to talk about the rise of Oprah Winfrey and her infamous ‘wagon of fat’ weight loss episode.”
commentary about public radio’s racism, “CPB-backed diversity project draws lose scrutiny,” Current, September 2017.
St. Louis on the Air guest, Acclaimed artist, curator Glenn Ligon discusses ‘Blue Black’ and starting a dialogue in St. Louis
St. Louis on the Air guest, Behind the Headlines: What’s the future (or, rather, present) of virtual reality in journalism?
editor, coordinator// Curious Louis – a collaborative reporting project, based on the Hearken platform, for St. Louis Public Radio
co-host, co-producer// let’s review – a podcast on current events, pop culture, identity, and the tricky art of navigating life.
social media expert // interviews from Stateside with Cynthia Canty on Michigan Radio: Is Facebook harming the way you see your life? ; What happens to your social media and email accounts after you die?; The roots of crowdfunding and how to decide where to give
social media content producer // “How a Story Gets Made at Michigan Radio,” co-produced with Paula Friedrich
production team // Beyond the Battlefield, Michigan Radio
writer // “The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s African Adventure,” In Media Res, The Media Commons Project
writer // “Beyond the Dream: the Radical King!” People of Color Organize!
curator, editor, writer // Oprah Theme Week, In Media Res, The Media Commons Project, “Stories of O: Oprah’s Culture Industries” and “Oprah’s Got Beef?: Alleged Matriarchies & Masculinist Rhymes”
project coordinator, writer // BBC Step Up Mentorship Program, New Media Team, “Newham Girl Athletes Benefit from 2012 Olympics”
essayist // “Talking White,” excerpted from When Race Becomes Real: Black and White Writers Confront Their Personal Histories. The Tavis Smiley Show, NPR
producer // “The Good Fight: a Look at Progressive Activism,” WAMC Northeast Public Radio, Winner of the RTNDA’s Murrow Award for Best Regional Series; 2001 New York Associated Press Honorable Mention
associate producer/scriptwriter // “Will the Circle Be Unbroken: A Personal History of the Civil Rights Movement in Five Southern Communities,” Southern Regional Council, Winner of the 1997 Peabody Award