my stories

arts and culture

rise of the dancefluencer: how social media is changing commercial dance

inside the heartbreaking conservatorship battle of a star trek legend

slavery documents from southern saltmakers bring light to dark history

amy sherald's paintings capture the spectacularly mundae of black life

the black hair revolution is happening on a screen near you

why museum goers line up for ernie barnes' sugar shack

bobby brown uncensored: the controversial singer tells his side of the story

syncopated ladies dance their way into the boys club of tap

hip hop collective brockhampton puts new spin on the "boy band" concept

money flowing into the natural hair industry is a blessing and curse

peace, love, and logic: meet the rapper who's taking on the world with positivity

these l.a. dancers are changing the way people protest

meet the badass woman behind austin's forbidden shop

 

justice

border patrol trashed migrants' belongings. a janitor saved and photographed them

for black undocumented immigrants, a battle against fear and historic discrimination

videos showing violent arrest of black motorist renew concerns over pasadena police

young, homeless, and slipping through the cracks in austin 

beer, cigarettes, and...vegetables?

 

science

a quest to understand infinity

it really is rocket science: firefly space system designs rocket with supercomputer

a dance with algorithms 

a deep dive into plasma

 

essay

on overcoming my impostor syndrome in buenos aires 

finding mammy dolls at the rose bowl flea was an unwanted reminder of racism

how learning to roller skate helped me connect with a piece of l.a. black culture