Southern women in hip-hop are having a moment

This is my first blog post in a long time. After writing "Kelundra Recommends" posts to get through quarantine almost every week last year, I took a break from blogging. However, there is so much to celebrate that I had to share the good news. I had the chance to co-edit a series of articles on southern women in hip-hop…

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My Top Stories & Interviews of 2020

The year 2020 was a @$%*& of a year, but we all still showed up and did the work. I can truly say that the last year has changed my approach to my work and made me want to bring more depth to my work. Here are my top reads and interviews from last year. Article: The Southern Women Who…

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10 ways to go to the theater without leaving your house

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, many people are wondering how they won't go stir crazy with the 14-day self-quarantine and small gatherings recommendations. As someone who goes to the theater at least twice a week, I know that the absence of that communal experience is going to be tough. In an effort to improve the silences and be a…

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Fake News and the art of doubt

I'll start this the way that most of these types of posts start. I normally don't write about politics, mostly because I don't want to add to the noise and I'd rather spread joy. But, also because having an outward political opinion and keeping a job usually don't go hand-in-hand, and today happens to Amazon Prime Day, so...yeah...(I needed those…

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A Tale of Two Conferences

I have been away from home more than I have been at home so far this month (I am not complaining), because I have attended two different journalism conferences. Both gave me different views on issues facing our field and our nation, and I have recapped my experiences below. EDUCATION WRITERS ASSOCIATION NATIONAL SEMINAR The first conference I attended was…

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Interview with “The Butler” author, Wil Haygood

I recently interviewed journalist/historian Wil Haygood in anticipation of his visit to the Atlanta History Center. He is best known for writing The Butler, and he has recently written a biography about Thurgood Marshall, the nation's first African American Supreme Court justice. Haygood was inspired to write about Marshall, because Marshall won Brown v. Board in 1954-- the same year…

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