Tag: storytelling

Byline | EBONY Magazine 2018

Byline | EBONY Magazine 2018

Check out my two feature articles in EBONY Sept 2018 Fashion Issue. I had the pleasure to speak with the indefatigable Emmy Award-nominated lead actress and TV show creator, Issa Rae. I write about her experience with the Peabody award-winning HBO series “Insecure” and how 

How to Be a Successful Black Woman

How to Be a Successful Black Woman

In a new MoMA show, the twenty-nine-year-old “conceptual entrepreneur” Martine Syms takes on lessons in etiquette. She stalks film and television history for images of black women performing the mundane” Source: How to Be a Successful Black Woman

Severed, a Novel | A Black Woman’s Burden

Severed, a Novel | A Black Woman’s Burden

Someone is a few digits short of a hand in Nakadee, Louisiana.  What’s worse, someone may be torturing and holding the finger-less victim captive in this small river town.   Head of Nakadee Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit Captain Nate Padgett enlists the help of Forensic Anthropologist Lula Logan, Ph.D. whom he feels he can trust since she’s having an affair with his direct report Junior Detective Devon Lemonde.

Padgett needs Logan to find out if the victim is still among the living.  Dead or Alive means the difference between a local investigation or handing it over to the Feds.   Meanwhile, Dr. Logan has her own project underway.  She’s in town to work on a research project that will tell the story of the enslaved Africans who revolted against their captors in 1830 on a former plantation.

Dr. Logan has her finger on the pulse of present missing fingers case and that of the enslaved Africans of the past …the question remains, Continue reading Severed, a Novel | A Black Woman’s Burden